View Full Version : What is a V-Groove Bit in Fusion 360?

05-06-2016, 07:14 PM
V-Carve has a good sense of what a V-Groove Bit is when you choose Engrave options and see "V-Bits" as a tool type.

In Autodesk Fusion 360 it isn't so clear. In the CAM space when I choose 2D, Engrave I get asked for a tool type. I had originally defined my Whiteside V-Groove Bit #1500 (http://www.amazon.com/Whiteside-Router-Bits-1500-90-Degree/dp/B000KEK0Z6) as a Counter Sink, but when I choose an engrave path using it I get a tool error. I'm going to redefine the tool as a Chamfer Mill to get around the error message, but I don't get the sense that a V-Groove Bit for Engraving is really a Chamfer Mill tool.

Has anyone done engraving using Fusion 360 figured out how to define and use V-Groove Bits?




09-24-2016, 02:07 PM
To deal with the surprising lack of Vee bits, I created a tool from scratch and saved it in my personal library of tools after entering in all its dimensions carefully. You can start with a chamfer mill which is probably the closest thing in the Autodesk library right now (Sept 2016).

Marc F. Lupien
08-09-2017, 10:43 PM
I recently came by a comment from another user of Fusion that defined his V bits with from a countersink type of bit with a zero size tip (or whatever tip size you have).

08-16-2017, 02:45 PM
Yes, moving to Fusion 360 from v-carve for engraving was frustrating. I have made a screencast video with my technique to get acceptable results. I'm grateful they finally added the engraving toolpath, it was nearly impossible before that.

Link to video:

Marc F. Lupien
01-20-2018, 11:04 PM
I was wrong (see my previous post). Fusion doesn't like creating an engraving toolpath using a countersink type of bit. I was able to do it with a chamfer type bit - so I changed my tool database accordingly and it worked.