Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing software BobCAD-CAM, Inc announces the release of their all new Version 26 Core CAD-CAM software for CNC Turning. The new CNC Lathe software release combines existing 2 Axis machining automation technology with Dynamic Machining Strategies (TM) that streamlines how CAM programming takes place by allowing the programmer to utilize as many machining strategies as needed within a job operation in the CAM Tree Manager. Advanced Tool Patterns have also been added to fully customize each machining operation. Traditionally, CNC Software allows the operator to load machining strategies into a CAM Tree one at a time to program a job. This method can lead to repeated geometry selection and time consuming editing tasks. The new DMS eliminates having to load cutting strategies separately into a CAM Tree one at a time. Thus, streamlining the entire CAM programming workflow and speeding up the programming process dramatically.
The Dynamic Machining Strategies have been added to the systems Wizards for programming. Other important features added are a new Job Setup Wizard for defining what type of job is taking place, customizable Job Setup Sheets that can be generated and handed off to the CNC department or programmer, Multiple Depth cutting enhancements for engraving, additional tools added to the profiling feature, a simplified CAM Tree, and many other features that affect general functionality and post processing. For example, the new posting enhancements include being able to post out programs by tool, by feature, or by operation. These posting enhancements were implemented in direct response to customer requests. Another major enhancement to this Lathe system was the addition of Machining Wizards. The wizards step the operator through the process of machining parts, removing the guesswork and streamlining the programming phase. “Now that the wizards are in place with the dynamic machining strategies, the flow of the software makes sense and provides a much more robust method of programming lathe parts,” commented Alex Cole who is a member of the development team at BobCAD-CAM. “What we are doing is re-defining workflow efficiency in lathe CAM programming,” added Cole.
The new v26 Lathe upgrade contains the most significant enhancements developed by BobCAD-CAM CNC Lathe in over 10 years. “The new Dynamic Machining Strategies really fit the purpose of CAM software now because they make programming so much faster, smarter and easier,” commented Greg Myers, who heads up the BobCAD-CAM development team. The new release also includes enhanced thread milling operations supporting multiple holes and customizable starting points for multiple finishing passes. The advanced tool patterns allow the programmer to take existing machining operations or strategies and add toolpath types within them. “This level of customization continues to streamline how users program with CAM”, added Myers.
A great new v26 software feature is that job Setup Sheets can be automatically generated. This allows the programmer to create a complete summary of the job data and all tools for machining personnel. “This new release accommodates existing customers with new features that they’ve been asking for and really sets up new users with a product that they won’t have to spend much time learning, largely in part to these new Wizards, as they really remove the guesswork,” continued Myers.
BobCAD-CAM Version 26 CAD/CAM is also for programming CNC Milling, Routers, WaterJets, Lasers, Burning and Plasma machines for 2 through 5 axis CNC machining. Additional CAD-CAM modules include software products for artistic manufacturing, nesting and sheet optimizing as well as machine simulation. BobCAD-CAM has provided CAD-CAM CNC software products to the global manufacturing industry for over 25 years. BobCAD-CAM’s powerful yet affordable software is used to increase CNC productivity for many applications including educational and hobby use. BobCAD-CAM also provides a variety of quality training and technical support solutions to their customers.
For more information on the new Version 26 release, contact BobCAD-CAM directly at 877-262-2231 or 727-442-3554.