BobCAD-CAM milling software delivers the functionality you need to complete everything from simple 2.5 axis cutting to complex 4 & 5 axis simultaneous milling. It incorporates a full range of sophisticated and fully associative machining strategies through a simple wizard driven interface to make programming quicker and easier, even for new and occasional users. Dynamic Machining Strategies™ minimize your programming time by allowing you to assign multiple machining strategies to a single feature while advanced simulation functionality lets you test and confirm your work to give you the peace of mind in your CNC programming.

Features of BobCAD-CAM for CNC Mill

Powerful & Standard File Translators

Powerful & Standard File TranslatorsBobCAD-CAM software is compatible with a large variety of file formats to give you the flexibility needed when working with client files. (DXF, DWG, IGES, STEP, SAT, 3DM, X_T, X_B, SLDPRT, STL)

Post Processor Library

Post Processor LibraryBobCAD-CAM offers a large library of downloadable post processors that work with variety of machine types from many of the biggest machine manufacturers in the industry. Customize the post to fit your specific machine requirements or BobCAD-CAM can customize a post for you.

Advanced 2, 3, 4, & 5 Axis Toolpaths

Advanced 2, 3, 4, & 5 Axis ToolpathsThe BobCAD-CAM milling software offers a wide variety of powerful toolpath strategies to give you advanced control over how you target your part. Take full advantage of your CNC milling machine with adaptive high speed toolpaths, 4 & 5 axis simultaneous machining, and other advanced milling capabilities.

Solid Simulation with Machine Components

Solid Simulation with Machine ComponentsUtilize your machine’s configuration and kinematics to test and confirm your mill programming before ever cutting a chip. Use it to view the complete milling process, detect machined part deviations and collisions, calculate cycle times, and more!

Multiple Jobs & Multiple Setups

Multiple Jobs & Multiple SetupsBobCAD-CAM’s comprehensive milling solution allows you to program multiple machining centers and multiple part setups for a single job in the CAM tree. Easily create multiple setups in any part origin using BobCAD-CAM’s dynamic part origin to define the X, Y, and Z of your part.

Program From Wire Frame, Surface Edges, Surfaces, or Solids

Program From Wire Frame, Surface Edges, Surfaces, or SolidsToolpaths in BobCAD-CAM support wireframe boundaries, surface edge loops, and constant Z profile to allow you to work directly off surface and solid models. The ability to define hole depths and pockets directly off selected surfaces provide enhanced control for shops working with wireframe drawings or surfaces and solids.

Other Features Include

  • CAD Design Tree
  • Dynamic Drawing
  • Shape Library
  • 2D / 3D Wireframes
  • 2D Booleans
  • Project to Z Planes
  • Cross Section Viewing
  • 2D & 3D Geometry Creation Tools
  • Surface Construction
  • Solid Modeling
  • Solids Boolean Operations & Surface Editing
  • CAD Utilities, Translation, Mirroring, Stitching & Unstitching
  • Gear, CAMs & Sprocket Design Wizards
  • Bolt Hole & Grid Patterns
  • Text / Font Features & Complete Part Dimensioning
  • Geometry Cleanup & Optimize with Erase Double Entities
  • CAD Data Translation & Interoperability
  • Tool Crib
  • Job Setup Wizard
  • Dynamic Machining Strategies™
  • Copy & Paste Operations
  • Expand & Collapse in Tree
  • Customizable Setup Sheets
  • Stock Wizard
  • Multiple Machine Setups
  • Material Speed & Feed Library
  • Tool Holder Library
  • Individual & Compound Drilling Operations
  • Tool Database
  • Material Based Calculated Feeds & Speeds
  • Ability to Save & Load Features
  • 3D Simulation
  • Work Offset Selection
  • Coolant Selection
  • Sub Program Output
  • 3D Arc Fit – G17, G18, & G19 Plane Cutting
  • Associative CAM Tree
2.5 Axis
  • Profiling
  • Pocketing
  • Engraving
  • High Speed Pocketing
  • Thread Milling
  • Plunge Roughing
  • Facing
  • Chamfering
  • Rest Machining
3 Axis
  • 3 Axis Wireframe
  • 3 Axis Planar
  • 3 Axis Spiral
  • 3 Axis Engraving
  • 3 Axis Radial
  • 3D Plunge Roughing
  • Z Level Roughing
  • Z Level Finishing
  • Advanced Roughing
  • Flatlands
  • Equidistant Offset
  • Pencil
  • High Speed Roughing
  • Rest Machining
4 Axis
  • Indexing
  • Wrapping
  • Rotary
5 Axis
  • SWARF Machining
  • High Speed Multiaxis Roughing
  • Trimming
  • Indexing
Surface Based Toolpath (3, 4, & 5 Axis Output)
  • Parallel Cuts
  • Cuts Along Curve
  • Morph Between 2 Curves
  • Project Curves
  • Morph Between Surfaces
  • Parallel to Surface