Barrel Tool Support

You can define barrel tools to generate toolpaths, mainly for multiaxis finishing operations in SOLIDWORKS CAM and the Technology Database. An advantage to using barrel tools is that they provide a larger area of contact, which results in a better surface finish.

In the Operations Parameters dialog box, under the Tool tab, you can select Standard, Conical Tangent, Tapered, Lens, or Advanced as the barrel tool type. You can also define profiles to create custom barrel tools.