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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Add your personal free hand design changes using smoothing, deposit, remove sculpting options.
Remove/soften hard edges and intersections between emboss features. Users have the option to apply smoothing to a boundary or the entire emboss model.