What’s New in V30 3D Milling Q & A

Posted October 6, 2017 8:43 am   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

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Where can you find the runtime estimate for your Toolpath?

There are 3 places BobCAD will report the cycle time estimate.

1. Toolpath Statistics

Toolpath Statistics for CAD-CAM

2. Simulation

Simulation Statistics

3. Setup Sheets

CAD-CAM Setup sheet

Does Advanced Rough have an option to start off the stock vs plunging?

Yes. Advanced rough is a stock-aware Toolpath and will start off the part automatically. You can also uncheck the center cutting tool option to eliminate plunge moves.

CAD-CAM Advanced Rough starting off the part (1)

CAD-CAM Uncheck center cutting tool

What system requirements do you recommend?

  • 6GB RAM or More
  • 1GB Graphics Card or More ( NVIDIA  )
  • Intel® or AMD® Processors** i5 or greater
  • 2+GHz Processor (Multi-core) or higher


Where do I find out what the current build of the software is?

You’ll need to login to www.bobcadsupport.com. Once logged in, the top navigation bar has a pull-down menu for downloads, one of which is software updates. This is where you’ll find the current build to download.


What do you gain from upgrading to Mill Profession from Mill Standard?

Upgrading to the Mill Professional software adds 7 additional 3 Axis Toolpaths that expand the control and cutting patterns you’ll have access to for 3D roughing, semi-finishing and finishing operations.

Key Features:

  • Operation Stock
  • Gouge Check With Check Surfaces
  • Adaptive Stepover
  • Angle Range
  • Inside / Outside / Center Boundary

Operation Stock is used as a 3D boundary where any Toolpath outside of the stock will be trimmed away. This feature is used to better target material and remove air cutting.
Gouge Check with Check Surfaces is used to trim away or “bump up” Toolpath that makes contact with user selected surfaces. This provides additional control over where Toolpath is created.
Operation stock
Adaptive Stepover is used target material where surfaces are either very shallow or very steep. When using an Adaptive Stepover, the Stepover amount will “tighten up” in the shallow or steep areas of your geometry.
CAD-CAM adaptive stepover
Angle Range is used to control the where Toolpath is created based on the slope of your geometry. You can either cut inside or our outside of a user defined angle range.
CAD-CAM angle range
Boundary Control allows users to drive the center of the tool to the boundary, or have it stay inside or go outside the boundary
Boundary control

What is a drive surface?

A drive surface is the surface(s) you select to “drive” your Toolpath along. This term is used with our surface based Toolpaths and is the geometry you select to create Toolpath on.

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What’s New in V30 3D Milling Q & A
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What’s New in V30 3D Milling Q & A
Al DePoalo does his weekly webinar where he covers the most common questions in the new BobCAD-CAM V30 software.
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