How to machine parts utilizing advanced functionality

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional Training Course Overview

This course teaches how to use the SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional software to machine parts utilizing advanced functionality such as: CAM or SOLIDWORKS configurations, VoluMill™, mill machining in the context of an assembly, and 3 plus 2 machining.

This training course will help you to:
  • Learn High Speed Machining and creating VoluMill Toolpaths.
  • Using the SOLIDWORKS CAM Assembly mode for machining, using a vise, and split instance.
  • Understand 3 Plus 2 Machining and working with a Tombstone.
  • Learn Turning basics and generating NC code.
  • Modify features.
  • Use Probes.
Course Duration

Online 1 Day (7 hours/day)

Skill Level

Intermediate Level

Course Type

Hands-on Practical Training

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional Course Requirements & Benefits

Understand the course requirements and the skills you will acquire after completing the SOLIDWORK CAM course


Completed SOLIDWORKS CAM Essentials training course

At least 1 month using software

A current license of SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional software

Features Targeted

Chucks, ID Features and Operations

Turning, Toolpaths and NC Code

Assembly Machining with a Tombstone

Acquired Skills

Able to run standard CAM operations

Better understanding of high speed machining

Able to Modify Features and Apply Operation Parameters

SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: SOLIDWORKS CAM Configurations

  • SOLIDWORKS CAM Configurations
  • Case Study: Using Configurations Working With CAM Configurations
  • Exercise 1: Generate Toolpaths for Part Configurations

Lesson 2: High Speed Machining (VoluMill™)

  • VoluMill Overview
  • Case Study: Using VoluMill
    • VoluMill Settings
    • VoluMill Technology Expert
  • Exercise 2: Create VoluMill Toolpaths

Lesson 3: Assembly Machining

  • SOLIDWORKS CAM Assembly Mode
  • Case Study: Assembly Machining Using a Vise
    • Part Manager
    • Stock Manager
    • Setup Parameters
  • Case Study: Assembly Machining -Programming with Subroutines
  • Case Study: Assembly Machining - Multiple Parts
  • Case Study: Assembly Machining Split Instance
    • Import Part Data
    • Split Instance
    • Split Setup
  • Exercise 3: Assembly Mode Machining
  • Exercise 4: Assembly Mode Multi-vise Machining
  • Exercise 5: Assembly Mode Split Instance

Lesson 4: 3 Plus 2 Machining

  • 3 Plus 2 Machining (Indexing)
  • Case Study: 3 Plus 2 - Part Machining
    • Indexing
  • Case Study: Assembly Machining with a Tombstone
  • Exercise 6: 3 Plus 2 Machining

Lesson 5: Turning Basics

  • SOLIDWORKS CAM Turning Overview
  • Case Study: Generate Toolpaths and NC Code
    • Setup
    • Chuck/Fixture
    • Stock
    • Machinable Features
  • Case Study: Interactive Features and Operations
    • New Turn Feature
  • Exercise 7: Basic Turning Process
  • Exercise 8: Interactive Turn Features

Lesson 6: Chucks, ID Features and Operations

  • Section Method
  • Case Study: Using Plane Section
    • Double Chucking
  • Case Study: Using Double Chucks
  • Exercise 9: Chucks, ID and OD Features

Lesson 7: Modifying Feature and Operation Parameters

  • Case Study: Custom Chuck, OD and Thread Features
  • Editing Toolpaths
  • Exercise 10: Modifying Features and Operations

Lesson 8: Probing

  • Introduction to Probing
    • Probe Operation
  • Case Study: Probing Operations - Part 1
  • Case Study: Probing Operations - Part 2
  • Case Study: Probing Operations - Part 3
  • Exercise 11: Using Probing Tools

Training Methods

Choose the training method right for you


Group/Public Training

Receive training as a group (limited amount per class) from certified instructors using vendor approved training content and methodologies.

Training is delivered either live online or in a traditional classroom environment.

  • Cost effective training method.
  • More effective than video based training, with videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
3DEXPERIENCE Onsite Training

Private Training

This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

Training is available live online, in-person classroom or onsite at your location.

  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.

Upcoming Training Courses

Choose a scheduled SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional course

Date & Time
  • August 8, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
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Date & Time
  • October 2, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
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Date & Time
  • December 4, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
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