Laser, Plasma, & WaterJet
High Performance CAD-CAM for CNC Laser, Plasma, & WaterJet Machines
BobCAD-CAM CNC programming software for laser, plasma, and waterjet machines offers powerful 2-5 axis cutting capabilities with a fully integrated CAD system that allows you to transition seamlessly from creating your part model to assigning advanced toolpath strategies for your g-code programming. The CAD-CAM software offers a variety of tool options to give you complete control over how your parts are cut.
NEW FEATURE: JOB TREE TEMPLATES
Shortcut your setup time with BobCAD’s new Job Tree Templates. Automatically load user defined stock size , origin and standard machining features all a single mouse click.
LASER, PLASMA & WATERJET FEATURES
Advanced federate mapping to slow cutting motion down as the tool approaches corners or sharp changes in the direction. Apply corner slowdown on internal corners, external corners or all corners and use custom settings to eliminate corner blowout or overloading your tools.
Quickly create common fabrication parts using one of BobCAD’s predefined shapes . Customize dimensions to bring your shape into size. Change it’s origin, reference location, flip in X or Y, even add a custom rotation value. Shapes are listed in the CAD history tree allowing users to make adjustments.
Keep parts connected to stock with tabs. Defined be number of tabs, length between or pick your own locations. Customizable tab width, lead length and radius.
Define cutter compensation / Kerf comp use one of 3 compensation ( Kerf) methods. Offsetting your profiles for the laser, plasma or waterjet to cut to size.
Lead In / Out
Multiple lead In / Out options to control how you enter and exit cuts. Choose from vertical, parallel, right angle, circular and blend. Optional overlap setting adjust lead out move past your entry position.
Control the order your shapes are cut with one of the 6 sort order options. Choose from closest, no sorting, X direction, Y direction, custom direction and optimized.
Remove dog leg rapids with BobCAD’s general overrides, reduce your feed rate on approach and exit and slow down your feedrate when cutting arcs. All defined in the toolpath wizard and are easy to change.
Speeds, feeds, power settings, torch height and more can be saved to tools in the tool library. Allowing users to quick load cutting data for different gages of material.
Create copies of machining features for same part instantaces. Choose from array, translate, rotate and point locations.
Fully customize and save your profile operations as a user defined template. Making it faster to program open, closed, inside and outside shapes.
Drive toolpath along curves surfaces using BobCAD’s 3 Axis wire frame toolpath feature. Allowing users to cut shapes and patterns into corrugated and other curved stock shapes.
Use BobCAD’s wrapping groups to program 4 axis shape cutting machines. Great for holes, slots, text, coping, notches and more.
Using BobCAD’s index systems users can automatically calculate rotations for 5-sided machining. Special multiaxis cutting patterns are used to drive cutting around corners and along compound curves and shapes.
OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE
CAD Design Tree
2D / 3D Wireframes
Project to Z Planes
Cross Section Viewing
2D & 3D Geometry Creation Tools
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
Job Setup Wizard
Dynamic Machining Strategies™
Copy & Paste Operations
Expand & Collapse in Tree
Customizable Setup Sheets
Multiple Machine Setups
Material Speed & Feed Library
Tool Holder Library
Individual & Compound Drilling Operations
Material Based Calculated Feeds & Speeds
Ability to Save & Load Features
Work Offset Selection
Sub Program Output
3D Arc Fit – G17, G18, & G19 Plane Cutting
Associative CAM Tree