Did you find a solution for the problem? I'm also looking for Kosy kind of postprocessor. I'm using a Wabeco machine with NCcad running it. In Autodesk world Kosy postprocessor has been used for this purpose with good results.
There are may ways to create a laser cut program. But, for solidworks cam, what is the best strategy to create toolpaths for laser cutting? I attended CSWP CAM once and I failed because of the laser cut question. Everything was ok, I defined the pockets then created opp plan and selected the endmill tool that they told me to select and then then…(Show moreShow less)
When I have monitors connected to my laptop, the primary way I work, I cannot access the machine setup for Solidworks CAM. Any way I try(Clicking define machine in the solidworks cam tab, right clicking and selecting edit definition, double clicking, etc.) it will not open. The second feature tree opens and all the CAM functions grey out but the…(Show moreShow less)
Ok here is another question. I have a 3/4 inch hole I need my machine to mill out instead of drilling. My question is this. If I have an 1/4" end mill can I have the software mill just the outside perimeter and let a remainder material fall? or does it have to mill all the material out of the hole? the material is a 1 3/4" x 3" .120 thickness tube…(Show moreShow less)
Im using Solidworks 2018 I am unable to open Solidworks CAM NC Editor on it own. Meaning if I want to edit an NC file at a latter time, I have to launch Solidworks and from Solidworks CAM Operations tree post (or repost) a toolpath in order to launch NC Editor. Then once the editor has launched open the file I actually want to edit. When I…(Show moreShow less)
This is a very typical operation for a router on sheet goods. I want to ramp to depth, cut around part with a .010 allowance, then lead in without retracting, and do the finish pass contour. Every time I try to do contour operations that are dead simple in HSMWorks I stumble and fall flat on my face. Ramping to depth and doing a part contour…(Show moreShow less)
Brian, In reading your email above, please let us know if you have changed or adjusted any of these settings. In the leadin/out, you can change what happens between passes. In the contour tab, you can set the first pass and any final passes with the material amount to finish with the .010 pass. There are multiple ways to adjust the…
Hello, for 2 weeks i'm trying to make machining file for my detail but i cant due to lack of experience. and i dont know there to find it, because the simplest parts that are created in youtube cant help me. The last hope for student, that solidworks community will help.
Absolutely agree with the above two posts. But, there is some good information on youtube. Specifically, anything people like J. Mather (he's a professor) posts or someone like Alin Vargatu posts is going to be excellent. Otherwise, at your level, youtube will do you more harm than good. It's hard to unlearn bad habits.
Hello: I am trying to set up a tool path for laser cutting operation. I have added the tool Flat endmill to the TechDB and used AFR to detect Irregular pocket. Now when I generate the operation plan and toolpath, I see there are multiple passes of the tool on the rectangular pocket. I want the tool to go around only one pass. How do I do it? Any…(Show moreShow less)
Craig and Michael. Thank you both for awesome replies. Yes, that fixed my problem. As you pointed out, I changed the depth parameters to go over thickness of sheet metal. Earlier I was putting it as 100% assuming that 100% is equivalent to 100% thk, but apparently it was equivalent to the end mill tool dia. Thanks again very much! Regards AM