A comprehensive design solution



CAMWorks is the first SolidWorks Certified Gold Product for Manufacturing/CAM Software that provides state-of-the-art machining capabilities seamlessly integrated into the award-winning SOLIDWORKS design software. As the first CAM solution to offer true knowledge-based machining capabilities, CAMWorks leads the way in advancements in Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) and Interactive Feature Recognition (IFR). CAMWorks offers true associative machining automatically accommodating changes to the part model. This means that any modifications made to the design are automatically updated in the CAM data, which eliminates time consuming CAM system rework due to design alterations.

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CAMWorks capabilities

Thanks to its integration with SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks allows you to:

  • Use and manage just one file for both CAD and CAM systems.
  • Use the CAMWorks machining tree and commands at the click of a button along with SOLIDWORKS and generate toolpaths without leaving the familiar 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.


  • Seamlessly integrated within SolidWorks
  • Feature-based machining
  • True model associativity
  • Knowledge-based machining
  • High-speed machining strategies


  • Eliminates time-consuming CAM system rework due to design updates
  • Eliminates hours of complex programming through Automatic Feature Recognition
  • Automatically accommodates changes to the part model
  • Automatically generates accurate toolpaths at the click of a button
  • Increases machining productivity

Bill of Materials Management

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Efficiently and accurately maintain bill of materials (BOM) information with the BOM management solutions in SolidWorks PDM Professional software. Traditional maintenance of BOM information using standard spreadsheet tools is inefficient and error-prone with no direct link to the CAD data. The SolidWorks PDM Professional system offers a range of tools for making BOM information management more efficient, enabling you to export BOM data in multiple ways to use in downstream applications and systems, and giving non-CAD users access to BOM data.

Distributed Collaboration

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Drive collaboration throughout your organization, whether it’s in just one place or around the world. SolidWorks PDM Professional provides the tools and capabilities that your enterprise needs to keep people connected, up to date, and working on the same set of data, regardless of their location. This global connectivity supports the distributed collaboration that is essential for compressing engineering cycles and accelerating time-to-market.

Regulatory Compliance

The SolidWorks PDM Professional system helps companies in regulated fields (like medical device development) comply with government regulatory requirements or industry standards for controlled development processes and product documentation by increasing operational efficiency, ensuring regulations are met,and generating the information needed to demonstrate compliance. SolidWorks PDM Professional takes just weeks to implement—not the months needed by other systems—to improve both processes and documentation performance. Its high user acceptance and low total cost of ownership enable compliance efforts to be improved quickly and affordably, providing a rapid return on your investment.

Design Reuse

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Save time, control costs, and improve quality through design reuse, using SolidWorks PDM Professional or SolidWorks PDM Standard to create a framework for quickly locating and reusing or repurposing existing design data. Instead of spending time trying to find prior designs on shared drives or local workstations—or recreating designs when you can’t find them—you can use SolidWorks PDM tools to locate them quickly.

Engineering Change Management

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Significantly reduce the time needed to complete your design approval and engineering change order (ECO) processes with the automated electronic workflow system in SolidWorks PDM Professional software. Automatically expedite the flow of information instead of managing engineering changes through manual or paper-based methods—often so time-consuming that they require full-time staff to coordinate.

Secure File Vaulting

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Securely control access to sensitive or proprietary product information using the easy-to-implement SolidWorks PDM Professional and SolidWorks PDM Standard systems. With secure file vaulting, user access is tightly managed—even within distributed computing environments—and security risks that arise from using shared network drives are eliminated. The benefits of secure file vaulting extend beyond individual file security and user access control, including:

  • Workflow tracking
  • File routing
  • Data storage
  • Replication
  • Data backup

With SolidWorks PDM products, data is kept secure, up to date, and accessible. The system eliminates duplicate work and delays, while saving time and development costs.

Enterprise Scalability

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Easily connect the design data needs of your entire enterprise, whether for just a few users in a single location or hundreds of contributors working in multiple locations around the world. SolidWorks PDM Professional provides one convenient, vaulted location where colleagues can store and retrieve data. Efficient file storage and retrieval enables millions of files to be managed.