SolidWorks CAM

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SOLIDWORKS CAM is an add-on to all versions of SOLIDWORKS CAD that lets you prepare your designs for manufacturability earlier in the development cycle. Manufacturing tasks that had to wait until a design was complete can now be performed concurrently with the design process

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Sindy Y.
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"Excelente muy buena"

What do you like best?

Me gusta de esta herramienta que La obtención de certificaciones les da a los empleados la posiblilidad de competir y sobresalir en aspectos de diseño, análisis y gestión de datos. Además, les ofrece de la oportunidad de ser reconocidos a nivel mundial además se enfoca a temas sobre el manejo básico de las herramientas del software, muy útil para mi empresa. Lo cual funciona con base en las nuevas técnicas de modelado con sistemas

What do you dislike?

Nada que acotar súper bueno, es una excelencia espero ver incrementar mi empresa con esta herramienta.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Lo recomendaría a toda la comunidad con el fin de mejorar su empresa. Excelente herramienta

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

El programa me permitio modelar piezas y conjuntos y extraer de ellos tanto planos técnicos como otro tipo de información necesaria para la producción. Aparte de traspasar la idea mental del diseñador al sistema de manera que la construyo virtualmente. Ademas se realizan de manera bastante automatizada. Me sirvió bastante. Muy buena.

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SANAT K.
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"Best project award because of this software"

What do you like best?

This software helped me to win the best project award at my university. I designed and manufactured a cold chain box for carrying the vaccination using this software. Best features, options and many more things that this software can offer.

What do you dislike?

Truly speaking the only thing which I disliked about this software is the user interface. Apart from that, I liked everything else.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I only recommendation which I can give is that everyone should use this software as it is easy to use along with other feature.

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

This software can build anything. I mean everything. From an automobile part to heat sink systems. I designed various mechanical parts using this software.

Khola M.
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"A great innovative software"

What do you like best?

It is an awesome software that helps to create a perfect 3D design. It has a user interface that assists and very easy to use. It is controlling when you are in the middle of designing so that you don't exceed the limits of oversizing. It has got volumetric tools that enables to make and design simple and uncomplexed 3D designs with CAD files.

What do you dislike?

The software sometimes hangs which creates issue and annoys. Otherwise it is a great software for use.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great software with very detailed implementation which is very helpful even for the beginners. It assists in creating innovative designs which helps you getting good image and more projects as well.

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

For graphic designers, it is an excellent software with great and easy tools for use. It is an ideal for engineering and architectural field. I use it for making 3D images for art purposes and projects.

Vidit U.
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"Reliable and user-friendly CAM software for beginners"

What do you like best?

The best thing about SolidWorks CAM is its user-friendly nature, all the commands could be found easily unlike other software where we have to memorize complex commands. another thing which I liked about this software is we can choose materials and we can evaluate its behavior and its flexibility and rigidity which saves the cost of costly site testings. It also allows for easy changes in the 3-D model.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I don't like about this software is the unavailability of the autosave feature. Other CAM software provides this feature and its really helpful in case of an application crash or an accidental shutdown, I am sure that my work won't be lost and I won't have to start over it again.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

you can easily get used to the system in 2-3 days. it is really easy if you have a little experience of design

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

I have designed many prototypes models for my university projects and I have realized that it really saves time. I have completed my models faster than ever using this software. I have also designed some models for a company and it solves two big problems for them, one, it saves the cost of testing as I mentioned earlier and second we can easily revise the model in case there is a change in design.

Diana G.
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"The best software for designing a mechanical assembly"

What do you like best?

It is the easiest software that I could learn in approximately half an year. It is very flexible and quite reliable. I can always go back and change my dimensions or any other details in the sketch and coming back to my 3D model. I think it is very quick if the project is very well defined. I used this software in the last couple of years to design my prototypes of devices in university and I don't know what I would have done without it.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that it doesn't have an auto-save button to just pop up and ask me if I want to save my model because as I am drawing and concentrating at the draw, I keep forgetting that I have to save it constantly so that I won't lose it in case the computer shuts down or anything.

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

Mainly design, bill of materials and technical specification drawings. The best solution for modelling is SolidWorks. This is coming from experience and trying more similar software such as Catia or Creo parametrics.

Luisa mercedes T.
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" Excellent software for the construction of simulation of elements."

What do you like best?

The most satisfactory thing about this is that you can design mechanical elements and simulate how you will behave in the work area. Besides that, it allows the cost saving since it has the option of simulating the created element, we can also choose the material to be used for the construction of the desired piece. Unlike others, this product is very good since it allows to evaluate the behavior, the flexibility and rigidity of the designed element without the need to spend money in the real field.

What do you dislike?

Something not very good about this product is that due to its additional options it becomes a bit complex to manipulate since good training is needed to use it efficiently and quickly.

it is the least satisfactory of the product but the rest is very good

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend the software since it is very good, it allows the saving of cost, time and effort. The functions it fulfills are excellent for any company that needs to create parts and spare parts for their machines.

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

The low cost allows savings, due to the simulation system that it has. It is satisfactory because the piece can be simulated from the computer and does not generate expenses when doing the simulation in special tests

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"solid works by dassault"

What do you like best?

this software is best among the other designing software due to its user friendly nature and easy commands and shortcuts. Not only this as compared to catia and autocad it have good graphics and supports other files like iges and step files. New update that is 2018 is good in which the user interface is mad e more easy and user don't have difficulty in finding any command. it is cheaper than other too

What do you dislike?

There should be more work done on sheet metal and surfacing module so that it can be used for the same in industries.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

use it best in he market , low cost and easy work. good graphics makes it interesting to use . if you are a smal firm then this is the best designing software you can use

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

making designs of the parts of the products and simulation of it. we also use it to find the weak point of the product and do work on it accordingly.

raul m.
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"application review SolidWorks CAM"

What do you like best?

A very good tool for 3D design, so prepare and evaluate the manufacturing possibilities in the first phases of the development cycle. Now the processes can be simultaneous, you can carry out the process and also the design. In its Standard, Professional, Machinist Professional and standard versions, it is up to the customer which will be the most recommended for his daily work.

What do you dislike?

Excellent, just tell your IT Staff to recommend a good team with the best configuration as there are processes which can hang your work team.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend installing it in your organization.

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

Easy-to-use program facilitates daily work and you can delegate to each person in charge the work you must do. Now the design of prototypes and parts will be more specific thanks to this excellent tool.

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"Designed an Entire Prosthetic Arm for an Actual Human!"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and intuitiveness of the software is unmatched. We designed an entire prosthetic arm for an amputee patient from a country that did not have access to affordable prosthetics. The final product came out high quality and fit as expected

What do you dislike?

It requires computers with very high memory. Otherwise, there would be significant lag when rotating 3d models or accessing new views.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Practice makes perfect. Make sure to check out as many tutorials available on sites such as Youtube, Google videos, and also read through the FAQ's and resources. A really great resource is reddit subreddit Solidworks where people are nice enough to assist you in your design endeavors. Another thing to keep in mind is to get acquainted with 3-D printing. When you 3D print, you can see the physical design of the product that you conceptualized in the computer. Not all things print out perfectly, or there is some unforeseen issue t hat can only be fixed upon printing. For example: Margins. Leaving margins is essential in making products fit together.

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

Mechnical engineering design for biomedical devices.

Santosh R.
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"Solidworks is best software for 2D and 3D Designing"

What do you like best?

Solidworks is the best tool for designing. Designs and models will get to the market quicker when SOLIDWORKS Software is used. solve design problems, and economically construct products, when errors are automatically detected early by the program.

Solidworks is User friendly

Complex motion analysis can be done.

Complex surfaces can be Designed and their patterns can be viewed.

What do you dislike?

Drawing and drafting a particular product is still to a basic level.

Fails to makes a detailed drawing using raw data

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Solid work is the best software that's why I recommend implementing in your organization

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

Solidworks cam software is very easy to use.and it's mainly designed for designing

Mathias P.
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"Useful tool for preparing surveys "

What do you like best?

allows to create 3D designs without making mistakes, also has an efficient simulation technology. Help with professional training. Automatic interference and collision detection ensure that all parts fit together before building a physical prototype, so that the cost is reduced and the overall design cycle is shortened for faster commercialization.

What do you dislike?

It is usually a bit expensive and some functions are a bit complex to perform, needing the experience of experts in the area.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Widely recommended to all engineers and companies

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

He has contributed with medical engineering to create designs with the highest 3D quality of innovative medical equipment for the national and international market.

Vignesh M.
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"Great tool but lot of scope for improvement."

What do you like best?

Great tool generate g code from the virtual definition of the part and the features. there is also tolerance adjustment made. variable tool path speed for cornering.

What do you dislike?

there should be options to control the graphics better and the g-code should be able to translate that. there could be a comment section for the code so that we can reuse it. if we could control the table rotation and also retract.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

basic knowledge on gcode so that we can modify based on our requirement later.

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

we produce components using CNC machine by using the code produced by solidworks CAM

Hamza A.
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"my experience with solidworks "

What do you like best?

As an engineer and software developer, it is essential for me to use a soft that is easy and convenient to use. what I like about this solid work is it easy to use, there are many common features that you could use without watching tutorials.

What do you dislike?

some of the things that I don't like about the Solidworks is that the software itself some times run slow, even if you have a great computer with high-speed processing.

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

the ability to stay on the 3D Solidworks environment without leaving it and open a new one.

Shane M.
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"Great addition to the Solidworks functionality"

What do you like best?

It provides a great tool for companies that are in the R&D business. This software helps reduce the time it takes to set up or alter pieces. If you are using CNC you should try this.

What do you dislike?

No adaptive clearing strategy to remove the majority of the excess material.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try. It is probably better for medium to bigger size companies but it's a really useful tool.

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

It allows for faster set up and alteration of pieces on our CNC machines. This really helps the workflow of our R&D company.

Sanjana M.
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"Solidworks Review "

What do you like best?

How easy it is to use. All the different options available with the software to create 3D images

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the program glitches and turns off by itself which can be detrimental if you did not save your program.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great product overall, user friendly.

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

Clemson University, received the software for free through the institution

UM
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"Great Program!"

What do you like best?

Love the user friendliness of the software. One of the best on the market.

What do you dislike?

Some of the wording is outdated in the program, could use an update.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great program to use, and to use across your whole company!

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

Solving manufacturing issues with machinists and other fabrication employees.

CM
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"Easy to use! "

What do you like best?

It's very user friendly and really a great tool for 3D design. My whole team uses it and makes it easier for everyone to do our jobs.

What do you dislike?

It does require a specific level of system to work seamlessly.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure the systems you're using it on can handle the software

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

It's great for simulation and using the software to develop different design options and then share them with the whole organization.

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"Great, reliable software"

What do you like best?

The amount of options in terms of functionality. There are endless amounts of functions to use, no matter what the project is.

What do you dislike?

It can be a bit hard to navigate and find certain tools.

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

I used it to model some parts that will be 3D printed for a project within my job. I've realized that it's a great program that lets me pay attention to my part in great detail.

UM
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"solidworksCAM"

What do you like best?

It makes the transition from design to manufacturability easier.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes there is an issue in using it the 2018 version.

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

Reduces time needed to program individual milled parts.

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