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You just received a new machine, and now you need to get your TechDB (Technology Database) from the old machine to the new one, but how is this done? Is there a difference between SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks? This article shows the process for backing up and restoring your CAMWorks and SOLIDWORKS CAM TechDB.

CAMWorks May 25, 2023

Before we get started, it is critical to know that clearing your CAMWorks registry is generally a troubleshooting last resort. We take some caution in this article, but being informed is essential. It is possible to put yourself in an unfortunate situation by poking around in your registry, so please don’t experiment while doing this.


CAMWorks May 11, 2023

CAMWorks has four different licensing options: Dongle, Standalone, FlexLM Network, and FNO. These four license options are all used through the CW License Manager utility. To access this utility, go to the Start menu and search for the CW License Manager


CAMWorks Dec 02, 2022

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.

CAMWorks Sep 02, 2022

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.  


CAMWorks Jul 06, 2022

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. 


CAMWorks May 25, 2022

In this quick tip, we will cover how to change the leadin and leadout locations in CAMWorksA 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. 



CAMWorks Mar 22, 2022

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. 


CAMWorks Feb 02, 2022

In CAMWorks, the Air Segment Offset number is a value that allows us to adjust how far off the part the tool can go. This is often used primarily in Slot Features and Part Perimeter Features. Air Segment Offset is located within the Operation Parameter’s tab under the Feature Options.