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BobCAD Timeline

1985

BobCAD-CAM begins providing CAD-CAM technology to the global manufacturing industries with the first DOS version 10...
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1994

The Clearwater FL office is opened to service manufacturing on the East coast. The San Jose office serviced the Central and Western United State, South America and Western Canada...
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1995

BobCAD-CAM moves from the DOS platform to support Windows 95 operating systems. First Windows Version is Released, Version 16.0.
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1996

50 Machineable font package is released for engraving. BobCAD now offers stick fonts for lettering. These can also be used to create raised letters.
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1997

Version 17.0 is released. Custom toolbars are added, macro features in CAM and more 3 Axis toolpath features.
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1998

BobCAD-CAM releases the new Version 18 CAD-CAM Software adding new features to make CNC programming easier.
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2000

BobCAD-CAM goes threough a complete executive overhaul to better support the future of the company.
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2001

BobCAD-CAM continues to evolve and release affordable CAD-CAM training products with the new Version 18.0 training professor videos on CD for the first time.
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2002

For the first time ever, BobCAD-CAM begins 3-Day training seminars across America each week in a new city.
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2003

BobCAD-CAM software is translated into Spanish & German. The company continues to grow to support its customer base and opens up into a second office building. The company invites unique customers to Westec 2003 trade show in Los Angeles, CA.
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2004

The first artistic CAD-CAM module, BobART is released providing image/raster to vector and basic embossing features. BobCAD-CAM also releases the Version 19 2 & 4 Axis Wire EDM software. BobCAD-CAM invites Gangster Chopper to the 2004 IMTS trade show in Chicago IL.
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2005

BobCAD-CAM version 20.0 is released. An Open GL render window is added for viewing 3D parts in CAD and other new CAD features.
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2006

BobCAD-CAM releases the Version 21 CAD-CAM software including BobART PRO-X and Nesting. The company also moves to a new location.
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2007

BobCAD-CAM releases 2007 version moving away from version numbers. The complete rebuild from the ground up now provides the 3 Axis Equidistant offset contour toolpath and built-in Predator virtual simulation product.
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2008

The company releases the latest Version 22.0 CAD-CAM software. With a variety of new CAD and CAM features, the company decides to revert back to version numbers for the software rather than a year as the release.
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2009

BobCAD-CAM releases the Version 23.0 CAD-CAM software with many new CAD & CAM features. BobCAD-CAM opens international office to service South America..
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2010

The company releases the latest Version 24.0 CAD-CAM software. BobCAD-CAM achieves official SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner status. Later in the year the first BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS CAM add-in is released.
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2011

BobCAD-CAM Version 25 is released to provide new CAD and CAM functionality. For the first time, full 4 & 5 Axis machining technology is added. A new BobART PRO-X is also released.
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2012

BobCAD-CAM develops its new BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS add-in and adds new CAM machining features for SOLIDWORKS users.
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2013

BobCAD-CAM releases the Version 26.0 CAD-CAM software. In addition, the BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ Version 3 is released with new machining features.
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2014

BobCAD-CAM Version 27 is officially released providing advanced roughing, semi-finishing & finishing toolpaths.
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2015

BobCAD-CAM officially releases Version 28.0 CAD-CAM adding Mill-Turn CNC Machining capabilities for the first time.
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BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS V5

December 2015 the latest BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS V5 Gold Partner add-in is released.
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