Machine Simulation Pro

State-of-the-art toolpath verification technology

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THE NEW V34 FEATURING: SMOOTH CUTTING QUALITY

Simulation optimized to improve the look of cuts along the X Y Plane when using bullnose mill tools. Get a clearer image of your final product when simulating toolpaths.

Discover the new features in BobCAD-CAM V34

MACHINE SIMULATION FEATURES

Solid simulation comes standard with optional machine simulation to add machine components to the gouge checking process. Users can back backplot toolpaths and run solid simulations showing material removal while checking for gouges. Spend less time editing your toolpaths setting or g-code programs by running and analyzing solid simulations of your toolpath, setup and machine components.

Modes

Select from multiple simulation modes to view and inspect your toolpaths and setup. Choose from: Material removal, Backplot, NC mode, Time mode , Length mode, Machine focus, Tool focus, Workpiece and stock focus.

Control

Play your toolpath simulation with the same controls as watching a DVD movie. Run, Stop, Fast Forward, step forward, Jump to the next operation, Step back, Jump to previous operation and restart; putting you in full control of your toolpath and machine simulations.

Views

Choose from one of the standard view options to change your perspective of the simulation. Use hotkeys to jump to standard view without clicking an icon.

Visibility

Control the display of simulation components. Toggle on and off toolpath, tool, fixture, workpiece, stock, initial stock and machine housing. Show, opaque, transparent and hide options allowing users to fully customize what they display and in what form.

Toolpath Rendering

Multiple display options for toolpath: Tool tip, All ops, Thicken op, Follow, Trace, Segment, Tool vectors, Toolpath points. Layer interval and more.

View ports

Customize your simulation experience by adjusting the number of viewports displayed. Allowing users to view their simulation from multiple perspectives within the simulation window.

Measure Grid

Toggle on and off the measure grid to aid in measurement of machine, setup and toolpath.

Capture Graphics & Video

Communicate better with internal staff or external customers by capturing images and video of toolpath, setups and machine movements.

Move List

Lists the operations that will be simulated. Jump to toolpaths you want to focus on by clicking on an operation in the move list.

Analysis Toolpath

11 toolpath rendering modes that change the color and display of your toolpath. Choose from: Tool Number, Operation number, Operation highlight, Sequence, Linear axis reversal, Orientation change, Segment length, Collisions and proximity, Feed rate, Height change and Single marking.

Statistics

Displays detailed information about your toolpath like: Machining time, Spindle speed, Tool tip position, Tool center position, machining angles and more.

Machine

Complete machine definition tree with its components. Interactive and color coded highlight to verify components direction, checking groups and more.

Simulation Settings

Customize how your simulations with run with options to: Stop on tool change, Stop on operations change, stop on block number and more.

Report

Collision / interference report list collisions that occurred and where they happened.

Progress

Toolpath slider bar that allows users to fast forward to specific operations. Users can drag the slider bar along to advanced simulation to desired location.

Axis Control

Jog the machines virtual axis to desired locations. Great for verifying limits of machine definition and visualizing the movement of machine components. Drag the slider bar up or down to jog the axis / component, or input a defined value in the input field.

Cut Sim

Simulation settings used to adjust quality and checking groups, Save simulation as an STL file or create a section view of stock.

Analysis

10 simulation rendering modes that change the color and display of machined stock. Choose from None, Tool number, Operation number, Deviation, Height change, Orientation change, Toolpath length, Mark parts, Single marking and gouge and excess.

Measure

Simulation measuring tools to help you understand the size of your cut models. Choose from points, distances, refine box, remove chips and off.

Reset

Restores simulation settings to default, undoing any user customization.

Solid Simulation and Verification for Toolpath & Machine Components

Use state-of-the-art toolpath verification technology to simulate your virtual machine setup. Graphically check for collisions and over travels of your toolpath, tool and holder, fixture, workpiece and machine components. Gain peace of mind as you step through programs and watch simulations of your virtual setup. Get critical feedback to fine tune your setup and toolpath for error free programming.

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OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE

CAD Design Tree
Dynamic Drawing
Construction Lines
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 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
Sub Program Output
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
2.5 AXIS
Facing
Profiling
Pocketing
Engraving
High Speed Pocketing / Adaptive Pocketing
Thread Milling
Plunge Roughing
Chamfering
Corner Round
Rest Machining
4 AXIS
Indexing
Wrapping
Rotating
5 AXIS
SWARF Machining
High Speed / Adaptive Multiaxis Roughing
Wire Frame / Trimming
Indexing
3 AXIS
3 Axis Wireframe
3 Axis Planar
3 Axis Spiral
3 Axis Engraving
3 Axis Radial
3D Plunge Roughing
Z Level Roughing
Z Level Finishing
Advanced Roughing
Flatlands
Equidistant Offset
Pencil
Advanced Z Level Finish
Project Curves
Advanced Planar
High Speed / Adaptive Roughing
Rest Machining
Parallel Cuts
Cuts Along Curve
Morph Between 2 Curves
Parallel to Multiple Curves
Project Curves
Morph Between 2 Surfaces
Parallel to Surface
Flowline

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