3rd Party Integrations

Stay Connected with the Machining Digital World

Tool data management has been a challenge for mid-size and large enterprises for decades. The digitalization of our machining world is progressing rapidly and SolidCAM is moving fast to ensure our customers benefit the most from the advancing digitalization.

With the new Tool Catalogue, SolidCAM provides advanced interfaces to 3rd Party Tool Management Softwares and launches the new XML-Interface. Any interface to specific Tool Management Systems can be accessed directly from within SolidCAM’s Tool Table, enabling the import and immediate use of complete tools for machining.The Tool data may include parametric and 3D / 2D data for holder and tools, recommended feeds, spins and machining parameters for milling and turning tools. 

SolidCAM provides interfaces to the following external Tool Management Systems:

The following 3rd Party products have already developed their Interface to SolidCAM:

Interfaces to 3rd Party NC-Code Simulation and Robotics

NC-Code Simulation

A 3rd party machine simulation module validates actual NC-code output. It can detect collisions and takes into account tolerances between all machine components such as axis slides, heads, rotary tables, spindles, tool changers, devices, workpieces, tools as well as other defined objects to validate the NC-code generated by any CAM System.

It can reduce the probability of errors and exprensive downtime when testing the NC-programs on the machine, SolidCAM has developed interfaces to various 3rd party NC-program simulations.


With its interface to 3rd party robotic solutions, the calculated toolpath by SolidCAM is transferred together with the CAD data into the robotic applications which converts it to kinematic robot moves and simulates the robotic operation. The CAD 3D data includes the design, stock, and fixtures models. All data is exported in the format of the specific robotic solution. The toolpath generated in SolidCAM is provided in a neutral format – the robotic software uses this information to generate robot specific G-code to control the industrial robot.