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  1. 1. CAMWorks 2008 CAMWorks 2008 Overviiew Overv ew Over 50 New Features and Enhancements including . . . 3 Axis Milling 2.5 Axis Milling Turning Adaptive roughing strategy for high AFR enhancements: Improved speed; Improved Automatic Feature speed machining can reduce machining Local Feature Recognition based on Recognition. time up to 40% over conventional user-selected faces; additional hole Feed the tool to a user-defined diameter roughing with less wear. conditions detected; improved end and retract for turn finish. Z Level / Constant Stepover condition definition. Automated multi-start thread creation. combination toolpath. Offset roughing pattern. Back facing for Face Rough and Finish. Z Level helical milling. For Contour Mill operations, options for User-defined plunge angle for Face Radial and Slice tangent toolpath toolpath diameter compensation, Rough and Finish. extensions. leadins/outs for Curve features and the User-defined lead angle when rough New methods for defining Rapid plane. ability to define the side to machine. and finish turning with a groove tool. Additional control over level averaging Improved spline deviation control. Arc fitting for Turn Rough and Finish. for Area Clearance and Z Level Additional corner types for Contour Mill Wire EDM operations. toolpaths for high speed machining. Internal and external corner types for 2 Trim below ramp linking option in Z Arc fitting for Rough, Contour and Face Axis Contour operations. Level. Mill operations generates faster, smaller Process a punch as a die and a die as Pencil Mill slope machining option. toolpaths. a punch. 3 Axis toolpaths check for invalid arcs, Simulation Add stock allowance to toolpaths. continuity and gouging. Improved user interface for setting Use pre-drilled entry points for Area Usability & Interface Enhancements speed and quality. Quickly locate all operations using the Clearance and Flat Area operations. Improved simulation speed and quality. same tool. Technology Database Posting Add description for tree items and Assign feeds and speeds by tool. APL CL milling output for external third- customize names and descriptions. Definable coolant conditions for tools. party post processors. Split panel option displays the Define diameter and length offsets for Additional commands and variables to FeatureManager design tree when tools support new features. editing CAMWorks tree items. Default descriptions for operations. Permanently delete tree items. API Support Multiaxis Machining Added functionality for advanced Support for rebuilding setups when Improved speed and toolpath reliability. customization. setup vector changes. Assembly Mode Support for CAMWorks configurations. #1 CAM Solution for SolidWorks CAMWorks was the first fully integrated CAM solution designed exclusively to operate in SolidWorks. This close integration means: • CAMWorks machining trees and commands are available in SolidWorks with the click of a button. You never have to leave SolidWorks to generate toolpaths. • CAMWorks uses the same SolidWorks geometry to generate toolpaths to ensure the part you machine is the same part you have modeled. • Time-consuming file transfers using standard file formats such as IGES and SAT are eliminated. Best-in-Class Choice The latest innovations in CAMWorks together with SolidWorks excellence in design allow manufacturers to engineer, design and build better products faster and more accurately. This new generation CAM software has automatic feature recognition, automatic operations planning and a knowledge-based Technology Database.
  2. 2. Automatic Feature Recognition Interactive Feature Recognition CAMWorks is a feature-based CAM system. Interactive Feature wizards are used for To make feature-based machining even defining features that are not recognized more powerful, CAMWorks provides the automatically or features that need to be ability to automatically recognize many defined for your facility’s machining prismatic features including tapers. requirements. Similar 2½ Axis and Multi Manufacturing View, a new generation of Surface features can be created quickly AFR, finds additional features types and using the Copy command. Existing allows non-hole features to be edited. features can be modified easily. Knowledge-Based Machining Assembly Mode for Milling Additional Features and Tools The knowledge-based Technology CAMWorks leverages the power and CAMWorks provides numerous Database (TechDB) is the intelligence flexibility of SolidWorks Assembly integrated features and visual tools to behind the machining automation in mode to support NC programming of improve productivity including: CAMWorks. The TechDB is shipped multiple parts for production • Drag and drop to reorder operations. with data that is generally applicable machining and to more accurately • Graphical toolpath generation to most machining environments. You represent the machining environment. display. can modify the data to represent the Some of the key benefits include: • Mill and EDM stock shapes can be processes for your recognizable defined as a bounding box, extruded • The entire machining environment machinable features including tools, sketch, STL file or SolidWorks part can be modeled including clamps, standard feeds, speeds and cut depths document. Turning stock can be fixtures, components, parts, stock. that you use. CAMWorks will defined as a bounding box or • Multiple copies of a part can be automatically use the processes that revolved sketch. positioned in the assembly document you have set up in the TechDB. • Material removal simulation can and machined with CAMWorks. The machining information in the • Option for sub-programs. reduce the need for dry runs at the database includes these categories: • The same part can be machined with machine tool. • Machine - "Virtual" machines for all multiple different machine tools. • Step Thru Toolpath command to your CNC machines and the • Multiple SolidWorks part view toolpath movements. associated controller and tool crib. configurations can be machined in • Reorder Tool command assigns tool • Tools - The tool library can contain one assembly document. numbers sequentially based on user- all the tools in your facility. • Split instances of same part to defined settings. • Cutting Parameters – Data for generate separate features and • Integrated post processor supports calculating feed rates, spindle speed, operations. virtually any CNC machine tool. stock materials, tool materials. • Universal Post Generator can be • Feature and Operations - Machining used to customize G-code output. sequences and operations for each • API's to customize CAMWorks. combination of feature type, end System Requirements condition and size. • Platform: Intel® Pentium® / AMD Machining Operations Athlon™ After defining machinable features, it • RAM: 512MB (1GB recommended) is time to take advantage of • 32-bit SolidWorks 2007 or 2008, or CAMWorks machining automation to CAMWorks Solids 2007 or 2008 generate operations to machine the • 32-bit or 64-bit Windows® XP features. Operations include roughing, Professional finishing, drilling, etc. The TechDB • Microsoft Access 2000, 2002, 2003, associates operation parameters to the 2007 machinable features. When you generate operations, CAMWorks applies these settings automatically and the operations display in the tree. Operation parameters can be modified before or after generating toolpaths. Machining Modules CAMWorks modules are available in a variety of bundles or combinations. 2½ Axis, 3 Axis, 3 Axis with undercut, 4 Axis and 5 Axis Simultaneous Milling 2 and 4 Axis Turning Geometric Technologies, Inc. Rotary Milling Formerly TekSoft, Inc. 2 and 4 Axis Wire EDM Scottsdale, AZ USA 85260 Add-ons: CAMWorks Solids (integrated solid modeler), Machine Simulator, CAMWorks Utilities, SolidProfessor Training CD - SolidWorks Core Concepts & CAMWorks Mill Fundamentals