CAMWorks

    Introducing CAMWorks ShopFloor

    August 22, 2019

    CAMWorks is known for their CNC software for machine tools and was the first to be awarded SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold Product for manufacturing and CAM software. CAMWorks recently released ShopFloor which is the latest Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing tool made for the CNC machinist. This new addition aides in increasing production with fewer errors by virtually simulating the CNC program. Let's dive into ShopFloor and these exciting new features. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication, CAM, MBD, CAMWorks

    The Top SOLIDWORKS Products for Manufacturing

    July 16, 2019

    With so many software options out there, it’s hard to know which combination is right for your custom manufacturing needs. With the SOLIDWORKS family of integrated products we’re spoiled for choice, but that doesn’t make understanding all the options any easier to someone looking at it for the first time. We’ve taken a look at all the options and put together a summary of what we think is the “ideal” manufacturing bundle. In this blog post, we’ll go over all the top-level benefits for each product and what you’ll be taking with you.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication, CAM, MBD, CAMWorks

    Shop Collaboration and Communication in the Modern Age

    June 10, 2019

    Manufacturing technology seems to catch on much slower than other technological leaps; it’s 2019 and I still train students every month coming from 2D drafting into the 3D world! Is this because of the companies, the designers, the machinists or none of these? There is a huge difference in how a job shop, or even a large-scale production facility, work versus how we think. We’re going to take a look at this much too common disconnect and what options are out there to improve shop communication and efficiency.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Technical Communication, Applications, CAM, MBD, CAMWorks

    Concept to Completion with SOLIDWORKS Manufacturing Tools

    June 7, 2019

    SOLIDWORKS is not just a CAD application. The integrated add-ins and supporting applications make it a complete engineering solution. I recently took advantage of these tools to complete a project that has been at the back of my mind for some time. It was a great opportunity to show how to use the SOLIDWORKS integrated platform from design all the way through the manufacturing and post-manufacturing process.  

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    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. At the same time TriMech became an official CAMWorks reseller so that in addition to the SOLIDWORKS CAM products, we could offer all the additional tool options by the same company that powers SOLIDWORKS CAM suite. As a result, TriMech has a solution for almost any CAM need, but being spoiled with so many choices can make it hard to know where to start. That’s what we’re going to touch on here.

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    Thanksgiving Gets Crafty With SOLIDWORKS and NestingWorks

    November 22, 2018

    Well, it's that time of year again. We're coming down from our Halloween sugar rush and we’re getting revved up for the holiday season. Next up on the celebration docket… Thanksgiving! This year, I thought it would be fun to add my own personal touch to my dinner table by creating some special turkey place settings for my guests. All I needed was a pad of colorful cardstock, some googly eyes and of course the quintessential tool for over-engineering any mundane, everyday task… SOLIDWORKS!

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    SOLIDWORKS CAM Info File Tech Tip

    September 5, 2018

    In SOLIDWORKS CAM and even CAMWorks, you may have noticed the "Machine Post Processor" tab has a big blank white space in the bottom of the user dialog. 

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    CNC Controllers: Six Modes of Operation

    August 3, 2018

    Welcome to this introduction to CNC Controllers.  Over the years, I've trained dozens of machinists, and by the end of this blog I want you to feel more comfortable around CNC precision tooling.  Keep reading as I walk you through all six modes of operation for CNC controllers.