SOLIDWORKS CAM Tutorial - Thinking Like a Machinist
You may have noticed that SOLIDWORKS now includes native CAM tools. But what purpose would a designer or engineer have to open SOLIDWORKS CAM if not for CNC programming?
It turns out, SOLIDWORKS CAM is uniquely suited to help designers learn to think like a machinist. It is built from the ground-up for Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) and Knowledge-Based Machining (KBM) – a workflow that makes the software approachable to non-machinists. Exploring SOLIDWORKS CAM can help teach designers how to effectively communicate with the machine shop, recognize expensive design choices, and defend their design decisions from a manufacturing perspective.