This book is written to help you learn the core concepts and steps used to conduct virtual machining using CAMWorks. CAMWorks is a virtual machining tool designed to increase your productivity and efficiency by simulating machining operations on a computer before creating a physical product. CAMWorks is embedded in SOLIDWORKS as a fully integrated module. CAMWorks provides excellent capabilities for machining simulations in a virtual environment. Capabilities in CAMWorks allow you to select CNC machines and tools, extract or create machinable features, define machining operations, and simulate and visualize machining toolpaths. In addition, the machining time estimated in CAMWorks provides an important piece of information for estimating product manufacturing cost without physically manufacturing the product.
The book covers the basic concepts and frequently used commands and options you’ll need to know to advance from a novice to an intermediate level CAMWorks user.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to CAMWorks 2. A Quick Run-Through 3. Machining 2.5 Axis Features 4. Machining a Freeform Surface 5. Multipart Machining 6. Multiplane Machining 7. Multiaxis Milling and Machine Simulation 8. Turning a Stepped Bar 9. Turning a Stub Shaft 10. Die Machining Application