CAMWorks Wire EDM

An Introduction to CAMWorks Wire EDM

This class teaches how to use CAMWorks for programming 2- through 4-axis Wire EDM CNC machines. Learn CAMWorks Wire EDM software, which provides a more intuitive, automatic, and efficient method of generating EDM toolpaths and machine code.

Learning Methodology: Watch each of the course videos first as if it were a lecture. Repeat the steps of the video along with the manual, software and file set.


Develop CAMWorks WIRE EDM skills and capabilities through this course:

Main Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to User Interface
  • Setting Stock and Machines
  • Generate and Simulate Tool Path
  • Using Automatic Feature Recognition
  • Cutting Dies and Punches
  • 4 Axis Cutting Toolpaths
  • Posting the Program

Your Instructor

Lindsay Widmeyer
Lindsay Widmeyer

Lindsay has worked in the CAD/CAM software industry for over 5 years covering support and training to both the educational system and industry partners. She previously worked in the automotive industry doing design work for plastics and mold injection, which introduced her to CAM software. Lindsay graduated from Mechanical Engineering Technology specializing in Design and Analysis because of her interest in CAD software and the industry.

Lindsay is currently an Application Engineer for Hawk Ridge Systems working out of the Mississauga, ON office. When she is not in the office she can be found playing beach volleyball, golfing, stand up paddle boarding or reading a book at the cottage.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online video course - As soon as you purchase the course you have immediate access and the course access expires 1 year from the purchase date.
What does this course include?
This course includes access to the online self paced video series course and the file sets to use with SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks to follow along. We recommend you watch the video first as if it were a lecture. Repeat the steps of the videos using the file sets and SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks software and pause the videos as needed.
Does this course use a manual?
No. There's no training manual or pdf associated with this course.
Do I need SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks software to take this course?
The video lessons are meant to be repeated and practiced. SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks software are required to practice the content in the course. IMPORTANT: This course was recorded using the 2016 versions of SolidWorks and CAMWorks. It is recommended that students use software versions 2016 (or above) to complete the exercises.
Is this a certificate based course?
This is a certificate based course. This course was taught by a Certified SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks Instructor and recorded specifically for a self paced class. To get your certificate for this class simply complete the course and then email education+cert+edm@hawkridgesys.com along with your invoice# and we will email the certificate to you.
What if I need help?
You can send your questions to education+edmhelp@hawkridgesys.com and we will reply to you.
Are there any discounts for this course?
If you are a Hawk Ridge Systems customer (with active subscription service on SOLIDWORKS and/or CAMWorks), please email your Hawk Ridge Systems Account Manager and inquire about a discount for this course.
If I am unhappy with this course may I request a refund?
This course does not have a refund option.. All sales are final.

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