VisualCAM for SolidWorks Standard is a fully integrated CAM software solution for SolidWorks that offers ease of use, a powerful feature set, customizability, and more. Based on the industry leading VisualMILLCAM software, VisualCAM for SolidWorks MILL Standard will help you make parts faster for 2-1/2 axis and 3 axis milling.
VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS offers an intuitive combined user interface for CAD and CAM, fully associative toolpath updates, and a wide variety of post processors. And being integrated with SOLIDWORKS means, you can automatically update your toolpaths if your model changes. This seamless integration also means you only have one interface to learn, saving even more valuable time.
VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS includes a Milling and a Turning module.
Marrying the power and functionality of SOLIDWORKS Design’s parametric design capabilities with the robust and powerful milling capabilities of MecSoft’s standalone CAM software, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS delivers outstanding ease of use, associativity to design, power, speed and affordability. There isn’t a better CAD/CAM software package on the market for the price than the combination of SOLIDWORKS Design and VisualCAM. The MILL module of this product has an extremely powerful feature set that allows the user to generate 2 1/2, 3, 4, 5 axis tool paths for CNC machining your SOLIDWORKS Design 3D models. It comes with hundreds of free posts as well as the ability to generate your own if needed.
The VisualCAM-TURN module in VisualCAM-TURN for SOLIDWORKS is used to program 2-axis CNC turning centers or lathes. Includes powerful 2 Axis turning machining methods to handle complex programming tasks. Just as in VisualMILL, the easy interface, allows a user to machine a part in very short time. One of the best value packed lathe products available today.
VisualCAM 2022 has been certified to run on Windows 11.
A new version of the windowing system for VisualCAM has been integrated into the 2022 product.
New simulation libraries from Machineworks have been incorporated into all machining modules. These libraries have improved performance
significantly as well as fixed many reported issues.
MILL Module - Usability Enhancements
The Load settings from File dialog was completely removed. Settings now are always loaded from the file. Only when creating a new file are settings
loaded from the Windows registry.
G-code output is now integrated into all Mill machining operations. G-code is now automatically generated once the toolpath is regenerated. A G-code icon is now part of the Machining Operations folder. Double clicking on this icon will launch the G-code editor wherein the generated Gcode can be viewed and or edited.
Set Post Options was split up into two dialogs. In addition to this, the selected post-processor is no longer loaded from the disc. It is saved with the part file and is available when the part file is loaded. The affected dialogs are shown below.
A Delete Dirty Mops command has been introduced in the Machining Operations right mouse button menu at the Machining Job and Setup Icons. Each are shown below.
A Simulate to End button has been added in the Machining Operations right mouse button menu.
Suppressed operation behavior can now be customized in the Machining preferences dialog.
Icons and buttons for supporting high resolution (4k) monitors and custom scale factor displays was implemented
MILL Module - Tooling Enhancements
The ability to create tool holders and use them for display and simulation has been added. Multiple holder segments can be created. Once tool holders are created, they can be associated with a tool and used in all milling operations.
MILL Module - 2-AxisEnhancements
A new Disc Cutter/Saw machining operation has been introduced. Users can define a saw cutter tool to make rip cuts in blocks and other geometry.
Start points can now be defined in the 2½ Axis Facing operations
Users can now select the mid-Point of longest side as the start point for Chamfering & Filleting operations.
The Knife machining toolpath method has been enhanced to handle Uni-directional or Bidirectional Knife tools. In versions prior to 2022, the toolpaths generated work only if the knife is bi-directional. Users can set the number of flutes to 1 or 2 in the knife definition to specify whether a Knife Tool is unidirectional (1) or bidirectional (2). In addition to this, a vibration speed variable has been introduced for oscillating knives.
MILL Module - 3-AxisEnhancements
Containment regions were implemented in Adaptive Roughing operations. An example of rectangular curve containment in an adaptive roughing toolpath is shown on the right.
Surface Extent conditions were also implemented in Adaptive Roughing operations. An example of a sculpted surface pocket using surface containment and TO condition control is shown here.
Helical Engagements are now implemented for Adaptive Roughing.
Stepped tooling, where the shank diameter can be larger than the tool diameter, was implemented for all 3 Axis machining methods. An example of stepped tooling being used in a Between 2 Curves 3 axis finishing operation is shown on the right.
TURN Module Enhancements
A global tolerance setting in the Machining Preferences dialog was implemented. Changing this tolerance should affect the quality of the Part being generated.
Parting off toolpath now honors the program point defined in the parting off tool.
Cutting Simulation: Toolpath Animation, Cut Material Simulation, Advanced Cut Material Simulation, Visual Holder Collision Detection
Post Processor Generation: Customizable Post Generator, Simulate Cycles, Arc Output, Helix Output, Spiral Output
Miscellaneous: HTML Shop Documentation
Runs inside SOLIDWORKS 2015-2021
In order to work properly, your copy of VisualCAM for SolidWorks MILL Standard requires SolidWorks Commercial.
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