While 3D printers have been around for over 30 years, the reality of using a printer for manufacturing purposes at a reasonable price has only recently been available. 3D printers ascended to prominence largely on the backs of desktop machines, while printers capable of producing parts that would survive the factory floor were exorbitantly expensive. This created a false but lasting perception in the industry: you could either get cheap 3D printers to make trinkets and toys or million-dollar
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2 days ago
Does solidworks cam professional need solidworks to run or it can run individully? Adrian CzaplaAug 16, 2018 3:26 AM(in response to Muhammad Osama Siddiqui) SOLIDWORKS CAM is an add-in, so you need SOLIDWORKS to run it.
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3 days ago
How do I get my custom controller to output the X,Y, & Z coordinates to each line of g-code? UPG Editor is not helping me any. Can you supply a little more info?
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11 days ago
Is it possible to run the SolidWorks CAM NC Editor as a stand alone program at another computer? I am programming from my SolidWorks models here at my desk but the Onsrud Router is on the other side of the building. Currently we are using AlphaCAM to open the G-Code and then port it to the Onsrud. I would like the operator to be able to use the SolidWorks CAM NC Editor at his terminal.
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12 days 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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16 days ago
I'm a user of PowerMill, and I'm trying to use SolidWorks CAM. SolidWorks CAM has different concep with PowerMill, so I'm little bit confused. I tried to make finishing tool-paths for the smooth curved surfaces, but I didn't know how to do.
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16 days ago
When I select a profile of a boss an try to machine it, it simulates fine but the actual machine HAAS VF3 will not run it. I get Tool Radius Compensation errors every time. It seems like CAM Works wants me to have zero radius tools. It is programming the path as if it is the center of the tool.
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18 days ago
Hi, I am having major difficulties here. Since I upgraded SW2018 SP2 to SP3 the cam side has given me all sorts of grief, as in, it won't install. I keep getting this error
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25 days ago
SolidworksCam 2018 toolpath generation When trying to create toolpaths in SolidworksCam using Automatic Feature Recognition there are instances where collisions happen.
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25 days ago
Stock Manager For a while I have been designing parts in SW and machining them manually. Our VMC was finally repaired last week, so I am pleased to find that CAM is now included in SW Standard 2018 (which we have).
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27 days ago
Anyone have any experience using Solidworks CAM 2018 to post process to an older Haas VF0 and an older Haas Mini Mill controller? I see an option for a Haas VF3, but not the machines that we have. We just got these machines from a company acquisition and I have been out of the CNC game for some time, so I am trying to see what it would take to get these up and running quickly (is in if I need to purchase a standalone CAM package or something else).
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1 month ago
Additive manufacturing, also commonly referred to as 3D printing, is a manufacturing process by which material is added, layer by layer, to build a part. The process starts with a 3D model that is designed in the user’s native CAD program. That part is then analyzed and sliced into in many sections to create a build plan for the part. The popular technologies for additive manufacturing include Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS),
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1 month ago
I am trying to do a simple tool path to cut along the grooves in my part. I have tried feature based as well as using just a sketch. Did you try a curve feature?
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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
Universal Post Generator I need to build/customize a post processor for my company's Fagor-controlled CNC mill and lathe. I'm currently trying to get the Universal Post Generator (UPG;https://camworks.com/universal-post-generator/) to run, but I'm encountering severe problems.:
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1 month ago
The DimXpert tools in SOLIDWORKS MBD allow you to dimension your parts and assemblies with 3D annotations in order to communicate requirements directly in 3D for the manufacturing process. DimXpert dimensions can show widths, lengths, diameters, and several other features and tolerances so you can fully represent your part. But what if one section of your part needs to have different tolerances than other sections? For example, this purple gearbox shaft, shown in Figure 1, is connected to
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1 month ago
Bonjour tout le monde, je découvre petit à petit solidworks cam 2018, et je suis à la phase de création de la forme de l'empreinte. en mentionnant que cette empreinte contient beaucoup de formes. Pouvez vous me donner les étapes à suivre pour arriver jusqu'à l'obtention du code G de ma pièce. je vous remercie. Je joins une image relative de l'empreinte à produire:
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1 month ago
Different simulation results from reality Why different results by indicating solidworks simulation(3.8 N/mm) for getting the spring stiffness from The results that I got from a certified lab (4.7 N/mm)?
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1 month ago
I have a Shopbot that works OK for what we do. It came with VcarvePro which sometimes makes me tear my hair out. SW CAM comes with a dozen or so generic post-processors but not Shopbot.
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2 months ago
Bonjour tout le monde, j'ai Solidworks 2016 sur lequel j'ai greffé Solidcam 2017. je souhaite effectuer une simulation de fabrication pour ressortir le g-code mais je n'arrive pas à définir l'origine de la pièce brute. je ne sais pas si quelqu'un a déjà eu ce problème, mais j'ai besoin de votre aide. Qu'est ce qu'il faut faire sachant que j'ai déjà utiliser les controleur cnc mais lorsque je selectionne une surface, le petit v vert ne s'active pas..
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2 months ago
Today i'm going to ask something that i wonder if it can be done on SW18 CAM. I'm modelling some sheets to be cutted in a CNC to fold it later. The thing is that several programs has the option of adding taps/tabs/bridges trough a contour.
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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? If you need help customize and develop any SolidWorks CAM post processor please do not hesitate to contact me.
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2 months ago
Although 3D printing has been around for about 30 years, the recent past has seen a huge adoption in additive manufacturing (AM) technology in both the commercial and personal arenas. Low-cost 3D printers have made the technology so affordable that today you can simply walk into a number of retail establishments and purchase a machine for less than the cost of a family vacation! Most consumers and small business are choosing to jump into the 3D printing pool as cautiously as possible, which
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2 months ago
Min-Max-D’s face, simulation vs reality “The devil’s in the details,” or so goes the old phrase. For members of the SOLIDWORKS Magic Wheelchair build team, however, Maximum Destruction is in the details. Taking pieces of pink and black foam and transforming them into a perfect replica of an intricate monster truck is no small feat. Sub teams have been working together to create the details that will bring Jonah’s costume to life.
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2 months ago