CAMCollect

CAMCollect

Win64, English

1D.works
An add-in that allows creating CAM instructions for a component by collecting CAM data from its sub-components.

General Usage Instructions

Make sure that the add-in is running and then the button can be found in the Actions panel in the Manufacture workspace.

First, make sure that:

  1. Individual parts are separate Autodesk® Fusion 360™ designs;
  2. Every part has CAM instructions in their respective manufacturing workspace;
  3. Create sheet layout designs with the part components imported into the layout design.

 

For an example of how the designs should be set up have a look at this design. Having that done, proceed by:

  1. Running the command located in Manufacture workspace > Actions panel > CAMCollect;
  2. Pick components to be included;
  3. For each component pick which setup from their CAM workspace should be used;
  4. Select the layout origin and orientation;
  5. Select postprocessor and postprocessing options;
  6. Pick which G-code commands should be used for translation and rotation;
  7. After clicking OK select a file where to save the CAM instructions;
  8. Upon completion, a prompt saying that it is done will appear.

 

WARNING. Make sure to simulate the final G-code in a simulator and then in your machine control software before running the actual machining. Although we try our best to avoid any issues and solve as soon as we find them, there are far too many designs, post-processors, software and machine combinations for us to test and avoid issues and, therefore, we cannot take any responsibility for any damage and costs incurred due errors and bugs. We will appreciate it if you can share the issues with us once you spot them, so that we can fix them before other users run into them.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:
Double-click the downloaded installer from Autodesk App Store to install the app/plug-in.

Uninstall:
You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.
Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Fusion 360.
- Navigate to ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall
- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash or right-click and select “Move to Trash”
- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”
- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

Known Issues

  • If the setup involves multiple tools be aware that after a tool change the machine moves to clearance height so be sure to have enough clearance to go over the tool rack.

Contact

Company Name: 1D.works
Support Contact: hello@1d.works

Author/Company Information

1D.works

Support Information

Company: 1d.works

Website: https://1d.works
Email: hello@1d.works

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.0.0

Initial release
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