We mostly do Alum. & Plastic parts and use HSS tools not Carbide. Cam always picks carbide tools and I am change feeds and speeds. Can I set something to get Cam to default to HSS tools instead of Carbide?
You have to let me talk to the controller. And don't assume that it is just a matter of time before I choose the midpoint of a line. I am excited to think that SW 2018 includes some CAM functionality. What I am hoping is, that it will be a good geometry processor, but also allow the part programmer to communicate to the machine/control…(Show moreShow less)
Jerry, We do have a post for a Tormach that we use internally on our 440 and 770. Most resellers also have a Tormach post to provide to customers As Tim mentioned, control options are available in the posting setup. Tormach has also used two types of controllers, Path Pilot and Mach 3. Which version are you using on your Tormach. Also,…
In Machine selection window there is no option for selecting 2.5 or 3 axis machine. there are Matrix , 4 and 5 axis selection. I would be pleased if anyone can help me out in selecting 2.5 or 3 machine.
When I select a profile of a boss an try to machine it, it simulates fine but the actual machine HAAS VF3 will not run it. I get Tool Radius Compensation errors every time. It seems like CAM Works wants me to have zero radius tools. It is programming the path as if it is the center of the tool. It is using g41 and g42 but the path is all…(Show moreShow less)
Toolpath center (For Thread Mill and Contour Mill Operations Only) This option allows you to select whether the tool center is output on the input geometry or is offset from the feature geometry. Figure 1: With compensation Figure 2: Without compensation The Toolpath Center option is used in conjunction with the CNC compensation option. The…
I have created a SolidWorks CAM file and want to make a small edit. Is there a way to start the SolidWorks CAM Editor without starting SolidWorks? I have NotePad++ and a few other text editing programs but would like to use the SolidWorks CAM Editor. This is a great addition to SolidWorks by the way.
Hi everybody. I'm having some issues with the CAM module (again ). I make a program to use in a postprocessor MACH 3 (G54) but in the text file appears an error; several lines ends with dots, and when i put the program on mi CNC, every time that it comes to that point, it stops. It is very annoying, and i can't find a solution. I attacht the…(Show moreShow less)
Thanks for the answer Tim! I'm a little bit lost. Wich file should i modify? The one you are saying *.SRC, i can't find it. I'm not understanding if you are writing about a SW18 file, or a MACH 3 software file. Can you enlighten me?
I have used some YouTube tutorial videos to do some editing of my post file. But, there are still some changes that I would like to make that are not covered. Is there a tutorial or something from Solidworks that would help in this area? Just a comment I am having some problems with the UPG software while screen part are missing and some…(Show moreShow less)
Hi Peter - regarding your statement above: "He had to use the EC editor and once modifications to a post are made using the EC editor if the post is loaded into the UPG and saved from the UPG it will wipe out the changes you made in the EC editor. So once changes are made using the EC editor you can't use the UPG on the post." Using the EC…
Hello Reza, SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard only provides 2.5 axis milling. With SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional you also get 3+2 machining, assemblies, high speed machining (VoluMill) and lathe. This matrix will provide more information: https://camworks.com/solidworks-cam-powered-by-camworks/ Regards, Joy
We just upgraded from SW2016 to SW2017 and HSM2017 to 2018. It did not go smoothly. I am certain that if you added up the amount of time my SW VAR, HSM support, and Autodesk spent thru goto meetings on our (2) CAM systems it would easily be 6 hours. We now have everything loaded but the systems are running so slow now that I have regrets about…(Show moreShow less)
I wish I could verify if it was HSM or Solidworks somehow. The pop-up windows in Solidworks lag, detailing seems to lag, saving and opening seem to lag. In HSM Adaptive Clearing and any 3D machining operations are probably taking 4 times longer to generate.