Fast & Efficient CAD-CAM For CNC Routers
BobCAD-CAM CNC programming solutions for CNC routers delivers efficient 2.5, 3, 4, and 5 axis machining capabilities that takes advantage of your CNC router’s ability to perform simple and advanced machining operations. This easy to use CAD-CAM programming software is a complete design and CNC programming solution for artistic woodworking, engraving, production shape nesting, sign making, and much more.
NEW FEATURE: DOCUMENT TEMPLATES
Get more done is less time when using document templates. Capture and reuse the Job Tree and Document settings to short cut your setup and programming process. Big time saver for router jobs that use the same origin, stock, and standard machining features. Discover all the exciting and powerful new features in BobCAD-CAM V32.
Text & Letters
Design and machine letters for engraving, cutouts and raised/lowered text. Special toolpath options for push through letters and settings to eliminate breakout.
Add to or remove from designs with one of the many geometry editing tools that come standard with BobCAD. Translate , rotate, mirror, scale, trim, break, stretch, explode, optimize and more.
Remove material based on user selected closed chain(s) / boundaries. Choose from 1 of 10 pocketting patterns allowing users to work from the outside in, inside out, open shapes, multiple boundaries with islands and rest machining. (toolpath options based on level of software purchase )
Independent control of internal and external corners allowing users to customize how toolpath transitions. Choose from: sharp, round, loop radius, loop length, triangle and bisect line. Commonly used to relieve inside corners for push through shapes.
Control how your tool enters and exits the cut. Choose from vertical, parallel, right angle circular and blended leads with optional overlap amount to ensure your exit move is past the entry move.
Multiple Setup Locations
Define multiple workoffset locations used for 2 sided machining, work zones / vacuum pods, 2 table setups and more.
Simple and advanced 3D roughing, semi finishing and finishing strategies allow users of all skill sets to take on 3D projects with the confidence and tools to go from concept to reality.
Index your 4th axis to machine on different sides of your part. Use wrapping groups to machine features into cylindrical stock or go full 4D using rotary toolpaths that are applied directly to solids. Need Ture 4 Axis? BobCAD’s premium toolpaths offers you the advanced functionality you’re after.
Use index systems for 3 + 2 or machine around corners and on compound curves with our 5 Axis wireframe toolpath. Take your cutting power to the next level with BobCAD’s 5 Axis Pro where you unlock all of our toolpath options for Ture 5 Axis roughing, semi finishing and finishing.
Standard post processors are available for download supporting popular machine / controller configurations. Users can open a post processor in a text editor and make changes as needed. For special posting options use the post processors API to add features for drill backs, saws and other functionality required by the router market.
Watch a 3D simulation of your toolpaths in a virtual machining environment. Run, stop, fast forward, step forward, step back, jump to the next or previous operation and more.
Learn about your toolpaths and settings with reporting tools that provide real time feedback. Get detailed reports about: Cycle time, distance traveled, number of tools used, remaining stock and more!
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
High Speed Pocketing
High Speed Multiaxis Roughing
3 Axis Wireframe
3 Axis Planar
3 Axis Spiral
3 Axis Engraving
3 Axis Radial
3D Plunge Roughing
Z Level Roughing
Z Level Finishing
High Speed Roughing
Surface Based Toolpath (3, 4, & 5 Axis Output)
Cuts Along Curve
Morph Between 2 Curves
Morph Between Surfaces
Parallel to Surface