BobCAD-CAM Offers Design Solution for Artisan Manufacturers

Posted February 5, 2013 4:09 pm   Published by    BobCAD-CAM

The BobCAD-CAM BobART software is the ultimate CAD/CAM software solution for turning pictures and artistic designs into 3D CAD models and CNC machine toolpath. It’s an easy and affordable solution for opening up creativity and allowing you to do custom machining and manufacturing. Jewelry, woodworking, sign making, prototyping, mold making and many other industries already currently use the design software to create beautiful, custom work.

The BobART add-on software provides powerful embossing capabilities to an already feature-rich software product that includes raster to vector conversions, mirroring, editing, and much more.

The CAD file import features, accompanied by a wide variety of art-type functions, are geared at turning pictures into geometry that can be machined.  In BobART, users can create straight 2D wireframe geometry or a 3D solid model based off of a picture; e.g. users can import a picture and turn it into a 3D relief model.

Since models are so prominent in today’s design world, BobART users have a great amount of flexibility to create embossed or debossed models as well as flat 2D geometry.  On the post processing side, BobART gives you a complete list of 2 & 3 Axis machine toolpaths for basic engraving, 2 Axis profiling, and 3 Axis roughing and finishing toolpaths that are then converted to g-code for your machine tool.

Advanced smoothing tools and sculpting capabilities are available so a user can create more intricate models for creating models for machining.  Now, after the user converts an image-based file into a 2D wire frame, users can smooth out rough edges, add material, and even remove material from areas of a relief model with or without the use of a brush style technique.

BobART includes a unique feature that allows the user to perform relief sculpting tasks by using wireframe geometry to help define the way the sculpture looks. This gives even more flexibility to the user since he has the ability to take aspects of a vectorized picture and work with them to create 3D reliefs rather than just go from a picture directly to a relief model.

The ability to use wood or metal type textures to give users a realistic preview of your project is vital in artistic design and manufacturing.

The BobART add-on software directly opens AI, EPS and PDF type vector files directly into the software to create vectorized machinable geometry or perform embossing tasks easily. Open a jpeg, bitmap or other picture type image and you are just a few steps away from engraving, carving or embossing for creating toolpath and g-code for your CNC Milling, CNC Routing, Water Jet, Laser, Burning, or CNC Plasma machines.

BobART is perfect for artists and machinists that create logos on their parts, those that engrave, and those doing custom work with interesting and sometimes very complicated designs.  BobART’s capabilities are surprisingly powerful for the low cost!  To learn more about the BobCAD-CAM BobART add-on, call 877-262-2231 today.

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