Upgrade

Geometric is offering 3 promotional packages for ProCAM end users to introduce solid modeling and to provide a cost-effective upgrade from ProCAM to CAMWorks.

ProCAM to CAMWorks Upgrade Packages

The Upgrade packages include CAMWorks and an OEM version of SolidWorks. These bundled packages are an opportunity for ProCAM users to upgrade to CAMWorks and SolidWorks for a fraction of the cost of purchasing CAMWorks and a full version of SolidWorks at MSRP.

This package gives ProCAM users the combination of a solid modeling system to design better products faster and more accurately plus a seamlessly integrated, innovative, CAM system for CNC machining that can significantly speed time to market.

CAMWorks + SolidWorks = associativity, data integration

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ProCAM Update Package

The ProCAM Update package includes an update to a ProCAM user’s current ProCAM modules, plus an OEM version of SolidWorks. This package can provide an interim step for some ProCAM users who are curious about solid modeling and the benefits of solid-based machining. Users might want to have solid modeling capabilities and/or the ability to import parts in file formats not supported by ProCAM and then export the files in a supported format.

Solid modeling has become common in today’s design industry and more and more companies are looking for CAM shops that have solid modeling capability. This package gives ProCAM users the opportunity to work with SolidWorks, the choice in solid modeling.

Upgrade/Update FAQ

This section has the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Upgrade/Update Offer. If you have more questions, contact us.

What is included in the ProCAM to CAMWorks Upgrade Package?

Upgrade Package 1 – 2D Milling

  • CAMWorks 2.5 Axis Mill
  • SolidWorks OEM version
  • Subscription Service* – 1 year for CAMWorks and SolidWorks
  • SolidProfessor SolidWorks Core Concepts 5 hr. multimedia training CD
  • ProCAM upgrade to current version for customer’s existing ProCAM modules
  • USP** – 1 year for ProCAM

Upgrade Package 2 – 3D Milling

  • CAMWorks 2.5 Axis Mill
  • CAMWorks Advanced 3 Axis Axis Mill (level I & II)
  • SolidWorks OEM version
  • Subscription Service* – 1 year for CAMWorks and SolidWorks
  • SolidProfessor SolidWorks Core Concepts 5 hr. multimedia training CD
  • ProCAM upgrade to current version for customer’s existing ProCAM modules
  • USP** – 1 year for ProCAM

*CAMWorks Subscription Service =  phone/online support from Cimtronics Midwest, software upgrades,
service packs
**ProCAM USP = phone/online support from Cimtronics Midwest, bug fixes, minor enhancements

 

What is included in the ProCAM Update Package?

ProCAM / Solid Modeling Update Package

  • CProCAM upgrade to current version for customer’s existing ProCAM modules
  • CUSP** – 1 year for ProCAM
  • CSolidWorks OEM version
  • CSubscription Service* – 1 year for CAMWorks and SolidWorks
  • CSolidProfessor SolidWorks Core Concepts 5 hr. multimedia training CD

*CAMWorks Subscription Service =  phone/online support, software upgrades, service packs
**ProCAM USP =  phone/online support, bug fixes, minor enhancements

 

Where can I find out about Upgrade/Update Package pricing?

Geometric is offering these packages at a significant discount. Please contact us for pricing information.

 

What is included in the SolidWorks OEM Version?

Full part modeling and assembly capabilities

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The full version of SolidWorks provides 3 modules:

  • Part – for creating solid, surface and wire frame models
  • Assembly – for combining models to create an assembly
  • Drawing – for creating 2D detailed/engineering drawings

The OEM version includes all the functionality of the Part and Assembly modules, with the limitation of not being able to create a complete 2D detailed/engineering drawing with a title block due to the absence of the Drawing module.

 

What are the ProCAM requirements to quality for the promotional offer?

To qualify for the Update or Upgrade, a customer must have proof of purchase of at least 1 ProCAM CAM module (this excludes CAD-only seats). The ProCAM module can be Mill, Turn, Fabrication or EDM. Any version of ProCAM or ProCAM II qualifies.

 

If I purchase an Upgrade Package, can I purchase CAMWorks Turning, Mill-Turn, and Wire EDM at promotional upgrade prices?

Yes! Plus these add-ons include Subscription Service for 1 year. Please contact us for pricing.

 

Why is the latest version of ProCAM included in the ProCAM to CAMWorks Upgrade Packages?

We realize that our ProCAM customers want to explore the enhanced functionality of a top-quality solid modeling package while also retaining the ability to use the tried-and-true software that’s already in their facility. This offer supports both ProCAM and CAMWorks and allows shops to transition gradually to solid modeling and CAMWorks.

 

If I purchase an Update package, how can I use SolidWorks with ProCAM?
  • SolidWorks part files (SLDPRT) can be read directly into ProCAM II and machined using 2.5 Axis Mill and Surface Machining cycles.
  • SolidWorks supports all industry standard file formats (e.g., Pro/ENGINEER, TIFF, AutoCAD, Unigraphics, Solid Edge, STEP, Parasolid, ACIS, STL, JPG). Files in these formats can be opened in SolidWorks, saved in a ProCAM-supported format such as IGES or DWG, and then be read directly into ProCAM 2D or ProCAM II.
  • ProCAM users can learn solid modeling without having to purchase the full version of SolidWorks. The Update package includes a 5 hr. multimedia training CD. After learning SolidWorks, the transition to CAMWorks will be the next logical step.
Can I pre-purchase maintenance on all Upgrade Package modules for additional years?

Yes. Additional years of USP purchased at the same time as an upgrade package are entitled to additional special discounts. Please contact us for pricing.

 

What about SolidWorks training and support?

Training and support will be supplied by Cimtronics Midwest. To assist you in training, each package includes a 5 hour multimedia SolidWorks training CD that we strongly recommend customers use to learn SolidWorks.

 

Can I see a demo?

If you would like an online demo, simply contact us.

 

Will my current ProCAM posts work in CAMWorks?

For CAMWorks 2.5 Axis Mill, Advanced 3 Axis Mill and Turning modules, most ProCAM posts will work without change. For CAMWorks Wire EDM, the posting environment is totally different from ProCAM and posts are not interchangeable. Standard EDM posts are included with CAMWorks Wire EDM.

 

Can I upgrade the SolidWorks OEM version to a complete full functioning SolidWorks?

At these promotional prices, the SolidWorks OEM version is not able to be upgraded to the full version that includes Drawings. If you want to upgrade to a complete SolidWorks version, you need to contact us.
The CAMWorks Subscription Service included in the Upgrade packages entitles the you to updates to the SolidWorks OEM version only, not an upgrade to the full SolidWorks version.

 

How long will this promotion last?

The promotion may be terminated at any time.

 

Glossary of Terms

  • Upgrade – Package includes CAMWorks, SolidWorks, and the latest version of ProCAM.
  • Update – Package includes the latest version of ProCAM and SolidWorks (does not include CAMWorks).
  • USP – ProCAM maintenance includes bug fixes, minor enhancements and phone/online support.

Subscription Service. CAMWorks and SolidWorks maintenance includes phone/online support from Cimtronics Midwest, software upgrades, service packs.