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Where are the Surfcam books or file???

Where are the Surfcam books or file???

Where are the Surfcam books or file???

I have taken a beginners Surfcam classs.  The instructor was helpful but not completely knowledgeable.  He actually co-authored a Surfcam book, but he could not perform a lot of functions, nor did he know when the Surfcam book would be availagle for sale.

I have searched the net for surfcam books or instruction files.  I think the choices on books are limited.  I did come across a university website that had the complete Surfcam 2002 instruction manual (1400 pages) in PDF.  

Does anyone know of a comprehensive book for Surfcam Velocity II?  Primarily for lathe programming?


RE: Where are the Surfcam books or file???

I have Maximizing Surfcam, that's about all I've ever seen. Latest is 2000, probably too old for your needs.


There is a Surfcam fourm

RE: Where are the Surfcam books or file???

Surfware Announces the Official Release of

SURFCAM Velocity Textbook


Westlake Village, CA – March 23, 2007 - Surfware Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems, announced today that the Maximizing SURFCAM textbook for the Velocity® Series, including SURFCAM Velocity version 3.0, will be officially unveiled at Westec 2007.


The Maximizing SURFCAM textbook is designed both for students and industrial practitioners who are new to SURFCAM, and for experienced SURFCAM users seeking to enhance their skills. The text includes background information on CNC programming and machining fundamentals, and covers all essential SURFCAM concepts and techniques required to successfully create part geometry, generate and verify toolpaths, and post process NC code. Tutorial projects are provided with step-by-step instructions throughout to make learning SURFCAM Velocity version 3.0 simple and straightforward.


“SURFCAM Velocity is one of the most powerful CAD/CAM software programs you can use to design parts, simple or complex, and generate the toolpaths to machine them. SURFCAM software has gained its popularity in the industry over the last two decades due to its extensive capabilities and ease of use. Our SURFCAM Velocity text is the best guide you can use to effectively utilize SURFCAM Velocity version 3.0 and maximize the power of SURFCAM to your advantage.” said Dr. Dave Zamora, co-author of Maximizing SURFCAM Velocity.


The book is the product of two experienced CAD/CAM/CNC professors who have more than 30 years of CAD/CAM and machining teaching experience. Dr. Su-Chen Jonathon Lin is a distinguished CAD/CAM author of 20 CAD/CAM/CNC textbooks. Dr. Dave Zamora has extensive industrial and teaching experience in CAD/CAM/CNC.


Table of Contents:


Chapter 1          CNC Programming Fundamentals

Chapter 2          Machining Fundamentals

Chapter 3          SURFCAM Environments

Chapter 4          SURFCAM Process Overview

Chapter 5          Basic 2D Geometry Construction

Chapter 6          Modifying 2D Geometry

Chapter 7          2-Axis Toolpath Generation and Verification

Chapter 8          Hole Processing

Chapter 9          2-Axis Associativity

Chapter 10        Creating Part Geometry for Lathes

Chapter 11        Creating Toolpaths for Lathes

Chapter 12        Creating 3D Wireframe Geometry

Chapter 13        Creating 3D Surfaces

Chapter 14        3-Axis Toolpath Generation

Chatper 15        4-Axis CNC Programming


Dr. Dave Zamora will be in the Surfware booth #3358 during Westec to promote the book and speak with customers. The show will run March 26-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.  For more information visit www.sme.org/westec.


RE: Where are the Surfcam books or file???

Thanks for information,

Wouldn’t it have been better to post a link as to where you can buy this book?  Westec was 2 months ago and there is no mention of it on their website.  Amazon only shows  a 7 year old book.

RE: Where are the Surfcam books or file???

So where is the book?  Is there a publisher?  Is there an ISBN number?  

So far this is just propoganda to sell Surfcam, but by no means does this actually help the user.

RE: Where are the Surfcam books or file???

“However, it is just Shipping soon!”

I hope the book has better sentence structure!

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