I received an email introducing Solidworks Cam. Is it comparable to Artcam? In Artcam, I can insert 3D/Grayscale photos from the web. They will be in 3D form in Artcam upon insertion.
Will Solidworks Cam do this?
I quickly read through some of the documentation for SolidWorks CAM, and I don't see anything showing ArtCAM type functionality.
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A limitation is that images may only be used on a planar surface, though it might be possible to deform after the image is applied.
I will check on those.
But I was hoping, with this new cam software that Solidworks came out with, they would have included the ability to insert 3D files.
As anyone who has worked with cam software knows, downloading 3D images and using them to practice with is a fantastic way to learn cam techniques.
I hope Solidworks will look into this and possibly add it soon.
Some CAM software has a separate module to work with images and reliefs, and there is typically an additional cost.
The Only 3D Graphics you can bring to SOLIDWORKS CAM is STL to the Stock Manager. ArtCAM and Aspire convert gray scale to 3D models. If there is not CAD data in the model, is really hard for SOLIDWORKS CAM to identify features.
What are the solidworks tools available? ,if one were to attack it from that point and then use the cad data to make the cam data.
Just seems like the logical work flow
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