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3d toolpath in BobCAD CNC software
Published on July 18th, 2018 in Articles, Tutorials

When it comes to 3D part programming or really any part programming, controlling where the tool is cutting or not cutting is vastly important. This one topic, in many ways, determines the success or frustration you’ll have on your current or future project. Let’s take a look at some of the options you have at […]

BobCAD's CNC software plunge point option
Published on July 13th, 2018 in Articles, Tutorials

Do you know how to use pilot hole with adaptive pocketing? Using BobCAD’s CAD-CAM software, this feature gives you the control to define where the tool will enter your pocket. This way you can drill out a feeder hole/pilot hole for your pocket. Eliminate tool ramp time by having your tool start in the pilot […]

Crisscross pattern with CAD-CAM
Published on June 8th, 2018 in Articles, Tutorials

When it comes to 3D Milling, your Toolpath Stepover affects your part’s finish. Depending on the kind of job you are working on, you may or may not want Toolpath scallops left on your part. Many manufacturers find the time it takes to remove these scallops isn’t justifiable and tool marks do change the look […]

Extrude Cut feature in CNC software from BobCAD
Published on May 30th, 2018 in Articles, Tutorials

Are you looking for a more simple way to cut shapes away from your solid models? The Extrude Cut function in BobCAD’s CAM software removes material from solid bodies by extruding closed wireframe chains or planar surface geometry to the specified distance and subtracts the result from any intersecting solid or surface bodies. When using […]

extrude cut with CAD-CAM software
Published on May 15th, 2018 in Articles, Tutorials

With BobCAD, you can cut shapes away from your solid models using the extrude cut feature; watch the video to see how it works.   Try the extrude cut feature for yourself with a trial of our latest CAD-CAM software. Download it HERE. You’re one click away from subscribing to BobCAD’s YouTube channel. Click the […]

Project curves cam software toolpath
Published on March 9th, 2018 in Articles, Tutorials

BobCAD-CAM’s newest CAD-CAM module, Mill 3 Axis Premium, is giving users the tools they need to be successful and profitable. In this example, we will highlight how effective the Project Curves Toolpath is in Mill 3 Axis Premium. To illustrate this, we will machine a radius slot on a 3D curve using a ball mill. […]

valve cover
Published on January 31st, 2018 in Tutorials

Whether you are looking for performance or individuality, creating a custom-built valve cover is actually a lot easier than you think. Using CAD-CAM software like BobCAD-CAM V30, let’s go through the steps of making a one-of-a-kind valve cover for production or personal use.   Wireframe Let’s kick this off with some wireframe sketches, looking at […]

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Mill 3 Axis Premium
Published on October 20th, 2017 in Articles, Tutorials

You’re one click away from subscribing to BobCAD’s YouTube channel. Access more webinars like this and much more!   Are you able to machine the same parts in Mill 3 Axis Pro as you can in Mill 3 Axis Premium? No, the Mill 3 Axis Premium Toolpaths offer advanced cutting patterns that are not offered […]

Published on October 6th, 2017 in Articles, Tutorials

You’re one click away from subscribing to BobCAD’s YouTube channel. Access more webinars like this and much more!   Where can you find the runtime estimate for your Toolpath? There are 3 places BobCAD will report the cycle time estimate. 1. Toolpath Statistics 2. Simulation 3. Setup Sheets Does Advanced Rough have an option to […]

Published on September 22nd, 2017 in Articles, Tutorials

You’re one click away from subscribing to BobCAD’s YouTube channel. Access more webinars like this and much more!   Can you use part boundary or cutter centerline? Yes. When you use the Trim & Relink command, the boundary you select will trim at the center line of the cutter.

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