Put simply, this new feature will be a humongous timesaver for machinists and engineers in the throes of designing a product.
Machine to the Mean
The new ‘Machine to the Mean’ capabilities in CAMWorks eliminates long-standing issues surrounding differences between design practices required to tolerance parts based on fit, form and function vs. manufacturing’s need to machine geometry based on mean dimensions and tolerances.
- Reads SOLIDWORKS Dim Expert Dimensions
- Reads SOLIDWORKS MBD Information
- Adjusts Asymmetric Tolerances to Mean Values
- Reads Surface Finish Annotations
- Selects Tools, Feeds and Speeds based on Dim Expert and MBD
The next major innovation in CAM software will be ability to leverage the MBD information in 3D digital models to automatically generate CNC programs that will meet the specified quality requirements.
TBM Handles Models Without Dimensions
DimXpert + Tolerance Based Machining
With the introduction of Tolerance Based Machining by CAMWorks, the manual tasks associated to preparing parts with close tolerances, asymmetric tolerances, surface finishes and other drawing annotations for toolpath generation will now be part of the past. Not only does CAMWorks automatically identify manufacturing features and automatically create toolpaths, CAMWorks will now recognize the tolerances and surface finishes associated with a feature to select the appropriate tools, speeds, feeds, etc… to generate the best toolpath. For the first time, an application that leverages this information to automate and dramatically accelerate the manufacturing process is now available.