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Nick Crowhurst
I design sea kayaks and place the designs free and open source at   I have just sent one of my QCAD .dxf files to a CNC cutting company here in the U.K, and was told that they could not drill 1.5 mm diameter holes in the approximately 100 stitching holes  on the perimeters of the 3 mm thick plywood panels because their Solidworks… (Show more)
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Jeff Woodall
Does anyone know if it is possible to generate 2D toolpath in CamWorks only off a Solidworks sketch instead of making a 3D model?
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Ian Vivero
So to be upfront, I very new to SW CAM and cnc machining in general. I've been working with SW for a decade or so but only recently decided to give machining a go so please bear with me if this is a dumb question. I have a relatively simple part that I need to machine from two sides (top and bottom) on a 3 axis machine. Though I haven't actually… (Show more)
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Michael Buchli
Hey, everyone   I wanted to share a podcast that John and I have been working on for the last few months.  We discuss manufacturing and other topics with people in the industry today.  Below is our latest podcast with Chris Fox from Tormach.  … (Show more)
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Brown Rice
Hi there, I generated the g-code from Solidworks Cam for a toy part and use LinuxCNC to simulate the milling process. The g-code generated from Solidworks Cam contains a line of "G80 Z44.5 M09" ,  which complained by LinuxCNC as an illegal operation - "Cannot use axis value with G80". I believe LinuxCNC g-code is based on Nist RS274NGS. I tried… (Show more)
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Joseph Check
I am trying to do a slot through 2 parts in the same operation and then for the 2nd set up i need to do a profile. Everytime I import the part data for each part, I am limited to only one mill part Setup. Are there certain settings I should choose when importing each part data?
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Anvay Srivastava
Hey there, so I have a part with a swept cut elbow (a hole starting on the top face and ending up on the right face). I tried to use extract machinable features, and it didn't recognize the elbows correctly. It only recognized half the elbows, and the direction was wrong. The arrow was on the opposing face for some reason. So i was wondering if… (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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Reggie Ames
how do i know if i have cam package
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Paul Townsin
Hi,  I have a Solidworks 2018 standard licence.  In 2017 I could find cam but in 2018, under add ind, I've tickes cam and it loads on start up but does not appear anywhere.  I thought the standard version of cam was available to all users?   Thanks for any help.
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