SOLIDWORKS CAM is an add-on to all versions of SOLIDWORKS CAD that lets you prepare your designs for manufacturability earlier in the development cycle. Manufacturing tasks that had to wait until a design was complete can now be performed concurrently with the design process.


SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard lets you quickly program individual milled parts and configurations without leaving the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment. You have full access to defining rules within SOLIDWORKS CAM to create and build to your company standards, as well as Tolerance-Based Machining (TBM).


SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard with increased programming capabilities. The additional features include High-Speed Machining (HSM), configurations, assembly machining, turning, and 3+2 programming to drive four- and five-axis machines.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Machinist Standard

SOLIDWORKS Machinist Standard provides all the functionality found in SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard plus a Part only modeling environment allowing you to work seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS Part files and import several neutral file formats.  This connectivity makes easy to work with customers and vendors to collaborate on the manufacturing process.

SOLIDWORKS CAM Machinist Professional

SOLIDWORKS Machinist Professional provides SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional capabilities with SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies to allow the user the ability to import and design fixtures and other manufacturing components used in the machining process.  By using Assembly mode in SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional, automatic tool path clipping can be used to ensure your programs do not collide with custom fixtures or vises.

  SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional SOLIDWORKS CAM Machinist Standard SOLIDWORKS CAM Machinist Professional
Rule-Based Machining
Tolerance-Based Machining (TBM)
Knowledge-Based Machining (KBM)
Associativity with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR)
Automate Machine Times
3 + 2 Programming    
High-Speed Machining (HSM)    
Turning Capabilities    
Part Modeling/ Import    
Assembly Modeling/ Import