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Wire Profile
Published on May 31st, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

By employing the CAD features and techniques, we can accurately extract and prepare the geometry for 2 Axis Wire EDM programming, setting the stage for generating toolpaths that align with the desired part specifications. This attention to detail and precision ultimately leads to exceptional results in wire EDM programming and the production of high-quality parts. […]

Hole Wizard
Published on May 23rd, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

Streamline the design process for hole creation by using BobCAD’s design package which includes a hole wizard. Offering powerful and user-friendly hole creation tools,  BobCAD empowers designers to create holes with ease and efficiency, ultimately improving overall design quality and productivity. Ensuring design accuracy, and enhancing the user experience, to better meet growing market demands. […]

Align Geometry for 2 Axis Lathe
Published on May 16th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

Are you getting stuck on the geometry setup for 2-axis lathe programming? In this downloadable help file example all the CAD preparation is done for you, the geometry is in the correct location and ready for selection.  Wouldn’t it be nice if that was always the case, geometry you get from your customer may or […]

CAD CAM for Lathe
Published on May 15th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

Is it worth acquiring CAD/CAM for lathe programming? Most CNC shops have a lathe,  however, not all have CAD CAM for lathe. The difference is astronomical comparing the number of shops that use CAD CAM for Mills vs the number of shops that use CAD CAM for lathes.  Milling and machining centers represent more than […]

Published on May 11th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

Drilling holes with a 5 axis CNC router can be a challenging task, especially for new users. However, with the introduction of BoCAD’s new software, hole feature recognition has made the process much easier and more efficient. How does 5 Axis Hole Recognition work? BoCAD’s software allows users to quickly and easily find and drill […]

5 Axis Roughing
Published on May 9th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

What is 5 Axis Roughing 5 Axis Roughing is a machining strategy used on 5 Axis CNC machines to remove material around a workpiece efficiently. It involves using the two rotary axes to position so that the cutting tool has access to workpiece features being targeted with 3-axis cutting. 2D to 5 Axis, roughing is […]

3 Axis Undercutting
Published on May 8th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

An undercut is a situation where material is removed from an area of a workpiece such that the remaining material forms a recessed or lower surface relative to the surrounding area. In other words, an undercut is a shape that is created when a cutting tool removes material from an area that can’t be reached […]

4 Axis CAD CAM Indexing
Published on April 27th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

If you are just getting started with 4 Axis cnc router, indexing is likely the first feature you’ll need to master. Using an index system, you can automatically rotate your job to any position, making it easy to program part features found at different angular locations. What is a 4 Axis CNC used for, and […]

Two Machine Setup Locations
Published on April 26th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

Are you tired of wasting time, money, and resources on errors and inefficient manufacturing processes? Look no further than CAD CAM simulation! This powerful tool offers numerous benefits, including detecting errors, providing greater visualization of the manufacturing process, and optimizing tools for production. Detect errors with BobCAD CAM software by simulating the machining process before […]

CAD CAM Cut Order Control
Published on April 26th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

CAD CAM Cut Order Control |  New Operation Manager This New CAD CAM feature controls the cutting order of your machining features and operations. Giving you individual control over features, operations, and tools called and run in. “process order control.” The New Operation manager adds Drag and Drop to CAD CAM cut order control. This […]

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