This lessons guides you through the creation of a virtual tool library representing the tools at your machine and look at the specific settings that can be configured for each tool in your library. Once individual tools have been generated time is spent covering the creation of drilling aggregates and multi spindle drill configurations.
Lesson 2 guides users through the process of applying tool paths to a component. Starting with defining the origin and moving to the selection of a cutting tool before applying a tool path to features on the part. This lesson explores the wide range of machining operations available to the user and how fine tune the parameters within each one.
During this lesson, users will learn how to make modifications to the parameters of existing milling operations.
A significant benefit of using SWOOD CAM is the parametric link between the SOLIDWORKS model and SWOOD toolpaths. To make the most of this feature we take time during lesson 4 to understand how making dimension changes, deleting features and adding additional SWOOD design features can be updated on existing tool paths.
Upon successful completion of the previous lessons in the course, lesson 5 looks to advance the users new skills by exploring the options used to create advanced machining operations. We also add common machining parameters to a library of bespoke machining operations and configuring machining in relation to different versions of a design.