The method of designing a slot cam is pretty much entirely dependent on
the function you want it to perform. Slot cams can do a lot of
different type things. This is entirely INdependent of SolidWorks. All
you need to know for Solidworks is how to work it . . . period!! And
nobody here is going to teach you basics, although specific modeling
questions will likely be answered. If you can tell us a fair bit about
your application perhaps someone here can give you some hints.
Otherwise there are some books that can help in learning about cam
design of all sorts. One is "Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical
Components" by Robert O Parmley (McGraw-Hill, ISBN #0-07-048617-4). An
entire set of four VERY good books is named "Ingenious Mechanisms for
Designers and Inventors", editor Franklin D. Jones (Industrial Press,
ISBN for 4 book set #0-8311-1084-8). Individual books of the set can
also be bought (each has its own ISBN). Go to www.industrialpress.com
to see them. As I remember, the first chapter of each book is on cam
design for various applications and of various difficulties. If you
can't understand a fair bit of math, though, go get an engineer to help
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