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# SOLIDCAM - THE LEADERS IN INTEGRATED CAM

SOLIDCAM 2010
TRAINING COURSES

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## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

SOLIDWORKS BASIC COURSE SOLIDCAM BASIC COURSE: 2.5D MILLING ADVANCED SOLIDCAM TRAINING COURSE HSM TRAINING COURSE HSS TRAINING COURSE SIM. 5-AXIS TRAINING COURSE TURNING TRAINING COURSE

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## SOLIDWORKS BASIC COURSE

Length: 3 days Prerequisites: None

Lesson 1: SolidWorks: Basics and user interface 1. What is SolidWorks 2. Creating/Opening files 3. SolidWorks user interface 4. Modeling in SolidWorks Lesson 2: SolidWorks: Introduction to sketching 1. 2D Sketching 2. Sketch entities 3. Sketch relations 4. Dimensions 5. Extrude 6. Saving files Lesson 3: SolidWorks: Basic Part Modeling 1. Basic modeling 2. Boss feature 3. Revolved feature 4. Sketching on a planar face

## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

5. Cut Extrude feature 6. Using the Hole Wizard 7. Filleting Lesson 4: Assembly modeling 1. Basic assembly approaches 2. Creating a new assembly 3. Adding components 4. Components positioning and mating 5. Sub-assemblies 6. Smart mates 7. Pack and Go Lesson 5: Configurations of Parts 1. Configurations 2. Using configurations 3. Creating configurations 4. Editing parts with configurations Lesson 6: SolidWorks Drawing 1. Creating drawing 2. Drawing sheets and sheet formats 3. Creating and positioning views 4. Dimensioning 5. Tolerances 6. Section view 7. Broken view 8. Detail views 9. Projected view

## SOLIDCAM BASIC COURSE: 2.5D MILLING

Length: 5 days Prerequisites: SolidWorks basic knowledge

Lesson 1: SolidCAM Part Definition 1. CAM-Part definition process 2. CAM-Part Data 3. CNC-controllers 4. Coordinate Systems 5. Stock Model 6. Target Model Lesson 2: Introduction to 2.5D Milling operations 1. Face milling operation 2. Tool definition 3. Geometry definition 4. Profile operation 5. Pocket operation 6. Drill operation Lesson 3: 2.5D Milling operations (continue) 1. Multiple Coordinate System definition 2. Tool Table 3. Geometry definition (continued) 4. Face Milling operation (continued) 5. Profile operation (continued)

## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

6. Pocket operation (continued) 7. Link movements 8. Rest Material machining 9. Chamfering Lesson 4: Slot Machining 1. Slot operation 2. Geometry definition (continue) 3. Chamfering with Slot operation 4. Chamfer tool 5. Drill operation (continue) 6. Tool path sorting 7. Templates 8. T-Slot operation Lesson 5: Advanced 2.5D Milling operations 1. Contour 3D operation 2. Thread milling operation 3. Drill Recognition operation 4. Pocket recognition operation Lesson 6: Indexial milling 1. Indexial 4th axis milling 2. Indexial 5th axis milling

Length: 1 day Prerequisites: SolidWorks basic knowledge SolidCAM basic (2.5D Milling) knowledge

Lesson 1: Introduction and Basic concepts 1. Machining Process Overview 2. Parameterization of operations Lesson 2: Machining Process definition 1. Machining Process Table definition 2. Machining Process Table Manager 3. Machining Process definition 4. Machining Process Define Manager 5. Parameters and Expressions 6. SolidCAM standard functions Lesson 3: Machining Process Usage 1. Inserting Machining Processes 2. Machining Process Insert Manager 3. Defining the geometry 4. Assigning values to variables Lesson 4: Advanced Machining Process 1. Assigning pictures to Machining Process 2. Assigning description to Machining Process 3. Machining Process types 4. Adding Machining Processes into Operations menu

## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

Lesson 5: Standardization with Machining Processes 1. Creating Default Sets 2. Default Sets management and customization Lesson 6: Machining Processes for automation of Milling tasks 1. Machining Process for Profile Machining 2. Machining Process for the Pocket Machining Lesson 7: Defining Machining Process with existing operations 1. Define the operation group 2. Operation groups manipulations 3. Adding operations group to the Machining Process Table

## HSM TRAINING COURSE

Length: 2 days Prerequisites: SolidWorks basic knowledge SolidCAM basic (2.5D Milling) knowledge

Lesson 1: Introduction and Basic concepts 1. Start HSM Operation 2. SolidCAM HSM Operation overview 3. Parameters and values Lesson 2: HSM Roughing 1. Contour Roughing 2. Geometry definition 3. Tool data definition 4. Boundary definition 5. Tool path linking 6. Hatch Roughing 7. Rest Roughing Lesson 3: HSM Finishing 1. Constant Z machining 2. Helical machining 3. Horizontal machining Lesson 4: HSM Finishing (continue) 1. Linear Machining 2. Filleting

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## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

Lesson 5: HSM Finishing (continue) 1. Radial Machining 2. Spiral Machining Lesson 6: HSM Finishing (continue) 1. Morphed Machining 2. Offset Cutting Lesson 7: HSM Finishing (continue) 1. Boundary Machining 2. Rest Machining 3. 3D Constant Step Over Lesson 8: HSM Finishing (continue) 1. Pencil Milling 2. Parallel Pencil Milling 3. 3D Corner Offset Lesson 9: HSM Finishing (continue) 1. Prismatic Part Machining 2. Combine Constant Z with Horizontal 3. Combine Constant Z with Linear 4. Combine Constant Z with 3D Constant Step Over 5. Combine Constant Z with 3D Corner Offset Lesson 10: Advanced HSM options 1. Holder Clearance within HSM roughing 2. Taper tool use Lesson 11: Convert HSM to Sim.5 Axis operation 1. Source Operation definition 2. Associative Conversion 3. Tools Limitations 4. Tool Axis Control Limitations

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## HSS TRAINING COURSE

Length: 1 day Prerequisites: SolidWorks basic knowledge SolidCAM basic (2.5D Milling) knowledge

Lesson 1: Introduction and Basic concepts 1. Start HSS Operation 2. SolidCAM HSS Operation overview 3. HSS Strategies overview Lesson 2: Parallel Cuts strategy 1. Geometry definition 2. Tool definition 3. Parallel Cuts - Constant Z 4. Parallel Cuts - Linear 5. Parallel Cuts Hatch 6. Tool path linking Lesson 3: Parallel to curve strategy 1. Geometry definition 2. Tool path parameters 3. Gouge checking Lesson 4: Parallel to surface strategy 1. Geometry definition 2. Tool path parameters

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## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

Lesson 5: Perpendicular to curve strategy 1. Geometry definition 2. Tool path parameters Lesson 6: Morph between two curves strategy 1. Geometry definition 2. Tool path parameters Lesson 7: Morph between surfaces strategy 1. Geometry definition 2. Tool path parameters Lesson 8: Projection strategy 1. Geometry definition 2. Tool path parameters Lesson 9: Advanced HSS options 1. Gap areas machining 2. Undercut areas machining with Lollipop tool/T-Slot 3. Rounding Corners

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## SIM. 5-AXIS TRAINING COURSE

Length: 4 days Prerequisites: SolidWorks basic knowledge SolidCAM basic (2.5D Milling) knowledge

Lesson 1: CNC-Machines, kinematics and architecture 1. Head/Head CNC-Machines 2. Aerospace parts machining with Head-Head CNC-Machines 3. Table/Head CNC-Machines 4. Revolution parts machining with Table-Head CNC-Machines 5. Table/Table CNC-Machines 6. Die & Mold parts machining with Table-Table CNC-Machines Lesson 2: 5-axis machining operations 1. Working with fixed rotational axes 2. Simultaneous 4-axis machining 3. Simultaneous 4+1-axis machining 4. Simultaneous 5-axis machining Lesson 3: SolidCAM Sim. 5-Axis Machining overview 1. SolidCAM Sim. 5-Axis operation overview 2. Stages of the Sim. 5 Axis Operation parameters definition Lesson 4: Coordinate Systems 1. Main Work Coordinate System 2. Part setup

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## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

Lesson 5: Tool path output 1. Gcode in CAM-Part coordinates 2. RTCP Rotate Tool Center Point 3. Gcode in absolute coordinates of CNC-Machine Lesson 6: Tool definition 1. Tool parameters definition 2. Tool contact point 3. Tool tip 4. Feed/Spin definition Lesson 7: Tool orientation 1. Tool orientation vector, unit vector 2. Surface normal at contact point 3. Surface tangent at contact point in cutting direction Lesson 8: Machining geometry overview 1. Analytical surfaces 2. Ruled surfaces 3. Advanced surfaces Lesson 9: Machining geometry definition 1. Drive surface definition 2. Surface offsetting 3. Trimming/Extending 4. Corner rounding 5. 2D boundary definition 6. Steep/Shallow areas definition Lesson 10: SolidCAM Sim. 5-Axis machining strategies 1. Strategies overview: Swarfing and Tracing 2. Parallel cuts 3. Parallel to surface

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## SIM. 5-AXIS TRAINING COURSE

4. Parallel to curve 5. Orthogonal to a curve 6. Engraving (Projected contour) 7. Morph between two curves 8. Morph between two surfaces Lesson 11: Machining area control 1. Machining of whole surface 2. Machining of part of surface Lesson 12: Tool path arrangement 1. Cut areas order: lanes and regions 2. Zigzag machining 3. One way machining 4. Spiral machining 5. Cutting order 6. Start point Lesson 13: Tool path precision 1. Cutting tolerance 2. Tool position output frequency 3. Contact point control 4. Step over / Scallop 5. Maximum angle step Lesson 14: Tool tilting overview 1. Main side tilt angle 2. Cutting direction tilt angle 3. Resulting tool axis orientation 4. Lag angle

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## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

Lesson 15: Tool axis control 1. Main Side Tilt Angle definition 2. Cutting Direction Tilt Angle definition a. Following surface parametric lines b. Orthogonal to cut direction vector c. Interpolating through tilting lines d. Main spindle direction e. User defined vector 3. Resulting Tool Axis Orientation a. Normal to surface b. Fixed angle to axis c. Interpolation between tilting lines d. Through point e. Through curve 4. 4 and 4+1 tool axis orientation Lesson 16: Machining levels 1. Clearance surface 2. Initial tool axis distance 3. Retract level 4. Safety level Lesson 17: Tool path linking 1. Operation Start/End level 2. Lead-in strategies 3. Lead-out strategies 4. Tool path linking: slices, passes 5. Gaps control

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## SIM. 5-AXIS TRAINING COURSE

Lesson 18: Gouge checking 1. Gouge checking overview 2. Gouging between tool assembly components and surfaces 3. Check surfaces 4. Gouging avoidance strategies a. Retraction along tool axis b. Moving tool away c. Tilting tool away d. Leaving out gouging points e. Stopping tool path calculation 5. Using gouging in tool path manipulation Lesson 19: Roughing options 1. Roughing options overview 2. Depth Cut machining 3. Multi Passes machining 4. Area Roughing 5. Morph Pocket machining 6. Plunging Lesson 20: Tool path transformations 1. Translate 2. Rotate around axis Lesson 21: Motion Limits control parameters 1. Angle Pairs 2. Large angle changes control 3. Linearization / Angular Interpolation 4. Singularity 5. Machine Limits control

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## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

Lesson 22: Convert HSM to Sim. 5 Axis operation 1. Source Operation definition 2. Associative Conversion 3. Tools Limitations 4. Tool Axis Control Limitations 5. Relink Option Lesson 23: Multi-Axis drilling 1. Multi-Axis drilling operation overview 2. Geometry definition 3. Machining levels 4. Depth control 5. Sorting 6. Technology parameters Lesson 24: Machine simulation 1. Machine Simulation overview and GUI 2. Machine definition process overview 3. Machine definition parameters (*.mac) 4. Basic parts definition 5. Translational axes definition 6. Rotational axes definition 7. Workpiece position and orientation 8. Tool position and orientation 9. Control gouges

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## TURNING TRAINING COURSE

Length: 2 days Prerequisites: SolidWorks basic knowledge

Lesson 1: Introduction and Basic concepts 1. SolidCAM Turning overview 2. Basic concepts 3. Process overview Lesson 2: Turning CAM-Part definition 1. CAM-Part definition process 2. CNC-controllers 3. Coordinate Systems 4. Material boundary 5. Clamp 6. Target Model 7. Envelope generation Lesson 3: SolidCAM Turning operations 1. SolidCAM Turning operations overview Lesson 4: Turning operation 1. Turning operation overview 2. External rough turning 3. Facial Turning 4. Tool definition 5. Turning tool types overview

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## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

6. External Rough tools 7. Feed / Spin definition 8. Tool path parameters Lesson 5: Drill operation 1. Tool definition 2. Drill tools 3. Start/End drill positions 4. Tool path parameters Lesson 6: Turning operation (continue) 1. External finish turning 2. Internal turning 3. Internal Rough tools Lesson 7: Grooving operation 1. Grooving operation overview 2. External/internal grooving 3. External/internal Groove tools 4. Tool path parameters Lesson 8: Threading operation 1. Threading operation overview 2. External/internal threading 3. External/internal Threading tools 4. Tool path parameters Lesson 9: Parting 1. Use of Grooving operation for cut-off parts Lesson 10: Advanced Turning 1. Rest Material turning 2. Long parts machining

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## MILL-TURN TRAINING COURSE

Length: 2 days Prerequisites: SolidWorks basic knowledge SolidCAM basic knowledge (2.5D Milling and Turning)

Lesson 1: Introduction and Basic concepts 1. Mill-Turn Module Overview 2. CNC-Machines 3. Basic concepts 4. Process overview Lesson 2: Mill-Turn CAM-Part definition 1. CAM-Part definition process 2. CNC-controllers 3. Coordinate Systems 4. Material boundary 5. Clamp 6. Target Model 7. Envelope generation Lesson 3: Turning on Mill-Turn CNC-Machines 1. SolidCAM Turning operations overview 2. Turning operation 3. Geometry definition 4. Tool definition 5. Technology parameters definition

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## The Leaders in Integrated CAM

Lesson 4: Milling on Mill-Turn CNC-Machines 1. SolidCAM Milling operations overview 2. Facial milling 3. Sim. 4-axis milling Lesson 5: Indexial Milling on Mill-Turn CNC-Machines 1. Indexial Milling on 4-Axis CNC-Machines 2. Indexial Milling on 5-Axis CNC-Machines Lesson 6: Back Spindle Usage on Mill-Turn CNC-Machines 1. Back Spindle use overview 2. Operation with / without cut 3. Operation sequences 4. Main and Back Spindle definition 5. Back Spindle sub-operations 6. Connecting Back Spindle 7. Move Back sub-operation 8. Transfer sub-operation Lesson 7: Simultaneous 5-Axis Milling on Mill-Turn CNC-Machines 1. Sim. 5-Axis operation overview 2. Parallel Cuts strategy 3. Parallel to surface strategy 4. Geometry definition 5. Machining levels definition 6. Tool path parameters definition 7. Tool path linking 8. Tool tilting 9. Gouge checking 10. Motion limits control 11. Machine simulation

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