SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard vs. SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional This video explains both the SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard and the SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional packages available. Both packages are fully integrated into the SOLIDWORKS interface and provide tools like Knowledge-Based machining, Automatic Feature … [Read more...] about Which SOLIDWORKS CAM Package is right for you?
Earlier this month Hawk Ridge Systems attended the 2018 CAMWorks Global Partner Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. Attendees from all around the world came together to discuss all things virtual machining. Some of the big highlights from the conference include:SOLIDWORKS CAM & TBM Expanded … [Read more...] about CAMWorks Awards Hawk Ridge Systems Top Growth Sales Partner
CAMWorks Packages for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD The journey from prototype to production is rarely a straight line. As you probably already know, in the job shop environment, profits and loss are determined in a big way by whether or not you have an efficient manufacturing process workflow. This video … [Read more...] about CAMWorks Packages for SOLIDWORKS – Learn Which Is in Each
Machinable Jaw Blanks or “soft jaws” are a repeatable and effective work holding solution for odd-shaped parts. In this article I will discuss a simple but effective method in CAMWorks for getting toolpath to cut your jaw blanks for most parts. When I say most parts, I mean any part that only … [Read more...] about CAMWorks Quick Tip: Using a Pocket to Cut Machinable Jaw Blanks
Have you ever bought something only to realize it's so poorly designed you could have made a better one yourself? That's exactly what happened to me when I paid $20 for a “custom engraved” dog ID tag from one of the pet store chains. My dog Chimera (pronounced KY-MEE-RA) only wore it for 6 months. … [Read more...] about SolidWorks and CAMWorks: The Dog ID Tag Project
You might think that engraving a complex shape or logo on a 3D surface would be a difficult and complex feature to create in CAMWorks, but it’s simple. This blog will walk you through doing this in a way found to be very effective regardless of the complexity of the intended form. Project a split … [Read more...] about CAMWorks Quick Tip – Engrave with 3D Sketch