CAMWorks

CAMWorks is a SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold Product for Manufacturing / CAM Software that provides state-of-the-art machining capabilities seamlessly integrated into SOLIDWORKS design software.

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Overview 

The First Fully Integrated CAM Solution Designed for SOLIDWORKS

CAMWorks was the first fully integrated CAM solution designed exclusively to operate in SOLIDWORKS. This integration allows you to:

  • Use a single file for CAD and CAM systems for your enterprise
  • Use the CAMWorks machining tree and commands at the click of a button along with SOLIDWORKS and generate toolpaths without leaving the SOLIDWORKS environment
  • Use the same SOLIDWORKS geometry to generate toolpaths to ensure the part machined is the same as the part that is modeled
  • Eliminate time-consuming file transfers using standard file formats such as IGES and SAT

Featured Solutions

Fully Integrated

Embedded in the SOLIDWORKS and Solid Edge interfaces. Eliminate time-consuming CAM rework due to design updates.

Associative

With CAMWorks, any changes made to the design are automatically updated in the machining operations and toolpaths.

Feature-Based

Eliminate hours of complex programming by interpreting the design of parts through

Tolerance Based Machining

CAMWorks is an intuitive, feature-based CAM software that helps to increase productivity using best-in-class technologies and adaptable automation tools to maximize CNC machining efficiency.
CAMWorks

CAMWorks Capabilities

Program faster. Machine smarter.

More efficient than ever before - CAMWorks helps you reduce programming time, setup time, and machining time.

Reduce Your Programming Time

Define multi-surface features from the face colors

In CAMWorks, multi-surface features can be inserted by selecting faces of a specific color. This is very helpful if you assign unique colors to various surfaces to be machined, and/or use color-coding as a means of communication between the design and manufacturing teams. This can also greatly reduce programming time and automate the routine task of selecting the faces required to define multi-surface features.

Color-based definition of features is one way for CAMWorks users to speed up the CNC programming time for parts that need customization.

Assign a solid model as stock in part mode

This feature allows you to use a SOLIDWORKS part file for stock in part mode. Additionally, a SOLIDWORKS configuration of the same part or a different part can now be selected as a stock item. The benefits include a reductions in programming time. A good example of this is when SOLIDWORKS configurations house Work in Process (WIP) models that can be directly selected as the stock for a machining operation.

New Operation Dialog Box has the provision to assign tool to operation 

  • With this new features, you will get more control on the tool selection when adding Mill, Turn, or Hole operations interactively. This gives you a fast way to address the tool assignment without having to exit the operations dialog box.

New light rebuild for Turn parts

  • In the Turn module, you can peform a light rebuild to update the CAM data when the design changes, but the changes don't affect the automatically recognized turn features.

Improved User Experience

Use the tool crib priority option for Turn and Mill-Turn modules

  • When applying automatic tool selection rules, this enhancement places higher priority with the tools in the tool crib. To eliminate any chance of an oversight, CAMWorks refers to the Operation tree nodes where the appropriate tools were not found in the tool crib and had to be pulled in from the TechDB tool library.

New Posting Tab in setup dialog box

  • This improvement allows you to assign program numbers for setups and define all common post parameters at the setup instead of having to define these for each operation.

Define material-specific cutting parameters to tools

  • This new feature lets you define material-based cutting parameters for each tool within the TechDB. For users who do not use the feed and speed library, this is incredibly useful: CAMWorks will automatically select the appropriate cutting parameters based on the stock material being machined.

New TechDB features

  • In CAMWorks, the TechDB can store the rotary and tilt axis parameters for your milling machine. Similarly for Mill-Turn machines, the Fixed or Free options can now be saved in the database eliminating repetitive steps.

Edit 2.5 Axis mill feature profiles

  • This new enhancement allows the interactively defined 2.5 axis features to be fully editable. The user can easily re-pick the profiles for the feature or the islands.

Apply lead in/out parameters for turn thread operations

  • This new improvement will help in special thread configurations like ACME threads by allowing the users to exercise control on the lead in and lead out. Lead in/out options will help avoid formation of ring at the start and the end of the threads, where there are no relief grooves.

Reduce Your Machining Time

Faster roughing for complex geometries with CAMWorks VoluMill™

Now, users with CAMWorks VoluMill license will be able to address more complex geometry. In particular, 2-stepped islands are now able to be machined automatically using VoluMill.

CAMWorks VoluMill has the potential to reduce roughing time by as much as 80% while improving tool life - even with materials that are difficult to machine. 

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Reduce Your Setup Time

Cut shop floor setup time with Virtual Machine™

As you know, in the job shop environment, profits and loss are determined in a big way by the setup time. Now, with CAMWorks, we can help you reduce your overall setup time. With controllers from over 2 dozen OEMs, CAMWorks Virtual Machine module provides True G-code verification.

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