Solidline GmbH Unveils CAMculator

New tool is made for use with HCL CAMWorks for automated part costing and cycle time calculations.

New tool is made for use with HCL CAMWorks for automated part costing and cycle time calculations.

With CAMculator, data from the CAM model is used and cycle time can be calculated and used to program and calculate the cost of a component. Image courtesy of Solidline and HCL Technologies.


The German PLM systems company, Solidline GmbH, expands it CAM solution offerings to the United States through a partnership with HCL Technologies Ltd, makers of CAMWorks, and the release of Solidline CAMculator. 

With CAMculator, data from the CAM model is used and cycle time can be calculated and used to program and calculate the cost of a component. Solidline CAMculator supports the automation and costing of parts for up to five-axis simultaneous machining. 

“Together with our customers,” Christian Popp, head of Manufacturing Solutions at Solidline says, “we create system environments in which people can design, communicate and collaborate better. We address everything from consulting to installation, configuration, training and support. We create synergies for our customers through close cooperation—in a globalized world. With the support of HCL CAMWorks in the USA, our CAM solutions are also available in the United States.”

About Solidline 

Solidline is a Europe-based PLM systems company. The company offers solutions and services in the fields of PLM, product development, digital twins, smart factories, AR/VR, digital manufacture, IIoT and 3D printing. 

About HCL CAMWorks 

HCL CAMWorks is a CNC programming solution. CAMWorks was originally introduced in 1997 and is available for machining centers, turning, mill/turn and wire EDM applications. CAMWorks provides advanced CAD/CAM technologies—including full integration with SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge and CAD systems, automatic feature recognition, knowledge-based machining, shop floor tools and the Technology Database. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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