Easy to Learn - Integrated

The SOLIDWORKS CAM rules-based technology enables you to integrate design and manufacturing in one application, connecting design and manufacturing teams through a common software tool and 3D model. SOLIDWORKS CAM solutions enable you and your team to get from design to manufacturing quickly with an integrated process.


SOLIDWORKS® CAM is an add-on to all versions of SOLIDWORKS CAD that lets you prepare your designs for manufacturability earlier in the development cycle. Manufacturing tasks that had to wait until a design was complete can now be performed concurrently with the design process.



  • Simplifies collaboration—single design and programming environment allows easier transition to CAM.


  • Utilizes concurrent development process allowing companies to perform tasks sooner and find problems earlier, making changes less costly.


  • Rules-based machining allows new users to adapt to a company’s machining process readily.


  • Tolerance-Based Machining allows for the best machining strategy and for quickly making adjustments as designs, materials, and tolerances change.


  • Feature Recognition gives you to full control to define machinable features within the CAD/CAM environment.


  • High-Speed Machining creates toolpaths that lead to shorter cycle times while extending tool life and lowering machine wear.


  • The NC Editor makes verification of G-code simple quick. Users can also backplot the G-code for review and send the file directly to the CNC control using the DNC capabilities.


  • Communication between programming and setup is easy with toolpaths output inside of eDrawings® - Operators can view the 3D model with the associated toolpaths to understand the machining order.


  • Fixtures and tooling are easily visualized using SOLIDWORKS assemblies. Once the fixtures are designed, SOLIDWORKS CAM can automatically adjust toolpaths to avoid collisionswith the designed components.


  • Toolpath Simulation withinSOLIDWORKS CAM allows you to verify the correct machining strategies and setup information on each component produced.SOLIDWORKS CAM

Which SOLIDWORKS CAM package is right for you?

SolidWorks CAM Standard

SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard lets you quickly program individual milled parts and configurations without leaving the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment. You have full access to defining rules within SOLIDWORKS CAM to create and build to your company standards, as well as Tolerance-Based Machining (TBM).

SolidWorks CAM Professional

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard with increased programming capabilities. The additional features include High-Speed Machining (HSM), configurations, assembly machining, turning, and 3+2 programming to drive four- and five-axis machines.

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