SOLIDWORKS CAM uses rules-based machining to enhance the programming process. CAMWorks is a software for machine tools that’s fully integrated, associative, and feature-based.


What is SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks?

SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks are fully embedded within your SOLIDWORKS CAD system. Users can go directly from CAD to CAM without sending their part to different software.  With CAM Data stored within the model, any modifications made to the part or assembly will automatically update the CAM toolpaths and G-code 

CAM Packages

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Quickly program individual parts built to company standards. Gain rules-based machining without leaving SOLIDWORKS.

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Advanced, smart manufacturing through an integrated CAM. Machine faster and faster capture with re-use of programming.

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Developed with a shop floor focus, this end-to-end system helps mid-market manufacturers improve efficiency and performance visibility.

What's New in CAMWorks 2023

  • Wire EDM Premium
  • Euler Angles Method for 5 Axis Rotary (3+2) Milling
  • Machine Cavities with VoluMill
  • Support for Tapered and Neck Shank Type Tools
  • Option to Define Height of 2.5 Axis Milling Islands
Program Smarter

Seamless integration within the design environment CAMWorks offers true associative machining automatically accommodating changes to the part model, which eliminates time consuming CAM system rework due to design updates.  

Machine Faster

Reduce machining time by as much as 85% and increase tool life by as much as 500% even in the hardest materials.  

Improve Customization & Setup Time

Knowledge-based machining allows you to capture and reuse your best programming practices using the Technology Database, TechDB™, reducing programming time by as much as 80%. 



Rules-based machining follows your company’s best practices established through past programming. Couple this with Automatic Feature Recognition, and your business can automatically apply standard strategies to estimate machining time and setups required.

Find the Best Fit

Get the function you need in your budget.

CASE STUDY: Medical Device Manufacturer Saved 100+ Programming Hours with CAMWorks

There's no time to waste when you’re developing products to fight cancer. dotDecimal is a company that provides radiation therapy devices. CAMWorks' intelligent machining automated their processes, saving them hundreds of programming hours. After switching to CAMWorks, dotDecimal saw:

  • 99.6% on-time delivery within 24 hours
  • 85-90% automated product design and machining
  • 100s of CNC programming hours saved


Learn about milling, turning, and G-code simulation.

Why Choose GSC?

Our mission is to fuel your success. We learn your business processes, and then offer solutions to drive enterprise-wide success. We equip your staff with comprehensive training, from hands-on classroom experiences to webinars and online training. Let us show you why we've been recognized by SOLIDWORKS for top customer retention for 17 years in a row.