The CAM tab is not shown in Inventor, even though Inventor CAM (2020 and later) or Inventor HSM (2019 and earlier) is correctly installed. This article refers to the ribbon CAM tab shown below

 The CAM tab is not shown in Inventor, even though Inventor CAM (2020 and later) or Inventor HSM (2019 and earlier) is correctly installed. This article refers to the ribbon CAM tab shown below

• The CAM tab could have been disabled or this could be due to a bad installation of Inventor CAM (version 2020 and later) or Inventor HSM (2019 and earlier)

Please also note that HSMWorks is only for Solidworks and Inventor will not see it or use it. Please also note that HSMWorks is only for Solidworks and Inventor will not see it or use it

Ensure the Inventor CAM add-in is enabled in Inventor
• Ensure that Inventor CAM is present on the list and loaded. Note; If Inventor CAM is installed and not listed in the Add-ins, not all needed Inventor Professional service updates are installed! Use your
• Back up and reset preferences with the Inventor Reset Utility:
• Use the Inventor Reset Utility to reset local settings to default values 

The add-in is loaded but the CAM tab still does not show up
• Make sure Windows has all the latest updates installed

• Uninstall your current version of Inventor CAM (2020 and later) or Inventor HSM (2019 and earlier) using the instructions here: How to do a clean uninstall of Autodesk Inventor HSM

• Download and reinstall Inventor CAM (2020 and later) or Inventor HSM (2019 and earlier) from manage.autodesk.com

The ribbon CAM tab is present but there is no CAM tab in the Browser If the ribbon CAM tab discussed above is present but there is no CAM tab in the file browser, there are a few ways to get it back

• Click on thesymbol next to the Model tab in the browser and add in the CAM tab as shown below

• The Browser CAM tab is not shown by default if a file does not contain any CAM information. In this case, navigating to the CAM ribbon tab and creating a CAM Setup will bring the CAM Browser tab up. Ensure there are no pending Windows OS Updates
• The CAM tab may not be shown due to pending Windows updates on the system. Please refer to the Microsoft help article below to force Windows updates:
• How to keep your Windows computer up-to-date After uninstalling Inventor CAM, Inventor CAM will not install because Windows thinks that it is already installed

• Microsoft Fixit will be needed to be used to uninstall Inventor CAM If Inventor CAM is installed and not listed in the Add-ins, not all needed Inventor Professional service updates are installed! Use your Autodesk Service Utility to keep the Inventor installation current.If the ribbon CAM tab discussed above is present but there is no CAM tab in the file browser, there are a few ways to get it back.After uninstalling Inventor CAM, Inventor CAM will not install because Windows thinks that it is already installed