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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SOLIDWORKS CAM is Coming: Become a BETA Tester

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As I am sure you already know, SOLIDWORKS makes a lot of great announcements at SOLIDWORKS WORLD every year.  One of the big announcements this past February was the introduction of CAM into SOLIDWORKS next year.  SOLIDWORKS CAM will have new functionality that will integrate 2.5 axis milling and turning directly into the software.  Some other great features will include part and assembly machining, tolerance based machining, automatic feature recognition, and knowledge based machining strategies, to name a few. This […]

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