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Fast & Efficient CAD-CAM For CNC Routers

BobCAD-CAM CNC programming solutions for CNC routers delivers efficient 2.5, 3, 4, and 5 axis machining capabilities that takes advantage of your CNC router’s ability to perform simple and advanced machining operations. This easy to use CAD-CAM programming software is a complete design and CNC programming solution for artistic woodworking, engraving, production shape nesting, sign making, and much more.


Get more done is less time when using document templates. Capture and reuse the Job Tree and Document settings to short cut your setup and programming process. Big time saver for router jobs that use the same origin, stock, tools and standard machining features. Discover all the exciting and powerful new features in BobCAD-CAM V33.


Use CAD-CAM for CNC router software to seamlessly transition from designing your 2D and 3D models to assigning advanced high-speed toolpath strategies in the fully integrated and associative CAM software. A wizard guiding interface for CNC router operations takes the guesswork out of CNC programming while Dynamic Machining Strategies™ reduces programming time by allowing you to assign multiple cutting strategies to a single feature. Advanced simulation features allow you to visually inspect and confirm your work to give you the peace of mind in your CNC programming.
Corner Slowdown

Corner Slowdown(New Feature)

Advanced federate mapping to slow cutting motion down as the tool approaches corners or sharp changes in the direction. Apply corner slowdown on internal corners, external corners or all corners and use custom settings to eliminate corner blowout or overloading your tools.

Text & Letters

Design and machine letters for engraving, cutouts and raised/lowered text. Special toolpath options for push through letters and settings to eliminate breakout.

Geometry Editing

Add to or remove from designs with one of the many geometry editing tools that come standard with BobCAD. Translate , rotate, mirror, scale, trim, break, stretch, explode, optimize and more.


Remove material based on user selected closed chain(s) / boundaries. Choose from 1 of 10 pocketting patterns allowing users to work from the outside in, inside out, open shapes , multiple boundaries with islands and rest machining. ( toolpath options based on level of software purchased )

Corner Types

Independent control of internal and external corners allowing users to customize how toolpath transitions. Choose from: sharp, round, loop radius, loop length, triangle and bisect line. Commonly used to relieve inside corners for push through shapes.


Control how your tool enters and exits the cut. Choose from vertical, parallel, right angle circular and blended leads with optional overlap amount to ensure your exit move is past the entry move.

Multiple Setup Locations

Define multiple workoffset locations used for 2 sided machining, work zones / vacuum pods, 2 table setups and more.

3 Axis

Simple and advanced 3D roughing, semi finishing and finishing strategies allow users of all skill sets to take on 3D projects with the confidence and tools to go from concept to reality.

4 Axis

Index your 4th axis to machine on different sides of your part. Use wrapping groups to machine features into cylindrical stock or go full 4D using rotary toolpaths that are applied directly to solids. Need Ture 4 Axis? BobCAD’s premium toolpaths offers you the advanced functionality you’re after.

5 Axis

Use index systems for 3 + 2 or machine around corners and on compound curves with our 5 Axis wireframe toolpath. Take your cutting power to the next level with BobCAD’s 5 Axis Pro where you unlock all of our toolpath options for Ture 5 Axis roughing, semi finishing and finishing.

Post Processors

Standard post processors are available for download supporting popular machine / controller configurations. Users can open a post processor in a text editor and make changes as needed. For special posting options use the post processors API to add features for drill backs, saws and other functionality required by the router market.


Watch a 3D simulation of your toolpaths in a virtual machining environment. Run, stop, fast forward, step forward, step back, jump to the next or previous operation and more.


Learn about your toolpaths and settings with reporting tools that provide real time feedback. Get detailed reports about: Cycle time, distance traveled, number of tools used, remaining stock and more!


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


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