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SolidCAM Mill-Turn & Swiss in Modern Machine Shop

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SolidCAM & iMachining - The Unique, Unbeatable CAM Solution that Provides You with the Best Value & Makes You the Most Money!

SolidCAM is the leading Integrated CAM software which runs directly inside SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk Inventor, with seamless integration and full tool path associativity.

With the single-window integration, all machining operations can be defined and verified without leaving the parametric CAD assembly environment you're used to.

SolidCAM is the only CAM with the unmatched, patented iMachining solution, and also supports all Milling and Turning functionality, with powerful support for advanced Mill-Turn machines, including Swiss-Type.

SolidCAM's iMachining provide unbelievable savings and increased efficiency in your CNC milling operations. With its patented “morphing spirals”, intelligent island separation and Moating, iMachining provides you with the shortest cycle times in the industry.

iMachining's unbelievable cycle time savings and unmatched tool life extension drastically increases the productivity and profit of your machines.

iMachining's patented Technology Wizard provides automatic, optimal feed and speed values for different materials and CNC machines.

SolidCAM is the perfect solution for your present or future multi-tasking machining needs, with ultimate programming flexibility and configurability. Program multi-turret and spindle operations with full turret synchronization, and watch SolidCAM's simulation of your material being machined in multiple stages, transferring from spindle to spindle without user intervention.

SolidCAM provides powerful, easy-to-learn and use programming tools covering the full range of Mill-Turn machines. Plus, SolidCAM completely supports Swiss-Type Mill-Turn machines including multi-channel synchronization.

Imagine putting the knowledge and experience of hundreds of CAM and CNC masters in the palm of your hand – Experience iMachining Wizard and Tool Path!

  • Saves 70% and More in CNC Machining Time

    Material Removal Rates soar for every tool and insert - even with small diameter tools, you can use a full depth of cut, using the entire length of the tool in one pass. One of a kind optimized tool paths push cutting speed and productivity even further. Get the maximum potential from your existing machines - many of our customers even cancel their new CNC machine orders!

  • Drastically Extends Cutting Tool Life

    Many of our customers tell us they have reduced their replacement tool orders both in frequency and volume - greatly adding to their bottom line.

  • Avoid the Guesswork of Optimum CNC Settings with the Unique iMachining Technology Wizard

    The patented Technology Wizard provides automatically optimized feed & speed values resulting in much shorter and simpler programming procedures for greatly increased programming productivity. Get it right, the first time ... everytime.

iMachining Users Speak Out

Customers RAVE about SolidCAM & iMachining!

SolidCAM News

SolidCAM Announces the Release of SolidCAM 2020


SolidCAM announces the release of SolidCAM 2020 – the latest version of their flagship CAM software, fully integrated in SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk Inventor.

February 6, 2020 - SolidCAM today announced the release of the latest version of their flagship CAM software – SolidCAM 2020.  This new release brings major enhancements to many CAM modules available inside SolidCAM, as well as general improvements that provide an even greater ease-of-use for the end user.

SolidCAM 2020 provides a host of general improvements such as ‘Full Position Control’ of part and fixture – which allows the user to set the absolute value, as is on the machine, for part and fixture separately.  The ‘Drag & Drop’ feature now includes easier navigation by way of new toggle switch icons, and a cleaner Operation Templates interface that makes it easier to navigate to your desired templates. Further improvements include a new Temporary Directory cleanup utility that can be toggled on/off in the CAM settings and the new Network PRZ Multi-User Checking feature that checks to see if the PRZ file you’re working on is currently open by another network user system.

The SolidCAM 2.5D Milling module gets a boost with many enhancements. The Hole Wizard Process now includes Drag to Surface which finds all holes perpendicular to the surface that have been created with the Wizard and automatically adds operations for them, as well as the new Full Synchronization feature that automatically changes the tools and updates the operations when a hole type or size is changed.  The Face milling operation now provides the option of Floor Finish Only. The 2.5D Pocket Operation has been updated to provide Floor Finish Only or  Wall and Floor Finish Only as well as a new Open Edge Negative Offset feature that now supports negative offset values on open edges on Modify Geometry, which is very helpful when trying to avoid objects near the open edge. 

SolidCAM’s patented iMachining gets new features including 3D Positioning in iMachining 2D which means you can now perform 3D in-pocket positioning, as you can do in iMachining 3D. This is made possible by using the Stock model that is dynamically updated by each cutting move. Smart positioning greatly reduces retracts and further optimizes iMachining 2D tool path. Other enhancements include User-defined Arc Fitting Tolerance and User-defined Max Cutting Angle Step-up in iMachining 3D.

The HSM/HSR module in SolidCAM 2020 introduces the new Turbo HSR and 3-Axis Undercut Milling operations.  Turbo HSR provides a new Roughing Tool Path engine with true 64-bit, Multicore support and Multi-Surface Offset Capability along with numerous other enhancements.  Turbo HSM offers now more accurate sharp corner motion by adding a finer radius to prevent part wall damage.  The new 3-Axis Undercut Milling operation works directly on the model to provide Gouge free toolpaths as well as automatic Collision control for shanks & holders, and offers support for Slot Mills & Lollipop Cutters.

SolidCAM’s HSS and Simultaneous 5-Axis modules have been enhanced, including a new Calculation Progress Bar that is visible in all operations. Multiple boundaries are now supported in a single operation; Toolpath Extension now extends the toolpth for each region, and in the Automatic Clearance Plane, the direction, type & value are set automatically based on part geometry and Toolpath type.

Additionally, in SolidCAM’s Screw Machining operation, the toolpath calculation has been optimized and now provides calculation at least 10 times faster than before.  Also, Screw Machining now offers Automatic Ramping and Lead-In & Lead-Out definition for Finishing operations.

SolidCAM’s new Simulation provides 2 new modes including Performance Mode, which plays the simulation at incremental speeds based on the playback speed slider, and Machining Time Mode that plays the simulation according to the actual time spent running on the machine.  The Simulator has also added Tooltips that are displayed when hovering the mouse over interface features and provide detailed information along every segment of the tool path.

Amazing iMachining Successes:

Benchmark at Sri Skandha Pvt Ltd - Bangalore
Shakambari Industries is a small Aerospace components manufacturing company.
Trials held at M/s Grace Infrastructure on November 18th, 2017.
CAM SYSTEMS, SolidCAM Reseller in Russia, visited Research and Production Company Sistema (,...

SolidCAM for High-End Manufacturing

Amazing interview with Erik Forwith, detailing his long experience in CAM and high-end CNC machining.

SolidCAM Integration - Program Your CNCs Right Inside SOLIDWORKS

SolidCAM's CAM software, for all CNC applications, is the leading integrated CAM in SOLIDWORKS. SolidCAM+SOLIDWORKS provide the best available integrated CAD/CAM software:

  • Runs directly inside SOLIDWORKS with Seamless single-window integration
  • Full tool path associativity of the SolidCAM tool path to the SOLIDWORKS model
  • SOLIDWORKS Gold-Certified CAM partner for over 15 years

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When compared to any other CAM system to mill a part, SolidCAM's iMachining wins any benchmark in ease-of-use, programming time, cycle time and tool life.

Try iMachining on your part and your machine by downloading our trial version.

Customers Speak About SolidCAM's Single-Window Integration in SOLIDWORKS:

If changes are made on the manufacturing side, we capture them on both the design side and the manufacturing side because SOLIDWORKS and SolidCAM are fully associative"

Essai Corporation

The tight integration with SOLIDWORKS makes my design-to-production life cycle easy and fast."

Kramer Designs Corporation

The ease of making CAM Gcode right within our SOLIDWORKS 3D modeler is hard to beat."


InventorCAM - Program Your CNCs Right Inside Inventor

InventorCAM CAM software, for all CNC applications, is the leading integrated CAM in Autosdek Inventor. InventorCAM+Inventor provide the best available integrated CAD/CAM software:

  • Runs directly inside Inventor with Seamless single-window integration
  • Full tool path associativity of the InventorCAM tool path to the Inventor model
  • Inventor Certified CAM partner for over 10 years

Trial Download

When compared to any other CAM system to mill a part, InventorCAM's iMachining wins any benchmark in ease-of-use, programming time, cycle time and tool life.

Try iMachining on your part and your machine by downloading our trial version.