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SOLIDWORKS CAM Getting Started

A short video course to get you started using SOLIDWORKS CAM

This class will walk through a quick start guide showing how to use SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard and Professional on two SOLIDWORKS CAD part files. The course explains how to set up your machine, stock material, tool crib, and even how to sort and edit toolpaths. After finishing this course you should have a solid understanding of the programming process in SOLIDWORKS CAM.

***The videos are recorded using 2018 version of SOLIDWORKS***

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Learning Methodology: The best way to learn is by doing. Use 2 monitors connected to the graphics card of your computer. Have one monitor (or mobile device) playing the video and the other monitor displaying SOLIDWORKS. You can also have the video playing on a mobile device such as a tablet or smart phone if you do not have 2 monitors available. Work along with the video to complete the tasks discussed in the video. Pause, rewind, and play the video as necessary while you work along with the instructor. Repeat the process as many times as you wish.

CAM skills learned throughout this course:

  • Installation and setup of the add-in software package
  • Defining Machine Setup for both Milling and Turning
  • Editing the tool cribs
  • Using Automatic Feature Recognition
  • Creating features interactively
  • Simulating the toolpaths
  • Editing and sorting toolpaths
  • Post Processing


Your Instructor


Hawk Ridge Systems
Hawk Ridge Systems

Hawk Ridge Systems is your official SOLIDWORKS and CAMWORKS training provider for the United States and Canada. Our courses are available in our state of the art training labs, online, self-paced, or onsite at your facility. We offer a comprehensive range of beginning, advanced, and design specialty courses.

The instructors at Hawk Ridge Systems know what it takes to provide the best learning experience for students.

Our Self-Paced training courses offer learning around the clock. Expertly designed content conveniently available on your own schedule.



Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you pay for it. It is a completely self-paced online video course giving you immediate access. 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 to follow along. This course uses videos to deliver the material. There is no training manual or pdf included. 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 software and pause and rewind the videos as needed.
Do I need SOLIDWORKS software to take this course?
The video lessons are meant to be repeated and practiced. SOLIDWORKS 2018 software is required to practice the content in the course.

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