In this quick SOLIDWORKS tutorial from GoEngineer, learn how to install a CAMWorks Standalone Flex LM License, Floating Network License, and Hardware Dongle License.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Tekstoft.exe is responsible for hosting the floating license for CAMWorks, and if the port is blocked, you’ll be unable to obtain a license from your host server. The executable is important to allow through versus the port as the Teksoft.exe will use a range of ports.
This tutorial explains how to install and add new materials to the CAMWorks Material Library for feeds and speeds within CAMWorks. Gaining access to more materials than the systems default materials within CAMWorks is simple. The Tech Database makes it possible to access the Material Library and import new materials as needed.
This tutorial explains what to do when your CommandManager is grayed out in CAMWorks. When you first connect to the FlexLM server for CAMWorks, the floating license by default has the CAMWorks Modules turned off for your license. With your modules inactive your CommandManager will be grayed out.