BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™
Router

We are the Right CNC Software Solution for Your Shop. Call Us Today 877-262-2231
BobCAD-CAM Router software

Fast & Efficient CAM Software For CNC Routers

The new BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ Gold Partner CAM programming solution for CNC routers allows you to program efficient toolpath strategies for simple and complex part models right inside of SOLIDWORKS™. It offers 2.5, 3, 4, and 5 axis machining capabilities and an easy to use wizard driven interface so you can spend less time programming and more time cutting. It’s the perfect CNC router CAM programming solution for artistic woodworking, engraving, sign making, and much more.

NEW FEATURE: Job Templates

BobCAM’s New Job Templates allow you to program faster with fewer clicks. Save your stock, set up location, machining features and more. Great for similar projects, part revisions, and standard processes. Get more done with fewer steps using BobCAM V8. See for yourself - Try it today for Free!

Features of BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ for CNC Routers

Use the new BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ CNC router software to seamlessly transition from designing your 2D and 3D models to applying advanced high-speed toolpath strategies right inside of SOLIDWORKS™. The wizard driven interface for CNC router operations takes the guesswork out of CNC programming while Dynamic Machining Strategies™ reduces programming time by allowing you to assign multiple cutting strategies to a single feature. Advanced simulation features let you to visually inspect and confirm your work to give you the peace of mind in your CNC programming.

Text & Letters

Design and machine letters for engraving, cutouts and raised/lowered text. Special toolpath options for push through letters and settings to eliminate breakout.

Tabs

Hold your parts in place using BobCAD-CAM’s user-defined tab system. The software offers you the option of picking your tab locations manually or automatically, allowing you to select number of tabs, distance between tabs along with the height, width, and angle of tabs to give you complete control of your part tabs.

Pocket

Remove material based on user selected closed chain(s) / boundaries. Choose from 1 of 10 pocketting patterns allowing users to work from the outside in, inside out, open shapes , multiple boundaries with islands and rest machining. ( toolpath options based on level of software purchased )

Corner Types

Independent control of internal and external corners allowing users to customize how toolpath transitions. Choose from: sharp, round, loop radius, loop length, triangle and bisect line. Commonly used to relieve inside corners for push through shapes.

Leads

Control how your tool enters and exits the cut. Choose from vertical, parallel, right angle circular and blended leads with optional overlap amount to ensure your exit move is past the entry move.

Multiple Setup Locations

Define multiple workoffset locations used for 2 sided machining, work zones / vacuum pods, 2 table setups and more.

3 Axis

Simple and advanced 3D roughing, semi finishing and finishing strategies allow users of all skill sets to take on 3D projects with the confidence and tools to go from concept to reality.

4 Axis

Index your 4th axis to machine on different sides of your part. Use wrapping groups to machine features into cylindrical stock or go full 4D using rotary toolpaths that are applied directly to solids. Need Ture 4 Axis? BobCAD’s premium toolpaths offers you the advanced functionality you’re after.

5 Axis

Use index systems for 3 + 2 or machine around corners and on compound curves with our 5 Axis wireframe toolpath. Take your cutting power to the next level with BobCAD’s 5 Axis Pro where you unlock all of our toolpath options for Ture 5 Axis roughing, semi finishing and finishing.

Post Processors

Standard post processors are available for download supporting popular machine / controller configurations. Users can open a post processor in a text editor and make changes as needed. For special posting options use the post processors API to add features for drill backs, saws and other functionality required by the router market.

Simulation

Watch a 3D simulation of your toolpaths in a virtual machining environment. Run, stop, fast forward, step forward, step back, jump to the next or previous operation and more.

Reporting

Learn about your toolpaths and settings with reporting tools that provide real time feedback. Get detailed reports about: Cycle time, distance traveled, number of tools used, remaining stock and more!

OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE

  • Tool Crib
  • Job Setup Wizard
  • Dynamic Machining Strategies™
  • Copy & Paste Operations
  • Expand & Collapse in Tree
  • Customizable Setup Sheets
  • Stock Wizard
  • Multiple Machine Setups
  • Material Speed & Feed Library
  • Tool Holder Library
  • Individual & Compound Drilling Operations
  • Tool Database
  • Material Based Calculated Feeds & Speeds
  • Ability to Save & Load Features
  • 3D Simulation
  • Work Offset Selection
  • Coolant Selection
  • Sub Program Output
  • 3D Arc Fit – G17, G18, & G19 Plane Cutting
  • Associative CAM Tree
  • Part & Assembly Programming
  • Tool Library
  • Tool Crib
  • Tool Holders Library
  • Stock Wizard
  • Setup Sheet
  • Tool List
  • Feature-based Programming
  • Save & Load Features
  • Copy & Paste Features
  • Multiple Machine Setup Locations
  • Material Library
  • Dynamic Machining Strategies
  • Toolpath Backplot
  • Toolpath Editor
  • Solid 3D Simulation
  • Toolpath Statistics
  • Feedrate Mapping
  • Universal Post Processor
  • 3D Arc Filter ( G17, G18, G19 Plane Cutting )
  • Associative CAM Tree
  • Toolpath Groups
  • Toolpath Patterns (Transform/Rotate)
  • Tool Dominate Machining Order
  • Feature Dominate Machining Order
  • Feature Geometry Picking Manager
  • Toolpath Wizard
  • Machine Sequence Sort Order Optimization
  • OD/ID Rouging
  • OD/ID Finishing
  • OD/ID Grooving
  • Drilling
  • Threading
  • Cut Off with Chamfer & Fillet Corner Break Options
  • Stock Feed
  • Pattern Repeat Cycles
  • Auto-Assignment of Finish Passes
GENERAL
  • ISO Tool Definition
  • C, D, E, M, R, S,T, V, W Standard Insert Geometry
  • Laydown & Top Notch Threading Inserts
  • Custom Tool Profiles
  • Tip, Corner & Center Reference Point
  • Tool Holder Definition ( Left / Right, Neutral, Back )
  • Custom Tool Holder Profiles
  • Tool Nose Compensation
  • Remove Undercut
  • Region Programming
  • Toolpath Contraints
  • Toolpath Trim/Extend
  • Trim To Stock/Operation Stock
  • Advanced Feedrates
TURNING TOOLPATHS
  • OD , ID , Front Face, Back Face Cycles
  • End Face
  • Turning
  • Grooving
  • Hole/Tapped Hole
  • Threading Straight & Tapered
  • Cut Off
  • Stock Handling
In order to use BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™, you must have SOLIDWORKS™ 2014 or later installed on the same computer that you choose to install BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™. The following are system requirements for using Windows Vista, Windows 7,Windows 8 or Windows 10 x64.

Recommended System Requirements:

  • SOLIDWORKS™ 2019
  • 2.0 GHz Processor or Higher (Multi-Core)
  • 6 GB RAM or Higher
  • 2 GB Available Hard Disk Storage
  • 1 GB Graphics Card That Supports OpenGL 1.1
  • For Windows Vista systems, we suggest ATI or NVIDIA graphics cards.
Minimum System Requirements:

  • SOLIDWORKS&trade 2014 or Later
  • 2.0 GHz Processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 2 GB Available Hard Disk Storage
  • 256 MB Graphics Card That Supports OpenGL 1.1
  • For Windows Vista systems, we suggest ATI or NVIDIA graphics cards.

When using physical media (disk) to install the BobCAM software, the optical drive being used must support DVD-ROM disks.

The system requirements listed above are suggested for running the BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ add-in. Please adhere to the system requirements listed inside SOLIDWORKS™ for optimum performance within the SOLIDWORKS™ system.

Click HERE for the SOLIDWORKS™ System Requirements

BUILD YOUR CAD-CAM SOFTWARE SOLUTION

CNC Software Package, Support, & Training for Your CNC Shop