I am new to Solidworks CAM but familiar with HSM works. I trying to learn Solidworks CAM but am running into two problems:
1)not all the features I want to machine are showing up as machinable features. Take this part for example. I would like to perform a perimeter counter on both the small and large disk, but only the small disk is recognized as a parameter feature. The smaller holes inside the large disk are recognized as features. How do I add the large disk parameter to the features?
2)I would like to run a contour mill on all the interior holes. I am using a ramp with no lead-in or out. All holes are large dia then the mill. However, Solidworks cam can generate tool paths for some of the holes, but I don't know why - see image below.
In HSM works if I want to cut a counter I simply select 2D counter and then select the edges I want to cut - is there any way to do that in Solidwokrs CAM?