SolidCAM – Brochure Overview

SolidCAM – Overview 16 The most straightforward, easy-to-use interface, seamlessly integrated in SOLIDWORKS, combined with the latest toolpath technology, provides the fastest, most powerful and easiest to create 25D CNC Milling toolpaths Easily work on parts, assemblies, and sketch geometry to define your CNC machining operations Quickly place fixtures and components for full visualization Best of Both Worlds: Complete Interactive Control + Feature Recognition SolidCAM provides both interactive and automated 25D milling operations on SOLIDWORKS models Designed for both the novice and advanced user, SolidCAM offers the best of both worlds, with your choice of fully controlled selection of geometry, parameters and CNC programming strategies or Automated Pocket and Drill Recognition and machining with Feature Recognition Interactive 2.5D Mill Operations Besides the standard 25D milling profiling, pocketing and drilling operations, SolidCAM offers: ù Chain modification options (offsetting, trimming, extending etc), enabling changes to geometry without changing the CAD model ù Automatic rest material machining to cut the material remaining after using larger tools ù Chamfer machining using the same geometry defined in Profile and Pocket operations ù Thread Milling operation for machining of standard internal and external threads ù Variable levels of pockets and profiles in a single job ù Engraving of text on flat and wrapped faces and middle line engraving of a multi-line text ù Contour 3D operation drives the tool along a 3D curve, cutting the model at different depths ù Machining of geometry wrapped around rotation axes, by transforming movement from linear to rotary ù Special operation for machining of the side slots with undercut by a T-slot tool 2.5D MILLING