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Knowledge Based Technology

Reduce errors and speed up product development time

SOLIDWORKS CAM will allow users to program 2.5 axis parts for milling, turning, Laser, Plasma and Waterjet processes. This functionality will rely on the use of rules-based machining to allow users to take advantage of MBD tolerances applied in the SOLIDWORKS model. Knowledge Based Machining (KBM) is the foundation for streamlining the programming process – it learns as you program.

There are two ways to create features in SOLIDWORKS CAM: Automatic and Interactive. Automatic will find and create prismatic features automatically for you. This can save time during the programming process. You retain the flexibility to define any feature interactively using edges, faces or sketches. This flexibility allows you to quickly and easily create parametric features that update when changes are made to the model.

Need to understand the differences between SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard and Professional, or how it compares to CAMWorks? See our SOLIDWORKS CAM vs. CAMWorks Matrix or check out our CAM Video & Resource Library.

Features of SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional

Assembly Machining

Users who are looking to design fixturing or machine a group of parts can create the tables, vises, clamps or any other holding mechanisms using a SOLIDWORKS assembly.

Turning Capabilities

Similar to part milling, users can take advantage of Automatic Feature Recognition, Knowledge-Based Machining and configurations.

3 + 2 Milling

Programmers can take advantage of 4 and 5-axis machining centers.

High-Speed Machining

Utilize VoluMill 2.5-axis milling routines with Celerative Technologies.

Plus, all the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard

  • Part Programming
  • Assembly Programming
  • Rules-Based Machining
  • Tolerance-Based Machining
  • Feature recognition - Holes, Pockets, Boss and Turn 
  • 2.5 Axis Turning, Including Part and Assembly Machining
  • MBD Data Recognition

Additional Resources



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