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High Performance CAM Software for CNC Turning Centers

BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ software for 2 axis lathe and turning centers makes it easy to set advanced 2 axis toolpaths for OD and ID roughing, finishing, threading, grooving, boring, drilling, and cut offs. This powerful CAM programming software is a complete CNC lathe solution for all of your simple and complex part turning jobs.

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 lathe 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™ CNC Lathe Software

The new BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ Lathe Gold Partner CAM solution allows you to apply powerful toolpath operations to your part models right inside of SOLIDWORKS™. Using an intuitive wizard driven interface, you’re able to quickly set up 2 axis machining operations for maximum programming efficiency. Applying multiple machining strategies to a single model feature is made easy with Dynamic Machining Strategies™. You also have access to a realistic machine simulation right inside of BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ that allows you to test and confirm your programming before ever cutting a chip.

Canned Cycles

Utilize your machine's canned cycles for short, efficient programs that are easy to edit at the control. Optional separate moves are available for those machines without canned cycle for OD / ID rough & finish.

Tool Holder Definition

Quickly set up holders for right or left hand, neutral and back turning. Choose from the default holder shapes and enter sizes that define the holders.

Custom Holder & Insert

Draw your custom tool profiles and holders to match non-standard tooling, which is supported in gouge checking and undercutting.

Feature Type Programming

Easily define where on your part geometry you want toolpath created using the feature type programming drop-down. Pick from OD, ID, Front Face & Back Face.

Stock Tracking / Operation Stock

Keep track of your in-process stock as you add machining features to your turning jobs. Use operation stock as a boundary to contain your toolpath and trim away unwanted movements.

Remove Undercuts

Prevent your tool from dipping down in grooves and other undercuts found parallel to your X or Z axis.

Grooving Cycles

Choose from Standard, Single-pass or Zig-Zag grooving patterns that accommodate for all grooving applications.

Finishing Cycles

Control your finish cycles with a continuous pass or alternate forced downcutting.

Roughing Cycles

Utilize a standard or offset pattern that cuts in a single or bi-directional tool motion.

Rough Allowance

Utilize rough allowance to prepare for the finish with overlap control.

Toolpath Extension

Trim or extend your toolpath with independent control of the start and end of cut.

Toolpath Constraints

Choose from stock, selected geometry or custom constraints to control where your toolpath is created.

ISO Insert Definition

Define your insert geometry based on Shape, Clearance, Tolerance and Type. Choose from multiple reference point locations.

Collision Detection & Avoidance

Tool holder and insert geometry are analyzed when programming for collisions to ensure collision-free programming.

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
  • OD/ID Rouging
  • OD/ID Finishing
  • OD/ID Grooving
  • Drilling
  • Threading
  • Cut Off with Chamfer & Fillet Corner Break Options
  • Stock Feed
  • Pattern Repeat Cycles
  • Auto-Assignment of Finish Passes
GENERAL
  • ISO Tool Definition
  • C, D, E, M, R, S,T, V, W Standard Insert Geometry
  • Laydown & Top Notch Threading Inserts
  • Custom Tool Profiles
  • Tip, Corner & Center Reference Point
  • Tool Holder Definition ( Left / Right, Neutral, Back )
  • Custom Tool Holder Profiles
  • Tool Nose Compensation
  • Remove Undercut
  • Region Programming
  • Toolpath Contraints
  • Toolpath Trim/Extend
  • Trim To Stock/Operation Stock
  • Advanced Feedrates
TURNING TOOLPATHS
  • OD , ID , Front Face, Back Face Cycles
  • End Face
  • Turning
  • Grooving
  • Hole/Tapped Hole
  • Threading Straight & Tapered
  • Cut Off
  • Stock Handling
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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