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This course teaches how to use the SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard software to generate, modify and post process 2.5 axis milling toolpaths used for the machining of SOLIDWORKS part files. 

Length: 2 days
Prerequisites: Experience with SOLIDWORKS design software.

Course Price: $650

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  • 01SOLIDWORKS CAM Basics and User Interface
    What is SOLIDWORKS CAM?
    The SOLIDWORKS CAM User Interface
    Process Overview
    Generating Toolpaths and NC Code
  • 02Automatic Feature Recognition and Operation Modification
    Working with Features, Operations and Toolpaths
    Automatic Feature Recognition
    Generate and Modify Toolpaths
  • 03Interactive Feature Recognition (IFR)
    Interactive Feature Creation
    AFR & IFR Feature Creation
    IFR 2.5 Axis Feature and Operation Creation 
    IFR 2.5 Axis Feature Selection Filters
  • 04Interactive Operations
    Interactive 2.5 Axis Mill Operations
    Creating Operations
    Save Operation Plan
    Machining Similar Features
    Combine Operations
    Adding Avoid and Contain Areas
    Link Operations
  • 05Pattern Features
    Patterning
    Creating Linear, Circular and Sketch Driven Patterns
    Generate and Modify Toolpaths
  • 06Advanced Features and Operations
    Advanced Feature Creation
    Engrave Feature Creation
    Multi-Stepped Hole Machining
    Corner Round and Chamfer Machining
    User Defined Tool Creation
    Multi Surface Feature Creation
    Advanced Features and Operations
    Multi Surface Machining
  • 06Customizing the Technology Database
    SOLIDWORKS CAM Technology Database (TechDB)
    TechDB Add Machine
    TechDB Add Tool
    TechDB Create and Apply Strategy
    Customize Technology Database
    Add Tool to Tool Crib
  • AAppendix: Considerations for Waterjet, Plasma and Laser Machining
    Waterjet, Plasma and Laser Machining
    Plasma Workflow
  • BAppendix: Tolerance Based Machining
    Tolerance Based Machining Overview
    Case Study in Tolerance Based Machining