September 15, 2023
Independent provider of CAM software SolidCAM has just released its integration with Solid Edge. SolidCAM software is integrated directly inside Solid Edge delivering associativity between Solid Edge CAD models and toolpaths defined in SolidCAM. This new integration adds to existing Solid Edge manufacturing solutions, giving Solid Edge users the ability to select the CAM software that best fits their needs.
Dr. Emil Somekh, SolidCAM’s founder and CEO, announced the new integration at SolidCAM World 2023 in Istanbul. Dr. Somekh reflects on SolidCAM’s mission: “What are the core values of SolidCAM that led to our success? Certainly, the decision not to develop CAD ourselves, but to integrate with the leading CAD solutions. We have concentrated our R&D effort on taking CAM to the highest level possible, for example by developing our iMachining and our unique multi-channel mill-turn and Swiss solutions.”
“The newcomer is Solid Edge, we launched this integration last week,” he adds. “Everything you can do in our other CAD integrations you can do in Solid Edge. By being integrated, our customers can leverage the ease-of-use and power of Solid Edge.”
Some key capabilities of the new integration include:
- All CAM machining operations can be defined, calculated and verified without leaving Solid Edge
- Full associativity: toolpaths are automatically updated when the Solid Edge model is changed
- Fixtures, tooling and vices can be designed quickly in Solid Edge and used directly with SolidCAM
- Access to SolidCAM’s iMachining high-speed milling technology that creates faster and safe CAM programs to machine parts with first part success, while maximizing tool life
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.