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Dallas Theobald
I've been manually programming my CNC machine for some time now. Just now getting into the drawing/cam side. I'm curious if there is any way to turn on a tool wear parameter in SolidWorks cam?    When manually programming, we use a D value and can consequently adjust the tool wear for actual size of tools. In the cam software, there is no D value… (Show more)
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Patrick Wisco
One of the issues ive been having in my CL-1 is chips wrapping around tooling, part or spindle. Tried a few different ways to help with chip control and got to a more manageable tool path. Any one got a way to peck turn? or a different way to approach roughing cycles for turning?   I know we have got Volumill, any looks into the future for… (Show more)
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Patrick Wisco
Any one know how to input a probing cycle using Solidworks Cam? I have been doing it manually on the machine, but would love to get it done on on the cam system.
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Donald Pearce
Click to view contentI'm trying to make a simple collett holder. It is just eight tapered holes in a row. So far so easy. I used solidworks cam to create the toolpaths, and when I simulate the paths all looks well - the tool makes a series of decreasing circles as it burrows into the wood. However, when I rout, I get straight lines instead of circles. Not good    … (Show more)
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Jeffrey Nelson
Is there an option for rest material with an Area Clearance machining operation?   Stock material is complex with varying tapers and radii, target geometry is similarly complex. I can only construct the stock and target geometry with a multi surface feature. How can I efficiently remove only the difference between the two? 
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Zakary Guignion
Click to view contentHi guys,  I've been getting comfortable with Solidworks CAM, but the only thing I can't get my head around is why it continually crashes when I click "Post Process" (Output G Code). Can anyone tell me why this might be? My work uses PDM, not sure if that might cause an issue.   Thanks,  Zakary
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David Thompson
Hello,   I am trying to transition to Solidworks CAM from HSMWorks, learning it as I go. I run a mill with an Acu-Rite G2 controller, but do not see a post-processor for anything Acu-Rite related in the listing. Is there a post-processor recommended for this 3 axis mill, or should I look for a custom design?     Thank you.
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Brian Suchland
As a current CAMWorks user, my concern was how nice will SolidWorks CAM play with parts I previously programmed in CAMWorks.  Upon opening a 2.5 axis mill part that was previously programmed in CAMWorks 2012 SP1, SolidWorks CAM pops a message that reads:  "The SOLIDWORKS CAM data in this model will be converted when saved."   How can there be… (Show more)
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Michael Checkley
Good afternoon all, I have been teaching myself Solidworks CAM for the last few weeks and I have reached a point of being able to cut metal ok via the mach3 post processor but I have a few issues I cannot find a solution for so hopefully people on here with more experience will be able to help. I have set up the technology database for my… (Show more)
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