Technology Enhances Productivity and Advances Machining Capabilities

The release of CAMWorks® 2016 software delivers new productivity-enhancing capabilities that will help companies move seamlessly from design to manufacturing, while enabling more cost-effective handling of design and manufacturing changes.

The release of CAMWorks® 2016 software delivers new productivity-enhancing capabilities that will help companies move seamlessly from design to manufacturing, while enabling more cost-effective handling of design and manufacturing changes., CAMWorks 2016 operates inside Soldiworks® 2016 design software and is fully associative to Solidworks 3D design geometry as a certified Solidworks Gold Partner and further automates the toolpath programming process, reducing CNC programming, setup and machining time.

Improved functionalities include:  

  • Interactive feature recognition enhancements.
  • Improved chamfer machining options.
  • Improved automatic feature recognition.
  • View and modify default machining strategies. 
  • Automatic pre-drilling of holes for high-speed machining.
  • New gun-drilling cycle.
  • New cycles to support point to point operations.
  • For multitasking mill-turn machines, the ability to specify a fixed B-axis angle for the tool and toolholder has been added.
  • Addition of a tool tree tab to simplify the creation of tools and tool cribs.
  • Enhanced generation of setup sheets.
  • Improvements to knowledge-bBased machining database. 

 

Tim Fulton, CAM manager for Hawk Ridge Systems says, “The new surface selection method, which helps create prismatic, non-planar machining features, provides a huge improvement for our CNC customers, as it eliminates the need to create sketches to define features. Now we only need to select existing model geometry to create features.”