SOLIDWORKS CAM

How to set Milling Feed and Speed in SOLIDWORKS CAM

SOLIDWORKS CAM Milling Feed and Speed

In SOLIDWORKS CAM there are three places were Milling Speed and Feed information can be utilized. In the tool, by editing any tool and selecting Cutting Parameters we can disassociate the tool from the Material Library and enter our specs for the tool. In the operation, by editing the operation and under the F/S tab….

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How to create Tools and Tool Cribs for Milling in SOLIDWORKS CAM

In order to create a solid program, we need an accurate representation of our tools. SOLIDWORKS CAM has many pre-built standard tools for us to customize for our machining purposes. We may also add our own custom tools and holders. Once we have our tools, they need to be organised into groups or cribs to…

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Moving and re-linking your SOLIDWORKS CAM TechDB

Having many programmers sharing one SOLIDWORKS CAM TechDB will dramatically decrease production time while proving consistent results to the shop floor. By placing your TechDB in a network folder all users have share strategies, tools and operation settings. This folder must be a real folder and not a redirected folder. Redirected folders may cause TechDB…

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Automatically create Chamfers in SOLIDWORKS CAM

solidworks cam chamfers

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…

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How to Import & Update SOLIDWORKS CAM TechDB to a newer version

The Import Database Function allows you to import changes from another SOLIDWORKS CAM TechDB, as well as, update a TechDB to a newer version of SOLIDWORKS CAM. Here is the default location for the TechDB that is created when SOLIDWORKS is installed: C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS CAM\TechDB\TechDB.cwdb You may find this under CAM Options > File Locations Tab…

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Creating Custom Mill Tools and Holders in SOLIDWORKS CAM

SOLIDWORKS CAM comes with many predefined standard milling tools to help us make short work of our projects. In the event you find yourself having to use something specialized, a custom tool can be added to your SOLIDWORKS CAM TechDB. Create the custom tool with SOLIDWORKS modeling tools First, we start with a sketch of…

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Why did SOLIDWORKS CAM or Visualize fail to obtain a license?

Are you experiencing a failed to obtain license error for SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard or SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard?  Noticed an expiry date regarding licenses for these products?  Why does this happen?  If other SOLIDWORKS products still launch, or if you are using SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing, then keep reading.  Otherwise, try this article on SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License…

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New Online SOLIDWORKS CAM Training Courses Now Available

SOLIDWORKS CAM Training

This month two new SOLIDWORKS® CAM courses have been released. A SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard training course and a SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional training course. 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…

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SOLIDWORKS CAM vs. CAMWorks

SOLIDWORKS CAM vs. CAMWorks

SOLIDWORKS CAM is powered by CAMWorks. But what is included with SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks? Compare the features in the table below: Product SOLIDWORKS CAM CAMWorks CNC Programming Capability Standard Professional Standard Milling Professional Turning Professional Premium 2.5 Axis & limited 3 3 Axis Milling x x x x x x Feature-based machining with feature…

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