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Published on September 29th, 2019 in Articles, News

This topic will explain the CAD Tree Manager and where to find it initially. The CAD Tree Manager in BobCAD-CAM is a solid history tree. It allows you to edit, reorder, and suppress CAD features so you can update the CAD model at any time during the creation process or after. The CAD Tree contains […]

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Published on September 28th, 2019 in Articles, News

The CAM Tree is where all machining programs start in BobCAD-CAM. The CAM Tree is used to define system settings, including the system defaults and job settings as defined by the user. It is also used to create and edit machining jobs, tools, stock, and features. Today’s article will explain where to find the CAM […]

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Published on September 25th, 2019 in Articles, News

Stop me if you have heard this before: you need to get a part finished in a crunch and your software just won’t cooperate. What do you do? Well, If you are a support member, you call a guy like Alex Miragliotta, a technician here at BobCAD-CAM. Alex isn’t too far removed from college where […]

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Published on September 22nd, 2019 in Articles, News

Today’s topic explains how you can use simulation to save the stock model as an .STL file. This is particularly helpful to users that want to use the in-progress stock model for other machining features. There are two methods you can use when saving the stock model from a simulation. You can either manually save […]

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Published on September 20th, 2019 in Articles, News

Welcome to the BobCAD-CAM 6-part series for creating a 3D model in CAD. These 6 videos will teach you how to go from Wireframe (2D) to a solid model (3D) and the different things you can do with your part while designing. Each week we will release 1 video on Facebook until we complete all […]

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Published on September 19th, 2019 in Articles, News

Today’s Topic on 2 Axis turning will answer this question, “Can I force down-cutting on my finish pass”? The answer is yes! Using patterns from the basic finish toolpath gives you 5 options to choose from; let’s take a look.   After you have roughed out the profile of your part geometry, it’s now time […]

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Published on September 18th, 2019 in Articles, News

Today’s topic focuses on 2 axis turning. Let’s take a look at Feature Types and Region options in BobCAD’s Lathe software & how you can use them to program your parts efficiently.     When using BobCAD’s 2 axis Lathe Wizard for turning cycles, you’ll use your feature parameters to control where on the part […]

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Published on September 16th, 2019 in Articles, News

Constraints are used as a boundary to control where the toolpath is created. They are also used as the base point of which the rapid plane will increment from. Today’s article will take you through the options that BobCAD provides when utilizing the Lathe CNC software.     The following are 3 options you have […]

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Published on September 12th, 2019 in Articles, News

Have you ever wondered about the first-ever CNC machine? Maybe you’ve thought about it while sitting at the machine or perhaps it didn’t even dawn on you at all! Well, either way, you are in luck because we did some digging and found some cool facts to share with you. Let’s take it back to […]

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Published on August 26th, 2019 in Articles, News

shape library and selected the slanted pipe support, extruding the middle. Now we are currently our top view.     What we want to do next is go to the Create 2D tab and select Arc so we can cut out some holes. I’m going to enter 1.5 into my X value and 1 for […]

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