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.
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Design and machine letters for engraving, cutouts and raised/lowered text. Special toolpath options for push through letters and settings to eliminate breakout.
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.
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 )
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.
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.
Define multiple workoffset locations used for 2 sided machining, work zones / vacuum pods, 2 table setups and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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