SOLIDWORKS CAM OVERVIEW
SOLIDWORKS CAM is a CNC solution that is integrated directly into SOLIDWORKS CAD. Powered by CAMWorks it features 2.5 & 3 axis CNC milling and 2 axis CNC lathe programming and makes use of Model Based Definition (MBD) and Knowledge Based Machining (KBM). SOLIDWORKS CAM can rapidly transform your design-to-manufacturing process by improving communication, reducing errors, reducing cycle times, and increasing your product quality.
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard is included with every license of SOLIDWORKS on subscription and provides simple, yet powerful, CAM capabilities for machining prismatic parts. With SOLIDWORKS CAM standard you can program 2.5 and 3 axis milling operations for parts. In addition to this an NC Editor is supplied to check all G-code before it goes to the machine.
SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional
SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional supports the 3+2 Milling, and enables you to machine multiple components together as an assembly. This avoids the need to use fixtures, making it an ideal solution for tombstone machining. SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional also features VoluMill, which allows for fast and efficient machining strategies and reduced cycle times. Finally, SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional has 2 axis lathe capability which provides a great foundation for machining turned components.
If you need to make use of simultaneous multi axis machining or have mill turn application, CAMWorks is a great upgrade path which seamlessly integrates with your SOLIDWORKS CAM workflow and data.
Find out more about the full functionality available in CAMWorks here.