I'm so familiar with AutoCad 2015 that I don't want to learn yet another program. I can design nearly any part in 15 minutes or less, and I have created thousands of designs so far. All have been for my 3D printers. Rather than learn FUSION, I thought I would start by downloading the standalone FUSION360 slicer. I imported my .STL file into it, and everything looked good. Then I was given the choice of "construction technique". The options there were
So I chose the option "3D slices". Then I went to "slice direction". I picked one that looked like it would make horizontal slices.
Then I SAVED the file, but the only option was .3dmk
If I try to send the file to my CNC router using g-code sender. It reports that it doesn't accept .3dmk files.
So, in desperation, I went back to my 3D printer slicer (IdeaMaker), which DOES produce g-code files. But when I try to send those files to my CNC router using g-code sender, I get the error message that the "toolpath has not been defined", and it quits.
So is there any simple method that I can use my AutoCad generated .STL files to run my CNC router?