VisualCAM-MILL 2017 for SOLIDWORKS

Overview

VisualCAM-MILL 2017 for SOLIDWORKS

Marrying the power and functionality of SOLIDWORKS Design’s parametric design capabilities with the robust and powerful milling capabilities of MecSoft’s standalone CAM software, VisualCAM 2017 for SOLIDWORKS delivers outstanding ease of use, associativity to design, power, speed and affordability. There isn’t a better CAD/CAM software package on the market for the price than the combination of SOLIDWORKS Design and VisualCAM. The MILL module of this product has an extremely powerful feature set that allows the user to generate
2 1/2, 3, 4, 5 axis tool paths for CNC machining your SOLIDWORKS Design 3D models. It comes with hundreds of free posts as well as the ability to generate your own if needed.

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Use the following resources to get started with VisualCAM 2017 – MILL for SOLIDWORKS:

Watch a feature presentation overview of VisualCAM 2017 – MILL for SOLIDWORKS Feature Presentation
Learn about the new features in VisualCAM 2017 – MILL for SOLIDWORKS What’s New Document
Quick Start Guide Video Links
VisualCAM 2017-MILL for SOLIDWORKS Quick Start Guide video
VisualCAM 2017-MILL for SOLIDWORKS Quick Start Guide Document PDF

Resources showcasing various features of VisualCAM 2017 – MILL for SOLIDWORKS:

VisualCAM 2017 for SOLIDWORKS Enhancements video
VisualCAM 2017-MILL for SOLIDWORKS Feature Based Milling video
2 Axis Milling using VisualCAM 2017-MILL for SOLIDWORKS video
3 Axis Milling using VisualCAM 2017-MILL for SOLIDWORKS video
4 Axis Milling using VisualCAM 2017 for SOLIDWORKS video
Feed Rate Optimization in VisualCAM 2017 for SOLIDWORKS video
4 Axis Drive Surface Machining VisualCAM 2017 for SOLIDWORKS video
4 Axis Rotary Index Machining VisualCAM 2017 for SOLIDWORKS video
Inverse Time Feed Rate in VisualCAM 2017 for SOLIDWORKS video
Surface Selection Machining in VisualCAM 2017 for SOLIDWORKS video
Tooltips and Expressions in VisualCAM 2017 for SOLIDWORKS video

Resources showcasing various features of VisualCAM 2016 – MILL for SOLIDWORKS:

VisualCAM 2016 for SOLIDWORKS Enhancements video
VisualCAM 2016 for SOLIDWORKS User Interface video
VisualCAM 2016 for SOLIDWORKS Part Stock Setup video
VisualCAM 2016 for SOLIDWORKS Bridges & Tabs video
Push Button Machining with Knowledge Bases video
VisualCAM 2016 for SOLIDWORKS Pocketing & Drilling video
VisualCAM 2016 for SOLIDWORKS Cabinet Machining video
VisualCAM 2016 for SOLIDWORKS Door Panel Machining video

Configurations


VisualCAM 2017 – MILL for SOLIDWORKS CAM software comes in 5 different configurations to suit the varied machining needs of our customers.

VisualCAM 2017 - MILL for SOLIDWORKS Xpress (XPR)

This is a general purpose program tailored for hobbyists, makers and students. Ideal for getting started with CAM programming. Includes 2 & 3 axis machining methods. Packed with sufficiently powerful manufacturing methods this easy to use package is not only effective but also attractively priced for the budget conscious or entry level buyer.

VisualCAM 2017 - MILL for SOLIDWORKS Standard (STD)

This is a general purpose machining program targeted at the general machinist. This product is ideal for the rapid-prototyping, hobby and educational markets where ease of use is a paramount requirement. Includes 2-1/2 Axis, 3 Axis and Drilling machining methods.

VisualCAM 2017 - MILL for SOLIDWORKS Expert (EXP)

This configuration allows 4th Axis Indexed and continuous roughing and finishing operations. Curve based continuous machining such as 4 Axis Facing, Pocketing, Profiling & Engraving as well as Surface/solids/meshes based machining such as Roughing, Finishing and Curve Projection machining are available. This configuration includes all of the functionality included in the STD configuration.

VisualCAM 2017 - MILL for SOLIDWORKS Professional (PRO)

This powerful package is ideal for mold, die and tooling, wood working rapid-prototyping and general machining markets. This product boasts of powerful toolpath generation strategies coupled with tools for efficiently controlling the cutting tool for detailed machining capabilities, while not sacrificing ease of use. Suitable for demanding users with sophisticated manufacturing requirements. This product configuration includes all of the functionality included in the EXP configuration described above.

VisualCAM 2017 - MILL for SOLIDWORKS Premium (PRE)

This package includes our new 5 Axis continuous machining functionality. Suitable for highly sophisticated machining requirements such as aerospace, advanced mold making and woodworking industry, this package includes such machining methods such as surface normal machining, swarf machining and surface flow machining. The package in addition includes all the functionality found in the PRO configuration described above.

Feature List

2 1/2-Axis Milling
2 1/2-Axis Milling XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Pocketing
Profiling
Facing
Engraving
2-1/2 Axis Feature Detection
2-1/2 Axis Feature Machining
2-1/2 Axis Roughing
High Speed Pocketing
V-Carving
V-Carve Roughing
Chamfering
Hole Profiling
Hole Pocketing
T-Slot Milling
Slot Milling
Thread Milling
Re-Machining
3 Axis Milling
3 Axis Milling XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Horizontal Roughing
Parallel Finishing
3 Axis Feature Detection
3 Axis Feature Machining
Horizontal Finishing
Radial Machining
Spiral Machining
Clear Flats Machining
Plunge Roughing
Horizontal Re-roughing
Plunge Re-roughing
Projection Pocketing
3D Offset Profiling
3D Offset Pocketing
Pencil Tracing
Valley Re-Machining
Plateau Machining
Steep Area Parallel Machining
Horizontal Hill Machining
Curve Machining
Between 2 Curves Machining
Reverse Post Machining
4 Axis Milling
4 Axis Milling XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
4 Axis Indexed Machining
4 Axis Auto Multiple Indexing
4 Axis Continuous Facing
4 Axis Continuous Pocketing
4 Axis Continuous Profiling
4 Axis Continuous Engraving
4 Axis Parallel Roughing
4 Axis Parallel Finishing
4 Axis Radial Finishing
4 Axis Projection Pocketing
4 Axis Drive Surface Machining (True 4 Axis)
5 Axis Milling
5 Axis Milling XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
5 Axis Indexed Machining
5 Axis Curve Projection Machining
5 Axis Continuous Flow Curve Machining
5 Axis Between 2 Curves Machining
5 Axis Drive Curve Machining
5 Axis Surface Normal Machining
5 Axis Swarf Machining
Other Features
Hole Making XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Automatic Hole Selection, Sorting
Drilling
Tapping
Boring
Reverse Boring
User Defined Cycles
4 Axis Drilling
4 Axis Tapping
4 Axis Boring
4 Axis Reverse Boring
Simulation XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Toolpath Animation
Cut Material Simulation
Advanced Cut Material Simulation
Visual Holder Collision Detection
Analytical Holder Collision Detection
Machine Tool Simulation
Tools XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Standard Tools (Ball, Flat, C Rad., Vee, Drill)
Advanced Tools (Taper,Tap,Bore,R.Bore)
Form Tools
Stepped Tools
Holder Collision Detection
Toolpath Editing XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Toolpath Graphical Viewing
Toolpath Graphical Editing
Toolpath Instancing
Toolpath Arc Fitting
Post Processor Generator XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
Customizable Post Generator
Simulate Cycles
Arc Output
Helix Output
Spiral Output
5 Axis Output
Miscellaneous XPR STD EXP PRO PRE
64 Bit
HTML Shop Documentation
Avoid Regions
Predefined Regions
Default Knowledge Base
Machine Control Operations
Cabinet Design Decomposition
Rotate Table Setups
Multiple Setups
Fixture Offset Programming
Check Surface Boundary Creation
Tool Silhouette Boundary Creation
Tool Double Contact Boundary Creation
Tool Holder Collision Boundary Creation