Delcam for SolidWorks is a SolidWorks Certified Gold Partner product that revolutionizes CAM programming inside of SolidWorks. Developed by the largest CAM development company in the world – Delcam, Delcam for SolidWorks integrates the feature-based technology from FeatureCAM with PowerMILL's 'best in class' multi-threaded toolpath algorithms into one completely embedded solution, through the world-renowned SolidWorks CAD system.
Delcam for SolidWorks combines the benefits associated with Delcam’s PowerMILL and FeatureCAM CAM systems. It is based on Delcam’s proven machining algorithms that are already used by more than 35,000 customers around the world. These strategies ensure increased productivity, maximum tool life and immaculate surface finish, even when cutting the hardest, most challenging materials.
At the same time, Delcam for SolidWorks has the same strong focus on ease of use as FeatureCAM, including all of the knowledge-based automation that makes the software so consistent and reliable. Most importantly, Delcam for SolidWorks includes FeatureCAM’s Automatic Feature Recognition system which automatically extracts detailed feature information from the SolidWorks model. Once the features have been identified, Delcam for SolidWorks undertakes automatic selection of cutting tools, machining strategies, and feeds and speeds, to complete the programming operation.
Delcam for SolidWorks is fully integrated into the SolidWorks environment so that the program looks and behaves like SolidWorks. It offers full associativity so that any changes in the CAD model are reflected automatically in the toolpaths. However, this associativity is more intelligent than that offered in many other integrated CAM systems. Delcam for SolidWorks does not simply modify the existing toolpaths but also reviews the choice of cutting tools and machining strategies, and changes them if necessary.
Enhancements in Delcam for SolidWorks 2012 R3
• Feed Optimisation
• Simulation Without Feeds and Speeds
• DFS Default Colour Control
• New Simulation Settings
• Pause on Gouge
• Export Simulation Results as STL Files
• Tool Dominant Sorting Options
• Stock Model Support for Multiple Parts
2.5D Features and Improvements:
• Total Stock for Finishing Operations
• New Technology Roughing Toolpaths for Side Features
• Cutter Compensation Roughing Operations Options
About Delcam plc
Delcam is a world-leading developer and supplier of advanced CADCAM software, with more than 35,000 customers in over 80 countries. These clients vary from global names like Nike, Boeing and Mattel to small start-ups and individual craftsmen. Founded 30 years ago, we are the largest developer of product development software in the UK, with subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia. Our global success has been recognised with many awards, including three Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the last six years.
Version: 2012 R3 SP0 build 188.8.131.52 for SolidWorks 2011-2012
OS: Windows XP / Vista / Seven
System Requirements: SolidWorks 2011-2012 32bit & 64bit
Size: 364.1 mb