SOLIDWORKS® CAM allows users to integrate design and manufacturing processes in one system to avoid downstream delays and rework cost, helping organizations in bringing high quality products faster to market.

The solution is powered by CAMWorks , the first SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold product for CAM software and brings a production-proven, seamlessly integrated CAM with rules-based machining and automatic feature recognition to streamline, and even automate, CNC manufacturing operations. Recently released, CAMWorks 2018 is fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS 2018 and comes with advanced new features. Click here to read more

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This is not just another CAM product, nor do we pretend to own the manufacturing space. But it is in our opinion a “smart manufacturing” solution that, based on tolerances, surface finish and features, is able to automatically determine a tool path. It is also meant to indicate the path forward to our large ecosystem of manufacturing partners on how to better integrate CAM with design.

Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of SOLIDWORKS

Why CAMWorks?

  • First and best integrated CAM software in SOLIDWORKS

    We are SOLIDWORKS Gold-level solution partner in CAM since 1998. CAMWorks 2018 is fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS 2018
  • Tolerance Based Machining - Uses tolerances and features in 3D models to automatically create CNC programs
  • Feature Based Machining - Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) automatically recognizes over 20 types of prismatic features on native SolidWorks part models, reducing programing time by as much as 90% compared to traditional CAM software
  • Knowledge Based Machining - allows you to capture and reuse your programmers’ best practices using the patented TechDB, reducing programming time by as much as 80% and provides a company owned database to store employee knowledge and skill
  • CAMWorks Virtual Machine performs true G-code machine simulation directly from the G-code used for the CNC machine, eliminating dry runs and set up time
  • CAMWorks VoluMill™, the ultra high-performance tool-path engine allows you to reduce your cycle time by 80% for complex 3D- shapes and prismatic parts

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SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks Product Matrix

CAMWorks is 100% Compatible with SOLIDWORKS CAM


CNC Programming CapabilityStandardProfessionalStandardMilling ProfessionalTurning ProfessionalPremium
CNC Programming CapabilityStandardProfessionalStandardMilling ProfessionalTurning ProfessionalPremium
2.5 Axis and Limited 3 Axis MillingXXXXXX
Feature-Based Machining with Feature RecognitionXXXXXX
Area Clear Roughing, Flat Area, and Z Level FinishingXXXXXX
Standard FeaturesXXXXXX
NC Editor with Backplotting – Powered by CIMCOXXXXXX
Tolerance Based Machining (TBM)XXXXXX
Part Document MachiningXXXXXX
Assembly Document MachiningXXXXX
Multiple CAM ConfigurationsXXXXX
4 & 5 Axis PositioningXXXXX
VoluMill 2.5 Axis RoughingXXXXX
Turning for CNC LathesXXXXX
Sub-Spindle ProgrammingXXXX
Two Turret SupportXXXX
Rotary MillingXXXX
3 Axis Milling – AdvancedXX
Advanced 3 Axis Roughing and Finishing CapabilitiesXX
3 Axis Undercutting with Standard and Custom ToolsXX
Sync Manager for Synchronized MachiningXX
CAMWorks Virtual Machine StandardXX
4 & 5 Axis Simultaneous MillingX

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