What is SOLIDWORKS CAM?
SOLIDWORKS® CAM is a fully integrated, Knowledge Based Machining (KBM) technology that allows you to integrate 3D design and manufacturing processes under one system; to evaluate designs earlier in the process to avoid unexpected costs and delays in finishing products on time.
Streamline your CNC machine programming
SOLIDWORKS CAM leverages the rich content in the 3D CAD model to speed up product development and reduce error prone, time consuming, repetitive manual steps in the current development process, like programming CNC machines. Knowledge Based Machining (KBM) is the foundation for streamlining the programming process, learning as you program which frees up your time to focus on the critical areas of the components.
NOTE: SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard is an add-in to all versions of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.
Enhance your manufacturing process by capturing company standards, speed up quoting, and test manufacturability of a design earlier in the process.
Recognize certain types of geometry not only as CAD features, but to understand how much those features will be manufactured, and even how much it will cost to manufacture. SOLIDWORKS CAM can find 20+ types of machinable features on parts, such as holes, slots, and pockets.
Automatically apply best manufacturing strategies that you like to use so that manufacturing processes can be not only faster, but also more standardized.
Tolerance Based Machining
Model Based Definition (MBD) is leveraged to ensure machining strategies are automatically adjusted based on tolerance specifications. Reading tolerances and surface finishes will help you to make decisions about how to manufacture your product.
Part & Assembly machining
2.5-axis milling solution which allows users to program in either part or assembly environments.
Automate quoting and compare it to traditional methods to ensure all aspects of the part are accounted for ahead of time.
2.5 Axis Milling
Machine prismatic features with 2.5 axis milling capabilities. SOLIDWORKS CAM includes automatic roughing, finishing, thread milling, face milling and single point (drilling, boring, reaming, tapping) cycles.
3 Axis Milling
SOLIDWORKS CAM includes 3 axis milling routines to machine complex, contoured surfaces routinely encountered in mold/tool making and aerospace applications.
SOLIDWORKS CAM 2 and 4 axis turning software for programming CNC lathe machines includes automatic roughing, finishing, grooving, threading, cutoff and single point (drilling, boring, reaming and tapping) cycles.
SOLIDWORKS CAM provides true associative machining - automatically accommodating changes to your part or assembly model. Any modifications made to the SOLIDWORKS design are automatically updated in SOLIDWORKS CAM, which eliminates time consuming CAM system rework due to design alterations.
|AFR - Automatic Feature Recognition - Holes|
|AFR - Automatic Feature Recognition - Pockets, Boss|
|AFR - Automatic Feature Recognition - Turn|
|KBM - Knowledge Based Machining|
|Automatic Recognition of Multiple Setups|
|Indexing of the 4th & 5th axes including tombstone|
|Sorting of the Operations|
|Step Through Simulation|
|Tolerance Based Machining - C# macro|
|Stock and Work in Process Models|
|Setup Sheets - XML, XMLT, MDB|
|Universal Post Generator (UPG)
Ancillary applications installed separately
|CAMWorks Library Features (supports only 2.5x features)|
|Import / Export of CAM data|
|Contain and Avoid areas and features|
|MES Feed Speed Library|
|2.5 Axis Milling Features|
|Interactive Feature Creation|
|Finish (Contour) Milling|
|3 Axis Milling Features|
|Multi-surface feature creation|
|Contain and avoid areas and features|
|Center Drill - on center|
|Drill - on center|
|Tap - on center|
SOLIDWORKS CAM Packages
Accelerate your CNC programming process with easy-to-use solutions
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard allows users to quickly program individual parts and configurations without leaving the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment.
SOLIDWORKS CAM Benefits
Seamless integration of 3D design and Manufacturing
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.
Utilizes tolerance-based machining
Use SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) to ensure machining strategies are automatically adjusted based on tolerance specifications.
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 Resources
Learn more about SOLIDWORKS CAM through our Resource Library
"Javelin’s quick response time, sales and technical support are all very good. We implemented SOLIDWORKS in 1998 and to date, remain a satisfied customer"
Brad Toole, Engineering Manager
Breaker Technology Ltd.
"The time we save using SOLIDWORKS and doing our own 3D printing helps us validate designs quickly to meet demanding project deadlines"
Ron Ryan, Fabrication Group Manager
"SOLIDWORKS has definitely brought something different to the Solar Industry. Our U.S. counterparts use 2D, but they will be switching to 3D soon"
Chris White, Design & Technical Manager
“Javelin is an easily accessible reseller who is supportive, knowledgeable and professional. Keep up the Gold Standard level of service.”
Michael Fernando, Tool & Die Designer
Theta Industries Inc.
“SOLIDWORKS is now the de facto standard and Javelin is one of the best SOLIDWORKS resellers. How can you go wrong with a de facto standard on both the reseller and the software?”
John Leavitt, Owner
“Javelin staff and technical support are excellent. They are knowledgeable, helpful and thorough. Technical questions are always answered; either immediately or in a timely manner.”
Christa Carey, Technical Support Manager
“We rely heavily on our software to keep us profitable, and Javelin is always in the background keeping ProVantage running.”
Peter Graham, Engineering Manager
"Javelin does far more than sell software and 3D printers. They provide team support and resources, when there were technical challenges, Javelin stepped up and made it right."
Timm Williams, Partner
"Evolve Design Solutions appreciates the excellent customer service, product knowledge and technical support provided by Javelin, our SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller (VAR).”
Aldo Balatti, Principal
Evolve Design Solutions
“Javelin offers the complete package; good products, good service and value for what you need. They’re a great bunch of people who are always willing to help you out.”
Mark McCumber, Senior Designer
F-B Tool & Die Limited
"As far as Javelin goes, they’re really nice guys. Excellent technical support is provided by a consistent group of people. Reasonable, low pressure sales support is also appreciated."
Mike McGuire, President
"I’ve been a believer in SOLIDWORKS PDM since day one because it’s been effective since day one"
Ray Minato, President
Inertia Engineering + Design
"Javelin seems to make an extra effort to ensure that the software’s capabilities are being maximized to benefit the customer.”
Darryl Turrie, Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer
MacLean Engineering & Marketing Co. Limited
"Javelin employees are friendly, knowledgeable and quick to respond with effective solutions, and ZEC Wind Power is very pleased to be affiliated with this company."
Michelle El-Hage, Designer
ZEC Wind Power
SOLIDWORKS Services included
Improve your performance and productivity with Javelin services
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.
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).
Find out the Cost
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