Assembly machining, 3+2 Milling, and Turning

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard to increase programming capabilities. The additional features include Assembly Machining, Turning, High Speed Machining and 3+2 Milling programming to drive four and five-axis machines.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional Features

Includes the features of SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard software plus powerful and intuitive programming and production tools

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional Assembly

Assembly Machining

Users who are looking to design fixturing or machine a group of parts can create the tables, vises, clamps, or any other holding mechanisms using a SOLIDWORKS assembly. Once the design is complete, programmers can define what components are used for machining and which ones are fixtures.

SOLIDWORKS CAM will automatically make adjustments to the toolpaths to avoid the fixtures. This level of automation allows the programmer to focus on the entire machining process quickly.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional Turning


SOLIDWORKS CAM will support single turret turning inside the SOLIDWORKS part environment. Similar to part milling, users can take advantage of Automatic Feature Recognition, Knowledge-Based Machining, and configurations.

A predefined library of tools and machining strategies are loaded into the Technology Database. These can be customized at any time to enhance the programming process. Users have the ability to create custom tools and holders for specific machining operations. Simultaneous mill/turn or live tooling functionality is not available with SOLIDWORKS CAM.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional 3+2 Milling

3+2 Milling

Programmers can take advantage of 4-and 5-axis machining centers with SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional. These machines can have the fourth and fifth axis’ pre-positioned into place before running 2.5- axis milling strategies. This allows users to create multiple fixtures and work holding to reduce setup time. This type of programming allows companies to produce large production runs with minimal operator interaction.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional High Speed Machining

High-Speed Machining

With the advancements in machine tools and tooling it is necessary to optimize machining toolpaths to get the most out of your equipment investment. SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional utilizes VoluMill 2.5-axis milling routines from Celeritive™ Technologies. The advantages of using these machining strategies are:

  • Up to 75% savings on cutting tool costs.
  • 50% to 80% reductions in machining cycle times.
  • Easy-to-learn machining strategies
  • No special machine tools are required
  • Reduced wear and tear on your equipment due to smoother transitions in toolpaths

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional Benefits

Seamless integration of 3D design and Manufacturing

Connected to SOLIDWORKS

Connected to SOLIDWORKS

Direct or “deep” integration allows SOLIDWORKS CAM to take advantage of information in your 3D CAD model so it’s easy for your team to make better, more-informed decisions.

Tolerance Based Machining

Utilizes tolerance-based machining

Use SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) to ensure machining strategies are automatically adjusted based on tolerance specifications.

Rules Based Machining

Easily standardizes processes

While SOLIDWORKS CAM can be used like any other CAM software—setting up operations, picking tools, setting speeds and feeds—the real advantage is found running SOLIDWORKS CAM in the automated mode (also called “rules-based” machining).

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional Resources

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Technical Support

With SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service, you have access to extensive help from our SOLIDWORKS experts. Which will enhance your software investment and guide you through development challenges.

  • Live Technical Support from our certified support team.
  • Remote Support to solve your technical issue right on your machine.
  • Regular Communication of software updates and technical tips and tricks.

Upgrades & Resources

Enjoy the latest version of your software and direct access to a comprehensive library of drawings, parts, assemblies, and features contributed by users around the globe.

  • Automatic Upgrades to the most Up-to-date Version of your SOLIDWORKS software.
  • FREE access to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal for Macros, Documentation, and the ability to submit Enhancement Requests.
  • Full access to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base for Articles, Tech Tips, and Best Practices.
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Online Training & Certification

A SolidProfessor and a MySolidWorks online account is included with your subscription service where you can get answers, stay current, and sharpen your design skills with online training:

  • SolidProfessor includes 15K+ online tutorial videos.
  • FREE access to SOLIDWORKS testing and certification to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP).

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