Embedded CAM Solution

CAMWorks® for Solid Edge®

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Geometric Limited has introduced CAMWorks® for Solid Edge® software, the first embedded CAM solution for the Solid Edge 3D design system from Siemens PLM Software, a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, the company reports.

CAMWorks for Solid Edge is said to bring proven, state-of-the-art machining capabilities to Solid Edge users. Since it is accessible directly in the Solid Edge window, CAMWorks for Solid Edge provides a consistent user interface and eliminates time-consuming file transfers. With Geometric’s patented Feature Recognition technology running in real-time to capture machined features and automatically generate or update the toolpath, manufacturing-driven design changes can be made to any CAD model using synchronous technology—a, unique capability which combines the speed and flexibility of direct modeling with the precise control of dimension driven design. This dramatically streamlines what has traditionally been a time-consuming process, according to the company. The solution also captures the machining strategy in a customizable database, TechDB™, thus allowing efficient machining solutions to be reapplied to future designs with similar features, further enhancing productivity.

This solution will allow Solid Edge users to make their manufacturing process leaner and more efficient. Combining feature-based CNC programming with the strengths of synchronous technology in Solid Edge, provides users with a unique CAD-to-CAM software solution, the company states.


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