Delcam a long time partner of Camplex , has introduced an integrated CAM system for one of the most popular engineering CAD software programs, SolidWorks.
Delcam for SolidWorks combines the benefits associated with PowerMILL and FeatureCAM and has the same strong focus on ease-of-use as FeatureCAM, including all of the knowledge-based automation that makes the software so consistent and reliable.
Importantly, the software will include FeatureCAM’s Automatic Feature Recognition system, which automatically extracts detailed feature information from the SolidWorks model.
The system not only recognises holes and pockets within the model but also groups similar holes by size and type automatically, and indentifies draft on pocket walls, and any fillets or chamfers within the pocket.
Once the features have been identified, Delcam for SolidWorks undertakes automatic selection of cutting tools, machining strategies, and feeds and speeds, to complete the programming operation.
DAll toolpaths generated with Delcam for SolidWorks can be checked using the integrated simulation module on the computer before being passed to the machine tool.
Finally, the software comes with Delcam’s full range of post-processors to allow fast, accurate data transfer to all leading types of machining equipment.