SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS CAM Updates – #SW2019

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 has some great enhancements in SOLIDWORKS CAM. Listed below are seven updates and improvements to CAM functionality within SOLIDWORKS. 1. Taper and Neck options for non-cutting portion of the tools In the past, our inability to define the detail of the tool shank did not show accurate machining simulation. Now we can properly define the Operations Parameter Dialogue Box in the Tech DB. We now have Taper and Neck options for the Non-cutting portion of the tool. Which allow for greater […]

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SOLIDWORKS CAM vs CAMWorks MATRIX

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SOLIDWORKS CAM is another manufacturing staple of SOLIDWORKS Value Added Products, rebranded CAMWorks a Gold-level solution partner since 1997 is the next step in completing the CONCEPT TO MANUFACTURING process. CAMWORKS was built from the ground up on WINDOWS using the same kernel as SOLIDWORKS; the industry leader since 1980. SOLIDWORKS CAM  and CAMWorks leverages the rich content in the 3D CAD model to speed up product development and reduce error prone, time consuming, repetitive manual steps in the current development process. What should you purchase that will cover your company […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Beta 1 is out!

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Actually, it’s been out for a few weeks. Can you believe it’s that time of year again? It’s time to take SOLIDWORKS 2019 for a test drive, check out the new enhancements and participate in the Beta program. What is the Beta Program? Participating in the in the Beta program is more that just taking the next release of SOLIDWORKS for a test drive. It’s about connecting with the BETA community, interacting with the SOLIDWORKS R & D team to […]

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DGSHAPE by Roland’s MDX-50 Benchtop CNC Milling Machine for Prototypes and Production

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The MDX-50 from DGSHAPE by Roland is a 2.5 axis CNC milling machine designed for in office use. Fully enclosed cutting area [ 15.8” (X) x 12” (Y) x 5.3” (Z)] with a 6-station automatic tool changer makes this desktop mill perfect for subtractive rapid prototyping. The Machine was designed to be easy to use for hobbyist projects or for medical and dental prosthesis. Roland enables designers and engineers to create a variety of products out of resins such as […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 – SOLIDWORKS CAM – Adding Material

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Since the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018 with the addition of SOLIDWORKS CAM powered by CAMWorks six months ago, Computer Aided Technology and SOLIDWORKS Technicians have been working overtime to catch up on the new technology, along with users setting up to switch over to become full time users. Today’s subject is about adding material to enable selection in the stock manager SOLIDWORKS Cam Material After selecting the pull down from the Stock Manager, the Material you are programming is not included […]

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Using a Macro Button to toggle the CAM Add-In on the Add-Ins tab

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So, you’ve installed SOLIDWORKS CAM and you’re excited to start using it, but when you navigate to your Add-Ins tab, there’s no CAM Add-In. To manually activate the CAM Add-In, you need to navigate to Tools > Add-Ins or use the Options drop-down and select Add-Ins. By selecting the checkbox next to SOLIDWORKS CAM and selecting OK, you will now have a new SOLIDWORKS CAM Tab on your Command Manager. However, it would be nice to have an Icon like […]

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Finishing 3D Printed Parts with Roland Desktop CNC

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Finishing 3D printed parts on Roland Desktop CNC The newest addition to our Manufacturing Solutions family is the Desktop CNC lineup of Roland Machines. Having worked extensively with 3D printing technology in the past, one of the applications we were most excited about was taking 3D printed parts and finishing critical features/surfaces in our new CNC machines. 3D printers have come a long way over the years in terms of accuracy capabilities, but they aren’t quite at the level most […]

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Matrix

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SOLIDWORKS CAM is another manufacturing staple of SOLIDWORKS Value Added Products, rebranded CAMWORKS a Gold-level solution partner since 1997 is the next step in completing the CONCEPT TO MANUFACTURING process. CAMWORKS built from ground up on WINDOWS using the same kernel as SOLIDWORKS, industry leader since 1980. SOLIDWORKS CAM leverages the rich content in the 3D CAD model to speed up product development and reduce error prone, time consuming, repetitive manual steps in the current development process, like programming CNC machines. SOLIDWORKS Cam software comes in 2 packages Standard and Professional, below is a […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation Guide Part 8 – CAM

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Another release has been delivered with a new SOLIDWORKS Value Added Product 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 fairly 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 […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Highlights – CAM

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Highlights – SOLIDWORKS CAM Another release has been delivered with a new SOLIDWORKS Value Added Product called SOLIDWORKS CAM. SOLIDWORKS users has been asking questions about how the new Value added product fits their company needs. Below are some of those questions/answers. CAM Post SolidWorks Cam does include some post, however the user will need to check processes to ensure they fit your company needs. You can find the Post that are included from the Command Manager under […]

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