File Size: 4.45 GB
SolidCAM is a new generation CAD/CAM system developed by the Israeli firm SolidCAM Ltd (Official distributor in Russia – Consistent Software). This system is a comprehensive solution for the automation of metalworking production. Using a wide range of strategies offered by SolidCAM for turning, milling, turning-milling and electrical discharge machining, a technologist can quickly prepare the necessary set of control programs for machining a product.
Functionality of SolidCAM
SolidCAM provides high efficiency and accuracy of 2.5-axis milling of parts. Various processing strategies are supported for such elements as a contour, a selection (with islands) and a groove, as well as various types of hole processing: drilling, countersinking, threading, etc. The system has a wide range of possibilities for 2.5-coordinate processing of analytical surfaces.
SolidCAM provides a wide range of tools that can be effectively used for the processing of products with complex geometries (dies, molds) and prismatic parts. The geometry for 3D machining is a 3D surface or solid model. The system supports various types of roughing and finishing strategies, such as raster processing with a specified or automatically determined raster angle, equidistant processing, projection processing, waterline processing, etc.
In addition to the already listed capabilities of 2.5- and 3-coordinate processing, SolidCAM offers tools for identifying and refining areas that have not been processed in previous transitions. It is possible to create a database of typical technological processes. Once created, such a parametrized technological process can be reused in the future, which significantly reduces the production preparation time, increases the reliability of the developed programs, unifies the style of technological development, guarantees the use of only optimal processing technologies and ensures the independence of production from the human factor. The absence of overcuts is guaranteed by the presence of means of control and visualization of machining.
SolidCAM offers various tools for creating multi-axis machining programs on 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 displacement 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-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, end facing, grooving, etc. In addition, SolidCAM allows you to automatically rough and finish complex contours. Rotary tool support allows you to perform milling and drilling transitions on machining centers.
The set of wire EDM strategies offered by SolidCAM allows you to process external and internal contours with a constant and variable angle of inclination. The possibility of 4-axis processing is provided. A special algorithm prevents the processed material from falling. SolidCAM provides the user with the means to control the physical parameters of processing along the entire trajectory of the wire.
Siemens Solid Edge 2020-2023 pre-installed