FreeMILL for SolidWorks – Free CAM Software in SolidWorks

Overview

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FreeMILL, as the name indicates, is a free milling module for programming CNC mills & routers. FreeMILL running inside SOLIDWORKS design software, gives you a great entry level milling software product that is completely free of cost! Yes, completely free with no time limits, number of tries limit, number of saves limit or lines of code limit! (Note that the SOLIDWORKS design software needs to be purchased and licensed separately.)
With FreeMILL you will be able to:
1. Create a toolpath where the tool is driven along a set of parallel planes to cut your geometry
2. Run full cutting and material simulation of the toolpath
3. Output G code to your machine tool of choice

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FreeMILL is not a separate product but is a module that is included in VisualCAM for SolidWorks and thus runs as a plug-in inside SolidWorks. So make sure SolidWorks is installed on your machine first before installing FreeMILL.

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Video of FreeMILL for SolidWorks Download & Installation video
Video of FreeMILL running in SolidWorks video
Learn about the features in FreeMILL Data Sheet

Note that even though you may choose not to purchase VisualCAM for SolidWorks, you can still run FreeMILL completely free of cost, while the rest of the CAM product will continue running in Demo mode, that is, without the ability to save CAM data or post-process toolpaths.

Feature List

The table below summarizes the various features found FreeMILL.

Cutting Direction Set tool axis direction to cut part from different orientations
Stock Create a rectangular box stock to start machining from
Machine Coordinates Set machine zero to any point on the model
Tools Create Ball, Flat and Corner Radius Mills
Feeds & Speeds Set the cutting feeds and spindle RPM to control cutting
3 Axis Milling Create parallel cuts along the X or the Y direction
Toolpath Simulation Perform cut simulation to visualize machined part
Post-Processing Select from over 300 controllers to output toolpaths to