Posted January 11, 2018 3:08 pm   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">


 

With BobCAD’s V30 CAM software, easily program hole cycles for 2, 3, 4 and 5 Axis machines. Cross Drill holes along your intersect with your axis of rotation or use Multiaxis Drilling for machining holes with your 4 or 5 Axis machine. Program holes at different depths, save machining features for future projects and much more! Let’s take a look.

BobCAD’s V30 offers multiple drilling methods for 2-5 Axis hole processing. When drilling holes, users can pick from points, arcs (arc segments), or cylindrical faces to define their hole sizes and locations.

CAM SOFTWARE arc line segments
 

Drilling is made easy with the drilling wizard, providing fool-proof steps for machining your part. Just select all your hole geometry and the drill wizard will list out each of the hole sizes based on your geometry selection. You can pick or define the depth, even override the hole size, the control is all in your hands.

BobCAD-CAM's cam software drill wizard feature
 

Drilling holes on the top of bosses or down inside pockets? BobCAD’s hole groups allow you to program and process holes that start and stop at different locations. You can either pull this info off your solid, or you can pick them from the CAD interface, it’s that simple.

BobCAD-CAM's cam software drilling pockets feature
 

Using BobCAD’s hole groups is a great way to drill in 3 Axis. If you’re dealing with holes that are following the curvature of a surface, maybe water lines for some tooling, BobCAD’s hole groups is a great way to machine these types of holes.

3 axis drilling in BobCAD-CAM's cad cam software
 

Are you currently using a 4 Axis or Mill Turn machine? Then you need to use Cross Drilling. Choose Cross Drill to find your axis of rotation, select your model and choose okay. BobCAD will automatically find the holes that intersect with the axis of rotation and program them for you… how great is that?

4 axis drilling with BobCAD-CAM's CAM Software
 

If you’re drilling 5 Axis holes, then you need to utilize Multiaxis Drill. Choose Multiaxis Drill and select your hole geometry. BobCAD will give you an arrow to indicate the direction of the hole, if you are happy, choose okay and process your 5 Axis holes… it’s that easy!

5 axis drilling in cam software

Give these amazingly effective drilling features in our latest CAM software a try today!

 

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Easily Program Hole Cycles with 2-5 Axis CAM Software in V30
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Easily Program Hole Cycles with 2-5 Axis CAM Software in V30
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With BobCAD’s V30 software you can easily program hole cycles for 2, 3, 4 and 5 Axis machines. Cross Drill holes along your intersect with your Axis of rotation or use Multiaxis Drilling for machining holes with your 4 or 5 Axis machine. Program holes at different depths, save machining features for future projects and much more!
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