SolidCAM is a new generation CAD / CAM system developed by the Israeli company SolidCAM Ltd (Official distributor in Russia - Consistent Software). This system is a complete solution for the automation of metalworking production. Using a wide range of SolidCAM proposed strategies for turning, milling, turning, milling and EDM, the technologist can quickly prepare the necessary set of control programs for machining the product.
SolidCAM provides high efficiency and precision 2.5-axis milling of parts. Various processing strategies for elements such as contour, selection (with islands) and a groove are supported, as well as various types of hole machining: drilling, countersinking, threading, etc. The system has a wide range of capabilities for 2.5-coordinate processing of analytical surfaces.
SolidCAM provides a wide range of tools that can be effectively used for processing products with complex geometry (dies, molds) and prismatic parts. As geometry for 3-axis machining, a three-dimensional surface or solid model is used. The system supports various types of roughing and finishing strategies, such as raster processing with a given or automatically determined raster angle, equidistant processing, projection processing, waterline processing, etc.
In addition to the already mentioned capabilities of 2.5- and 3-coordinate processing, SolidCAM offers tools for identifying and finalizing sections that have not been processed in previous transitions. It is possible to create a database of typical technological processes. Once created, such a parameterized technological process can be repeatedly used in the future, which significantly reduces the time for production preparation, increases the reliability of developed programs, unifies the style of technological developments, guarantees the use of only optimal processing technologies and ensures the independence of production from the human factor. The absence of stabbing is guaranteed by the availability of control and visualization of machining.
SolidCAM offers various tools for creating multi-axis machining control programs at 4- and 5-axis machining centers. The model is installed in a user-defined processing plane, after which the system automatically calculates all the necessary offset and rotation parameters for the part zero. As a result, the preparatory-final transition time is significantly reduced and the processing accuracy is increased.
Turning and turning and milling
SolidCAM has a wide range of functions for automating the creation of control programs for turning and turning-milling. SolidCAM supports various types of tools, which makes it possible to effectively perform longitudinal turning, trimming, grooving, etc. In addition, SolidCAM allows you to automatically rough and finish machining complex contours. Support for a rotary tool allows milling and drilling transitions at machining centers.
SolidCAM's proposed set of wire EDM strategies allows you to process external and internal contours with a constant and variable angle. The possibility of 4-axis machining. A special algorithm prevents the fall of the processed material. SolidCAM provides the user with control over the physical parameters of processing along the entire path of the wire.