Inside 3DEXPERIENCE, users have access to not only web apps, but locally installed apps such as SOLIDWORKS and CATIA. However, these locally installed apps are accessed similarly to how a user would access cloud apps - which can be confusing.
When creating stock in CAMWorks, there are several options to choose from, each having unique benefits. In this guide, we'll walk through each of the CAMWorks stock types. When editing stock, a dialogue on the left-hand side of SOLIDWORKS, called the Stock Manager, is available. Within the Stock Manager, users can choose Bounding Box, Sketch, STL, and Part file.
Have a suggestion that could make CAMWorks even better? Submit an enhancement request. An enhancement request is a suggestion to the creators of CAMWorks by you, the customer. This can be a recommendation of expanded capability, feedback on what works and doesn’t work, or anything you would like to see in the software.
In this CAMWorks tutorial, learn how to create stock profiles for turning machines. This will also apply to Mill Turn machines as they create the same stock. Similar to how bounding boxes work, bar stock creates stock that is the smallest size of a cylinder the part can fit inside of.
In this article, we cover what an assembly hole series is and how to create one. The SOLIDWORKS Assembly Hole Series is a Hole Wizard type feature that will intelligently create hole features through multiple components in an assembly. It gives you a large amount of flexibility for hole type and features within the hole to fasten your assembly components together.
In this quick tip, we will cover how to change the leadin and leadout locations in CAMWorks. A leadin or leadout is a control of how the tool will enter its cut. For example, if no leadin/out is applied, the tool will plunge straight down into position for the cut.
Tab cutting in computer-aided manufacturing is a way to give special attention to components being manufactured. You can set material to not be removed from your stock so when your laser, waterjet, or plasma cutter is removing material, inside core material will not tip or fall damaging the cutting tool, machining center, or part.
In CAMWorks, tool cribs are stored in the Technology Database (TechDB). As such, we will need to launch the technology dataset. After selecting the Technology Database, the dialogue for the database will open. Within this dialogue, we can access our tool cribs.