Step 6C1.3: Edit 3D-Cam; Save as STEP; Export directly to SOLIDWORKS®

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Step 6C1.3: Edit 3D-Cam; Save as STEP; Export directly to SOLIDWORKS®

Use the 3D-Cam dialog-box to enter parameters for the 3D-Cam. Save/export the Cam as a STEP file. Open the STEP file in SolidWorks®, or your other 3D-CAD.

Open the 3D-Cam dialog-box

3D-Cam dialog-box

3D-Cam dialog-box

Edit the 3D-Cam:

Recommended method for 'heavy' 3D-Cams:

1.Click the 3D-Cam element in the graphic-area or the Assembly-Tree

2.Right-click the 3D-Cam element in the Selection-Window

3.Click Edit element in the contextual-menu

The 3D-Cam dialog-box will open.

-or -

1.See How to Open a Dialog-Box.  

The 3D-Cam dialog-box is now open.


The 3D-Cam dialog-box has three tabs:

1.CAM- the main design parameters

2.DISPLAY - colors, display as 'solid' or as a 'mesh', and more.

3.EXPORT - if you want to export directly into SolidWorks.

To export the 3D-Cam, we recommend you use the Save button to save the 3D-Cam as a STEP file - see below.

3D-Cam Parameters

CAM tab:

Cam Mesh Density Parameters

See Cam Mesh Density

Roller Clearances

See Roller Clearances

Flank Length

See Flank Length Control


DISPLAY tab:

See Display tab


EXPORT tab

See Export tab


REBUILD and SAVE buttons

See Rebuild and Save buttons

btn_delkeywordRebuild and Save buttons - Export the 3D-Cam as a STEP file
btn_delkeywordEXPORT tab: Cam Data Transfer directly to SOLIDWORKS