Correct Feed/Speed Data for Parts Comprising Assemblies

In Assembly mode, if the different parts or the multiple instances of a part comprising an assembly have different stock materials, then for each part or instance, the correct stock material appears.

The associated stock material appears in the Operation Parameters dialog box on the F/S tab for Stock material. The Feed/Speed Editor uses the Stock material for feed/speed calculation.

In previous releases, in Mill Assembly mode, when an assembly contained parts that had different stock materials or split part instances had different stock materials, the feed/speed computations were often inaccurate. This occurred because SOLIDWORKS CAM only considered the stock material assigned to the first part listed in the Part Manager for feed/speed computation. SOLIDWORKS CAM assigned the calculated the feed/speed values to the other parts that constituted the assembly though they had different stock materials. This resulted in erroneous feed/speed values.