Make Simple Calculations Quickly In Your V31 Data Entry Input Box

Posted August 26, 2019 7:21 pm   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

BobCAD-CAM is fully loaded with industry-leading features and designed to save programmers time at the computer. Today we are going to highlight one of those great, time-saving features that you’ll be sure to love. Did you know you could use the input box as a calculator? Follow along and see how it’s done!


Ok, so I already have a job set up here. I went into the shape library and selected the slanted pipe support, extruding the middle. Now we are currently our top view.

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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 my Y value. I’m going to make my radius a quarter-inch and hit OK to save my input.

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You can see we get our first arc applied to the part. This is where we will use the calculator to our advantage in the input box. In your X value, just put +1 after the 1.5 (pictured below).

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Now as you can see, our circle has moved across the X plane by 1 inch, giving us our second arc. This is a great time saver and an easy way to replicate existing steps. Users can add, subtracts or divide. With BobCAD, It’s just that easy!

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