BobCAD/CAM

Integrates CAD and CAM functionality

in a single interface

BobCAD-CAM software for milling delivers advanced 2.5, 3, 4, & 5 axis cutting capabilities with a fully integrated CAD design system that allows you to seamlessly transition from designing your part model to assigning advanced milling toolpaths. From aerospace engineers to home shop machinists, BobCAD-CAM helps everyone design and manufacture precision parts, regardless of experience. Since 1985, BobCAD-CAM has been developing easy to use and affordable CAD-CAM software. We offer CNC programming solutions for Mill, Mill Turn, Lathe, Router, Waterjet, Plasma, Laser, and Wire EDM machines. BobCAD-CAM integrates CAD and CAM functionality in a single interface.

CAD/CAM Features

CAD

  • CAD Design Tree
  • Dynamic Drawing
  • Construction Lines
  • Shape Library
  • 2D / 3D Wireframes
  • 2D Booleans
  • Project to Z Planes
  • Cross Section Viewing
  • 2D & 3D Geometry Creation Tools
  • Surface Construction
  • Solid Modeling
  • 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

CAM

  • Tool Library
  • Tool Crib
  • Tool Holders Library
  • Stock Wizard
  • Setup Sheet
  • Tool List
  • Feature-based Programming
  • Save & Load Features
  • Copy & Paste Features
  • Multiple Machine Setup Locations
  • Material Library
  • Dynamic Machining Strategies
  • Toolpath Backplot
  • Toolpath Editor
  • Solid 3D Simulation
  • Toolpath Statistics
  • Feedrate Mapping
  • Universal Post Processor
  • Sub Program Output
  • 3D Arc filter (G17,G18,G19 Plane Cutting)
  • Associative CAM Tree
  • Toolpath Groups
  • Toolpath Patterns (Transform/Rotate)
  • Tool Dominate machining order
  • Feature Dominate machining order
  • Feature Geometry Picking Manager
  • Toolpath Wizard
  • Machine Sequence Sort Order Optimization

Mill Features

Easily Program Any Part

BobCAD-CAM milling software delivers the functionality you need to program everything from simple engraving, profile, pocket and hole cycles, to complex simultaneous 4 & 5 axis milling routines. It incorporates a full range of sophisticated, efficient and modern machining strategies through a simple wizard-driven interface that makes programming quicker & easier, even for new and occasional users. Dynamic Machining Strategies™ minimize your programming while advanced solid simulation lets you test and confirm your work, giving you confidence in your part programming.

File Translators

Compatible with a large variety of industrystandard file formats. (DXF, DWG, IGES, STEP, SAT, 3DM, X_T, X_B, SLDPRT, STL)

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Reporting Tools

Standard reporting tools provide insight to your part programming that aid in processing, planning, quoting and toolpath execution.

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Post Processor Library

A large library of downloadable, user-editable post processors that support machine types, configuration and controllers on old & new machine tools.

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4/5 Axis Milling

True, full-featured simultaneous toolpath strategies for advanced multiaxis part programming. Controlling tool tilt, avoid areas and feed rate mapping that unlocks the full potential of your 4 & 5 axis CNCs.

Hole Making

Program through, blind and cross holes using your machine’s canned cycles or long code. Built-in thread library for sizes and setting when tapping or thread milling

Solid Simulation

Utilize your machine’s configuration & kinematics to test and confirm your mill programming before ever cutting a chip

2D/3D Toolpath

Offering a wide variety of powerful Toolpath strategies for 2, 2 ½ and 3D cycles. More powerful and efficient than conversational programming

Multiple Job & Setups

Program multiple machining centers and part operations in a single Job Tree. Easily create setups for any part orientation using dynamic part origin to define the toolpath’s work offset.

Multi Axis

Other CAM Features Include

2.5 AXIS

  • Facing
  • Profiling
  • Pocketing
  • Engraving
  • High Speed / Adaptive Pocketing
  • Thread Milling
  • Plunge Roughing
  • Chamfering
  • Corner Round
  • Rest Machining

3 AXIS

  • 3 Axis Wireframe
  • 3 Axis Planar
  • 3 Axis Spiral
  • 3 Axis Engraving
  • 3 Axis Radial
  • 3D Plunge Roughing
  • Z Level Roughing
  • Z Level Finishing
  • Advanced Roughing
  • Flatlands
  • Equidistant Offset
  • Pencil
  • Advanced Z Level Finish
  • Project Curves
  • Advanced Planar
  • High Speed / Adaptive Roughing
  • Rest Machining

4 AXIS

  • Indexing
  • Wrapping
  • Rotating

5 AXIS

  • SWARF Machining
  • High Speed / Adaptive Multiaxis Roughing
  • Wire Frame / Trimming
  • Indexing

Surface-based Toolpath

(3, 4, & 5 Axis Output)

  • Parallel Cuts
  • Cuts Along Curve
  • Morph Between 2 Curves
  • Parallel to Multiple Curves
  • Project Curves
  • Morph Between 2 Surfaces
  • Parallel to Surface
  • Flowline

Advanced Machine Simulation

NEW Machine Simulation PRO for CNC Milling

The NEW Machine Simulation PRO Add-on offers state-of-the-art toolpath simulation technology for BobCAD-CAM CNC programming software. The Machine Simulation PRO Add-on can be easily added to any of the latest BobCAD-CAM & BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ core CAD-CAM products giving you full advantage of all the NEW advanced simulation technology benefits!

CNC Software Machine Simulation

  • Use Your Machines Kinematics to Simulate Using Your Machine
  • Calculate Cycle Times & Gain Toolpath/Operation/Sequence Analytics
  • Eliminate Costly Programming Mistakes, Gouges & Collision Errors
  • Visualize the Machining Process, Fixture Orientation & Machine Movements
  • Machined Part Deviation Analysis
    Much More!

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