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PROGRAM SMARTER – MACHINE FASTER

Automate CNC programming- SOLIDWORKS CAM leverages the rich content in the 3D CAD model to perform Smart Manufacturing and reduce error prone, time consuming, repetitive steps as in the current Manual process

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CAM OVERVIEW

SOLIDWORKS CAM leverages the rich content in the 3D CAD model to speed up product development and reduce error prone, time consuming, repetitive manual steps in the current development process, like programming CNC machines. Knowledge Based Machining (KBM) is the foundation for streamlining the programming process, learning as you program which frees up your time to focus on the critical areas of the components.

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CAPABILITIES

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    Feature Recognition

    With patented Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) technology, the SOLIDWORKS CAM can recognize 20+ types of machinable features on parts such as holes, slots and pockets.

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    2.5 Axis Milling

    SOLIDWORKS CAM includes automatic roughing, finishing, thread milling, face milling and single point (drilling, boring, reaming, tapping) cycles.

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    Improve quality through standardization!

    Capture your Best Practices into a company owned database SOLIDWORKS CAM will automatically select your machining strategies, tools, feeds & speeds Helps new programmers to quickly become productive

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    Tolerance Based Machining

    Model Based Definition (MBD) is leveraged to ensure machining strategies are automatically adjusted based on tolerance specifications. Reading tolerances and surface finishes will help you to make decisions about how to manufacture your product.

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    Turning

    SOLIDWORKS CAM has turning capabilities that include face rough and finish, rough and finish turn, groove rough and finish, rough and finish bore, cut-off, ID and OD threading, and drill, and tap on center.

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    Automate Machine Times

    Automate machine time calculation and compare it to traditional methods for ensuring all aspects of a part are accounted for ahead of time before committing to production.

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    High-Speed Machining (HSM)

    SOLIDWORKS Cam utilizes Volumill for high performance roughing capabilities which allows programmers to reduce cycle times by up to 80%, reduce programming times by up to 50% and increase Tool Life by up to 500%.

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    3 + 2 Programming

    SOLIDWORKS CAM can employ a machining technique where a three-axis milling program is executed with the cutting tool locked in a tilted position using the five-axis machine's two rotational axes.

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    Associative Machining

    Any modifications made to the SOLIDWORKS design are automatically updated in SOLIDWORKS CAM, which eliminates time consuming CAM system rework due to design alterations.

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MATRIX

Product SOLIDWORKS CAM
CNC Programming Capability Standard Professional
2.5 Axis Milling
Feature Recognition and Rules Based Machining
Area Clear Roughing, Flat Area , and Z Level Finishing
Standard Features
Tolerance Base Machining - TBM
Assembly Machining and CAM Configuration Support
4 & 5 Axis Indexing -3+2 Machining
VoluMill 2.5 Axis Roughing
Turning for CNC Lathes
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SOLIDWORKS CAM Benefits

Connected to SOLIDWORKS

Direct or "deep" integration allows SOLIDWORKS CAM to take advantage of information in your 3D CAD model so it's easy for your team to make better, more-informed decisions.

Automate Using Tolerance Based Machining

Generate Toolpaths Directly from SOLIDWORKS® MBD/PMI information!

Easily standardizes processes

While SOLIDWORKS CAM can be used like any other CAM software—setting up operations, picking tools, setting speeds and feeds—the real advantage is found running SOLIDWORKS CAM in the automated mode

Reduce Delivery Time and Improve Quality!

Accelerate the Programming Process

Program in SOLIDWORKS using feature based intelligent machining with full model to toolpath associativity!

Cut Cycle Times and Increase Production - VoluMill

Reduce cycle time by up to 80%, increase Tool Life by 500%!

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SOLIDWORKS CASE STUDIES

Hammer Knock Presso Technologies

Easun Reyrolle Limited

Classic Automotive Industries Pvt. Ltd.

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Customer Reviews

PRASHANT AKHARE

Pressure Control Engineer, T3 Energy Services 5 days ago

SOLIDWORKS is the best and preferred solution for oil and Gas equipment product design. It has all in one package integration with CAD, Simulation and Flow Analysis. This CAD Operation requires minimum duration of training to get hands on.

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FAQs

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    Q) What are Machining Features of SOLIDWORKS CAM?

    A) Machining features include holes, pockets, slots, bosses, part perimeters and more

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    Q) How are machining features different from SOLIDWORKS Design Features?

    A) Design features include extrusions, revolved, cuts, sweeps, and others

    B) Multiple design features and methods can be used to create a single machinable feature

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    Q) Why Machining Features instead of creating operations?

    A) SOLIDWORKS CAM automatically programs over 20 different types of machining features

    B) Feature based programming is typically 80-90% faster than operations based programming

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    Q) IS SOLIDWORKS CAM AVAILABLE FOR ALL SOLIDWORKS PRODUCTS?

    A) For SOLIDWORKS 2018, SOLIDWORKS CAM will be available with the following products:

    • SOLIDWORKS CAD Standard
    • SOLIDWORKS CAD Professional
    • SOLIDWORKS CAD Premium
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    Q) WHAT FEATURES ARE AVAILABLE WITH SOLIDWORKS CAM STANDARD?

    A) CAM Standard will allow users to use 2.5 axis milling features on parts only. Users will only be able to program one body of a multi-bodied part.

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    Q) WHAT FEATURES ARE AVAILABLE WITH SOLIDWORKS CAM PROFESSIONAL?

    A) CAM Professional will include CAM standard functionality plus assembly machining, 2.5 axis turning, 3+2 milling,and HighSpeed Machining provided by Celerative© Technologies. (3+2 milling is the ability to index 4 and 5axis mills to a position before cutting a feature)

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    Q) ARE SOLIDWORKS CAM PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ON SNL?

    A) Yes.

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    Q) IS SOLIDWORKS CAM AVAILABLE TO BOTH NEW AND EXISTING SOLIDWORKS CUSTOMERS?

    A) Yes. SOLIDWORKS CAM is available to all new and existing SOLIDWORKS customers as long as they are on SOLIDWORKS 2018 and newer versions.

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