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Creating Cams

To create a cam:

  1. Click Cams (Toolbox toolbar) or Toolbox > Cams.
  2. In the Cam dialog box, on the Setup tab, for Cam Type, select Circular or Linear and set property values for the cam type you selected.

    You can also create a cam based on a previously saved favorite cam. See Using Favorite Cams.

  3. On the Motion tab, create at least one cam motion definition.
  4. On the Creation tab, set creation properties.
  5. Click Create.

    Toolbox creates a new cam as a new SolidWorks part document.

  6. Optionally, save your cam as a favorite. See Favorite Cams.
  7. Click Done.

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