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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…

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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…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 2/9: Defining Stock

Previous article: SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 1/9: Defining Machine In this article we will define our Stock for 2.5/3 axis milling. SOLIDWORKS CAM has versatile tools for quickly defining the size of the stock while maintaining references to the part so geometry changes update…

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Milling Setup 1/9: Defining Machine

In this article, we will define our CNC Machine for 2.5/3 axis milling in SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard. To machine our parts properly we must define the capabilities of our CNC Machine. Defining a CNC Machine In the SOLIDWORKS CAM Feature Tree we can define our…

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Getting started with SOLIDWORKS CAM

SOLIDWORKS CAM Workflow

SOLIDWORKS CAM is a Computer Aided Manufacturing add-in for SOLIDWORKS that allows us to create G/M code for CNC machining our parts. What is special about SOLIDWORKS CAM is that it uses Knowledge Based Machining with Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR). Our part features can be…

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The differences between 3D Printing and CNC Machining

3D printing and cnc machining

In the product development phase there are many process options for creating models, prototypes, patterns or molds. Selecting the best approach requires an appreciation for the project requirements, an understanding of the process considerations, and an evaluation of the resulting time, cost and quality. Without…

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