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10/11/2017 SolidCAM CAM Software: 2.

5D Milling

2.5D Milling

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2.5D Milling
Most Powerful & Easiest-to-Use CAM System for Creating
2.5D CNC Milling Tool Paths

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SolidCAM puts the most powerful 2.5D programming solution at your


ngertips, right inside your CAD system. SolidCAM looks, feels and
performs like your existing CAD system. In addition to its powerful 2.5D
milling Pro ling, Pocketing and Drilling operations, SolidCAM's 2.5D
module includes:

Simpli ed geometry selection using CAD sketches, auto-feature


recognition and advanced chaining functions (O setting, Trimming,
Extensions) enable changes in geometry without changingthe CAD
model

Working directly on parts, assemblies, and sketch geometry to de ne


your CNC machining operations

Rest material machining cuts the remaining material left after a


larger tool pass

Chamfering, using the same geometry de ned in Pro le or Pocket


operations

Thread Milling operation for machining of standard internal and


external threads.

Special operations for machining side slots with undercuts by a T-slot


tool

Engraving single line or True Type (double stroke) fonts on at and


wrapped faces using ll areas strategies (Hatch/Contour) and mid-line
engraving.

3D Contouring to drive the tool along a 3D curve, cutting the part at


di erent depths

Capability to machine geometry wrapped around a rotation axis by


transforming linear movement to rotary movement

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Ability to easily program in 2.5D with the assistance of


iMachining 2D
comprehensive, graphically intensive help functions
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Work Directly in Your CAD CAM Manager


iMachining 3D
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Milling - Entry Level


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2.5D Milling (/cam-


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Quickly and easily work on your CNC tool paths are stored as
AFRM - Feature
parts, assemblies
Recognition (/cam- and sketch Operations in the CAM Manager that
geometry to de ne your CNC
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xtures and components for full tree. Suppress, cut, copy, paste,
simulation. simulate, create G-Code and reorder
High Speed Surfacing
at anyletime directly from the CAM
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Indexial Multiaxis
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Simultaneous 5x
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Mold Machining
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Turning (/cam-
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Wire-EDM Module
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Solid Probe (/cam-


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2.5D Milling Standard Operations

2.5D Parts for Download

Automatic Geometry O setting to Maintain Tolerances

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SolidCAM's 2.5D allows users to add o sets to Pocket & Slot geometry to
maintain tolerances, without de ning new geometry.

Geometry: Automatic Curve Propagation Selected by


Tangency & Delta Z

Creating chain geometries is incredibly powerful with SolidCAM's new Curve


Propagation option enabling users to use a combination of Tangent and
Delta Z selection functions to create Multi-level Chains.

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AFRM - Automatic Feature Recognition & Machining

SolidCAMs Automatic Feature Recognition and Machining (AFRM)


automatically de nes & machines the following:

Pocket Recognition & Machining

Chamfer Recognition & Machining

Drill Recognition

Hole Recognition & Machining

SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Feature Recognition & Machining

See AFRM section for full details (/cam-solutions/cam-modules/afrm-


feature-recognition/)

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Cycle Toolbox

A very useful and convenient cycle toolbox provides specialized, preset


sub-operations for slots, corners, bosses, ruled surfaces, etc.

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