CAMWorks 2016 Enhances Productivity, Advances Capabilities

This is the latest software release of the company’s suite of 3D CNC machining applications.

Geometric Limited released CAMWorks 2016 software, the latest release of the company’s suite of 3D CNC machining applications. CAMWorks 2016 delivers new productivity-enhancing capabilities that will help companies move seamlessly from design to manufacturing, while enabling more cost-effective handling of design and manufacturing changes, the company says.

Operating inside Solidworks 2016 design software, CAMWorks 2016 provides many new customer-driven enhancements that enable CNC operators to boost productivity in the generation of toolpaths, as well as shorten the cycle times required to machine parts and assemblies.

Improved functionality includes:

  • Interactive feature recognition enhancements, including the selection of non-planar edges and faces
  • Improved chamfer machining options including the use of intelligent parameters and user feedback to provide users better control with chamfers
  • Improved automatic feature recognition to simplify features and automatically recognize features by depth
  • View and modify default machining strategies directly in CAMWorks without having to access the CAMWorks technology database (TechDB) in a separate application window 

New machining benefits include:

  • Automatic pre-drilling of holes for high-speed machining applications in CAMWorks VoluMill.
  • New gun-drilling cycle specifically designed to support industry-standard tooling for deep-hole drilling and gun-drill operations.
  • New cycles to support point to point operations including center drilling, drilling, reaming, and tapping of holes in complex four and five axis components and assemblies.
  • For multitasking Mill-Turn machines, the ability to specify a fixed B axis angle for the tool and tool holder has been added for turning operations to provide better tool control.