High-Performance CAD-CAM for CNC Turning Centers
BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ software for 2 axis lathe and turning centers makes it easy to set advanced 2 axis toolpaths for OD and ID roughing, finishing, threading, grooving, boring, drilling, and cut offs. This powerful CAM programming software is a complete CNC lathe solution for all of your simple and complex part turning jobs.
NEW FEATURE: NcEditor
The NC code editor has seen an enhancement, and we are proud to introduce the new NcEditor product into the BobCAD-CAM product line. This product was developed to make your code editing and review much faster and more efficient, as well as provide the ability to simulate your NC programs directly!.
Features of BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ CNC Lathe Software
Utilize your machine's canned cycles for short, efficient programs that are easy to edit at the control. Optional separate moves are available for those machines without canned cycle for OD / ID rough & finish.
Tool Holder Definition
Quickly set up holders for right or left hand, neutral and back turning. Choose from the default holder shapes and enter sizes that define the holders.
Custom Holder & Insert
Draw your custom tool profiles and holders to match non-standard tooling, which is supported in gouge checking and undercutting.
Feature Type Programming
Easily define where on your part geometry you want toolpath created using the feature type programming drop-down. Pick from OD, ID, Front Face & Back Face.
Stock Tracking / Operation Stock
Keep track of your in-process stock as you add machining features to your turning jobs. Use operation stock as a boundary to contain your toolpath and trim away unwanted movements.
Prevent your tool from dipping down in grooves and other undercuts found parallel to your X or Z axis.
Choose from Standard, Single-pass or Zig-Zag grooving patterns that accommodate for all grooving applications.
Control your finish cycles with a continuous pass or alternate forced downcutting.
Utilize a standard or offset pattern that cuts in a single or bi-directional tool motion.
Utilize rough allowance to prepare for the finish with overlap control.
Trim or extend your toolpath with independent control of the start and end of cut.
Choose from stock, selected geometry or custom constraints to control where your toolpath is created.
ISO Insert Definition
Define your insert geometry based on Shape, Clearance, Tolerance and Type. Choose from multiple reference point locations.
Collision Detection & Avoidance
Tool holder and insert geometry are analyzed when programming for collisions to ensure collision-free programming.
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
Cut Off with Chamfer & Fillet Corner Break Options
Pattern Repeat Cycles
Auto-Assignment of Finish Passes
ISO Tool Definition
C, D, E, M, R, S,T, V, W Standard Insert Geometry
Laydown & Top Notch Threading Inserts
Custom Tool Profiles
Tip, Corner & Center Reference Point
Tool Holder Definition ( Left / Right, Neutral, Back )
Custom Tool Holder Profiles
Tool Nose Compensation
Trim To Stock/Operation Stock
OD , ID , Front Face, Back Face Cycles
Threading Straight & Tapered