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BobCAD-CAM Wire CAD-CAM software

Ultra Precision Wire EDM CAD-CAM Software

Wire EDM is a complete wireframe, surface and solid modeling CAD-CAM system that delivers ultra precision cuts with superiors finishes in an easy to use CNC programming software. It allows you to create and import part models, assign wirepath strategies, simulate and generate g-code specific to your wire machine and controller. With an intuitive workflow, BobCAD makes it easy to program precision cuts for all of your tight tolerance part manufacturing. Delivering results that are consistent with the strict cutting requirements of mold making and tool & die industries.

NEW FEATURE: USER DEFINED MACHINING STRATEGY TEMPLATES

Fast track your wire programming with user defined machining strategy templates. Save and store and load user customized machining features right from the toolpath wizard. Discover all the exciting and powerful new features in BobCAD-CAM V32.

WIRE FEATURES

Quickly and easily program your intricate part shapes with constant tapers, variable tapers, lands areas, sharp or radius corners using 2 and 4 axis toolpath. Use of open, closed, inside or outside cutting features defined by its wizard driven CAM technology. This powerful software allows uses customize skim passes, independent lead-ins & lead-outs, glue stops, cutting conditions and 4 axis synchronization. A complete wire EDM programming solution that works with Mitsubishi, Japax, Brother, Fanuc, Sodick and other CNC Wire EDM machines.

2 Axis Inside Outside or Open

Select and program shapes based on wireframe, surface edges, loops and faces. Apply a rough cut, tab cut and skim cut at the same time using BobCAD 2 Axis Wizard.

4 Axis Inside Outside or Open

Select and program shapes based on wireframe, surface edges, loops and faces. Special sync options to align the upper and lower guides. Appy a rough cut, tab cut and skim cut at the same time using BobCAD’s 4 Axis Wizard.

Machining Order

Control the sort order of operations that contain multiple profile chains. Choose from closest, no sorting, X direction, Y direction with option start point corner selection.

Cutting Conditions

For those machines that require G-code programs with cutting conditions, use BobCADs built in cutting condition table. Users can update and save conditions, add pass comments and save defaults.

Lead In/Out

Control where and how your wire leads into and out of it’s cut. Choose from circular, perpendicular blend, perpendicular, parallel, selected point blend.

Corner Types

Use special corner types for external and internal corners. Choose from sharp, round, loop radius, loop length, triangle and bisect line.

Skim Passes

Adjust the number of skim passes required by user input. You can flip pass direction or choose reverse skim passes with a check box.

Parameter Settings

Adjust your current settings to define machine / job specific options. Define your wire diameter, maximum taper angle, maximum taper with land, upper guide location, lower guide location, taper display, if you machine support auto threading and more!

Groups

Organize your CAM Tree with groups. Drag and drop machining features into a group folder. Turn off posting, display of toolpath, create patterns even add child groups with the right mouse menu.

Setup Sheet

Automatically create XML setup sheets that are customizable. Reporting program data, setup preview, stock data, operation list, cycle times and more.

Backplot

Graphicly display any features operation on screen and verify wire start point, cut direction, cut order and more.

Solid Simulation

Watch a 3D simulation of your wire cut paths in a virtual machining environment. Run, stop, fast forward, step forward, step back, jump to the next or previous operation and more. Special verification tools to test your cut shapes will separate from stock properly.

Toolpath Patterns

Create copies of machining features to shortcut programming times. Use array, translate, rotate and point locations for addition cut locations.

Customizable Post Processors

BobCAD comes pre installed with many popular machine specific post processors. You can also download a post processor from our support portal. Users can open a post processor in a text editor and make changes as needed. For special functional use the post processors API.

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
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