Yes. MechDesigner can produce cam designs and cam data in three ways.
- X,Y cam-coordinates at equal increments of machine angle. This is satisfactory for most cams to be made. However, you do not know the chordal error that will be introduced by the interpolation of the NC/CNC cutting machine. This might become an issue with cams that are especially large - such as cams around filling machines. However, you can produce cams with 100,000+ points.
- BiArcs - the Arcs in a Cam-Profile that is constant with BiArcs are always tangential to each other. You can specify the Chordal Error that is acceptable. The default error is a maximum of 1mcrometer error between anywhere on the Arc and the True cam surface.
- You can save the Cam to a DXF File.
- MechDesigner can export the Cams directly to SOLIDWORKS. There you will be able to save your Cams to any format you like for manufacture.