CAMWorks/SOLIDWORKS CAM User Defined Tooling Paths When Updating Versions

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SOLIDWORKS CAM or CAMWorks TechDB is an extremely powerful tool. Machines and Toolcribs can be setup quickly to run efficiently and accurately. As a result of its ease of use, customers select a Machine to program the models for milling along with Toolcrib. In today’s blog, I will show you the next step what happens when you update Versions to the USER DEFINED TOOLING and their paths. As we have learned in SOLIDWORKS CAM Essentials we start with a sketch […]

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How to create a program to tread mill profile hole with SOLIDWORKS/CAMWORKS

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Recently I’ve had several Technical Support questions asking how he would set up this program. Here are the steps to create a program to tread mill profile hole with SOLIDWORKS/CAMWORKS: To get started I have set up a simple model with the SOLIDWORKS Tap hole of 1-8. Select the SOLIDWORKS CAM Operations Tree. Right click on the Mill Part Setup. Select the 2.5 Axis Mill Operations/Thread Mill. Select the Thread Mill Tool. Select the Thread Operation Features tab. Create Features, […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 CAM Professional “Constant Step-Over”

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There has been a gap in SOLIDWORKS 2018 2.5 – 3 Axis Milling vs CAMWORKS Standard Milling, however since been added in SOLIDWORKS 2019 CAM PROFESSIONAL. While supporting 2019 CAM Professional we have received numerous calls asking how to get a better finish or why is the programs leaving islands of none machined areas, below I will explain the newly added functionally to SOLIDWORKS 2019 that may have been missed. Constant Step-over The operation removes material by Maintaining a constant user-defined […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Assembly Mates

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The Quick Mates toolbar introduce in SOLIDWORKS 2014 provided a means to rapidly assemble components in the graphics area, SOLIDWORKS extend this power by adding additional commonly used mates. Slot Mate The Slot Mate is now available in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Once mated select the location of the Slot Mate. Free Center of Slot Distance along Slot Percent along Slot Previously there was no way of flipping the alignment, in SOLIDWORKS 2020 you can now flip the mate without editing. Profile […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Rx

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Administration enhancement of SOLIDWORKS has improved the process of gathering files using the RX Tab. It has been expanded to support gathering files from Composer and Electrical to help trouble-shoot hardware and or software issues. The Problem Capture tab in SOLIDWORKS Rx now collects files adding videos and settings for SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Composer and SOLIDWORKS Electrical from the source pull down if they are running the 2020 version. 1. In the Capture section, choose the SOLIDWORKS Composer source selection: 2. Records the […]

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard Licensing Error

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It was working yesterday, this morning I’m getting this error. What happened? Error warning: “Could not obtain a license for SolidWorks Visualize standard. Invalid (inconsistent) license key. (-8, 544, 0)”. Some users are seeing an issue when starting SOLIDWORKS. This could be caused by 2 issues that we will cover in this article. SOLIDWORKS License manager has been refreshed, this could happen around the maintenance renewal date. Your company decided not to pay maintenance. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard or Composer, depending on the SOLIDWORKS version […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019: 3DQUICKPRESS VERSION 6.2.9 Hotfix

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With the new 3DQuickPress V6 6.2.9 HotFix, this release is designed to run inside of SOLIDWORKS 2019. This Installation could require a UI registry refresh to active the new Toolbar update. See the installation process to update the Toolbars here. https://www.cati.com/blog/2014/12/3dquickpress-v6-whats-new-installation-procedures/ This Hotfix is also Windows 10 supported. The hotfix will update 3DQuickPress Installation 6.2.0 to 6.2.9 Hotfix or if you are beyond 6.2.0 then just run Hotfix by applying this patch. 3DQuickPress is always working on improving the user experience, with the new online seat […]

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Licensing

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It was working yesterday, this morning I’m getting this error. What happened? Error warning: “Could not obtain a license for SolidWorks standard. Invalid (inconsistent) license key. (-8, 544, 0)”. Some users are seeing an issue when starting SOLIDWORKS. This could be caused by 2 issues that we will cover in this article. SOLIDWORKS License manager has been refreshed, this could happen around the maintenance renewal date. Your company decided not to pay maintenance. The SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard license is free to those […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Installation Guide Part 8 – CAM

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Another release has been delivered with a Value Added Product by SOLIDWORKS called SOLIDWORKS CAM. SOLIDWORKS CAM installation can be broken down into 2 sections (CAM Standard, CAM Standard TBM) and (CAM Professional). CAM Standard – CAM Standard TBM The installation process is simple with CAM, just run the 2018 SOLIDWORKS installation process CAM will be automatically loaded without searching for check marks to add into the software download. After the installation is complete, open SOLIDWORKS and right click on COMMAND MANAGER […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Component Preview Window – #SW2019

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The Component Preview window has been a best kept secret to add/select mates to models that sit on top of each other. SOLIDWORKS 2019 adds five display enhancements to this best kept secret to make it even better! Component Preview Window You can view multiple components in the Component Preview window: Most of the assembly tools window tools are available with the Component Preview window, Some tools that are not available include Isolate, Viewport, New Window, and Close all. You […]

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