This class teaches the essential skills for using the SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks 2.5 Axis Milling software. Learn CAM essentials and User Interface, Automatic Feature Recognition and Operation Modification, Interactive Feature Recognition, Interactive Operations, Pattern Features, Advanced Features and Operations, Customizing the Technology Database, Considerations for Waterjet – Plasma – Laser, and Tolerance Based Machining. This will also cover all of the basic turning functions to program a CNC lathe.
PREREQUISITES: General knowledge of computers and a Microsoft Windows operating system as a user. Experience using CNC equipment. Solid modeling experience a plus.
LESSONS COVERED IN THIS COURSE:
Lesson 1 SOLIDWORKS CAM Basics and User Interface
Lesson 2 Automatic Feature Recognition and Operation Modification
Lesson 3 Interactive Feature Recognition (IFR)
Lesson 4 Interactive Operations
Lesson 5 Pattern Features
Lesson 6 Advanced Features and Operations
Lesson 7 Customizing the Technology Database
Appendix A Considerations for Waterjet, Plasma and Laser Machining
Appendix B Tolerance Based Machining
Additional Lessons Covered: Volumill – High Speed Machining
Fixture Plate Assemblies
5th Axis Indexing