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We mostly do Alum. & Plastic parts and use HSS tools not Carbide. Cam always picks carbide tools and I am change feeds and speeds. Can I set something to get Cam to default to HSS tools instead of Carbide?
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3 days ago
I have created a SolidWorks CAM file and want to make a small edit. Is there a way to start the SolidWorks CAM Editor without starting SolidWorks? I have NotePad++ and a few other text editing programs but would like to use the SolidWorks CAM Editor.
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5 days ago
You have to let me talk to the controller. And don't assume that it is just a matter of time before I choose the midpoint of a line. I am excited to think that SW 2018 includes some CAM functionality.
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11 days ago
Hi everybody. I'm having some issues with the CAM module (again). I make a program to use in a postprocessor MACH 3 (G54) but in the text file appears an error; several lines ends with dots, and when i put the program on mi CNC, every time that it comes to that point, it stops.
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12 days ago
Where can I find good cam tutorials???
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14 days ago
Post Editing I have used some YouTube tutorial videos to do some editing of my post file. But, there are still some changes that I would like to make that are not covered.
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14 days ago
In Machine selection window there is no option for selecting 2.5 or 3 axis machine. there are Matrix , 4 and 5 axis selection. I would be pleased if anyone can help me out in selecting 2.5 or 3 machine.
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18 days ago
Hi everybody ,mill 4axis,5 axis and turning are disabled in solidworks cam ,somebody helps me please SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard only provides 2.5 axis milling.
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22 days ago
I saved out some flat panels with holes and cutouts as Parasolid Binary x_b files. When they open, Solidworks CAM is set to Turn instead of Mill. Hopefully this is easy, but I haven't been able to figure out how to switch to Mill. These look nothing like lathe parts.
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24 days ago
We just upgraded from SW2016 to SW2017 and HSM2017 to 2018. It did not go smoothly. I am certain that if you added up the amount of time
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26 days ago
First Timer here. I was wondering do any of you know why when I double-click on Machine in the Solidworks CAM Operation Tree, my machine setup won't appear anymore? I also tried clicking on Define Machine in the Solidworks CAM tab.
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27 days ago
I am trying to do a 2D pocket on my part for my senior engineering lab, and am having trouble. Every time I select the pocket parameters, it will not add a toolpath. Could anyone help me figure out what I am doing wrong?
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1 month ago
Hello everyone!I updated my SolidWorks to 2018 recently, and i'm very enthusiastic with the CAM module! I was experimenting a little bit, and today i wanted to produce some washers from a sheet of material. With a couple of requirements;
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1 month ago
I wasted an hour reading through the turning tutorial and trying to figure out why nothing would work. I could choose "Turn Single Turret" as the machine (even though, as I now realize, it was grayed out and the "Select" button was unavailable) but "Turn Operations" on the Command Manager never activated. I though maybe it was something wrong with my settings or installation.
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1 month ago
I created a simple part in solidworks 2018. I assigned toolpaths, a coordinate system and could output g-code as a single part with no problems. I created an assembly to machine multiple parts but I can't get Solidworks Cam to recognize the correct Coordinate System.
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1 month ago
I created a tapped hole using the Hole Wizard. After running feature recognition, generate operation plan and create tool paths, I get a spot drill and drill tool path but no Tapping tool path. Has anyone been able to do this successfully?
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1 month ago
I edited my .src and .lib file in a text editor and now UPG will not open it. The error says the file was not created in UPG or it is the wrong format. I have done this several times and no issues.
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1 month ago
Problem with tool descent under angle I'm a newbie with SolidWorks 2018, although I'm progressing very well with my learning curve,but there is still one major problem.
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1 month ago
Does Solidworks CAM have the capability to automatically adjust the feedrate in arcs? I am roughing a concave semicircular feature and i would like to reduce the feed rate. I know I can go edit the tool path but that is time consuming. I think some CAM systems can do this automatically.
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1 month ago
Hello everyone. I'm having some issues working with CAM tool, specifically with chamfers. I need to mechanize a square part and make a chamfer on its perimeter, but all the operations has to be done with only one tool, a DRILL MILL Diam. 3mm x 45º.
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1 month ago
Is there a way to disable this thing. I am trying to do a drawing of a multibody part, and EVERY time I go to select a body, I get a stupid warning about Solidworks CAM data needs to be updated. EVERY single freakin' time, no matter if I select OK or CANCEL.
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2 months ago
I have a Torchmate plasma table and would like to try SW cam with. Does anyone have a post that would work? Jive Software Version: 2016.3.9.0, revision: 20171215204634.b96715f.release_2016.3.9
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2 months ago
In the What's New from BETA 2 appears a metion about two SOLIDWORKS CAM versions (Standard - free with subscription, and Professional). Is there any document that explains the diferences between these two verions?
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2 months ago
I created a tapped hole using the Hole Wizzard. After extracting machinable features, generating operation plan and toolpaths, I get toolpaths for center drill, drill and countersink, but no toolpath for tapping the hole. How do I get this "feature" based program to recognize a Hole Wizard "feature"?
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4 months ago