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SolidCAM 2007

SolidCAM+SolidWorks
The complete integrated machining system

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SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system

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SolidCAM 2007
• Don’t go for less. Go for Gold. SolidCAM is the de-facto standard Gold-Certified integrated CAM-Engine for SolidWorks. SolidCAM provides seamless, single-window integration and full associativity to the SolidWorks design model. All machining operations are defined, calculated and verified, without leaving the SolidWorks window.

SolidCAM is widely used in the mechanical manufacturing, electronics, medical, consumer products, machine design, automotive and aerospace industries, as well as in mold and die and rapid prototyping shops. Today successful manufacturing companies are using integrated CAD/ CAM systems to get to market faster and reduce costs. With SolidCAM’s seamless single-window integration in SolidWorks, any size organization can reap the benefits of the integrated SolidWorks and SolidCAM solution. SolidWorks + SolidCAM is the Dream-Team for design and Manufacturing. SolidCAM supports the complete set of manufacturing technologies. Following is a brief description of the main SolidCAM modules.

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• D Milling SolidCAM’s 3D Milling can be used both for prismatic parts and for complex 3D models. Full tool path control and powerful algorithms ensure that the user can manufacture the way he needs to.D Milling SolidCAM provides both interactive and automated powerful 2. SolidCAM offers one of the best pocketing algorithms in the market. For complex 3D models. including integrated rest material options.com The document is for study only.we  .if tort to your rights. For prismatic parts SolidCAM analyzes the model and automatically recognizes pockets and profiles to be machined using Zconstant machining strategies.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • .cadfamily. powerful 3D EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.com machining. All your needs for successful production machining are provided directly inside SolidWorks with an easy and straightforward interface. rotated. SolidCAM’s automatic featurerecognition and machining module automates the manufacturing of parts with multiple drills and complex holes.5D milling operations on SolidWorks models. Operations can be easily re-ordered.please inform us. etc. SolidCAM is successfully used in production environments by thousands of manufacturing companies and job shops. mirrored. SolidCAM offers www.

The output is ready-to-run programs for your 4/5-axis CNC-machine. SolidCAM is an industry leader in this type of machining.com The document is for study only.if tort to your rights.cadfamily. www. SolidCAM utilizes all the advantages of Simultaneous 5Axis machining and together with collision control and machine simulation. • Simultaneous -Axis Machining Simultaneous 5-axis machining is becoming more and more popular due to the need for reduced machining times.5D and 3D machining operations on any face and check them using SolidCAM’s advanced tool path verification.• + Axis Multi-Sided Machining With SolidCAM.we  .com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. SolidCAM enables flexible set-ups and reduces the need for special clamping jigs.please inform us. provides a solid base for your 5-axis solution. You can define your 2. programming and machining of multi-sided parts on 4and 5-Axis machining centers is efficient and profitable. better surface finish and improved life span of tools. SolidCAM rotates the SolidWorks model to the user-defined machining planes and automatically calculates all necessary shifts and tilts for the 3D machining coordinate systems.

tools and dies and complex 3D parts. Rest Area boundaries and User-defined boundaries.com arcs that maintain continuous machine tool motion. • High Speed Machining (HSM) Module SolidCAM HSM is a very powerful and market-proven high-speed-machining module (HSM) for molds.please inform us. aerospace parts. Theoretical Rest Area boundaries. Any HSM 3D machining strategy can be controlled by specifying the surface slope-angle to be machined or by specifying the machining boundary. SolidCAM HSM module is a powerful solution for all users who demand advanced high speed machining capabilities. including Silhouette boundaries.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system SolidCAM provides intelligent and powerful 5-axis machining strategies.cadfamily. retracts to high Z levels are kept to a minimum.if tort to your rights. It can also be used to improve the productivity of older CNC’s with reduced air-cutting and smoothing www. Shallow boundaries. cutting tools.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. The HSM module offers unique machining and linking strategies for generating highspeed toolpaths. cylinder heads. SolidCAM HSM module provides a comprehensive set of boundary creation tools.we  . retracts do not go any higher than necessary – thus minimizing aircutting and reducing machining time. Angled where possible. for machining of complex geometry parts including mold cores and cavities. The document is for study only. including swarfing and trimming. smoothed by arcs. turbine blades and impellers. enabling collision checking between the tool and the machine components. Cutter Contact Area boundaries. SolidCAM provides a realistic simulation of the complete machine tool. With SolidCAM HSM module. SolidCAM’s HSM module smooths the paths of both cutting moves and retracts wherever possible to maintain a continuous machine tool motion– an essential requirement for maintaining higher feedrates and eliminating dwelling.

SolidCAM supports all machine turning cycles. a rest-machining capability is built in all turning operations. High Speed Machining (HSM) is a must in today’s machine shops.if tort to your rights. and a longer life for your machine tools.The result of HSM is an efficient. This translates to increased surface quality. grooving and Turn-Mill.cadfamily. smooth.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. www. With demands for ever-shorter lead and production times.we  . As in milling. less wear on your cutters.com The document is for study only. • Turning and Turn-Mill SolidCAM has a very strong capability in turning. and gouge-free tool path. lower costs and improved quality.please inform us. SolidCAM provides special support for the advanced machining technologies of ISCAR’s Turn-Groove tools.

com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. SolidCAM’s intelligent algorithms prevent the falling of material pieces by automatic pocket processing.cadfamily.com The document is for study only.  . • / Axis Wire-EDM www.if tort to your rights. SolidCAM provides full user control of stop-points and of wire cutting conditions at any point of the profile or taper.please inform us.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system A powerful integrated Turn-Mill capability enables the turning and milling operations to be programmed in the same environment. SolidCAM provides support for up to 5-Axis (XYZCB) Turn-Mill CNC machines including back-spindle operations. Access to the complete 2.we SolidCAM Wire EDM handles profiles and tapers with constant and variable angles.5-5 axis milling is available. as well as 4-axis contours.

5D Milling to machine the cover part shown above. A machining allowance of 0. and is removed during the finishing pass.2 mm remains unmachined at the floor.prz example illustrates the use of SolidCAM 2.com The document is for study only. The machining is performed in two passes rough and finish.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. The following SolidCAM operations are created to perform the machining: • Top face machining (P_profile_T1) This Pocket operation performs the machining of the top face of the cover. after the rough pass. The machining allowance is left unmachined during the roughing operation and removed at the finishing stage.5D Milling The _D_Milling_1.2. The machining is performed on a 3-axis CNC machine in two setups. The Clear offset option is used at the roughing stage to perform the machining in a number of equidistant offsets from the machining geometry.we 10 . one for the top faces and one for bottom faces.please inform us. An end mill of Ø16 is used. An end mill of Ø20 is used.if tort to your rights. An end mill of Ø8 is used for the operation. www. • Bolt seats machining (F_profile_T) This operation is used to remove the material at the bolt seat areas. • External faces machining (F_profile1_T.cadfamily. F_profile_T) These operations perform the profile machining of the external contour of the cover.

cadfamily. P_profile_T) These Pocket operations perform the rough machining of the internal faces of the cover. D_drill1_T) These Drill operations perform the сenter drilling. F_profile_T) These operations perform the wall finishing of the internal pocket area of the cover part.please inform us.5 is used. This operation uses the second Coordinate system. The used tool and the machining strategy are similar to the P_profile_T1 operation.com For more information see The document is for study only. it means that the second setup has to be performed at the CNC machine before the machining.if tort to your rights.com Exercise # of the SolidCAM . • Threaded holes machining (D_drill1_T. An end mill of smaller diameter (Ø8) is used.we 11 . An end mill of Ø1. • Internal faces roughing (P_profile_T. P_profile_T_1) These operations perform the floor finishing of the internal pocket area of the cover part. The rough machining is divided into two operations to perform the machining with the optimal tool path The machining allowance is left unmachined for further finish operations. • Internal faces rest machining (P_profile_T) This operation uses the rest material machining technique in order to machine the areas left inaccessible for the large tools used in the previous operations.D Milling Training Course. • Floor faces finishing (F_profile_T. • Slot machining (S_slot_T) This Slot Milling operation performs the machining of the groove at the bottom face of the cover. End mill tools of Ø6 and Ø8 are used. EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. www. • Internal faces finishing (F_profile_T.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Bottom face machining (P_profile_T1) This Pocket operation performs the machining of the bottom face of the cover. D_drill1_T. D_drill_T These Drill operations perform the сenter drilling and drilling of the four holes of Ø5 located at the bottom face of the cover. drilling and threading of the M2 holes located at the pads. An end mill of Ø16 is used. An end mill of Ø6 is used. • Holes machining D_drill_T.

2.we 1 .com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. • External contour machining (F_profile_T1) This operation performs the rough and finish machining of the external model faces.5D Milling The _D_Milling_. The following SolidCAM operations are created to perform the machining: • Upper faces machining (F_profile_T1.5D Milling to machine the part shown above. An end mill of Ø16 is used. • Step faces machining (F_profile_T1) This operation performs the rough and finish machining of the step faces using the Profile operation. www. F_profile1_T1) These Profile operations remove the bulk of material performing the rough and the finish machining of upper faces.com The document is for study only. The machining is performed on a 3-axis CNC machine in two setups.if tort to your rights. An end mill of Ø16 is used. using two SolidCAM Coordinate systems.cadfamily. The Clear offset option is used at the roughing stage to perform the machining in a number of equidistant offsets from the machining geometry. An end mill of Ø16 is used.please inform us.prz example illustrates the use of SolidCAM 2.

please inform us. F_profile_T.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. • Internal faces roughing P_profile_T. D_drill_T. Note that the second operation is used with the second Coordinate System. Ø3 and Ø4 are used. An end mill tool of Ø4 is used. F_profile_T) (F_profile11_T. • Internal faces roughing (P_profile11_T1. • Top and Bottom face machining (P_profile1_T1. An end mill tool of Ø10 is used. F_profile1_T. An end mill tool of Ø4 is used. • Machine screw head areas (F_profile_T) This operation performs the rough and finish machining of the screw head areas. D_drill_T.cadfamily. • Holes machining (D_drill_T. P_profile_T P_profile_T. P_profile1_T1) These Pocket operations perform the roughing of the complex pocket formed by the internal faces of the part. www. D_drill_T.we 1 . F_profile1_T.com The document is for study only. End mill tools of Ø10. The Rest material strategy is used in the last operation to complete the machining of the connector faces. For more information see Exercise # of the SolidCAM .if tort to your rights. D_drill1_T.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Connector pocket machining (P_profile_T1. These Pocket and Profile operations perform the finish machining of the wall and floor faces if the complex pocket roughed at the previous stage. P_profile10_T1) Two Pocket operation using the Clear strategy enable you generate the tool path for roughing and finishing of the top and bottom faces. These Drill operations perform center drilling and drilling of holes located on the cover part faces. it means that the second setup has to be performed at the CNC machine before the machining. A number of Profile and Pocket operations are used to perform the rough and finish machining of the connector pocket.D Milling Training Course. D_drill1_T.

The machining is performed at the constant-Z levels defined. A machining allowance of 0. www.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.we 1 .please inform us.cadfamily. using the Step down value of 5 mm.5 mm remains unmachined for further finish operations.3D Milling The D_Milling_1. An end mill of Ø20 is used. • Rest material machining (DR_target_T) This operation performs the rest material machining of the areas that were inaccessible to the tool in the previous operation.prz example illustrates the use of SolidCAM 3D Milling for the machining of the mold core shown above. The Contour roughing strategy is utilized in combination with the Rest material mode of the Working area definition in order to obtain optimal and effective tool path removing the cusps left after the previous operation.if tort to your rights. A machining allowance of 0.com The document is for study only.5 mm remain unmachined for further finish operations. An end mill tool of smaller diameter (Ø16) is used. The following SolidCAM operations are created to perform the machining: • Roughing (DR_target_T1) This operation removes the bulk of material using the Contour roughing strategy.

cadfamily. with inclination angle from 0° to 32°. at specified constant offset (Step over) from each other. With this 3D Milling strategy SolidCAM generates a number of tool paths.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Steep areas finishing (DF_CZ_target_T) This operation performs the Constant-Z finishing of the steep areas of the core.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. For more information see Exercise #1 and Exercise #10 of the SolidCAM D Milling Training Course. parallel to the XY plane. The defined Drive/Check surfaces enable you to perform the machining of the parting surfaces only. The machining is performed for the steep areas.com The document is for study only. www. with inclination angle from 30° to 90° • Shallow areas finishing (DF_CS_target_T) This operation performs the Constant Stepover finishing of the shallow areas of the core. measured along the surface. created on the 2D plane before being projected. using profile machining. SolidCAM generates a line pattern on a 2D plane above the model and then projects it on the 3D Model. • Parting surface finishing (DF_Lin_target_T) This operation performs the Linear finishing of the parting surface of the core. SolidCAM machines a number of planar sections. In linear finishing. A ball nose mill of Ø10 is used.we 1 . avoiding unnecessary contact with the already machined faces. A ball nose mill of Ø10 is used. The machining is performed for the shallow areas.if tort to your rights. With this strategy. The Step over value determines the constant distance between adjacent lines of the linear pattern. A ball nose mill of Ø10 is used.please inform us.

2 mm remain unmachined on floor and wall faces for further finish operations. An end mill of Ø14 is used.prz example illustrates the use of SolidCAM 3D Milling for prismatic part machining. The tool descends to the necessary depth outside of the material and then moves horizontally into the material. A machining allowance of 0. The following SolidCAM operations are created to perform the machining: • Roughing (DR_target_T1) These operations remove the bulk of material using the Contour roughing strategy.we 1 .com The document is for study only. that were inaccessible by the tool in the previous operation.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. in order to minimize the tool load. www.please inform us. • Rest material machining (DR_target_T. The Open Pocket machining is used to perform the approach movement from an automatically calculated point outside of the material. The Contour roughing strategy is utilized in combination with the Rest material option in order to obtain optimal tool path A machining allowance of 0.cadfamily.2 mm remain unmachined on the floor and wall faces for further finish operations. DR_target_T) At this stage the rest material machining is performed for the corner areas.3D Milling The D_Milling_. The machining is performed in two operations using end mills of Ø8 and Ø5.if tort to your rights.

www.com The document is for study only.please inform us. With this strategy. with a constant Step down. parallel to the XY-plane of the current Coordinate System.cadfamily. SolidCAM generates a number of pocket passes on the horizontal faces. • Horizontal floor finishing (DF_CZ_target_T_1) This operation performs the Constant-Z Floor finishing of the horizontal floor areas of the part. SolidCAM generates a number of profile passes along the Z-axis.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Vertical walls finishing (DF_CZ_target_T) This operation performs the Constant-Z Wall finishing of the vertical walls areas of the part.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. For more information see Exercise #1 of the SolidCAM D Milling Training Course. An end mill of Ø4 is used.we 1 .if tort to your rights. An end mill of Ø4 is used. With this strategy.

• Steep faces semi-finishing (HSM_CZ_target_TA) This operation performs Constant Z semi-finishing of the steep faces (from 40° to 90°). A ball nosed tool of Ø10 is used for the operation. The Apply fillet surfaces option is used to add virtual fillets that will smooth the tool path at the corners. A bull nosed tool of Ø12 and corner radius of 2 mm is used with a Step down of 1. A machining allowance of 0.we 1 .com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. www.prz example illustrates the use of several SolidCAM High Speed Machining (HSM) strategies to machine the mold cavity shown above.5 mm to remove the steps left after the roughing.cadfamily. The following SolidCAM operations are created to perform the machining: • Rough machining (HSM_R_Cont_target_T1A) This operation performs contour roughing of the cavity. The same machining allowance as in roughing operation is used.com The document is for study only.HigH SPEED MACHining The hsm_1.25 mm remain unmachined for further finish operations. • Rest roughing (HSM_RestR_target_TA) This operation performs rest roughing of the cavity.5 mm remain unmachined for further semi-finish and finish operations.please inform us.if tort to your rights. A machining allowance of 0. An end mill of Ø20 is used with a Step down of 3 mm.

A ball nosed tool of Ø10 is used for the operation. A virtual reference tool of Ø10 is used to determine the model corners where the rest machining is performed. A machining allowance of 0.25 mm remain unmachined for further finish operations. The Apply fillet surfaces option is used.please inform us.we 1 . A machining allowance of 0.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Shallow faces semi-finishing (HSM_Lin_target_TA) This operation performs Linear semi-finishing of the shallow faces (from 0° to 42°). The Apply fillet surfaces option is used.com The document is for study only. The Apply fillet surfaces option is used. The chamfer is defined by the external offset of the drive boundary and by the Axial thickness parameter. The semi-finishing of the model corners enables you to avoid tool overload in the corner areas during further finishing. • Shallow faces finishing (HSM_Lin_target_TA) This operation performs Linear finishing of the shallow faces (from 0° to 42°). • Steep faces finishing (HSM_CZ_target_TA) This operation performs Constant Z finishing of the steep faces (from 40° to 90°).25 mm remain unmachined for further finish operations. A ball nosed tool of Ø8 is used for the operation. www. A ball nosed tool of Ø8 is used for the operation. • Chamfering (HSM_Bound_target_TA) This operation uses the Boundary Machining strategy for the chamfering of upper model edges. A ball nosed tool of Ø4 is used for the operation.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. A taper tool is used for the operation. • Corners rest machining (HSM_RM_target_TA) This operation uses the Rest Machining strategy for finishing of the model corners. For more information see Exercise #1 of the SolidCAM HSM User Guide. • Corners rest machining (HSM_RM_target_TA) This operation uses the Rest Machining strategy for semi-finishing of the mold cavity corners. A ball nosed tool of Ø6 is used for the operation.cadfamily.if tort to your rights. A virtual reference tool of Ø12 is used to determine the model corners where the rest machining is performed.

if tort to your rights.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. www.5 mm remain unmachined for further semi-finish and finish operations. An end mill of Ø30 is used with a Step down of 10 mm to perform the roughing.we 0 . The following SolidCAM operations are created to perform the machining: • Rough machining (HSM_R_Cont_target1_T1A) This operation performs the contour roughing of the part.prz example illustrates the use of several SolidCAM HSM strategies to machine the electronic box shown above.5 mm is used. A bull nosed tool of Ø12 and corner radius of 0. • Upper faces machining (HSM_CZ_target_TA) This operation performs Constant Z finishing of the upper vertical model faces upto a certain depth.HigH SPEED MACHining The hsm_. A machining allowance of 0. The same machining allowance as in the roughing operation is used.com The document is for study only.cadfamily. A bull nosed tool of Ø16 and corner radius of 1 mm is used with a Step down of 5 mm to remove the steps left after the roughing. • Rest roughing (HSM_RestR_target1_TA) This operation performs the rest roughing of the part.please inform us.

Using such a tool enables you to increase the productivity of the operation. A bull nosed tool of Ø12 and corner radius of 0.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Bottom faces machining (HSM_CZ_target_TA_1) This operation performs Constant Z finishing of the bottom vertical model faces.5 mm is used. For more information see Exercise #1 of the SolidCAM HSM User Guide. A bull nosed tool of Ø12 and corner radius of 0.cadfamily. • Inclined faces machining (HSM_CZ_target1_TA) This operation performs Constant Z Machining of the inclined faces.please inform us. • Flat faces machining (HSM_CZF_target1_TA) This operation performs Horizontal Machining of the flat faces.com The document is for study only. www.5 mm is used. A taper mill of 12° angle is used to perform the machining of the inclined face with large stepdown (10 mm).we 1 .com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.if tort to your rights.

MUlTi-SiDED MACHining The multi_sided_machining_1. D_drill_T.we  .com The document is for study only.if tort to your rights. The Profile operation is used for the machining of the connector faces around the hole.2 mm remain unmachined at the floor after the rough pass and removed during the finishing pass. An end mill of Ø16 is used. These operations are used for the front hole machining using Position #2 of the Machine Coordinate system. using the Clear strategy. The initial stock for this example comes from casting. A machining allowance of 0.rough and finish. The following SolidCAM operations are created to perform the machining: • Top face machining (P_profile_T1) This Pocket operation.prz example illustrates the use of SolidCAM Multi-sided machining to machine the manifold plate shown above.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. performs the machining of the top face of the cover. Position #1 of the Machine Coordinate system is used for the operation. using a 5-axis CNC Machine.cadfamily. www. D_drill_T. The machining is performed in two passes .please inform us. • Front hole machining F_profile1_T1) (D_drill_T. The Drill operations perform centerdrilling and two steps drilling of the hole.

The sequence of the Drill and Profile operations is similar to the sequence used for the front hole machining. F_profile_T) These operations are used for the machining of the holes located on the top faces of the model.if tort to your rights.D Milling Training Course.com The document is for study only. D_drill_T. D_drill_T.please inform us. Position #1 of the Machine Coordinate system is used for all the operations. D_drill_T. For more information see Exercise #1 of the SolidCAM . D_drill_T. D_drill_T. • Back hole machining (D_drill_T. • Top holes machining (P_profile_T.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. D_drill1_T. www. F_profile_T1) These operations are used for the left hole machining using Position #4 of the Machine Coordinate system. D_drill_T. D_drill_T. F_profile_T1) These operations are used for the left hole machining using Position #5 of the Machine Coordinate system.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Left hole machining F_profile_T1) (D_drill1_T. D_drill1_T. The sequence of the Drill and Profile operations is similar to the sequence used for the front hole machining. These operations are used for the left hole machining using Position #3 of the Machine Coordinate system. The sequence of the Drill and Profile operations is similar to the sequence used for the front hole machining. D_drill_T.we  .cadfamily. D_drill_T. • Right hole machining (D_drill_T.

machines the back inclined face of the clamp.we  . machines the front inclined face of the clamp. using the Clear strategy. using the Clear strategy. The following SolidCAM operations are created to perform the machining: • Top face machining (P_profile1_T1) This Pocket operation. Machine Coordinate system #1 (Position #2) is used for the operation. using the Clear strategy.cadfamily. machines the top inclined face of the clamp.please inform us. • Back face machining (P_profile_T1) This Pocket operation.MUlTi-SiDED MACHining The multi_sided_machining_1. Machine Coordinate system #1 (Position #3) is used for the operation.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.if tort to your rights. using a 5-axis CNC Machine.com The document is for study only. • Front face machining (P_profile_T1) This Pocket operation.prz example illustrates the use of SolidCAM Multi-sided machining to complete the machining of the clamp part shown above. www. Machine Coordinate system #1 (Position #4) is used for the operation.

Machine Coordinate system #1 (Position #2) is used for the operation.if tort to your rights. using the Contour strategy. For more information see Exercise #1 of the SolidCAM . located on the top inclined face of the clamp. D_drill_T D_drill_T) These operations machine the inclined counterbore hole. P_profile_T) These Pocket operations machines the slot faces located on the top inclined face of the clamp. • Bottom face machining (P_profile_T1) This Pocket operation. Machine Coordinate system #2 (Position #1) is used for the operation. machines the bottom inclined face of the clamp. located on the front inclined face of the clamp.please inform us. Machine Coordinate system #1 (Position #5) is used for the operation.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.com The document is for study only. • Hole machining (P_profile_T.D Milling Training Course.we  . using the Clear strategy. Machine Coordinate system #1 (Position #4) is used for the operation.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Openings machining (F_profile_T1) This Profile operation machines two openings. www.cadfamily. • Slot machining (P_profile_T.

This combination of parameters enables you to perform the machining by the toroidal surface of the tool. The tool contact point is defined at the front tool face. The tool tilting is defined using the Tilted relative to cutting direction option. The remaining material will be machined at a later stage. A combination of the Parallel Cuts strategy and Change parallel cuts to spiral option is used to perform the spiral machining of the blade.if tort to your rights. www.com The document is for study only. X_selected_faces_TA_) The first operation provides the semi-finish of the turbine blade. using a bull nosed tool of Ø16 with a corner radius of 4 mm.please inform us. 5 axis operations are used to perform the semi-finish and finish machining of the turbine blade: • Blade Semi-finishing (X_selected_faces_T1A_1. 5-AxiS MACHining The sim__axis_1.prz example illustrates the use of the SolidCAM Sim.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. with lag angle of 20°.we  . 5 axis module for turbine blade machining.SiM. using a special tilting strategy. The following Sim.cadfamily. Gouge checking is performed to avoid the possible collisions of the tool with the planar surface of the blade base.

Similar to the previous operation. www. The tool tilting is defined using the Tilted relative to cutting direction option.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. 5-axis operation provides semi-finishing of the blade area.cadfamily. a side tilting angle of 10° is defined to avoid the gouging of the planar face of the blade base. • Blade finishing (X_selected_faces_TA) This operation performs the finishing of the blade. A bull nosed tool of Ø8. The tool tilting is defined using the Tilted relative to cutting direction option with a lag angle of 20°. In addition to the lag angle. In addition to the lag angle. A bull nosed tool of Ø8. This area was not machined in the previous operation because of the gouge protection. For more information see Exercise # of the SolidCAM Sim.5 mm.com The document is for study only. a side tilting angle of 10° is defined to avoid the gouging of the planar face of the blade base. with a corner radius of 2. with a corner radius of 2 mm. -axis User Guide. with a lag angle of 20°.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system The second Sim. is used for the operation. is used for the operation. a combination of the Parallel Cuts strategy and Change parallel cuts to spiral option is used to perform the spiral machining of the blade.if tort to your rights.please inform us. close to the blade base.we  .

we have to use 5 axis milling.com The document is for study only. 5 axis operation for an aerospace part machining.if tort to your rights.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.we  .prz example illustrates the use of the Sim.please inform us. The Parallel Cuts strategy is used to generate a number of cuts parallel to the XY plane of the coordinate system. 5 axis operations are defined in order to perform the finish machining of the inclined faces of the aerospace frame and their adjacent fillets.SiM. to machine the inclined faces. X_selected_faces_T1A) These operations perform the finish machining of the inclined walls. X_selected_faces_T1A. • Inclined walls finishing (X_selected_faces1_T1A. A ball nosed tool of Ø4 is used for the operation. These parameters enable you to perform the machining with the side face of the tool. A number of Sim. with the appropriate tilting strategy. The tool tilting is defined using the Tilted relative to cutting direction option with a lag angle of 90°. The inclined faces are forming an undercut area that cannot be machined using 3 axis milling. www.cadfamily. 5-AxiS MACHining The sim__axis_.

we  .com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.com The document is for study only. machining the fillets. X_selected_faces_T1A) These operations perform the finish machining of the fillets adjacent to the walls. The Project curves strategy is used to generate a single pencil milling pass.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Fillet machining (X_selected_faces_T1A. The Tilted through curves tilting strategy is used to perform a smooth transition between different tool axis orientations. For more information see Exercise # of the SolidCAM Sim. www. A ball nosed tool of Ø4 is used for the operation.cadfamily. X_selected_faces_T1A.if tort to your rights. -axis User Guide.please inform us.

• Facial Turning (TR_profile1_T1A) This operation is used to generate the tool path for the front face machining.TUrning The turning_1. with this Work type the rough machining is performed in a number of equidistant passes. An External roughing tool is used for the operation. An External roughing tool is used for the operation.if tort to your rights.cadfamily. The Rough Work type is chosen for the operation. • Drilling (DRILL__TA) This Drill operation is used to perform the rough machining of the hole. The following Turning operations are used to perform the machining of the part: • External Roughing (TR_profile_T1A) This operation is used to generate the tool path for the external faces roughing. with this work type the rough machining is performed in a number of equidistant passes.prz example illustrates the use of the SolidCAM Turning for the machining of the part shown above.com The document is for study only. A U-Drill tool of Ø28 is used for the operation.please inform us. The Long Process type is chosen for the operation to perform the machining in longitudinal direction. The Face Process type is chosen for the operation to perform the machining in facial direction.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.we 0 . The Rough work type is chosen for the operation. www.

www. An Internal grooving tool is used for the operation.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. For more information see Exercise #1—#11 of the SolidCAM Turning Training Course. An External grooving tool is used for the operation.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • External Finishing (TR_profile_TA) This Turning operation is used to perform the external faces finishing. The Profile Work type is chosen to generate the finishing pass. The Profile Work type is chosen to generate the finishing pass.com The document is for study only. • External Grooving (GR_profile_TA) This Grooving operation is used to perform rough and finish machining of the external groove faces.if tort to your rights.cadfamily. An External grooving tool is used for the operation.we 1 . An External threading tool is used for the operation. An Internal threading tool is used for the operation.5 mm.5 mm and pitch of 1. The Cut Work type is used for the operation.please inform us.5 mm. An Internal roughing tool is used for the operation. An External roughing tool is used for the operation. • Internal Threading (TH_profile_TA) This Threading operation is used to perform the machining of the internal thread with the maximal diameter of 33. • Parting (GR_profile_TA) This Grooving operation is used to perform the parting (cut-off) of the machined part from the stock bar. • Internal Grooving (GR_profile_TA) This Grooving operation is used to perform rough and finish machining of the internal groove faces. • External Threading (TH_profile_TA) This Threading operation is used to perform the machining of the external thread with the minimal diameter of 56 mm and pitch of 1. • Internal Turning (TR_profile_TA) This Turning operation is used to perform the internal faces finishing.

The following Turning operations are used to perform the machining of the part: • External Roughing (TR_profile_T1A) This operation is used to generate the tool path for the external faces roughing. www. • External Rest Material Roughing (TR_profile_TA) This operation utilizes the Rest Material option to perform the machining of the areas left unmachined after the previous operation.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. The Rough Work type is chosen for the operation.cadfamily.we  . with this Work type the rough machining is performed in a number of equidistant passes. during longitudinal and facial rough/finish turning operations.if tort to your rights. An External roughing tool is used for the operation. These areas were unmachined because of the orientation and geometry of the tool used in the previous operation. In this operation a tool with opposite orientation is used to machine the part. moving in the positive Z-direction. performed on the wheel part shown above.please inform us.TUrning The turning_. The Long Process type is chosen for the operation to perform the machining in the longitudinal direction.prz example illustrates SolidCAM functionality for Rest Material machining.com The document is for study only.

www. In this operation the tool with opposite orientation is used to machine the part. The Face Process type is chosen for the operation to perform the machining in facial direction. The Profile Work type is chosen to generate the finishing pass. The Profile Work type is chosen to generate the finishing pass. The Rough work type is chosen for the operation. • External Facial Finishing (TR_profile_TA_1) This Turning operation is used to perform the front face finishing. • Facial Roughing (TR_profile_TA) This operation is used to generate the tool path for the front face roughing.cadfamily. An External roughing tool is used for the operation. An External Contour tool is used for the operation to avoid leaving unmachined areas during the external finish. These areas were unmachined because of the orientation and geometry of the tool used in the previous operation. A U-Drill tool of Ø40 is used for the operation. The Profile Work type is chosen to generate the finishing pass. In this operation the tool with opposite orientation is used to machine the part. • Hole machining (DRILL__TA) This Drill operation is used to perform the machining of the hole.please inform us.com The document is for study only. with this work type the rough machining is performed in a number of equidistant passes. For more information see Exercise #1 of the SolidCAM Turning Training Course. An External roughing tool is used for the operation.we  .if tort to your rights.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • External Finishing (TR_profile1_TA) This Turning operation is used to perform the external faces finishing. • External Rest Material Roughing (TR_profile_TA) This operation utilizes the Rest Material option to perform the machining of the areas left unmachined after the previous operation. moving in the positive X-direction. • External Rest Material Finishing (TR_profile_TA_1) This operation utilizes the Rest Material option to perform the machining of the areas left unmachined after the previous finishing operation. moving in the positive X-direction. These areas were unmachined because of the orientation and geometry of the tool used in the previous operation.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.

with this Work type the rough machining is performed in a number of equidistant passes.cadfamily. www. An External roughing tool is used for the operation. The Rough Work type is chosen for the operation. The document is for study only. A machining allowance of 0.TUrn-Mill The turn_mill_1.we  .com This allowance machined during the finishing pass. An end mill of Ø10 is used for the operation. • Facial Milling (F_profile1_T) This Profile operation performs the rough and finish milling of the hexagon and the adjacent faces of the model. Position #1 of Coordinate System #1 is used to perform the facial machining. The Long Process type is chosen for the operation to perform the machining in longitudinal direction.com isEMail:cadserv21@hotmail.if tort to your rights.prz example illustrates the use of the SolidCAM Turn-Mill module for the machining of the part shown above on a CNC-Machine of the XZC type.please inform us. The Clear offset option is used at the roughing stage to perform the machining in a number of equidistant offsets from the machining geometry. The ISO_Turning_method option is chosen for the Finish in order to generate the finishing tool path with the same tool. The following Turning and Milling operations are used to perform the machining of the part: • External Turning (TR_profile_T1) This operation is used to generate the tool path for the rough and finish machining of the external faces.2 mm is left unmachined during the roughing.

if tort to your rights. www.cadfamily. The Wrap option. Position #1 of Coordinate System #2 is used to perform the pocket machining. For more information see Exercise # of the SolidCAM Turn-Mill Training Course.please inform us. chosen during the machining geometry definition. An end mill of Ø6 is used for the operation.com The document is for study only. The Contour strategy is chosen for the pocket machining.we  .SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • External Finishing (P_profile_T) This Pocket operation is used to perform the simultaneous 4-axis machining of the pocket wrapped on the external face of the part.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. enables you to define the wrapped geometry of the pocket directly on the solid model.

the revolution EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. D_drill_T) These operations perform the machining of the screw slot and four holes using SolidCAM capabilities for facial milling. • Machining of the side faces (P_profile_T) This Pocket operation is used to perform the machining of the side faces of the model. TR_profile10_T) These turning operations are used to generate the tool path for the rough and finish machining of the external and internal cylindrical faces. on a CNC-Machine of the XYZC type. Position #2 of Coordinate System #2 is used for the operation.if tort to your rights. The Transform option is used to create a circular pattern of operations around www. The Contour strategy is used in combination with a negative Wall offset value in order to generate an overlapping tool path that completely machines the faces.we  .prz example illustrates the use of the SolidCAM Turn-Mill module for the machining of the optical part shown above. D_drill_T. TR_profile1_T1_1. The following Turning and Milling operations are used to perform the machining of the part: • Turning (TR_profile1_T1.com axis.com The document is for study only. DRILL__T.cadfamily. • Facial Milling (F_profile_T.TUrn-Mill The turn_mill_. Position #1 of Coordinate System #1 is used to perform the facial machining.please inform us.

An end mill of Ø2. Position #4 and Position #5 of Coordinate System #2 are used for the operations.cadfamily. wrapped on the external face of the part.if tort to your rights. enables you to define the wrapped geometry of the pocket directly on the solid model. chosen during the machining geometry definition.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. D_drill_T.please inform us. www.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Drilling on the side face (D_drill_T) This Drill operation is used to perform the machining of two holes located on the side face of the model.5 is used for the operation. For more information see Exercise #1 of the SolidCAM Turn-Mill Training Course. • Slot machining (F_profile_T) This Profile operation is used to perform the machining of the slot using indexial 4-axis milling. Position #1 of Coordinate System #2 is used to perform the pocket machining.5 is used for the operation. An end mill of Ø2. • Radial holes machining (D_drill1_T. • Pocket machining (P_profile_T) This Pocket operation is used to perform the simultaneous 4-axis machining of the pocket. Position #2 of Coordinate System #2 is used for the operation.com The document is for study only. Position #3 of Coordinate System #2 is used for the operation. The Contour strategy is chosen for the pocket machining. P_profile_T. The Wrap option. P_profile_T) These Drill and Pocket operations are used to perform the machining of three counterbore holes located on the cylindrical face.we  .

• Indexial milling (F_profile_T) This Profile operation is used to perform the machining of the cube sides using the SolidCAM indexial milling capabilities.com The document is for study only. The Transform option is used to create a circular pattern of operations around the revolution axis in order to machine all the cube faces.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.TUrn-Mill The turn_mill_. www. An end mill of Ø16 is used for the operation.if tort to your rights.please inform us.we  . The following Turning and Milling operations are used to perform the machining of the part: • Turning (TR_profile_T1) This turning operation is used to generate the tool path for the rough and finish machining of the external cylindrical faces. Position #2 of Coordinate System #2 is used for the operation.cadfamily.prz example illustrates the use of the SolidCAM Turn-Mill module for the machining of the console part shown above on a CNC-Machine of the XYZCB type.

Position #2 of Coordinate System #3 is used for the operation. • Inclined faces machining (F_profile_T. An end mill of Ø16 is used for the operations. An end mill of Ø6 is used for the operation. Positions #2 and #3 of Coordinate System #3 are used for these operation. Position #2 of Coordinate System #2 is used for the operation. An end mill of Ø16 is used for the operation.we  .com The document is for study only. The Transform option is used to create a circular pattern of operations around the revolution axis in order to machine both sides of the console’s front part. D_drill_T. • Hole machining (D_drill_T. D_drill_T) These Drill operations are used to perform the machining of the inclined faces on the cube. using the B-axis.if tort to your rights. using the B-axis. For more information see Exercise #1 of the SolidCAM Turn-Mill Training Course. Positions #4 and #5 of Coordinate System #3 are used for the operation.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Horizontal faces machining (F_profile1_T) This Profile operation is used to perform the indexial milling of the horizontal faces at the front part of the console. F_profile_T) These Profile operations are used to perform the machining of the inclined faces using the B-axis. • Inclined faces machining (F_profile_T. F_profile_T) These Profile operations are used to perform the machining of the inclined faces on the cube. • Pocket machining (P_profile_T) This Pocket operation is used to perform the machining of the pocket located on the inclined faces.please inform us. D_drill1_T. #4 and #5 of Coordinate System #3 are used for the operations. using the B-axis.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Position #2 of Coordinate System #2 and Positions #3. www.cadfamily.

please inform us. in the middle part of the connector.cadfamily. Position #1 of Coordinate System #1 is used for the operation.com The document is for study only. The back spindle is not used in these operations. D_drill_TA.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. on a Turn-Mill CNC-Machine of the XYZCB type.TUrn-Mill . www. DRILL__TA. • Indexial machining of the middle part (F_profile_TA. TR_profile_TA) These operations are used to perform turning and facial milling of the front faces of the connector. only the main spindle is used. Position #2 of Coordinate System #2 is used for the operation.2 SPinDlES The back_spindle. The Back Spindle Connect operation is defined before these operations. F_profile_TA) These Profile and Drill operations are used to perform the machining of the pads and holes located around the cylindrical surface. The following Turning and Milling operations are used to perform the machining of the part: • Turning and front side milling (TR_profile_T1A. D_drill_TA. enabling the combined use of both spindles (main and back) in these operations.if tort to your rights. F_profile1_TA.we 0 .prz example illustrates the use of the SolidCAM Back Spindle functionality for the machining of the connector part shown above.

cadfamily. so that these operations are performed with the main spindle only. in the middle part of the connector. D_drill_T1A. DRILL__T1A. F_profile10_T11A. causing the retract of the back spindle. D_drill_T10A) These Profile and Drill operations are used to perform the machining of the pads and holes located around the conical surface. D_drill_T1A) These operations are used to perform turning and facial milling of the back faces of the connector. causing the transfer of the part from the main spindle to the back spindle. Refer to the SolidCAM Turning User Guide for more information about the Back spindle functionality.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Indexial machining of the back part (P_profile_TA.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. • Turning and back side milling (TR_profile_T1B.com The document is for study only. TR_profile11_ T1A. The Back Spindle Transfer operation is defined before these operations. Position #2 of Coordinate System #3 is used for the operation.we 1 . Position #1 of Coordinate System #1 is used for the turning operation. The Back Spindle MoveBack operation is defined before these operations.if tort to your rights. Position #1 of Coordinate System #4 is used for the milling operation. www. F_profile1_T1A.please inform us. The machining is performed on the part clamped in the back spindle.

com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. The Later option is used for the Auto Stop technology.if tort to your rights.com The document is for study only.we  . generating a postponed separate sub-operation preventing the material dropping.cadfamily.prz example illustrates the use of the SolidCAM Wire Cut module for the plate part machining. The following Wire Cut operations are used to perform the machining of the part: • Central cut machining (F_profile) This Profile operation is used to machine the central through cut. • Cylindrical holes machining (F_profile) This Profile operation is used to machine two through cylindrical holes. www. The Later option is used for the Auto Stop technology. • Front cut machining (F_profile) This Profile operation is used to machine the through cut located in the front area of the part. located on the top face of the model.please inform us.WirE CUT The wire_cut. generating a postponed separate sub-operation preventing the material dropping.

please inform us.cadfamily.com The document is for study only. The Profile operation performs the machining of the cylindrical part of the countersink hole.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.SolidCAM+SolidWorks = The complete integrated machining system • Countersink machining (A_profile.we  . Refer to the Wire Cut User Guide for more information about the Wire Cut module. The Angle operation tool path is generated in such a way so as to obtain the necessary diameter of the cylindrical part of the hole (8.if tort to your rights. The insertion points of the wire are chosen close to the hole centers. F_profile) The Angle operation is used to machine the six countersink cones of 90°.1 mm) at the necessary depth (4. where the preparatory drilling is performed.45 mm). www.

is available within SolidCAM. -axis User Guide • SolidCAM Turning User Guide • SolidCAM Wire Cut User Guide The PDF versions of user guides are available for download from the Download area of SolidCAM Web site: www.if tort to your rights. • SolidCAM Milling Training Course: .com The document is for study only. • SolidCAM Milling User Guide • SolidCAM HSM User Guide • SolidCAM Sim.please inform us.D Milling • SolidCAM Milling Training Course: D Milling • SolidCAM Turning Training Course • SolidCAM Turn-Mill Training Course These documents are available in the following format: PDF for on-line use + Examples The following user guides for SolidCAM are available.we  .com. based on these user guides. On-line help. www.TrAining MATEriAlS The following training courses are suitable both for SolidCAM frontal training and for self study.solidcam.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.cadfamily.

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