Solid Probe

Unit 7
Wortley Court
Fall Bank Industrial Estate
South Yorkshire
S75 3LS

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SolidCAM’s Solid Probe Module

SolidCAM is bringing you Solid Probe, a new SolidCAM module that provides capabilities for Home definition and On-Machine Verification, using probes on the CNC machine, to do setup and control the quality of machined parts.

Full visualization of all the probe movements, provided by SolidCAM Machine Simulation, enables you to avoid any potential damage to the Probe tool.


Solid Probe is a Must Module for Every Machinist using Probes:

▶▶ Easy Home definition
▶▶ On-Machine Verification
▶▶ Tool Presetter support
▶▶ Easy geometry selection on solid model
▶▶ Supports a wide range of probe cycles
▶▶ Visualization of all the Probe tool movements
▶▶ Support of different Probe controllers

Combined Probe and Machining Operations

Machining operations and Probe operations are intermixed in the SolidCAM CAM manager and can use the same geometries on the solid CAD model. When the solid model is changed, both the machining and probe operations can be automatically synchronized to the change.


Home Definition

Solid Probe provides an easy solution for home setting, using 16 different cycles, to easily define home positions, replacing manual setup procedures.

On-Machine Verification

Solid Probe cycles are used for measuring machined surfaces, without transferring the part to a CMM machine – the part can be inspected on the machine tool itself.

Preview of Cycle Movements

Solid Probe uses the same geometry as the 2.5D milling operations. Full control over tolerances, different sorting options and direct preview of cycle movements are provided.


Tool Presetter Support
The Solid Probe module includes support of Tool Presetter. This option enables checking milling or turning tools between machining operations. It is a useful option for tool checking, after every operation or every tool change event. It enables tool breakage detection, providing safe machining.