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BobCAD-CAM Laser, Plasma, Waterjet CAD-CAM software

High Performance CAD-CAM for CNC Laser, Plasma, & WaterJet Machines

BobCAD-CAM CNC programming software for laser, plasma, and waterjet machines offers powerful 2-5 axis cutting capabilities with a fully integrated CAD system that allows you to transition seamlessly from creating your part model to assigning advanced toolpath strategies for your g-code programming. The CAD-CAM software offers a variety of tool options to give you complete control over how your parts are cut.


Shortcut your setup time with BobCAD’s new Job Tree Templates. Automatically load user defined stock size , origin and standard machining features all a single mouse click. Discover all the exciting and powerful new features in BobCAD-CAM V33.


CAD-CAM software for CNC laser, plasma, and waterjet machines delivers the power you need to machine everything from simple 2 axis to complex multiaxis part cutting. 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™ offers a reduction in 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.
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.

Shape Library

Quickly create common fabrication parts using one of BobCAD’s predefined shapes . Customize dimensions to bring your shape into size. Change it’s origin, reference location, flip in X or Y, even add a custom rotation value. Shapes are listed in the CAD history tree allowing users to make adjustments.


Keep parts connected to stock with tabs. Defined be number of tabs, length between or pick your own locations. Customizable tab width, lead length and radius.


Define cutter compensation / Kerf comp use one of 3 compensation ( Kerf) methods. Offsetting your profiles for the laser, plasma or waterjet to cut to size.

Lead In/Out

Multiple lead In/Out options to control how you enter and exit cuts. Choose from vertical, parallel, right angle, circular and blend. Optional overlap setting adjust lead out move past your entry position.

Machine Sequence

Control the order your shapes are cut with one of the 6 sort order options. Choose from closest, no sorting, X direction, Y direction, custom direction and optimized.

Advanced Feedrates

Remove dog leg rapids with BobCAD’s general overrides, reduce your feed rate on approach and exit and slow down your feedrate when cutting arcs. All defined in the toolpath wizard and are easy to change.

Cutting Conditions

Speeds, feeds, power settings, torch height and more can be saved to tools in the tool library. Allowing users to quick load cutting data for different gages of material.

Toolpath Patterns

Create copies of machining features for same part instantaces. Choose from array, translate, rotate and point locations.

2 Axis

Fully customize and save your profile operations as a user defined template. Making it faster to program open, closed, inside and outside shapes.

3 Axis

Drive toolpath along curves surfaces using BobCAD’s 3 Axis wire frame toolpath feature. Allowing users to cut shapes and patterns into corrugated and other curved stock shapes.

4 Axis

Use BobCAD’s wrapping groups to program 4 axis shape cutting machines. Great for holes, slots, text, coping, notches and more.

5 Axis

Using BobCAD’s index systems users can automatically calculate rotations for 5-sided machining. Special multiaxis cutting patterns are used to drive cutting around corners and along compound curves and shapes.


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


CNC Software Package, Support, & Training for Your CNC Shop