I saw a few posts about slicing using fusion 360 and I am looking to take 3d objects that we design in class and slice them up to laser cut them out. I need the simplest, easiest way. is there a tutorial out there that I could not find? currently we are using Tinkercad to make the objects, let me know if that program wont work for what I am trying to do.
I use the Slicer add-in for Fusion 360. There are tutorials for using it on the web site, but it’s pretty easy to pick up if you are familiar with F360. (I don’t know of any for Tinkercad, but someone else might.)
Slicer works great. If you are trying to slice through Fusion body (To get a DXF file to cut) I have a suggestion.
This is a part of my daily workflow it seems.
This is a light pipe for an LED display.
Turn on Construction in the browser, so your cutting plane will be visible. It should appear just below Sketches.
Start by selecting Construct> Offset plane.
Click on the face of your object, and enter a value. I often use -0.1mm, but you can slice it anywhere, as long as it slices where you want your profile to be.
Now create a sketch on the yellow construction plane you just made.
Select Sketch> Project/Intersect> Intersect In the dialog select “Bodies” not “Faces” and select the body again. Click OK.
You should now have an outline with a bunch of purple lines.
Fence select them all, Right click and select “Break Link”