I heard many times that F360 adaptive toolpaths were da bomb. But what I just saw blew my mind.
I had a piece that needed a facing operation (2mm off the top) and several deep pockets (26mm). Normally I’d run a facing op first, and then an adaptive toolpath to carve out the pockets. But this time I just created a single adaptive toolpath to see what will happen.
I was puzzled, because what Fusion created seemed weird: instead of facing first, it started with the pockets, going 4mm deep. After doing that, it then moved on to remove the top material (2mm), and then proceeded to descend deeper into the pockets. It seemed like a mistake at first, but then I realized…
The edges of my pockets were perfect. No tearout (this was in wood). I didn’t have to use a downcut endmill, I had perfect edges all over the place, because they were machined “depth first”.
I don’t know what triggers this logic, but it’s pure gold.