10/28/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

CAMWorks 2016 Enhances Productivity, Advances Capabilities

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


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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.


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