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    The Cutting Edge of Design - Part 12: Shop Floor Programmer for CAM

    July 22, 2021

    When a new product is developed, it is important to gain a clear understanding of how variables will impact production. Shop Floor Programmer helps us do that and is available inside of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. It includes 2.5 and 3 Axis Milling operations, kinematic machine simulation, 3 + 2 Machining and Probing.

    In the last blog, we discussed mold design. Today we are reviewing the features in Shop Floor Programmer that make it very easy to create the program for our carving knife handle as we program half of the mold for the handle that has been created.

    SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips, CAM

    How To Set Up Your SOLIDWORKS CAM Tech Database - Video Tutorial

    October 26, 2020

    SOLIDWORKS CAM is a fantastic CNC programming tool included with every seat of SOLIDWORKS on subscription, since the 2018 release. It is powered by CAMWorks and includes the Technology Database (TechDB). The TechDB allows for storing a variety of information for CNC Programming. This includes Tool, Tool Crib, Post Processor, Machine and Strategy information. The TechDB can be leveraged to speed up programming time and reduce errors. This video tutorial series will dive into each of these areas.


    How To Choose The Right CAM Software Package

    May 22, 2020

    TriMech carries many solutions to fit your Computer Aided Machining (CAM) and CNC needs. Our products include SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks. TriMech is happy to be a reseller for both, offering different CAM solutions to our clients. How do you know which packages and options are best for you? There are several things that can be helpful in determining what might be a good fit.


    Understanding CAMWorks Options for SOLIDWORKS

    February 18, 2019

    I have been a CAM geek for most of my life. You can imagine my excitement when SOLIDWORKS announced SOLIDWORKS CAM with the 2018 release. But what do the CAMWorks options in SOLIDWORKS CAM actually do?

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    Tech Tip: Springs Made Easy In SOLIDWORKS

    March 9, 2016

    Most users use a helix and sweep to create a spring, then experience frustration when trying to modify. In this blog, you will learn a simple way to create the spring and modify it very easily in SOLIDWORKS.