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Decreasing machining time and programming time is a top priority for CAMWorks users.  With the help of Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) and high-speed machining toolpaths, CAMWorks users are ahead of the game.  With a reduction of air cutting, rest machining techniques will help save time and tool life for your shop.

Rules-Based Machining

CAMWorks uses rules- based machining to enhance the programming process while leveraging tolerances that were assigned to components. Rules-based machining lets you focus on the critical areas of making a part rather than touching every feature that needs to be machined.

Tolerance-based Machining (TBM)

Tolerances and annotations in 3D models are used to automatically create machine programs. TBM automatically adjusts asymmetric tolerances to mean tolerances for cutting tool strategies.

Knowledge-Based Machining (KBM)

KBM is like have a machinist at your fingertips. Once features are identified by automatic or interactive feature recognition, KBM defines machining strategies and tools to best machine the geometry. Using these rules will automatically allow you to define repeatable machining processes based on your company standards.

Associativity with SOLIDWORKS CAD

Any change made to a design in SOLIDWORKS CAD is automatically updated, applied, and reflected in CAMWorks.

Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR)

Recognize certain types of geometry (holes, pockets, bosses, and turn–Professional only) not only as CAD features. Automatic feature recognition allows prismatic parts to be identified at a feature level based on machinable shapes.

Automate Machine Times

Automate machine time calculation and compare it to traditional methods for ensuring all aspects of a part are accounted for ahead of time before committing to production.

3 + 2 Indexing

CAMWorks can employ a machining technique where a 2.5 Axis Premium milling program is executed with the cutting tool locked in a tilted position using the five-axis machine's two rotational axes.

High-Speed Machining

CAMWorks 2.5 axis high-speed machining using VoluMill technology maintains constant tool pressure throughout the cutting process. The variable feed rate allows the tool to cut at full depth to shorten cycle times while extending machine and tool life. This best-in-class machining routine works with standard cutting tools to lower overhead cost when machining components.

Turning Capabilities

CAMWorks has turning capabilities that include face rough and finish, rough and finish turn, groove rough and finish, rough and finish bore, cut-off, ID and OD threading, and drill, and tap on center.

Sub-Spindle Programming

Sub Spindle Programming supports lathes that have 2 spindles including passing parts from the main spindle to the sub spindle and creating toolpath for operations on the sub spindle

Two Turret Support

Two Turret Support supports lathes that have 2 turrets and gives the ability to program for both front and rear turret turning operations.

Rotary Milling

Supports cutting wrapped features defined from cylindrical faces or edges where the axis of the faces/edges is coincident with the 4th axis or turn axis (in a Mill-Turn environment).

Advanced 3 Axis Roughing and Finishing Capabilities

Area Clearance, Pattern Project, Z Level, Constant Stepover, Pencil Mill, 3 Axis Rough and 3 Axis Finish cutting cycles, Curve Project, Flat Area and rest machining support for all 3 Axis cycles.

3 Axis Undercutting with Standard and Custom Tools

Adds the ability to machine faces or areas that are recessed and have finished material protruding above them.

Mill-Turn

Adds Live Tooling capability for milling and drilling operations on both the OD and Face of a part

Sync Manager for Synchronized Machining

Allows user to synchronize 2 turrets in a turning or mill-turn environment. Supports maximum of 2 channels. Does not support simulation of Swiss Screw style machine movement.

CAMWorks Virtual Machine Standard

Provides the ability to simulate full machine movement using C/L data in order to do advanced collision detection and machine travel verification including multiple spindle and turret machines.

4 & 5 Axis Simultaneous Milling

Supports both 4 and 5 axis simultaneous complex machining with machines of various configurations such as head-head, head-table, and table-table

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