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BobCAD-CAM Artistic CAD software

Transform your artistic imagination into manufacturing reality right inside of SOLIDWORKS!

BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ BobART is an artistic CAD add-on module to any of the BobCAM milling products. It allows you to apply creative artwork to CNC manufactured parts. This powerful artistic software lets you to take a picture or drawing and convert it into relief model or vectorized geometry that can be machined by a CNC mill, router, waterjet, laser, or burning machine. Simply open an image file and you’re just a few steps away from engraving, carving, or embossing with powerful CAM programming. This is a must have CNC router software and CAD design tool for industries that work with sign making, custom wood working, jewelry making, instrument machining, engraving work, mold making, and much more

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Features of Artistic CAD-CAM in BobART

The new BobART software is a fun art add-on that’s easy enough for new or occasional users, yet powerful enough for the advanced CAD-CAM users that want to perfect their artistic manufacturing projects. And now it’s available with BobCAM right inside of SOLIDWORKS™. The artistic features of BobART include: the ability to wrap models, emboss models from imported STL file components, save components or the entire project as an STL, access up to 64 different vectorization color levels, use custom cross sections to have more control over creating your embossed models and much more.

Raster To Vector

Load image files into the CAD screen like: JPG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, PNG, PSD, AFP and more… Manually trace over using lines, arcs and splines. Convert images to geometry faster using the vectorizing feature. Adjust quality using parameters with the option to scale to size.

V Carving

This popular toolpath mainly used by sign makers allows users to carve letters, shapes and other patterns with V tools generating a hand carved look.

Create/Modify Stock

Set up your BobART stock parameters and control the area of embossment, it’s resolution and special features to prepare files to be saved as a component. Wrapping mode is used to convert 3D embossments to 4D.

Emboss Regular

Select closed profile chains and emboss them in 3D by using one of 7 cross sections like: Convex ARC, Line, Concave ARC, Convex Ellipse, Concave Ellipse, Spline or Custom.

Emboss Sweep

Select closed or open profile chains and emboss sweep them in 3D by using one of 7 cross sections like: Convex ARC, Line, Concave ARC, Convex Ellipse, Concave Ellipse, Spline or Custom.

Emboss 2 Rail Sweep

Select 2 rails and 1 cross section to emboss sweep with elevation changes.Customize transitions by using linear, local smooth or global types.

Emboss From Image

Use images grayscale to control embossment heights.

Emboss From Surface/Solid

Use surface(s) or solid(s) to create embossments. Use the surface / model position to align with stock.

Emboss From BobART Surface

Use previous embossments to contribute to future designs.

Emboss From Component

Use purchased or previously designed embossments to contribute to future designs. Use purchased or previously designed embossments to contribute to future designs.

Emboss Texture

Add wood grain, bricks, trees and more using emboss texture. Choose from primitives, weave, images and bbas files to add additional design elements patterns and textures.

Mirror /Invert

Take your complete emboss models and mirror around the X-Z or Y-Z plane the the option to invert only. Updating designs for left and right hand, or preparing files for cavity milling.

Sculpting

Add your personal free hand design changes using smoothing, deposit, remove sculpting options.

Smoothing

Remove/soften hard edges and intersections between emboss features. Users have the option to apply smoothing to a boundary or the entire emboss model.

OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE

In order to use BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™, you must have SOLIDWORKS™ 2014 or later installed on the same computer that you choose to install BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™. The following are system requirements for using Windows Vista, Windows 7,Windows 8 or Windows 10 x64.

Recommended System Requirements:

  • SOLIDWORKS™ 2019
  • 2.0 GHz Processor or Higher (Multi-Core)
  • 6 GB RAM or Higher
  • 2 GB Available Hard Disk Storage
  • 1 GB Graphics Card That Supports OpenGL 1.1
  • For Windows Vista systems, we suggest ATI or NVIDIA graphics cards.
Minimum System Requirements:

  • SOLIDWORKS&trade 2014 or Later
  • 2.0 GHz Processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 2 GB Available Hard Disk Storage
  • 256 MB Graphics Card That Supports OpenGL 1.1
  • For Windows Vista systems, we suggest ATI or NVIDIA graphics cards.

When using physical media (disk) to install the BobCAM software, the optical drive being used must support DVD-ROM disks.

The system requirements listed above are suggested for running the BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ add-in. Please adhere to the system requirements listed inside SOLIDWORKS™ for optimum performance within the SOLIDWORKS™ system.

Click HERE for the SOLIDWORKS™ System Requirements

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