CAMWorks Fundamentals - Milling 2.5 & 3 Axis

Using SOLIDWORKS/SolidEdge and CAMWorks, you can quickly and easily program parts without leaving the CAD application. This course will take you through programming 2 and 3 axis parts made on CNC milling equipment. Software required: CAMWorks.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 30, 2016
Duration
2h 31m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 30, 2016
Duration
2h 31m
Description

CAMWorks was the first Gold Level Solution Partner in CAM for SOLIDWORKS released back in the '90s, and since then, it has been redesigned and built from the ground up to work 100% with SOLIDWORKS and 100% in the Windows environment. In this course, CAMWorks Fundamentals - Milling 2.5 & 3 Axis, you'll create, edit, and generate basic mill programs, you'll be able to pick the tools, make the adjustments, and get the program out the way you want to. First you'll learn about the basic setup and understand the interface. Next, you'll learn about automating programming using feature recognition, and tolerance-based machining. Finally, you'll learn all about 4 and 5 axis fundamentals, as well as the setup and basic programming structure that goes with it. By the end of this course, you'll be able to program basic parts within CAMWorks, SOLIDWORKS, or SolidEdge, depending upon which CAD Package you're currently using. Software required: CAMWorks.

About the author
About the author

Michael has been working in engineering/manufacturing for over 18 years. During that time he has managed Aerospace machine shops and fabrication facilities. He was also a SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks Application engineer with over 9 certifications and an elite AE award. He is also a published author of the CAMWorks Handbook.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone, my name is Mike Buchli, and welcome to my course CAMWorks Essentials. I'm a vice president at Karl W. Schmidt and Associates in Commerce City, Colorado, and we build recycling systems and equipment for heavy-duty industrial sorting. A couple pieces of information is CAMWorks is the first gold-level solution partner in CAM for SOLIDWORKS all the way back in the 90s, and it was actually re-designed and built from the ground up to work 100% with SOLIDWORKS and 100% in the Windows environment. What this does is it makes it easy for us, you know, there's lots of cool things we can do in Windows, right, as far as shortcuts and keyboard strokes and all that cool things, and you'll find that a lot of that stuff that you can do in SOLIDWORKS, that you can do in Windows, you can also do in CAMWorks, which makes learning and workflow pretty easy. Some of the major topics we will cover include basic setup and understanding of the interface, automating programming using feature recognition, tolerance-based machining, which is something that came out this year, which is pretty cool, and 4 and 5 axis fundamentals is set up in basics programming structure that goes with 4 and 5 axis machining. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create, edit, generate basic mill programs. You'll be able to pick the tools, make the adjustments, get the program out the way that you want it to. Before we begin this course, what we actually are asking is that you have a good understanding of SOLIDWORKS or Solid Edge, and what we mean by good understanding is you should be able to create your own parts, be able to work with sketches, work with features, create planes, coordinate systems, axes, all the stuff that you would learn in a general essentials class from one of those products. And with that, I hope you're as excited as I am to learn a little bit more about CAMWorks.

Introduction of Basic Milling
Hello, and thank you for stopping by to check out the CAMWorks Fundamentals, more specifically the Milling 2. 5 and 3 Axis. The following lessons will cover the beginning and setup of CAMWorks, whether it's being used in Solid Edge or SOLIDWORKS. This lesson we'll be using a casting part from a real world scenario to give a better understanding of how it is we go about creating a program.

Advanced Programming Techniques in Milling
Hello and welcome to module two of CAMWorks Fundamentals. What we're going to do is we're going to take a look at the part from lesson one that we created where we stood some basic setup, we used some feature recognition, we found some interesting features that we have over here on the left in the CW tab, as well as tools that were selected for each of those. Now what we're going to go over in this module is the understanding of how do we change the tools, how do we edit any feeds or speeds, what about leadin and leadout, we're just going to go over how you can make changes to any of that basic fundamental CAM information. Well, what we're also going to take a look at is something that's new with CAMWorks 2016 Service Pack 2, and that is tolerance-based machining, and what that will actually do is take a look at the tolerance-based information that was added to the model inside of SOLIDWORKS from let's say a designer engineer.