Computer aided manufacture in solidworks?

If you have any details of features that are/arent included in solid works relating to computer aided manufacture (CAM) and what works/doesnt work well?

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Hi Dave

Solidworks hasn't any machining modules .

There are many cam software that you can use them .
some of them have their own virtual 3d space and some sketching tools and can import solidworks files .
But some software like Solidcam and camworks , have not their own virtual 3d space and sketching tools . those are addin for solidworks.

It's up to you to choose one of them .

I have tested solidcam and i got it has great modules for speeding up the machining time.
Here is some pictures of solidcam for solidworks.

Answered with a tutorial:

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Check out HSMWorks. You can get a free 2.5 axis version here:

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