Aske Sonne

Extracting feature dimensions and type from part

Discussion created by Aske Sonne on Feb 6, 2020

Hello SolidWorks forum,


The company I work for just bought a combined dril & saw CNC machine (see attached file). The CNC machine is programmed in such a way, that it needs the following inputs for each operation:


Feature type (Which tool is used. Eg. M8 drill)

- Position of feature on the X-Y plane

- Rotation of part around Y-axis for feature


I'm trying to create a macro that extracts the above information from SolidWorks and exports it. 

Is SolidWorks CAM the way to go?


Best Regards api cam export