Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing software BobCAD-CAM, Inc has released their latest CAM machining software add-in for SolidWorks™ design software users. The new BobCAM V2 CAM add-in continues to streamline the design and manufacturing process by keeping everything integrated into one software product.
SolidWorks™ users who machine parts can now take advantage of new milling toolpaths and wizards that remove the guesswork by stepping you through the machining process. A new CNC Lathe module is now available as well offering features for programming 2 Axis lathe, creating toolpath and the G-Code program right within SolidWorks™. Being that the new Lathe module has been added, this allows the user to select solid models as their geometry without the need for wireframe profiles for roughing. This works just like the BobCAM Mill module. For example, if the operator is using a lathe groove feature, the system will detect the grooves in the part automatically and if they are using an internal roughing feature, the system will detect the internal areas, etc. Thus, making the selection process simple in the creation of toolpath.
Another major addition is that single window simulation has been added to the system internally. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to launch an external simulation process as everything is now fully integrated. The new release also addresses milling by adding the ability to create multiple setups. This means the operator can now work on all sides of the part within one single part file. In addition to this, the ability to modify and customize start points for profile milling has been added.
For more information on the new BobCAM for SolidWorks™ V2 CAM add-In contact BobCAD-CAM directly at 877-262-2231 or 727-442-3554.