CAM Introduction

Introduction

The CAM tree controls the definition of the stock, defines the machine setup, adds features that represent the processes needed to machine a part, and generates the NC program for the machine. 

The CAM Tree

The Default CAM Tree items

 

All of the following items are always accessible in the CAM Tree. Each tree item represents some aspect of the machining process. This is the starting point of the information you need for creating machining programs. Click the names listed next to view the help topic for each item.

 


TIP: Even though Milling Stock and Turning Stock each contain the same items, the processes used for each are different. For example, the Stock Geometry for Milling is handled differently than the Stock Geometry for Turning. Be sure to click the proper item for the information that you want to find.


 

ExpanderMinusIcon16x16.png CAMPartIconFolder.png CAM Part

ExpanderMinusIcon16x16.png MllingStockIconWhite.png Milling Stock

ExpanderMinusIcon16x16.png TurningStockIcon.png Turning Stock

 

 

Additional CAM Tree Items

 

When you insert a CAM feature, it is added to the CAM Tree. To learn about the items added to the CAM Tree, view the following topics.

 

View the Milling Features in the CAM Tree help topic.

View the Turning Features in the CAM Tree help topic.

Machining Topics

Once you are familiar with the CAM Tree items, you will need to learn about the dialog boxes and parameters used to create CAM features. Click the following links to learn about a specific machining topic.

 

Mill

The Hole Wizard

The 2 Axis Wizard

The 3 Axis Wizard

The 4 Axis Rotary Wizard

The Multiaxis Wizard

Toolpath Pattern

 

Lathe

The Turning Features

 

Laser, Plasma, and Waterjet

BobNest

 

Simulation

Posting