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The Technology Database is shipped with data that is considered generally
applicable to most machining environments.
In order to gain full advantage of CAMWorks, the user may
want to modify this data and input additional knowledge that represents the
user's expertise and the facility's capabilities.
The machining information in the
database is divided into these categories:
- Machine -
"Virtual" machines for all the CNC
machines in your facility and the
associated controller and tool crib.
- Tools -
The tool library can contain all the
tools in your facility.
- Cutting Parameters -
Information for calculating feed
rates and spindle speeds, workpiece
materials and tool materials.
- Feature and Operations -
The machining sequence and
operation for each combination of
feature type, end condition, and size.
2˝ Axis Features
CAMWorks 2˝ Axis module contains the following machining functionality:
Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR)
analyzes the part shape and attempts to
define the most common machinable
features such as pockets, bosses, holes
AFR recognizes features on native SolidWorks part models or on solid
parts imported via IGES, SAT, etc.
AFR can save considerable time when defining machinable features.
Interactive 2 Axis Features
CAMWorks provides an interactive 2 Axis Feature wizard for defining
features that are not recognized automatically or features that are not
recognized the way you want to machine them.
The interactive definition of features is similar to feature
definition in SolidWorks.
The wizardsteps you through defining machinable
features such as the outside profile of the part.
Sketches, planar part faces or planar face edges that are normal to the
current Workplane can be selected to define the outside shape and optionally
the islands for a 2 axis feature.
After machinable features have been defined, the user can generate an
Operation Plan to machine the features on the part.
Machining operations include roughing, finishing, drilling, etc.
Machining operations are associated to machinable features.
The Operations tree provides an outline view of the operations.
Before generating toolpaths, operations can be customized including:
- Suppress, delete and rename
- Combine similar operations
- Change machining parameters
- Add machinable features
- Change the machining order
2˝ Axis Milling includes :
- Automatic roughing, finishing and single point
(drilling, boring, reaming and tapping) cycles.
- Machining algorithms use the latest
toolpath and gouge protection
- Cutting cycles provide fast, error-free
tool path using ball, flat end
mill, taper, corner round, thread mill
and hog nose tools.