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BobCAD-CAM Laser, Plasma & WaterJet software

High Performance CAM Software for CNC Laser, Plasma, & WaterJet Machines

BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ Gold Partner CAM solution for laser, plasma, and waterjet CNC machines offers powerful 2-5 axis cutting capabilities right inside of SOLIDWORKS™. Seamlessly transition from creating your part model to assigning advanced toolpath strategies, simulating jobs, and generating g-code programming.

NEW FEATURE: NcEditor

The NC code editor has seen an enhancement, and we are proud to introduce the new NcEditor product into the BobCAD-CAM product line. This product was developed to make your code editing and review much faster and more efficient, as well as provide the ability to simulate your NC programs directly!

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BobCAM CAM software for CNC Laser, Plasma, WaterJet will streamline your programming process while fully utilizing the SOLIDWORKS environment. Program in part or assembly files, select and simulate fixtures, use design configurations and more… See for yourself - Try it today for Free!

Features of BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ for CNC Laser, Plasma, & WaterJet

BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ software is a powerful CAM solution for CNC laser, plasma, and waterjet machines. It delivers the precision you need to machine everything from simple 2 axis jobs to complex multiaxis parts. You control a full range of sophisticated and fully associative machining strategies using an intuitive wizard driven interface that makes toolpath programming faster and easier than ever before. You can even test and confirm your CAM programming in the BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ simulation to give you the peace of mind in your programming before ever cutting a chip.

Standard File Translators

BobCAD-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)

Create & Save Cutting Conditions

Using the tool library, you can create and save tooling information to apply on jobs with similar cutting conditions. Customizable conditions by machine: Plasma (gas type, gas on/off, cut on/off, cutting feed rate, power setting, torch height control); Laser (shutter open/closed, pulse frequency, power setting); Waterjet (cutter on/off, abrasive on/off, vacuum assist on/off, cutting feed rate, pressure type)

Pipe Cutting, Notching, Coping

BobCAD-CAM supports 4 & 5 axis shape cutting machines and provides solid simulation for custom machine configurations to allow you to visually inspect and confirm your programming process.

Toolpath Patterns

Easily make copies of your part profiles using BobCAD-CAM toolpath patterns. This allows you to program a single or multiple features and quickly pattern them out. Patterns inside of patterns are supported, which allows for fast programming of multiple parts with more than one feature.

Shape Library

The CAD-CAM software includes 40 pre-programmed common fabrication shapes that can be easily modified to fit your specific shape needs.

Post Processor Library

BobCAD-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.

OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE

  • 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
  • Part & Assembly Programming
  • Tool Library
  • Tool Crib
  • Tool Holders Library
  • Stock Wizard
  • Setup Sheet
  • Tool List
  • Feature-based Programming
  • Save & Load Features
  • Copy & Paste Features
  • Multiple Machine Setup Locations
  • Material Library
  • Dynamic Machining Strategies
  • Toolpath Backplot
  • Toolpath Editor
  • Solid 3D Simulation
  • Toolpath Statistics
  • Feedrate Mapping
  • Universal Post Processor
  • 3D Arc Filter ( G17, G18, G19 Plane Cutting )
  • Associative CAM Tree
  • Toolpath Groups
  • Toolpath Patterns (Transform/Rotate)
  • Tool Dominate Machining Order
  • Feature Dominate Machining Order
  • Feature Geometry Picking Manager
  • Toolpath Wizard
  • Machine Sequence Sort Order Optimization
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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