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My company recently acquired aStepoko CNC Machinefrom Sparkfun. We are looking to utilize SolidWorks new CAM feature with the machine for some in-house prototyping. The Stepoko board runs on Grbl v1.1, so I need a post-processor that will output to a format like that. None of the standard machine profiles included with SolidWorks seem to work.
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17 days ago
Jive Software Version: 2018.13.0.0_jx, revision: 20190118155848.7eaeabc.release_2018.13.0-jx
SOLIDWORKS Forums
22 days ago
Starting in 2018 we introduced the Shop Floor at SOLIDWORKS World. It was an experience to showcase the digital and physical manufacturing workflow and enable people to see how designs become a reality based on a typical manufacturing process. The response from attendees was overwhelming as they were able to see first-hand how SOLIDWORKS can positively affect efficiency and productivity in manufacturing. Based on their feedback, we have expanded our shop floor in 2019 to include more of the
SOLIDWORKS Blog
28 days ago
For all those fans out there who have followed this blog series for the past four years, I have some unexpected news for you. The Torpedo Project has come to an early conclusion. I’m very bummed about this outcome but not as much as the Tucker Torpedo Team. Rob Ida, Sean Tucker, Bob Ida, Bob “Bobsled Bob” Cuneo, and all the other contributors can be proud of their accomplishment.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Hi, I have a Solidworks 2018 standard licence. In 2017 I could find cam but in 2018, under add ind, I've tickes cam and it loads on start up but does not appear anywhere. I thought the standard version of cam was available to all users?
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1 month ago
I am using Solidworks CAM and I am looking for people with experience in using the Masso Controller with Solidworks CAM. Right now I am using the Mach_III_G54 post processor to create G-Code and afterwards I am modifiying G-Code like G43, G4x in an editor.
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1 month ago
Multi Unit Tool Cribs I am new to Solidworks CAM. I have been using Delcam For Solidworks.
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1 month ago
As 2018 quickly comes to an end, we thought it would be good to look back over the last year and share what has been this year’s 10 most popular blogs on our corporate blog. So without further ado, the top 10 blogs are: 1. Every year, our users eagerly await news of what new enhancements and functionalities will be included in the new release of SOLIDWORKS. This year was certainly no different with this blog, written by Craig Therrien, coming in at the top of the list.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
I am starting to play with the Multi Surface Feature in CAM. I created play part "Part" (attachment) and ran the simulation. "Rough" shows the roughing operation and "Finish" shows the finished part. The question are:
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2 months ago
Solidworks cam won't pick correct end mill size for counterbobore. I have a .125 thru hole and .188 c'bore. It seems like no matter the actual size of the c'bore it always pick .25 dia. endmil.?
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2 months ago
I am an instructor trying to integrate Solidworks CAM into my student-shop "workflow". We have several inexpensive, benchtop, CNC, imported mills. They're beefier than a Shapeoko, by far, but still pretty flexible. The axes are driven by steppers with a TinyG controller.
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2 months ago
No, I haven't found one. Then again I haven't really been looking. I easily found a number of good posts for Fusion and got a subscription during a promotion (really just for programming the plasma table) and it's been working well (I still prefer SW for modeling etc). I would like to start using CAM in SW for this so I could skip the whole process of getting a DXF in to Fusion.
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2 months ago
I would like to use Solidworks CAM instead of solidCAM but the post processor I use in solidCAM (VM20i.gpp) wont work with Solidworks CAM which seems to only use .ctl extension is there a way round this or a post processor that will match the VM20i.gpp. Dave, there is no way around the .ctl file. That is what SWCAM uses.
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2 months ago
Congratulations, you made it to the end of another year! In just a few short weeks we will all have to learn how to write a nine over the top of everything we date as 2018. When I was a kid my grandpa used to tell me, “Every year will go a little faster as you get older.” At the time I thought he was trying to be funny.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
I have a simple mill which does not have a tool changer, and I need to manually change tools in order to machine some smaller features after the bulk metal removal is complete. What's the best way to do this in Solidworks CAM? I thought the thing to do is add a second Set-up.
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2 months ago
I created a small test piece for my 2.5D router - just the number 1 and 2. I got through all stages, and the toolpath simulation did exactly what I hoped. However, the Gcode creates these huge loops that exceed the limits of my machine. Any ideas where I have screwed up?
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2 months ago
We've been using HSMXpress with SW 2016 for several years here, but all of a sudden our CNC computer stopped showing the tool path previews (the blue, green and yellow lines in the screen shot) for a selected operation, and this has happened on only our CNC computer, everyone else has it working as shown in the screen shot. It shows it during simulation just fine, but outside of simulation it only shows the entry and exit points as well as toolpath points when that's enabled (under view>toolpath
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2 months ago
I've been trying to make this part and mill it out using SolidCAM but am having a hard time setting a tool path for the mill. I'm pretty new to SolidCAM (and CNC tooling in general), so any help would be greatly appreciated! Dawson, I have not used SolidCAM before but in lieu of tech support which would be my first recommendation (I understand a lot of companies simply don't keep up the "maintenance" side of things and don't have tech support available, we are one of them) I'd recommend hitting
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2 months ago
Does anyone here know how I can upload models from lathe tooling vendors to simulate on SW Cam Pro?. We have a couple ways of using vendor tooling and custom holders, inserts.
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2 months ago
hello engineers, anyone kindly reduce my head stress. I would like to explore 4th axis indexing and 5th axis indexing in SolidWorks CAM prof. for practising, is there any contents? awaiting for kind response!
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago
Does anyone know a way to export Tech DB info to some usable format? I would like to keep a log of the tools and setups created that is accessible at the machine(s). The computer with Solidworks that I design and generate the code is a good clip from where the machine shop is, and I can't find anyway to access the Tech DB info without being able to open up Solidworks. Am I wrong in thinking that this is just simple database info?
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago
When you enter values for various items like depth of cut etc, I only get 2 decimal places when in inch units. This seems very course to me. Is there any way to add extra decimal places in CAM? It does not seem to honor the document properties and I find no settings in CAM Options.
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3 months ago
YouTube Videos John and I have decided to create one place for people to learn about SOLIDWORKS CAM and answers to questions we get frequently. We will be adding more overtime.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months 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.
SOLIDWORKS Forums
3 months ago