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Lesson Agenda
Lesson 1: SOLIDWORKS CAM Configurations - The first lesson of the course will cover how to utilise SOLIDWORKS CAM configurations. This refers to multiple configurations of a component being saved within one part, meaning multiple programs can be stored in one part, not too dissimilar from SOLIDWORKS configurations.

Lesson 2: High Speed Machining (VoluMill) - Lesson 2 looks into the use of VoluMill and how it can be used in standard applications. We will also look at the setup of tooling to ensure toolpaths are correctly generated and determine other parameters to get the ideal toolpath.

Lesson 3: Assembly Machining - Lesson 3 will reinforce some basic milling covered in CAM Standard, but this time in the context of an assembly. We will cover how to swiftly program multiple instances of the same part and also a single part mated into a vice or fixture.

Lesson 4: 3 Plus 2 Machining -Lesson 4 will cover how to use multiple setups to allow indexing of a 4th or 5th axis machine. We will look predominantly at defining rotary axis within the model, and then posting programs and looking at how the output will differ from a 3-axis program.

Lesson 5: Turning Basics - Lesson 5 will cover the basics of creating turning programs. We will start with defining geometries from scratch, both automatically and interactively, as well as defining stock material, chucks and fixtures.

Lesson 6: Chucks, ID Features & Operations - Lesson 6 will delve a bit deeper into the various methods of selecting geometry available when turning, as well as splitting features up into internal diameter and outer diameter. Also covered is creating a setup on the reverse side of a turned component, not to be confused with a sub spindle change.

Lesson 7: Modifying Feature and Operation Parameters - Lesson 7 of the course will look at how we can edit existing turning features and operations, both the geometry used for the toolpaths and cutting data within the toolpath itself.

Lesson 8: Probing - The final lesson of the course looks at how to define the specific Renishaw probing cycles available. This lesson also covers the set parameters associated to the probing cycles allowing adjustment of the cycle, giving the user the ability to adjust how the cycles to complete the tasks required of them.
Course Details
Length: 2 Days

Prerequisites: CAD Essentials for CAM users
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Training


This course will cover the more advanced features of SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional, adding on from CAM Standard. It moves away from the basic milling and onto turning, as well as milling in the context of an assembly. We will also cover 2.5D VoluMill™ an efficient type of high speed roughing that reduces cycle times and increases tool life. This course can also be taken by users of CAMWorks, should these features be required in their use of the software.

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