Managing Your CAMWorks and SOLIDWORKS CAM Add-Ins

Article by GoEngineer on May 25, 2018

A Fully Integrated CAD/CAM Solution

Introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2018, SOLIDWORKS CAM allows you to fully integrate design and manufacturing processes under one system by leveraging your 3D CAD model to generate programs for CNC machines.


What if I already have CAMWorks?

However, for users who already have CAMWorks installed, you will need to be intentional on what “Add-Ins” you want currently active.

CAMWorks Add-Ins

By doing this:

CAMWorks Installed Dialog Box

Will result in this:


Steps to ensure a hassle-free experience!

1. Navigate your mouse to the Options drop-down menu (triangle next to the gearwheel icon) > Select Add-Ins…

SOLIDWORKS CAM CAMWorks options drop-down menu

2. Alternatively, you can access the Add-Ins dialog manager as shown below.

SOLIDWORKS Add-Ins Manager

At the Add-Ins dialog manager (previously shown in page 1), clear all check boxes under “Active Add-Ins” and “Start Up” columns for all related CAM products > Select OK.

3. Close and restart SOLIDWORKS. This will clear any conflicting issues between CAMWorks and SOLIDWORKS CAM.

4. Access the Add-Ins dialog manager once again and select the check box for the CAM product of choice > Select OK.

At this point, you should be able to freely generate programs for your CNC machines.  As always, feel free to contact our Technical Support Team if you have any additional questions.


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