SOLIDWORKS CAM is an integrated CAM solution available to all SOLIDWORKS licenses on subscription, allowing for 2.5 and simple 3-axis toolpath creation for mill machines. Powered by CAMWorks, the original SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner, SOLIDWORKS CAM offers a similar interface that makes learning easy.
With a common platform and a simpler workflow, SOLIDWORKS CAM unites both design and manufacturing teams, resulting in a better CNC experience. This integrated solution also allows for parametric updates to toolpaths and skips timely exports to third party software. SOLIDWORKS CAM learns as you program, allowing you to reuse programming data on previous parts to make future parts programmable with just a few clicks.
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 12pm PT
Presenter: Paul Nishihira, Senior Applications Engineer and CAM Specialist at GoEngineer
As the autumn and winter seasons approach us, memories of pumpkin spice, fruitcake and of course What’s New SOLIDWORKS CAM are back again! Join us for this 2022-specific webinar as we uncover several graphical enhancements for better understanding what your toolpath display is doing, revised CNC finish parameters for improved clarity as well as quickly locating your library cutting tools using the updated tool select filter.
For those already taking advantage of z-axis probe cycles, selection of nonplanar (organically shaped) profiles in the direction of the z-axis enhances your versatility of where that feature is relative to your part. Finally, take advantage of behind-the-scenes performance that includes updated supported platforms for SOLIDWORKS CAM and managing multiple Technology Databases which helps organize multiple things such as CNC machines and their respective tool cribs, cutting tools, default feature strategies and operation parameters, among other things.
All these features and more are now available in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2022!
SOLIDWORKS CAM is an integrated CAM solution, which allows users to program by referencing faces, edges, and other geometry on your CAD files directly in SOLIDWORKS. Changes to your design are instantly recognized by SOLIDWORKS CAM and toolpaths are updated automatically.
SOLIDWORKS CAM learns your machining style as you program each and every part. Save your strategies for machining into the Technology Database, which can be quickly reapplied to future parts, significantly reducing programming time.
Take advantage of MBD and toleranced dimensions in SOLIDWORKS! SOLIDWORKS CAM will use this information to suggest appropriate machining strategies automatically, streamlining the design to manufacturing process.
In addition to an in-software simulation, the included NC Editor with Backplotting can help verify a part has been programmed correctly, avoiding costly mistakes when taking the program to a CNC Mill.
SOLIDWORKS CAM can help you program your part by automatically recognizing where it needs to place toolpaths. The technology behind this tool has been available in SOLIDWORKS for a long time in the form of FeatureWorks, an add-in that attempts to rebuild a SOLIDWORKS Feature Tree on imported solids such as .iges and .step file.
If the file type can be brought into SOLIDWORKS as solid bodies or surfaces, it can be programmed.
Post processors are information translators, converting SOLIDWORKS CAM data into G-Code that your machine controller can read. SOLIDWORKS CAM comes with many standard post processors, but custom posts can be purchased and supported through GoEngineer for more specialized needs.
Fully integrated within SOLIDWORKS, this knowledge-based machining technology allows designers to integrate design and manufacturing processes all under one system. There is no need for separate software programs (or even hardware) and needlessly worrying about file translations or incompatibility issues between different software platforms. Once SOLIDWORKS modeling is complete, simply switch over to the SOLIDWORKS CAM environment with minimal loss of time and start creating toolpaths and then validate via Simulate Toolpath and output NC code with ease.
Make a change to the CAD model and SOLIDWORKS CAM will update accordingly. Any changes affecting the SOLIDWORKS CAD model will directly affect the SOLIDWORKS CAM toolpath. Save time, money, and generate updated toolpaths all with a few mouse clicks!
Using the integrated simulator, designers can verify the correct machining strategies and setup information for each component produced.
The Technology Database, or “TechDB”, is the “brains” behind SOLIDWORKS CAM. This database allows you to create, edit, and save SOLIDWORKS CAM data. It then leverages that information for future programming projects of automation, efficiency, and high-performance toolpaths. Knowledge-Based Machining allows you to fully customize (create, edit, and save) your company’s standards and best machining practices all in one location (Technology Database). SOLIDWORKS CAM then leverages information from the Technology Database for reuse to create powerful, high-performance toolpaths that maximize efficiency and automation.
Collaboration between other CAD programs is easy using SOLIDWORKS CAM as this program leverages its Feature-Based technology. Simply use your existing SOLIDWORKS model or import (*.STEP, Parasolid, IGES, etc.) into SOLIDWORKS the solid model from a different CAD platform and easily create your toolpath information.
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard features the tools necessary for 2.5-axis CNC milling of parts. Roughing, finishing, 3D edge breaks, and hole processing can all be accomplished without leaving the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment.
SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional expands on the abilities of SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard. In addition to all of the 2.5- and 3-axis capabilities, an upgrade to SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional will include:
SOLIDWORKS CAM is powered by CAMWorks, a leading SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner for 25 years strong. Introductory programming capabilities are included under the SOLIDWORKS CAM umbrella, with more advanced features available in the CAMWorks bundles.
Along with everything included in SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional, CAMWorks Standard provides support for:
If your parts require more than the occasional 3-axis toolpath, CAMWorks Milling Standard may be the right fit for you.
The CAMWorks Professional bundles are geared toward shops that house multiple technologies and advanced machine tools such as multi-tasking machines.
Are the bundles feeling a bit biased toward milling? No worry – CAMWorks has two options focused on providing the best value to shops focused on lathe work.
Turning Professional includes everything needed to efficiently and safely program some of the most advanced lathes available.
For Increased Feeds & Speeds, Shorter Cycle Times, and Longer Tool Life
PrimeTurning™ from Sandvik Coromant delivers the latest in turning innovation to the CAMWorks portfolio. PrimeTurning uses CoroTurn® Prime Type-A and Type-B tools in conjunction with unique toolpaths to achieve increased feeds and speeds, shorter cycle times, and longer tool life.
Benefits of PrimeTurning™ include:
CAMWorks Premium is our flagship CAM package – it is the culmination of all the prior bundles plus a complete Multiaxis milling module.
The latest addition to the CAMWorks family is a comprehensive, 4-axis capable Wire EDM module.
|Standard||Professional||Standard||Milling Standard||Turning Standard||Milling Professional||Turning Professional||Premium||Bundle Add-Ons|
|2.5 Axis Milling Plus*|
|2.5 Axis VoluMill|
|3 Axis Milling – Level 1+*|
|4/5 Axis Indexing|
|3 Axis Milling – Level 2*|
|3 Axis Milling – Level 3* with Undercutting|
|Synchronous Machining for Lathes|
|Virtual Machine Standard|
|4 Axis Milling (Add-On to Milling Pro only)|
|5 Axis Simultaneous|
* 2.5 Axis Milling Plus includes 2.5 Axis Milling plus Area Clear Roughing, Flat Area and Z-Level Finishing
* 3 Axis Milling L1 includes all of the above plus a Z-Level Finishing combined cycle for steep/shallow machining
* 3 Axis Milling L2 Includes all L1 functionality plus Pattern Project, Constant Step, Pencil Milling, Curve Project, and Legacy Rough & Finish Mill
* 3 Axis Milling L3 Includes L2 functionality plus Undercutting, Fillet Machining, and NURB Surface Machining
PrimeTurning™ is a Sandvik Coromant product.
GoEngineer's extensive SOLIDWORKS technical knowledge and world class support can help you succeed with SOLIDWORKS. Our award-winning team is ready to help you with any task you may have. Using state-of-art remote assistant technology software allows our team to solve most issues within one session. Reach out and see why GoEngineer is the #1 reseller of SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys systems in the world!
GoEngineer offers online and classroom professional SOLIDWORKS training for organizations and individuals. All our instructors are SOLIDWORKS certified and teach thousands of students each year world wide. The curriculum is very diverse with numerous certified SOLIDWORKS courses to choose from. Each student will receive a Course Completion Certificate and preparation materials for SOLIDWORKS certification.