SOLIDWORKS CAM: Getting Started

February 25, 2021

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SOLIDWORKS CAM, powered by CAMWorks, is the integrated CNC programming system included in every seat of SOLIDWORKS 2018 through 2021 currently on subscription. SOLIDWORKS CAM uses rules-based technology that enables you to integrate design and manufacturing in one application, connecting design and manufacturing teams through a common software tool and 3D model.




  • The basics of 2 ½ axis milling, 3 axis milling
  • A brief introduction to the Technology Database (TechDB), which can be used to automate the CNC programming process
  • Tool selection, feature recognition, operation generation, and toolpath creation and simulation



Marc Bissel

Senior Applications Specialist, HCL

Marc Bissell is a driving force behind the development, marketing, and distribution of digital manufacturing solutions for HCL’s ERX business unit. The ERX portfolio of solutions includes computer aided manufacturing (CAM), smart digital manufacturing, and additive/subtractive solutions to encourage digital transformation through automated manufacturing.