BobCAD-CAM software is compatible with most common file formats to give you the flexibility to accept a wide variety of file types from your clients. (DXF, DWG, IGES, STEP, SAT, 3DM, X_T, X_B, SLDPRT, STL)
CAD allows you to define and organize groups of geometry using layers that can be easily turned on and off to give you enhanced design and viewing control of your model. The Select By Layer functionality offers a convenient means of selecting sections of your geometry quickly and efficiently.
The Extract Edges feature allows you to create wireframe geometry from the edges of your surfaces or solid models. Once you have your wireframe, you can use the Project to Z Plane feature to flatten the wireframe geometry to a user-defined location on the Z plane.
Cross Section Viewing allows you to inspect the internal details of your solid model as if it were cut straight across any plane. This powerful viewing feature also gives you the ability to generate wireframe geometry of the cross section where the plane intersects with the part.
Dynamic drawing offers the control and flexibility needed to easily create your part geometry. This powerful feature gives you the ability to push and pull surfaces and solid model geometry to quickly adjust part dimensions. It also allows you to easily move and rotate your parts around the workspace, which helps to speed up the design process.
All dynamic drawing functions include a snap increment function, which acts as a uniform grid in the workspace. This allows you to define snap increments based on distances or angles for rotation functions. This feature creates a whole new level of efficiency for dynamic drawing by greatly reducing the number of clicks and data entry modifications.
BobCAD-CAM offers a wide variety of easy to use 2D geometry tools such as Points, Lines, Arcs, Splines, Offsets, and Parallel Lines to sketch your parts. You’ll also have access to commonly used wireframe shapes such as Rectangles, Ellipses, Gears, Cams, Sprockets, and Bolt Hole Patterns.
Easily add text to your drawings with tools like Text Along A Curve, Extrude Text, and Project To Curve for 3D surfaces. The software allows you to work with standard Windows® fonts & open fonts or select from a library of BobCAD-CAM centerline fonts.
The CAD software offers powerful wireframe editing tools to give you the control needed to easily manipulate part geometry using functions for scaling, trimming, moving, rotating, and more. (Drag Corner, Trim & Extend, Clean Up & Optimize, Make Arcs Tangential, Erase Doubles, Stretch, Deform, Extract Edges, Mirror, Rotate, 3D Rotate, Translate, Scale, Nonuniform Scaling, Explode (Lines, Arcs), Project Curves, Booleans (Add, Subtract, Intersect))
There are 15 intuitive surface creation tools within BobCAD-CAM for 3D modeling including Rectangular Plane, Circular Plane, Planar, Extrude Curve, Extrude Surface, Revolve, Sweep, Cross Section, Skin, Offset, 3 Edge, 4 Edge, Multisided Patch, Swung, and Ruled.