SOLIDWORKS CAM – Waterjet, Plasma and Laser Cutting

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With SOLIDWORKS CAM, all active subscription users get access to 2.5 axis part machining directly inside of SOLIDWORKS. This includes the ability to customize your SOLIDWORKS CAM to work with your Waterjet, Plasma and Laser Cutters. Some things to consider when using SOLIDWORKS CAM for Waterjet/Plasma/Laser Cutting: Tool Setup Stock Material Machining Features Operation Plans Toolpaths Post Processor Tech Tip: Consider this a quick setup guide and not a replacement for training and/or support. If you need help or get […]

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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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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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