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Smart Manufacturing through Integrated Automation

SOLIDWORKS® CAM allows users to integrate design and manufacturing processes in one system to avoid downstream delays and rework cost, helping organisations in bringing high quality products faster to market. Manufacturing tasks that had to wait until a design was complete can now be performed concurrently with the design process.

The solution is powered by CAMWorks, The SOLIDWORKS CAM rules-based technology enables you to integrate design and manufacturing in one application, connecting design and manufacturing teams through a common software tool and 3D model.

CAMWorks is the only CAM system that is 100% compatible with SOLIDWORKS CAM.

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Accelerate Your Machining Productivity

Power Smarter

With feature based machining, machinable part features are recognised automatically, virtually eliminating repetitive programming tasks.

Machine Faster

Reduce machining time by as much as 85% and increase tool life by as much as 500% even in the hardest materials.


Improve Customisation & Setup Time

Capture and reuse your best programming practices, reducing programming time by as much as 80%.

This is not just another CAM product, nor do we pretend to own the manufacturing space. But it is in our opinion a “smart manufacturing” solution that, based on tolerances, surface finish and features, it is able to automatically determine a tool path. It is also meant to indicate the path forward to our large ecosystem of manufacturing partners on how to better integrate CAM with design.

Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of SOLIDWORKS

Advanced Smart Manufacturing Through Integrated CAM

Fully Integrated CAD/CAM

  • All CAM is data stored in the SOLIDWORKS file
  • Toolpaths update automatically to design changes
  • Always machine the current revision of the part
  • Machine imported files from other CAD systems

Feature Based Machining

  • Machining features include holes, pockets, slots, bosses, part perimeters, and more
  • Creates fully associative machining features
  • Feature based programming is typically 80-90% faster than operation based programming

Automatic Feature Recognition

  • Recognises over 20 types of machinable features
  • Creates features and populates the Feature Tree

Knowledge Based Machining

  • Capture and re-use your best practices
  • Create a library of machining strategies
  • Your best practices are selected automatically

CAMWorks VoluMill

  • Ultra high-speed rough milling!
  • Reduce cycle times by 80% or more
  • Increase production by 400%
  • Increase Tool Life by 500%
  • Creates and Maintains Ideal Cutting Conditions

CAMWorks Virtual Machine

  • True G-code Machine Simulation
  • Full collision detection – including too, tool holder, stock, and machine and fixture components
  • Avoid costly collisions and broken tools
  • Reduce downtime and extend machine life

CAMWorks Solutions For Intelligent Digital Manufacturing

Rotatory Milling

Perfect integrated CNC programming solution for SOLIDWORKS.

  • Sub-Spindle Turning
  • Rotatory Milling

3 axis Milling with Undercutting

The most advanced 3 axis CNC programming solution available for SOLIDWORKS.

  • Sub-Spindle Turning
  • Rotatory Milling
  • 3 axis Milling with Undercutting
  • Mill-Turn

Sub-Spindle Turning

Includes advanced turning, mill-turn and C, Y & B axis capabilities, dual turret and sub-spindle support, and 2 & 4 axis turning with up to 11 axis mill-turn capabilities.

  • Sub-Spindle Turning
  • Rotatory Milling
  • Synchronous Machining
  • Virtual Machine Standard Simulation
  • Mill-Turn

Synchronous Machining

The ultimate integrated CNC programming solution available for SOLIDWORKS.

  • Sub-Spindle Turning
  • Rotatory Milling
  • 3 axis Milling with Undercutting
  • Mill-Turn
  • Synchronous Machining
  • Virtual Machine Standard Simulation
  • 4 Simultaneous Milling
  • 5 Simultaneous Milling

What is the feature difference between the packages?

Milling Professional
Turning Professional
Bundle Add-Ons
2.5 Axis Milling Plus*
Cimco Editor/DNC
2.5 Axis VoluMill
3 Axis Milling – L1*
4/5 Axis Indexing
Rotary Milling
3 Axis Milling – L2*
3 Axis Milling – L3*
Synchronous Machining for Lathes
Virtual Machine Standard
4 Axis Milling (Add-On to Milling Pro only)
5 Axis Simultaneous


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