BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ Mill
Fast Track Your 2- 5 Axis Programming!
BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS is our new Gold Certified CAM add-in. It's fully integrated, single- window, industry-proven CAM technology for SOLIDWORKS. Utilize our easy-to-use, powerful toolpath wizard technology and streamline your workflow in both part or assembly files. The latest BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS has powerful toolpath features, it’s easy to use and it’s affordable for shops of all sizes.
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.
BobCAM for CNC MILL FEATURES
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BobCAM CAM software for CNC milling will streamline your programming process while fully utilizing the SOLIDWORKS environment. Program in part or assembly files, select and simulate fixtures, use design configurations and more … See for yourself - Try it today for Free!
Feature Based Job Tree
The best of both worlds come together in BobCAD’s CAM Tree, Operations and Features. BobCAD’s machining features gives users the ability to create single operations per feature or to customize multiple operations tied to a single feature. This flexible programming workflow eliminates redundant tasks required in operation only CAM Trees.
Part & Assembly Programming
Utilize BobCAM’s advanced toolpath technology in your part or assembly files. Take advantage of part configuration for different setups or iterations.
2, 3 , 4 and 5 axis hole making is simple with BobCAD’s intuitive hole making wizards. Choose from Standard Drilling, Cross Drilling, or Multiaxis Drilling. Select points, arcs or solid models to define hole locations, sizes and depths. Users can quickly Spot, Drill, Tap and Counterbor with a single machining feature. Post your holes in separate moves or canned cycles.
Offering a wide variety of powerful operations for 2D / 2 ½ D cycles. Work from wireframe sketches, surface edges or faces. More powerful and efficient than conversational programming. Capture and reuse machining processes on future projects to reduce overall programming time, while working directly on user created or customer supplied CAD files.
Simple or Complex BobCAD’s got you covered with up to 21 machining strategies that tackle the most difficult of projects. Advanced features to control where toolpath is created, what it avoids and it’s feedrates. Superior surface finishes is what you expect and BobCAD delivers!
4 Axis Milling
Indexing, Wrapping Groups, Rotary, Advanced Rotary and True 4 axis are all fully supported. Get the most out of your machine when using your 4th axis with BobCAD.
5 Axis Milling
True, full-featured simultaneous toolpath strategies for advanced multiaxis part programming. Controlling tool tilt, avoid areas, feed rate mapping and much more that unlocks the full potential of your 5 Axis CNCs. Table Table, Head Table, Head Head 5 axis machine configuration with advanced posting feature to support Machine Comp in Z, Machine Hybrid compensation RTCP,TCP,TCPC, DWO, Origin Tracking and coordinate rotation.
Get a real view of what’s happening on the machine before you ever cut a chip. BobCAD’s solid simulation is loaded tools to validate your machining process, gouge check, find left over stock and much more.
Documenting your programming process with live feedback as you fine tune your toolpath features are available in many forms. CAM Tree Flyouts, Setup Sheets, Tool Assignment , Gouge and Collision reports, Move Operation and Sequence statics: All created automatically and easily accessible at any stage of machining.
Virtual simulation of your setup and workpiece is standard in BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS, select display and avoid fixtures gaining better control and confidence in your part programming.
CAM Tree Flyouts
Top level editing and display of critical parameters of the Job, Tools, Stock, Machine Setup, Features, Operations and more. Faster edits and quicker display of those settings user want to see or change most.
High efficiency, high speed and highly used by manufacturers all over the world! Adaptive toolpaths are quickly becoming the standard for 2, 3, 4 and 5 axis roughing. Reduce your cycle times, extend tool life and minimize wear and tear on your equipment with this modern toolpath strategy.
Multiple feedrate adjustments and mapping to optimize tool motion. Eliminate dog leg moves, slow down material entry exit and link moves, volume based, radial chip thinning, surface radius and tool contact feed optimization, feed control zone and more!
Cycle Time Estimates
Process planning, quoting or scheduling? Use BobCAD’s Toolpath statistics and get detailed automatic reports about: Time Data, Toolpath Extents, Toolath Data and Speed and Feeds.
Display your tool and holder as you step through or play your toolpath operation. Rapid graphical feedback for direction of cut, tool hangout, sequence ,cutter location, tool orientation and more.
Fully customize your toolpaths for unique or challenging scenarios. By deleting, trim and relink, move, replace, break, modify attributes or extend cut moves. Users can directly modify their toolpaths outside of the toolpath wizards parameters.
Job Tree Templates
Maximize your shops programming efficiency by saving a Job Tree as a template. Allowing users to shortcut programming by pre populating the Job Tree with stock, setup locations, machining features and more. Faster programming for in-house processes or dedicated machining centers and applications.
Toolpath & Workoffset Patterns
Create multiple copies of machining features or setups using either a toolpath or workoffset pattern. Post copies in long code or with multiple work offset locations ( G54, G55, G56). Great for production with 2 or more same part workoffset locations.
OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE
CAD Design Tree
2D / 3D Wireframes
Project to Z Planes
Cross Section Viewing
2D & 3D Geometry Creation Tools
Solids Boolean Operations & Surface Editing
CAD Utilities, Translation, Mirroring, Stitching & Unstitching
Gear, CAMs & Sprocket Design Wizards
Bolt Hole & Grid Patterns
Text / Font Features & Complete Part Dimensioning
Geometry Cleanup & Optimize with Erase Double Entities
CAD Data Translation & Interoperability
Tool Holders Library
Save & Load Features
Copy & Paste Features
Multiple Machine Setup Locations
Dynamic Machining Strategies
Solid 3D Simulation
Universal Post Processor
Sub Program Output
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
High Speed Pocketing / Adaptive Pocketing
High Speed / Adaptive Multiaxis Roughing
Wire Frame / Trimming
3 Axis Wireframe
3 Axis Planar
3 Axis Spiral
3 Axis Engraving
3 Axis Radial
3D Plunge Roughing
Z Level Roughing
Z Level Finishing
Advanced Z Level Finish
High Speed / Adaptive Roughing
Cuts Along Curve
Morph Between 2 Curves
Parallel to Multiple Curves
Morph Between 2 Surfaces
Parallel to Surface