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CAM for onshape

Hi,
 I there any plans for CAM integration into Onshape?

I currently use HSM and saw they have a free version for inventor and solidworks, maybe Onshape can get on that list?

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  • bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member, User Group Leader Posts: 446 ✭✭✭✭
    I would like to see it a cloud app and not just a desktop version. 2D cutting (waterjet/plasma/laser)
    Bryan Lagrange
    Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    @frank_martinez By free I think this means that if you buy the desktop version then they'll give you a free connector to you CAD application...

    VisualCAMc was the Onshape app-store CAM of choice.  Have you had the opportunity to look at that?
    Cheers, Owen S.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,955
    We are relying on partners for this today.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • derek_wardderek_ward Member Posts: 61 EDU
    VisualCAMc looks good, but it is pretty pricey.  I'm toying about with Kiri:Moto which seems a bit basic, but it might get the job done.  Currently I am just exporting everything to Fusion 360 and using it's CAM function, which is pretty nice. 
  • FdaFda Member Posts: 42 ✭✭
    That the C.A.D design workbench is linked with the C.A.M manufacturing workbench in the same software package. It is a strong argument for #TRADITIONALCADSUCKS not to end up being scrolled. :'(

    Let's not forget that we design to manufacture.

    Onshape was born to free us from the torture of file management.
    I can't wait for OnShape to take over the world ... <3
  • afalzate13afalzate13 Member Posts: 4
    This should've been a priority in the development during this recent merger. Onshape can't compete with high end CAD software with large CAD companies. Onshape is tailored for the start ups which often fabricate their designs and have an edge in being able to iterate quickly in the seamless Onshape environment and not be forced to work in another program to do the manufacturing and lose time to bounce back and forth and lose the collaborative parallel working component in CAM. With the newfound access to large resources during the acquisition this should have been implemented. After using Onshape since it's inception I'm sad to leave after years of waiting for this feature. Paying an additional $100/month for a sub par add on 3rd party CAM is unacceptable. The unorthodox pricing structure of Onshape and lack of this feature will lose another loyal customer to Fusion 360...
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 595 PRO
    I do not know if this is still in the works, but there is a possibility @eric_schimelpfenig may integrate Fabber into Onshape. By integrate, I mean very integrated; similar to "Open BOM". This would be fantastic!
  • eric_schimelpfenigeric_schimelpfenig Member Posts: 72 EDU
    If there's enough interest we're definitely looking at bring this:

    www.getfabber.com to Onshape. We're big fans on Onshape as a modeler. 

    VisualCAM C has been removed from the Onshape app store. Those that tried it, what did you think of it while it was there?
  • bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 68 PRO

    VisualCAM C has been removed from the Onshape app store. Those that tried it, what did you think of it while it was there?
    I tried it. IIRC they never had everything running in OS. I think there was too much legacy code to port to the cloud. This would even be worse for Mastercam.
  • Aaron_MagninAaron_Magnin Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 53
    There was a bit of a CAM teaser in this, in case you missed it: https://events1.social27.com/onshapelive21/agenda/player/92513 
    And we love us some Fabber! @eric_schimelpfenig Please? 
  • bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 68 PRO
    There was a bit of a CAM teaser in this, in case you missed it: https://events1.social27.com/onshapelive21/agenda/player/92513 
    And we love us some Fabber! @eric_schimelpfenig Please? 
    Is Solidworks CAM the same as CAMworks? I thought they were owned by Dassault.
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 810 PRO
    @Aaron_Magnin
    that link just took me to the general conference agenda.  What video presentation at what time in it?
    www.accuratepattern.com
  • bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 68 PRO
    @Aaron_Magnin
    that link just took me to the general conference agenda.  What video presentation at what time in it?
    sign in then come back and click on it. 

    Session: 

    FEA, Rendering, CAM, ECAD, and More: Expand Your Team’s Capabilities With Onshape’s Integrated
  • Aaron_MagninAaron_Magnin Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 53
    @bruce_williams What Bill said! Thanks for the assist. 
  • bill_schnoebelenbill_schnoebelen OS Professional, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 68 PRO
    Got this from Autodesk this morning.


    Effective April 6, 2021, Autodesk will no longer support future releases of HSMXpress and new downloads will no longer be available.

    If you’re already downloaded the HSMXpress plugin for SOLIDWORKS, you’ll be able to access it via your Autodesk Account. Note this version will only be compatible with your current version of SOLIDWORKS. It will not be compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2022.

    If you’d like to maintain access to similar supported software, please download Fusion 360 for personal use here to get access to:
    • 2 & 3-axis milling
    • Adaptive clearing
    • Turning
    • FFF additive manufacturing
    • Water jet, laser cutter, plasma cutter
    It sounds like no more gateway CAM unless you use their CAD.
  • Cedric_EveleighCedric_Eveleigh Member, OS Professional Posts: 37 PRO
    I fully agree with @afalzate13. It would be incredibly helpful if Onshape had a proper CAM solution on par with Fusion 360. I waste a lot of time bouncing back and forth between Fusion 360 for CAM and Onshape for CAD, and I have been tempted to abandon Onshape because of this. PTC should allocate the resources to get CAM functionality in Onshape.
  • Cedric_EveleighCedric_Eveleigh Member, OS Professional Posts: 37 PRO
    edited April 5
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