Milling 2.5D

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

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The Most Powerful & Easiest to create 2.5D CNC Milling Toolpaths: Full Interactive Control + Feature Recognition!

The most straightforward, easy-to-use interface, seamlessly integrated in SolidWorks, combined with the latest tool path technology, provides the fastest, most powerful and easiest to create 2.5D CNC Milling tool paths. Easily work on parts, assemblies, and sketch geometry to define your CNC machining operations. Quickly place fixtures and components for full visualization.


Best of Both Worlds: Complete Interactive Control + Feature Recognition

SolidCAM provides both interactive and automated 2.5D milling operations on SolidWorks models. Designed for both the novice and advanced user, SolidCAM offers the best of both worlds, with your choice of fully controlled selection of geometry, parameters and CNC programming strategies or Automated Pocket and Drill Recognition and machining.


Interactive 2.5D Mill Operations Besides the standard 2.5D milling profiling, pocketing and drilling operations, SolidCAM offers:

  •  Chain modification options (offsetting, trimming, extending etc.), enabling changes to geometry without changing the CAD model
  • Automatic rest material machining to cut the material remaining after using larger tools
  • Chamfering using the same geometry defined in Profile or Pocket operation
  • Thread Milling operation for machining of standard internal and external threads
  • Engraving of text on flat and wrapped faces and middle line engraving of a multi-line text
  • 3D Contour operation drives the tool along a 3D curve, cutting the model at different depths
  • Machining of geometry wrapped around rotation axes, by transforming linear movement to rotary movement
  • Special operation for machining of the side slots with undercut by a T-slot too

Drill Recognition

Automatic recognition and grouping of holes from the solid model with option to modify resulting geometry. A single Drill Recognition operation can machine groups of holes on varying levels and depths.

Pocket Recognition

Takes SolidCAM‘s powerful pocketing operation to the next level, by automatically identifying all pockets on the CAD model. All strategies and options of the standard Pocket operation are available, combined with variable levels and depths recognized from the model faces.

Cycle Toolbox

A very useful and convenient Cycle Toolbox provides additional specialized sub-operations for slots, corners, bosses, ruled surface, etc.