SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 7/9: Generating Toolpaths

Article by Shawn McEachern updated September 13, 2019

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Now, we convert our set-up parameters into geometry that will guide the tool. To generate toolpaths, click Generate Toolpath in the CAM command manager or tight-mouse on Mill Part Setup1 and select Generate Toolpath.

Generate Tool Paths

Generate Toolpaths

Operations shown in blue will not have toolpaths generated as the material to be removed by this operation has been removed by the previous operation. Only operations shown in black will have toolpaths.

Toolpath guide paths

Toolpath guide paths

Hovering over each operation will display the toolpath for that operation.

Next, we will simulate toolpaths. SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 8/9: Simulate Toolpaths

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 3/9: Defining Coordinate System

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 4/9: Extract Machinable Features

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 5/9: Generate Operation Plan

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 7/9: Generating Toolpaths

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Shawn McEachern

Shawn McEachern is a SOLIDWORKS Application Expert based in our Oakville, ON., Canada Head Office