SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Essentials

Learn to generate, modify and post process 2.5 axis milling toolpaths


LENGTH: 3 days

PREREQUISITES: Experience with SOLIDWORKS design software.

DESCRIPTION: The SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard training course is a three-day training that teaches how to use the SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard software to generate, modify, and post process 2.5 axis milling toolpaths used for the machining of SOLIDWORKS part files.

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Lesson 1: 
SOLIDWORKS CAM Basics & User Interface

  • User Interface and Process Overview
  • Case Study: Generate Toolpaths and NC Code
  • Exercise 1

Lesson 2: 
Automatic Feature Recognition & Operations

  • Working with Features, Operations, and
  • Case Study: Working with Features, Operations,
    and Toolpaths
  • Exercise 2

Lesson 3: 
Interactive Feature Recognition

  • Interactive Feature Creation
  • Case Study: AFR and IFR Feature Creation
  • Case Study: IFR 2.5 Axis Feature and Operations
  • Case Study: IFR 2.5 Axis Feature Selections
  • Exercise 3

Lesson 4: 
Interactive Operations

  • Interactive 2.5 Axis Mill Operations
  • Case Study: Interactive Operation Creation
  • Case Study: Create Operations
  • Save Operation Plan
  • Machining Similar Features
  • Case Study: Combine Operations
  • Adding Avoid and Contain Areas
  • Exercises 4-6

Lesson 5: 
Pattern Features

  • Patterning
  • Case Study: Create Linear, Circular, and Sketch Driven Patterns
  • Exercise 7

Lesson 6: 
Advanced Features and Operations

  • Advanced Feature Creation
  • Case Study: Engrave Feature Creation
  • Case Study: Multi-Stepped Hole Machining
  • Case Study: Corner Round and Chamfer Machining
  • Case Study: User Defined Tool Creation
  • Case Study: Multi-Surface Feature Creation
  • Exercises 8-10

Lesson 7: 
Customizing the Technology Database

  • SOLIDWORKS CAM Technology Database
  • Case Study: TechDB Add Machine
  • Case Study: TechDB Add Tool
  • Case Study: TechDB Create and Apply Strategy
  • Exercise 11

Lesson 8: 

  • Considerations for Waterjet, Plasma and Laser Machining
  • Tolerance Based Machining

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