SolidWorks CAM

Integrate Design and Manufacturing Processes Under One System

SOLIDWORKS CAM

What is SOLIDWORKS CAM?


SOLIDWORKS® CAM is a fully integrated, Knowledge Based Machining (KBM) technology that allows you to integrate design and manufacturing processes under one system; to evaluate designs earlier in the process to avoid unexpected costs and delays in finishing products on time. It 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 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.

SOLIDWORKS CAM is an add-in to all versions of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard is included free with all SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD 2018 licenses on Subscription.

Video: SOLIDWORKS CAM 2018

PACKAGES AVAILABLE

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard

Included with all SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD 2018 licenses on Subscription

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard allows users to quickly program individual parts and configurations without leaving the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard with Assembly Machining, Turning, High Speed Machining and 3+2 programming to drive four and five-axis machines.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Feature Matrix

  SOLIDWORKSCAM
Professional
SOLIDWORKS CAM
Standard
AFR - Automatic Feature Recognition - Holes
AFR - Automatic Feature Recognition - Pockets, Boss
AFR - Automatic Feature Recognition - Turn  
KBM - Knowledge Based Machining
Automatic Recognition of Multiple Setups
Indexing of the 4th & 5th axes including tombstone  
Sorting of the Operations
Toolpath Simulation
Step Through Simulation
Tolerance Based Machining - C# macro
Assembly Machining  
CAMWorks Configurations  
Stock and Work in Process Models
Setup Sheets - XML, XMLT, MDB
e-Drawings Publisher
Universal Post Generator (UPG)*
CAMWorks Library Features (supports only 2.5x features)
Import / Export of CAM data
Contain and Avoid areas and features
MES Feed Speed Library*
*Ancillary applications installed separately

2.5 Axis Milling Features

Interactive Feature Creation
Rough Milling
Finish (Contour) Milling
Face Milling
Thread Milling
Center Drilling
Drilling
Countersinking
Reaming
Tapping
Engraving
VoluMill  

3 Axis Milling Features

Multi-surface feature creation
Area Clearance
Z Level
Flat Area

Turning Features

Face Rough  
Face Finish  
Rough Turn  
Finish Turn  
OD Threading  
Cut-off  
Groove Rough  
Groove Finish  
Bore Rough  
Bore Finish  
Center Drill - on center  
Drill - on center  
Tap - on center  
ID Threading  

Extra Features

High-Speed Machining  
NC Editor

SOLIDWORKS CAM Capabilities

Listed below, are some of the powerful features that SolidWorks CAM users benefit from.

Video: SOLIDWORKS CAM 2018 - Tolerance Based Machining

Tolerance Based Machining

Leverage Model Based Definition (MBD) to ensure machining strategies are automatically adjusted based on tolerance specifications. Read tolerances and surface finishes to make decisions about how to manufacture the product.

Rules Based Machining

Automatically apply best manufacturing strategies that you like to use so that manufacturing processes can be not only faster, but also more standardized.

Automatic Quoting

Automate quoting and compare it to traditional methods to ensure all aspects of the part are accounted for ahead of time.

Automatic Feature Recognition

Recognize certain types of geometry not only as CAD features, but to understand how much those features will be manufactured, and even how much it will cost to manufacture.