In this Instructable, I'm going to show you how you can take your 2D part, designed in Autodesk Inventor, and export it for use with a CNC router.
The first time I tried to do this I kept running into issues. There are a couple of tricks that you need to do to export your part correctly so that your CAM software (I'm using VCarve Pro) can correctly generate toolpaths. I'm going to write this Instructable so that people don't waste time like I did trying to figure out why errors kept happening.
I did this at TechShop, where they have a CNC router and all the software that you would use to do this.