Powerful Automatic Feature Recognition & Machining

Automatic Feature Recognition & Machining

SolidCAM AFRM sets the new standards for automating CAM Programming.

Pocket Recognition

SolidCAM automatically recognizes all 2D pockets. Instead of machining each individual pocket in a separate operation, all pockets, no matter whether they are open, closed, blind or through pockets, are being identified with their corresponding depth and Z-level and machined in one operation. Full fixture protection in pocket, pocket recognition and 2D drilling allows you to machine your parts while protecting your fixtures.

  • All strategies and options of the standard pocket operation are available, combined with variable upper levels and depths recognized from the model faces. User controls the choice of the Tool, Technology and Cutting Strategy.
  • Automatic recognition and machining of fillets on the pocket floor
  • Automatic rest material recognition on each pocket
  • The perfect tool for multi pocketed parts

Chamfering and Deburring

SolidCAM automatically recognizes all sharp edges where a chamfer can be applied. The user only sets the depth of the chamfer, the cutting diameter of the tool and a safety offset. SolidCAM’s chamfer recognition automatically avoids vertical walls and machines as much as possible, while protecting the part from collisions with the shank.

Advanced Drill Recognition

SolidCAM automatically identifies all drills on the solid model and generates the necessary CNC operations.

  • To select the drills to be machined, powerful filter tools such as diameter, Z-level or drill depth are available.
  • Spot drills can be generated on all drill positions, where the depth relates to the diameter of the drill tool being used.

Drill features detection & Automatic Tool path generation

SolidCAM Hole Wizard

SolidCAM’s Hole Wizard, with Drag & Drop Machine Processes optimizes the task of programming multiple operation for complex holes.

  • All holes in the CAD feature, including subordinate patterns are recognized.
  • All Geometry and Dimensional parameters of the CAD Feature are available for use in the machining process.
  • Complex logic including conditional equations provides greater flexibility.
  • Simple, Counter Sunk, Counter Bored & Tapped hole sets are programmed with a single mouse click.

Drag & Drop Operations

Complete machining process, selected from of a standard library or user-defined, can be simply dragged on a single feature or on the complete part. SolidCAM then automatically generates all necessary operations.

Drag & Drop Hole Wizard Process applied to a single hole feature

Drag & Drop Hole Wizard Processes applied to the entire part

SolidCAM AFRM is the Perfect Tool for Quickly Automating Common CAM Programming Tasks.