Most powerful and easiest to create 2.5D CNC Milling toolpaths!

  • The most straightforward, easy to use interface, seamlessly integrated in SolidWorks, combined with the latest tool path technology, provides the fastest, most powerful and easiest to create 2.5D CNC Milling tool paths. 
  • Easily work on parts, assemblies, and sketch geometry to define your CNC machining operations.
  • Quickly place fixtures and components for full visualization.

Best of both worlds: Complete Interactive Control + Automatic Feature Recognition & Machining (AFRM)

  • SolidCAM provides both interactive and automated 2.5D milling operations on SolidWorks models.
  • Designed for both the novice and advanced user, SolidCAM offers the best of both worlds, with your choice of fully controlled selection of geometry, parameters and CNC programming strategies or Automated Feature Recognition and Machining (AFRM)

Interactive 2.5D Mill operations

In addition to its powerful 2.5D milling Profiling, Pocketing and Drilling operations, SolidCAM offers:

  • Chain  modification options (offsetting, trimming, extensions), enabling changes in geometry without changing the CAD model.
  • Automatic rest material machining to cut the material remaining after using larger tools.
  • Chamfering using the same geometry defined in Profile or Pocket operation. 
  • Thread Milling operation for machining of standard internal and external  threads.
  • Special operation for machining of the side slots with undercut by a T-slot tool.
  • Engraving of text on flat and wrapped faces and middle line engraving of a multi-line text.
  • 3D Contour drives the tool along a 3D curve, cutting the model at different depths
  • Machining of geometry wrapped around rotation axis, by transforming linear movement to rotary movement

Automatic Geometry Offsetting to easily handle tolerance

  • Option to add offset to geometry of Pocket & Slot operation to enable the user to handle tolerances, without defining new geometry

Geometry: Automatic curve propagation selection by Tangency and DeltaZ

  • Creating chain geometries has been made a lot easier now with the new Curve Propagation option. This option enables you to use a combination of Tangent and Delta Z to create Multi level Chains.



AFRM - Automatic Feature Recognition & Machining

SolidCAM’s AFRM Recognizes & Machines 3 Types of Features:

  • Pockets
  • Chamfers
  • Holes

 See AFRM section for full details.



Cycle Toolbox


A very useful and convenient Cycle Toolbox provides additional specialized sub-operations for slots, corners, bosses, ruled surface etc.