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Greg Kuhn
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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William Finch
Hello,   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.  So, the feed rate is limited not by the tool, I think, but by… (Show more)
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Peter Hunstein
I have a Torchmate plasma table and would like to try SW cam with. Does anyone have a post that would work?
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Dave Lonsdale
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.   thanks in advance for any answers and apologies if there is an obvious answer I have… (Show more)
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William Finch
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.  I can do that and add a 2.5D Feature to the new Setup.  BUT, when I… (Show more)
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Steven Erickson
My company recently acquired a Stepoko CNC Machine from 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.… (Show more)
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Donald Pearce
Click to view contentI 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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Mark Biernacki
Click to view contentWe'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… (Show more)
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Dawson Coats
Hey guys,   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!   Also, the material being used is going to be MDF.   Thanks!
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Patrick Wisco
Hey guys, Does anyone here know how I can upload models from lathe tooling vendors to simulate on SW Cam Pro?. Thanks in advance.   Patrick Wisco
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