SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 6/9: Sorting Operations

Article by Shawn McEachern updated September 10, 2019

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Sorting Operations is a simple process, click Sort in the CAM command manager or right-mouse on Mill Part Setup1 and select Sort Operations.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Sort Operations

Sort Operations

In the Sort tab we may reorder the operations by clicking and dragging in the Operation Type column and select by Tool in the Then by column.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Sorting Operations

Sorted Operations

Now we can see our operations are sorted in the order defined and by tool. This will minimize the cycle time by reducing the amount of tool changes.

Next, we will generate toolpaths. SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 7/9: Generating Toolpaths

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

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

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 6/9: Sorting Operations

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