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.
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.
Multiaxis Machining Added functionality for advanced Support for rebuilding setups when
Improved speed and toolpath reliability. customization. setup vector changes.
Support for CAMWorks configurations.
#1 CAM Solution for SolidWorks
CAMWorks was the first fully integrated CAM
solution designed exclusively to operate in
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
• 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.
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.
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.
CAMWorks modules are available in a variety of bundles or combinations.
2½ Axis, 3 Axis, 3 Axis with undercut, 4 Axis and 5 Axis
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, www.camworks.com
CAMWorks Utilities, SolidProfessor Training CD - SolidWorks Core Concepts &
CAMWorks Mill Fundamentals