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SolidCAM runs directly inside your existing SOLIDWORKS or Autodesk Inventor CAD system, with seamless integration and full tool path associativity - design changes initiate automatic tool path updates to the CAD model.

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Solidcam review by James S.
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"Easy to use with great support"

What do you like best?

The reason we purchased the software was to take advantage of trochoidal machining strategies, for this, the iMachining product works well.

Because SolidCAM is a SolidWORKS add-in, the geometry creation and editing are easier than porting from the CAD software to the CAM software. Or having to suffer through the CAD tools that most CAM software include.

The online videos and community support is great too.

What do you dislike?

It's probably not applicable to most users but, we have high speed spindles and machines. The iMachining doesn't allow me to set a minimum or floor speed / RPM. So I spend time editing the feeds and speeds. Templates help this, but it would be nice to have access to the algorithm itself.

When updating from version to version, it's easy to lose files because they get segregated into different folders. I found it best to clean out the old file locations and move the files to the new installation folders.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The iMachining trochoidal milling strategies have significantly decreased cycle times and increased tool life. The 3D tool paths have increased our manufacturing capabilities.

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Solidcam review by Doug L.
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"Great product at the right price!"

What do you like best?

I mainly use CamWorks. This product is very user friendly. Help menus and graphical images are very useful. Volumill is dialed in and works great. Five axis positional programming is very straight forward. All around good choice for those that use SolidWorks.

What do you dislike?

Biggest complaint is that I have to empty the temp folder daily. If not, software will crash. Auto feature recognition is useless in my opinion. We have struggled with the original post processors provided by the reseller really bad! They have made them good, but we have had to work closely with them for months to develop good proven posts. Our equipment is Haas, very common equipment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Volumill has improved output and tool life. I have worked with the reseller to develop a good multi part post processor which has also improved productivity.

What Computer-Aided Manufacturing solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Solidcam review by Héctor G.
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"Good interconection to solidworks to update automatically"

What do you like best?

That when you are ready to go from the CAD on solidworks to the CAM on solidcam, it keeps the link between one and the other, so, if you need to later on, modify the model that you were werking on solidworks, it will automatically get updated in solidcam

What do you dislike?

ha is not as intuitive as one would hope, there are several detailes that need to be specified and if a quick operation is needed to maachine for a rough concept it will be too off due to lack of some auto settings.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are used to work on solid based CAD softwares for the creation of your products, solidcam is an excelent option to work together with solidworks and get the resuts faster, instead of waiting for the compativility process to be done in another set of softwares CAD-CAM

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

a comprex part needed to be machinned, but it was designed in another CAD software, with solidcam it was abble to use the stepfile, open it on solidworks, detail it and easily send it to solidcam for the machining of it.

Solidcam review by User
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"SolidWorks and SolidCam"

What do you like best?

The specifics of the department of Technological Machine and Equpmentsl our university requires a frequent change of the range of models and their production samples. To automate the development of control systems for CNC machines and ensure their continuous operation, in our opinion, the SolidWorks and SolidCAM combination is ideal.

What do you dislike?

It is necessary to open a center for support soft and training programs. Currently there is no official dealer in Uzbekistan. Who would work on distributing Solidworks Solidcam software products. Many industrial companies use a hacked version of Solidworks Solidcam software and do not have experienced specialists.

We can offer a project to distribute software products and organize training. As a result, the demand for these software products and training will increase.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since the SolidCAM system is fully embedded in

SolidWorks, the whole process of CAM programming

actually implemented in SolidWorks since I and my collegue installed the trial version of the system SolidCAM embedded in SolidWorks. Us managed program making complex details and without any problems. Processing at a glance is carried out more smoothly, increased time

tool service and general level production reliability.

If it possible oficial recieve version solidcam We could train my students and colleagues on the SolidCAM system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The SolidCAM program began to be used by some enterprises of Uzbekistan for the Two year. And today it is safe to say that their choice was the right one. The functionality of the program with each version

are expanding. And tight integration with SolidWorks provides fast and efficient development of control programs for CNC machines. This is especially important for industries with low serial production and frequent changes in the range of manufactured products.

Solidcam review by Carson L.
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"Simple to learn"

What do you like best?

This product is easy to learn and efficient. It works well and I have never heard a problem with it.

What do you dislike?

Some of the rules are strange, but I've you get the hang out it it's not bad

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used this to solve a portable will turning issues. This worked perfectly

Solidcam review by Consultant in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Fast, easy to use"

What do you like best?

Fast programing, ease of use. Great Imachining. Very nice turning options.

What do you dislike?

Unability of editing computed tool paths, like choosing single path and editing it like it's a solidworks geometry. Weak postprocessor editing options. You have to be expert to change something in postprocessor. In NX or Hypermill i can just edit postprocessor inside with ease via CAM module.

Lack of some finish strategies eg. something like ISO lines in Hypermill.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good and developed CAM that can satisfy the vast majority of needs there are on the market. Cheap to maintain.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes nice mnoney for me :)

Solidcam review by User
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"Solidcam for inventor 2018"

What do you like best?

Easy to use for routing eps foam. For simple or complex cuts.

What do you dislike?

When cutting complex structures the cut simulation becomes hard to interpret. Breaking it into steps would be useful to see the entire program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The process we previously used took hours, using solidcam takes minutes.

Solidcam review by User in Automotive
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"Cost to performance, first to use, did the job well."

What do you like best?

I never evaluate CAM software by features only. I think of the software cost to performance. And I believe the cost of Solidcam covers what we paid for.

What do you dislike?

I have not used other CAM software to consider disadvantages in Solidcam.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used to manufacture packaging machine parts using Solidcam. The remember the pain we used to have when using manual machining tools. But our first step was into Solidcam, and we have not been disappointed.

Solidcam review by User
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"familiar with software"

What do you like best?

it is very easy to use even if the user is not experienced

What do you dislike?

sometimes the software adds some unnecessary patterns that must be corrected before sending to the cnc. For this reason all the code must be previewed before finalizing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used the software in my previous company to prepare CNC machining codes and programs.

Solidcam review by User
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"Good software"

What do you like best?

MillTurn advance, iMachining, Good technical support, easy to use

What do you dislike?

they cannot support machine with parallel cinematic and robots, and still is not good for swiss type machine

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work with demo in the client company, and benefit is the price of the software.

Solidcam review by User
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"Manufacturing Research Engineer "

What do you like best?

visualization of the final product and generation of code. The flexibility in selecting various processing conditions.

What do you dislike?

the code generated for a smooth counter is not satisfactory based on the tool edge profile. Need to make some corrections.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

saving time for machining needs.

Solidcam review by User in Cosmetics
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"Solidcam user friendly software"

What do you like best?

Help us generate G and M code for CNC Machining

What do you dislike?

I don't see anything that a user will dislike the software

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended due to complete CAM solution for all CNC applications

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Help eliminates the import and export process

Solidcam review by User in Food & Beverages
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"It is easy to use but as per my experience there is other software which has more tools that makes e"

What do you like best?

Basic tools are good to use specially cutting tools.

What do you dislike?

Software has its limitations as compare to others like overload part it cant proceed easily.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Specifically, we are a conventional machine manufacturer and using this software for jobwork only

Solidcam review by Consultant
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"Solid CAM review"

What do you like best?

Easy to make changes.

Incorporating it from solid works is a great feature

What do you dislike?

Supports wide range of Probe Cycles with User-Defined Parameters

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick Setup and Easy measurement.

Full visualisation of probe movement

Solidcam review by Consultant in Design
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

Easy to import and make path. Tools selection. Easy

What do you dislike?

Import data loss.l some features are hard in use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cam shaft manufacturing done with fast way

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