Fast & Efficient CAD-CAM For CNC Routers
The new BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ Gold Partner CAM programming solution for CNC routers allows you to program efficient toolpath strategies for simple and complex part models right inside of SOLIDWORKS™. It offers 2.5, 3, 4, and 5 axis machining capabilities and an easy to use wizard driven interface so you can spend less time programming and more time cutting. It’s the perfect CNC router CAM programming solution for artistic woodworking, engraving, production shape nesting, sign making, and much more.
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 Routers
Text & Letters
Design and machine letters for engraving, cutouts and raised/lowered text. Special toolpath options for push through letters and settings to eliminate breakout.
Hold your parts in place using BobCAD-CAM’s user-defined tab system. The software offers you the option of picking your tab locations manually or automatically, allowing you to select number of tabs, distance between tabs along with the height, width, and angle of tabs to give you complete control of your part tabs.
Remove material based on user selected closed chain(s) / boundaries. Choose from 1 of 10 pocketting patterns allowing users to work from the outside in, inside out, open shapes , multiple boundaries with islands and rest machining. (toolpath options based on level of software purchased)
Independent control of internal and external corners allowing users to customize how toolpath transitions. Choose from: sharp, round, loop radius, loop length, triangle and bisect line. Commonly used to relieve inside corners for push through shapes.
Control how your tool enters and exits the cut. Choose from vertical, parallel, right angle circular and blended leads with optional overlap amount to ensure your exit move is past the entry move.
Multiple Setup Locations
Define multiple workoffset locations used for 2 sided machining, work zones / vacuum pods, 2 table setups and more.
Simple and advanced 3D roughing, semi finishing and finishing strategies allow users of all skill sets to take on 3D projects with the confidence and tools to go from concept to reality.
Index your 4th axis to machine on different sides of your part. Use wrapping groups to machine features into cylindrical stock or go full 4D using rotary toolpaths that are applied directly to solids. Need Ture 4 Axis? BobCAD’s premium toolpaths offers you the advanced functionality you’re after.
Use index systems for 3 + 2 or machine around corners and on compound curves with our 5 Axis wireframe toolpath. Take your cutting power to the next level with BobCAD’s 5 Axis Pro where you unlock all of our toolpath options for Ture 5 Axis roughing, semi finishing and finishing.
Standard post processors are available for download supporting popular machine / controller configurations. Users can open a post processor in a text editor and make changes as needed. For special posting options use the post processors API to add features for drill backs, saws and other functionality required by the router market.
Watch a 3D simulation of your toolpaths in a virtual machining environment. Run, stop, fast forward, step forward, step back, jump to the next or previous operation and more.
Learn about your toolpaths and settings with reporting tools that provide real time feedback. Get detailed reports about: Cycle time, distance traveled, number of tools used, remaining stock and more!
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