SolidCAM Inc., a world leader in advanced tool path generation technology (CAM) running directly inside SolidWorks, has released the update (SP3) of SolidCAM 2015 for Solid Edge. This release includes fixes for a number of user reported issues.
CAMWorks was first published as an add-in application for numerically controlled (NC) tool programming in SolidWorks in 1997. In June 2013, Geometric Software released a version of CAMWorks integrated with Solid Edge, the value priced CAD system from Siemens PLM Software. Although seven computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software products have achieved so-called Gold Partner integration with SolidWorks, CAMWorks is the first such software to be seamlessly embedded within Solid Edge.
CAMWorks for Solid Edge allows programmers to open a part file in native format and begin making a numerically controlled tool program immediately. There is no need to export software to another format and import it into an NC programming tool. When complete, tool paths and other CAM information are stored in the Solid Edge model.
Changes made to Solid Edge parts are immediately reflected in NC programs produced by CAMWorks. CAM systems that are not integrated with CAD require revised parts to be re-exported, and in most cases updates to geometry must be made interactively.
CAMWorks offers true associative machining automatically accommodating changes to the part model, which eliminates time consuming CAM system rework due to design updates.
Being integrated into the design environment, CAMWorks allows a user to:
- Maintain associativity between the design model and the toolpaths ensuring that the latest changes in the design reflect in the toolpath
- Eliminate time-consuming file transfers using standard file formats such as IGES and STEP
- Use a single file for storing CAD and CAM data drastically reducing file management
- Work with the same familiar user-interface ensuring a short learning curve
- Use the CAMWorks machining tree and commands at the click of a button and generate toolpaths without leaving the design environment
CAMWorks provides users with the ability to work with multiple platforms including its own integrated CAD/CAM platform
About SolidCAM Inc.
SolidCAM Inc. is a world leader in advanced tool path generation technology (CAM) running directly inside SolidWorks. SolidCAM features a full line of CNC machine programming software solutions ranging from 2 axis lathes and 3 axis mills to extremely complex multi-axis MillTurn machines and Wire Edm. All products run directly inside SolidWorks and provide the user with a true "SolidWorks look and feel" for ease of use and maximum efficiency. Along with the integrated interface and scalability for new machines, SolidCAM also has its patented "iMachining" that powers users to new levels of productivity and profits, through unmatched cycle time reduction and unrivaled tool life.
Version: (64bit) 2015 SP2 (build 2015/0618)
OS: Windows Windows 7 SP1 and higher / 8.1
System Requirements: Solid Edge ST6 MP8 and above
Size: 1.6 Gb