Ultra Precision Wire EDM CAD-CAM Software
Wire EDM is a complete wireframe, surface and solid modeling CAD-CAM system that delivers ultra precision cuts with superiors finishes in an easy to use CNC programming software. It allows you to create and import part models, assign wirepath strategies, simulate and generate g-code specific to your wire machine and controller. With an intuitive workflow, BobCAD makes it easy to program precision cuts for all of your tight tolerance part manufacturing. Delivering results that are consistent with the strict cutting requirements of mold making and tool & die industries.
NEW FEATURE: DOCUMENT TEMPLATES
Fast track your wire programming with user defined machining strategy templates. Save and store and load user customized machining features right from the toolpath wizard. Discover all the exciting and powerful new features in BobCAD-CAM V32.
2 Axis Inside Outside or Open
Select and program shapes based on wireframe, surface edges, loops and faces. Apply a rough cut, tab cut and skim cut at the same time using BobCAD 2 Axis Wizard.
4 Axis Inside Outside or Open
Select and program shapes based on wireframe, surface edges, loops and faces. Special sync options to align the upper and lower guides. Appy a rough cut, tab cut and skim cut at the same time using BobCAD’s 4 Axis Wizard.
Control the sort order of operations that contain multiple profile chains. Choose from closest, no sorting, X direction, Y direction with option start point corner selection.
For those machines that require G-code programs with cutting conditions, use BobCADs built in cutting condition table. Users can update and save conditions, add pass comments and save defaults.
Lead In / Out
Control where and how your wire leads into and out of it’s cut. Choose from circular, perpendicular blend, perpendicular, parallel, selected point blend.
Use special corner types for external and internal corners. Choose from sharp, round, loop radius, loop length, triangle and bisect line.
Adjust the number of skim passes required by user input. You can flip pass direction or choose reverse skim passes with a check box.
Adjust your current settings to define machine / job specific options. Define your wire diameter, maximum taper angle, maximum taper with land, upper guide location, lower guide location, taper display, if you machine support auto threading and more!
Organize your CAM Tree with groups. Drag and drop machining features into a group folder. Turn off posting, display of toolpath, create patterns even add child groups with the right mouse menu.
Automatically create XML setup sheets that are customizable. Reporting program data, setup preview, stock data, operation list, cycle times and more.
Graphicly display any features operation on screen and verify wire start point, cut direction, cut order and more.
Watch a 3D simulation of your wire cut paths in a virtual machining environment. Run, stop, fast forward, step forward, step back, jump to the next or previous operation and more. Special verification tools to test your cut shapes will separate from stock properly.
Create copies of machining features to shortcut programming times. Use array, translate, rotate and point locations for addition cut locations.
Customizable Post Processors
BobCAD comes pre installed with many popular machine specific post processors. You can also download a post processor from our support portal. Users can open a post processor in a text editor and make changes as needed. For special functional use the post processors API.
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