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John Marks is a Sr. Manufacturing and Applications Engineer here at Alignex. When John isn't helping customers with their CAM or CAMWorks related issues, you will find him machining, welding and fabricating in his home shop.

Getting Started with CAM: Creating a Basic Workflow

John Marks on June 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM


The Getting Started with CAM series of videos are designed to give the basics or a starting point for using SOLIDWORKS CAM or CAMWorks. These videos are not intended to replace formal training of the software but to help you get started using these powerful and time saving features of the SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks (Computer Aided Manufacturing) Add-ins for SOLIDWORKS.  

This series helps you learn the basic steps used to generate mill toolpaths and NC code. Learning these steps in part mode, is a great way to get started. We hope that you already have the knowledge on how to model basic parts with the understanding of the SOLIDWORKS environment.


Chamfering Non-Planer Edges in SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks

John Marks on May 16, 2019 at 11:30 AM


Have you ever needed to add an edge break to a Boss, Hole or Pocket feature with curvature on the top edge of the surface? I can't tell you how many times I talk to customers struggling to do those very things, unaware that the functionality is only a few clicks away. 

In this video, we will walk through setting up the Chamfering of Non-Planer Edges inside SolidWorks CAM or CAMWorks 2.5 axis milling.



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