SolidWorks Partner Profile: SolidCAM

1. Tell us about SolidCAM. What does the company do?

SolidCAM is a world leader in advanced tool path generation technology (CAM) running directly inside SolidWorks. SolidCAM features a full line of CNC machine programming software solutions ranging from 2 axis lathes and 3 axis mills to extremely complex multi-axis MillTurn machines and Wire Edm.  All products run directly inside SolidWorks and provide the user with a true "SolidWorks look and feel" for ease of use and maximum efficiency.  Along with the integrated interface and scalability for new machines, SolidCAM also has its patented "iMachining" that powers users to new levels of productivity and profits, through unmatched cycle time reduction and unrivaled tool life.


2. Why should SolidWorks customers be interested in your product?

Any company looking for the ultimate competitive advantage can now experience the benefits of an affordable, extremely powerful CAM system that goes beyond the traditional benefits of an integrated CAM program, like automatic tool path updates and ease of use, to an entirely new level of productivity.  Stay several steps ahead and enjoy greater profits with our CAM programming products that let users operate at unheard of levels of material removal, while creating tool paths right inside SolidWorks or even enter into new industries where exotic materials and small tools are required.

Most people have been exposed to the benefits of working inside SolidWorks to program their CNC machines.  These range from eliminating the need to import files into a CAM system and having to do it again if the part changes, the issues with the part data coming through intact, the steep learning curve of adopting a CAM system with its own interface, and having one design model instead of multiple ones sent to other software packages. 

What people probably don't realize is that the adoption of the "SolidWorks Experience" for the integrated software is critical to the user's ability to get up to speed quickly and easily.  SolidCAM spends a very large amount of time and testing to ensure all of our products are as "SolidWorks like" as possible.  

Consistent menus, layouts, graphics and even help files must all work together like they do in SolidWorks.  The second thing people may not have heard about yet is that aside from the integration, SolidCAM has developed patented tool path technology that is unmatched in the industry for speed and efficiency. 

3. How are customers finding success with SolidCAM?

We have made some very bold claims, and all it takes is for the user to try iMachining for themselves to believe.  Our customers are even making YouTube videos on their own to show the incredible advances in fabrication they have experienced.  Along with the numerous and consistently positive feedback we receive, read in forums and hear directly from our customers, we take pride in offering the highest levels of products and services.

Some of the things customers have told us include  “I can’t believe how quickly I was able to program with iMachining and then it milled so quickly and smoothly” and  “We have found all the claims for iMachining to hold true for our applications – incredible tool life, faster cycles, lighter cutting loads reducing vibration in poor workholding situations (mill-turn), and protection of small diameter cutters. The user interface is very clear and simple, and programming iMachining is faster than traditional strategies.” Another has said “I used iMachining the other day. We tried pretty hard to destroy the endmill, but it looked like new when we were done.”


4. How can customers reach you or learn more about your product?

Phone: 866-975-1115







Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.