Wanted to try assembly mode in turning from a visual perspective. Turns out SolidWorks Cam Professional does not have this option. Can this be a possibility? Would love to see this added in the future.
Patrick, this should be available in SolidWorksCAM 2020.
Currently you can get around this by pulling a part or an assembly in for the chuck. This would allow you to build fixture and such and use it as the chuck.
To do this edit the definition of the machine (double click on it) and go to the Chuck/Fixture tab. Under the drop down for the chuck select part/assembly and select it.
You are correct that it is not available today. you can load the chuck into the part using parts and assemblies but today Turning can only be done in part mode. We are looking at options for the future.
We are working on defining assemblies for turning in the future, however; there is currently not slated for 2020. I would suggest trying out SOLIDWORKS 2020 Beta to look at new features that are presently being tested. We would appreciate the feedback from testing and enhancement requests such as this. You can also try Beta online, so you do not have to download anything to try out the new functionality.
. Was just checking it out. Just had to define fixture coordinant and done. Got this "ghosting effect" ( dont know if that is the correct term). But worked great. Thank you guys
We have a fair number of the SamChully chucks that we can share as well. We built them for the Shop Floor lathe we did two years ago at SOLIDWORKS World. John Milbery has a good presentation on how he created this content for turning. He is always happy to talk turning if you are interested!
Heck yeah!, That would be awesome!. Is there a link you can share for his content?. Always looking to learn.
Sorry, looks like I misspoke.
No worries Craig!
I have created a number of different sized Samchully 3-Jaw Chucks that can be downloaded here:
I am an avid lathe programmer and I too am looking forward to assembly mode turning.
Thank you for the link!. Much appreciated. It would be awesome to see the Assembly mode for turning. Two other things I would like to suggest, it would also be nice to see Live tooling in Solidworks Cam Professional for the small lathes with an NSK set up and Voluturn. That would be cool
Thanks, for the feedback Patrick! Have a great rest of your day.
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