CAMWorks was the first fully integrated CAM solution designed exclusively to operate in SolidWorks and the first to offer knowledge-based, feature recognition and associative machining capabilities within the SolidWorks environment.
This close integration means:

The CAMWorks machining trees and commands are available in SolidWorks with the click of a button. You never have to leave SolidWorks to generate toolpaths.

CAMWorks uses the same SolidWorks geometry to generate toolpaths to ensure the part you machine is the same part you have modeled.

Time-consuming file transfers using standard file formats suchas IGES and SAT are eliminated.

Ease of Use
CAMWorks uses the familiar SolidWorks interface, so it is easy to learn and easy to use. The CAMWorks trees are similar to the SolidWorks FeatureManager design tree. Items in the tree can be suppressed, expanded, renamed and moved using the same procedures as SolidWorks. Online help, an Installation and Quick Start Guide and tutorials help you generate toolpaths and code quickly.

Knowledge-Based Machining
TekSoft’s proprietary TechDB
, a Microsoft Access database, is the intelligence behind the machining automation in CAMWorks. Using Knowledge-Based Machining technology, the tooling, cutting conditions, and operation defaults are associated with the features defined by Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) andthe operations are generated automatically. The toolpath is then calculated. To further enhance the automation process, the knowledge-based rules in the TechDB are fully customizable to represent your current machining environment.