Fusion 360 CAM

This course focuses on the use of the tools available for CNC machining in Fusion 360’s Manufacturing workspace. These include 2D, 3D, 3+2D and multi-axis milling as well as turning.
Course Duration
3 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
See centres
Course Price
R 5750
Including VAT

Course Overview


The Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM course provides you with an understanding of the computer-aided machining (CAM) tools available in Fusion 360’s Manufacture workspace.  Through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum, you will learn the key skills and knowledge required to take a design into the Manufacture workspace, setup the work piece and stock, create toolpaths and generate G-codes for your CNC machine.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

  • How to prepare Models for machining
  • Understand the Manufacture (CAM) Workspace
  • Exploring the tool and machine libraries
  • Creating and selecting 2D Milling Strategies
  • Enhance Productivity
  • Simulating Toolpaths
  • Creating Drilling operations
  • Creating and selecting 3D Milling Strategies
  • Creating and selecting 3+2 Milling Strategies
  • Creating and selecting Turning Strategies
  • Post Processing and generating G-Code

Who Should Attend?

Any user wanting to become proficient in using Fusion 360’s Manufacture workspace for milling or Turning should attend.


  • Attendees must have completed the Fusion 360 Essentials course or be proficient in the use of Fusion 360
  • Experience with the Windows operating system
  • Having a background in drafting of 3D parts is recommended
  • A good understanding of standard machining practices

What's Included

Software Trial
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


On completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

User Interface
  • Data Panel
  • Projects
  • People
  • Settings
  • New / Existing files
  • Upload files
  • Workspaces
  • Tool Bar
Model Preparation
  • Clamping / Fixtures
  • Jigs
  • Sketch Profiles
  • Manufacturing Models
CAM Workspace Overview
  • Setup
  • Operations (2D, 3D, Drilling & Multi-Axis)
  • Actions
  • Manage
Tool Library
  • Samples / Libraries
  • Filters
  • New Tool / Holder
  • Tool Info / Geometry
  • Cutting Data
  • Creating a Form Tool
2D Milling Strategies – Roughing
  • 2D Adaptive Clearing
  • 2D Pocket
2D Milling Strategies – Finishing
  • Facing off
  • Steep Walls
  • Slots
  • Threads
  • Circular Features
  • Chamfers
  • Engraving
 Productivity – Reuse Paths
  • Patterns
  • Duplicate
  • Create Derived Operation
  • Templates
  • Compare & Edit
Simulating Toolpaths
  • Simulation Controls
  • Tool
  • Toolpath
  • Stock
  • Info & Stats
  • Tool Selection
  • Drill Order
  • Cycle Type
3D Milling Strategies – Roughing
  • Adaptive Clearing
  • Pocket Clearing
3D Milling Strategies – Finishing
  • Flat Surfaces
  • Steep Walls
  • Shallow Areas
3+2 Milling Strategies
  • Set Z Axis
  • Wrap Toolpath
  • Wrap Cylinder
Post Process
  • Post
  • Setup Sheet
Turning CAM Workspace Overview
  • Setup
  • Operations (Turning, Drilling, Threading)
  • Actions
  • Manage
Turning Strategies – Roughing
  • Face
  • Profile roughing
  • Grooving (ID Groove/ OD Groove)
Turning Strategies – Finishing
  • Contour Finishing
  • Chamfer
  • Threading
Turning Productivity – Reuse Paths
  • Patterns
  • Duplicate
  • Derive
  • Template
  • Compare & Edit
  • Search & Change
Simulating Turning Toolpaths
  • Controls
  • Settings
  • Tool
  • Toolpath
  • Stock
  • Info & Stats
Turning Drilling
  • Tool Selection
  • Drill Order
3+2 Mill/Turn Strategies
  • Set Z Axis
  • Mill/Turn
  • Wrap Toolpath
Wrap Cylinder (base face)
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  2. Bookings can only be considered confirmation on receipt of payment.
  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date.
    Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  6. Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone\
    dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  7. We suggest clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled
    before booking flight and accommodation. We are NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight
    and accommodation for clients.
  8. Full training fees will apply if the above condition is not complied with.
  9. Errors and Omissions Excepted.
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  11. For any queries our contact details may be found on mgfx.co.za/contact.
  12. All pricing INCLUDES VAT, unless otherwise stated to exclude VAT. Transactions originating from outside of South Africa will not be subject to VAT, however pricing shown online may still include VAT, dependent on individual Web Browser settings.
  13. Pricing is subject to the availability of stock and exchange rate fluctuations, and may change without prior notice.
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