Creating chamfers in SOLIDWORKS CAM used to be a tedious experience. Previously chamfers had to be programming into the operation strategies or created with many curve features at the end of the program.
New in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020 Chamfers can be created automatically by selecting Curve features for chamfering in CAM Options. Tools > SOLIDWORKS CAM > Options or right-mouse button (RMB) on the SOLIDWORKS CAM NC Manager and select Options, and move to the Mill Features Tab.
Then we use Extract Machinable Features on our part. RMB on Mill Part Setup 1 and select Extract Machinable Features.
Once the features have been extracted, we can see our Curve Feature1 Edge Break generated automatically. RMB on Mill Part Setup 1 and select Generate Option Plan.
Once the Operation Plan has been generated, we may edit the definition to make changes to this operation. RMB on Mill Part Setup 1 and select Generate Toolpath.
There we have our edge break and all we had to do was check a box.
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