Laser, Plasma, & WaterJet
High Performance CAD-CAM for CNC Laser, Plasma, & WaterJet Machines
BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ Gold Partner CAM solution for laser, plasma, and waterjet CNC machines offers powerful 2-5 axis cutting capabilities right inside of SOLIDWORKS™. Seamlessly transition from creating your part model to assigning advanced toolpath strategies, simulating jobs, and generating g-code programming.
NEW FEATURE: Job Templates
BobCAM’s New Job Templates allow you to program faster with fewer clicks. Save your stock, set up location, machining features and more. Great for similar projects, part revisions, and standard processes. Get more done with fewer steps using BobCAM V8.
Features of BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ for CNC Laser, Plasma, & WaterJet
Keep parts connected to stock with tabs. Defined be number of tabs, length between or pick your own locations. Customizable tab width, lead length and radius.
Define cutter compensation / Kerf comp use one of 3 compensation ( Kerf) methods. Offsetting your profiles for the laser, plasma or waterjet to cut to size.
Multiple lead In/Out options to control how you enter and exit cuts. Choose from vertical, parallel, right angle, circular and blend. Optional overlap setting adjust lead out move past your entry position.
Control the order your shapes are cut with one of the 6 sort order options. Choose from closest, no sorting, X direction, Y direction, custom direction and optimized.
Remove dog leg rapids with BobCAD’s general overrides, reduce your feed rate on approach and exit and slow down your feedrate when cutting arcs. All defined in the toolpath wizard and are easy to change.
Speeds, feeds, power settings, torch height and more can be saved to tools in the tool library. Allowing users to quick load cutting data for different gages of material.
Create copies of machining features for same part instances. Choose from array, translate, rotate and point locations.
Fully customize and save your profile operations as a user defined template. Making it faster to program open, closed, inside and outside shapes.
Drive toolpath along curves surfaces using BobCAD’s 3 Axis wire frame toolpath feature. Allowing users to cut shapes and patterns into corrugated and other curved stock shapes.
Use BobCAD’s wrapping groups to program 4 axis shape cutting machines. Great for holes, slots, text, coping, notches and more.
Using BobCAD’s index systems users can automatically calculate rotations for 5-sided machining. Special multiaxis cutting patterns are used to drive cutting around corners and along compound curves and shapes.
OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE
Job Setup Wizard
Dynamic Machining Strategies™
Copy & Paste Operations
Expand & Collapse in Tree
Customizable Setup Sheets
Multiple Machine Setups
Material Speed & Feed Library
Tool Holder Library
Individual & Compound Drilling Operations
Material Based Calculated Feeds & Speeds
Ability to Save & Load Features
Work Offset Selection
Sub Program Output
3D Arc Fit – G17, G18, & G19 Plane Cutting
Associative CAM Tree
Part & Assembly Programming
Tool Holders Library
Save & Load Features
Copy & Paste Features
Multiple Machine Setup Locations
Dynamic Machining Strategies
Solid 3D Simulation
Universal Post Processor
3D Arc Filter ( G17, G18, G19 Plane Cutting )
Associative CAM Tree
Toolpath Patterns (Transform/Rotate)
Tool Dominate Machining Order
Feature Dominate Machining Order
Feature Geometry Picking Manager
Machine Sequence Sort Order Optimization