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Learn the truth about BobCAD-CAM
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:58:56 AM »
You’ve heard about BobCAD CAM, but have you seen the software in action?
Participate in this special on line demonstration and learn the truth about world’s most powerful, affordable CAD CAM system.

This presentation will be hosted by Cody Sheppard, where he will walk you through 2D and 3D programming examples.  Learn about features and benefits BobCAD CAM offers.

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If you have any questions or comments about participating in this event please feel free to contact me.

Al DePoalo
BobCAM Team Leader
866-408-3226 X147
Re: Learn the truth about BobCAD-CAM
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 09:49:33 PM »
Sorry.... you mean Bob Crap Cam
I've owned it, so can speak from experience, The only thing they are good at is hounding you with phone calls if you show any interest. They are relentless salesmen.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 09:51:05 PM by Ya-Nvr-No »

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Re: Learn the truth about BobCAD-CAM
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 06:31:14 AM »
Al DePoalo

Can you give some insight into why so many negative preceptions about BobCad exist?
It is the sales, the actual functionality of the product, or support?
I am curious and surely  others  would be interested in some insight.

« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 06:33:11 AM by RICH »
Re: Learn the truth about BobCAD-CAM
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 01:01:46 PM »
i have v18 & v23 and i am really not to happy with the product. i dont do fancy machining but it is a lot of editing in the moves. just yesterday i was doing some text work and i found many lines where the z was not coming up for the next letter. what a mess. just waiting for some cash to come in to get some other cad-cam software with not so much of a learning curve.  tom
BobCAD CAM Doesn't Work
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 04:16:32 PM »
Says Who? For those of you that need training get it! We offer lots of options to learn BobCAD-CAM, choose one and get cutting parts!


“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the fine presentation and training in the BobCAD class. The interchange and insight spoke volumes as well as the participation by all. You seem to have a complete knowledge of the material and presented it in a fashion that was very understandable and informative. It was well worth the effort on my part to be there. I look forward to keeping in touch. Thanks again!”
Larry Tyler – Manufacturer

If there is anything I can help with please let me know.

Al DePoalo
BobCAM Team Leader
866-408-3226 X147

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« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 04:18:32 PM by aldepoalo »
Re: Learn the truth about BobCAD-CAM
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 04:25:28 PM »
All CAD CAM system have a learn curve and if you spend the time to learn BobCAD CAM V24 there is sooo much you can do with it.  I understand that salesmen in general can be a big pain in the butt.  So for those of you that want to learn about BobCAD CAM with out all the shenanigans call me!  I will help you learn what you can do with BobCAD-CAM and how it works.  Do you really think there is no learning curve to other CAD CAM products.  It takes time, and the more time you put into the software you more you can get out of it. 

Make parts like this!

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Al DePoalo
BobCAM Team Leader
866-408-3226 X147
Re: Learn the truth about BobCAD-CAM
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 04:30:42 PM »
Or you can make parts like this!

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BobCAD CAM V24 Standard Features

    File Import:

        CAD – Legacy BobCAD-CAM            
        DXF – AutoCAD            
        DWG – AutoCAD            
        STEP,STP – Step            
        IGES,IGS – Iges            
        SAT – ACIS            
        3DM – Rhino            
        X_T – Parasolids            
        X_B – Parasolids            
        SLDPRT – SolidWorks            
        BBCD – BobCAD-CAM            
        STL – Stereo Lithography

    File Export:

        IGES, IGS – Iges            
        DXF – AutoCAD            
        DWG – AutoCAD            
        SAT – ACIS            
        3DM – Rhino            
        STP,STEP – Step            
        BBCD – BobCAD            
        STL – Stereo Lithography

    Surface Creation & Tools:

        3 Edge                    
        4 Edge                    
        Cross Section                    
        Extrude Curve                    
        Extrude Surface                    
        Multi-Sided Patch                    
        Extend Surface                    
        Intersection Curves                    
        Un-Trim Surface                    
        Break Surface
        Solid Creation & Editing:
        Add, Subtract and Intersect Booleans                    

    CAM Features:

        Wizard Driven CAM    
        Tool Database                    
        Speed & Feed Calculator                    
        Save & Load Tool Path Setting                                    
        Associative CAM                    
        Tool Path Simulation                  

    CAM Tool Paths:
        2.5 Axis Drilling
        2.5 Axis Profiling                    
        2.5 Axis Pocketing                    
        2.5 Axis Facing
        2.5 Axis Chamfer
        2.5 Axis Threading  
        2.5 & 3 Axis Engraving                    
        2D & 3 Axis Plunge Roughing  
        3D Slice Planer                    
        3D Slice Spiral                    
        3D Engraving                                    
        3D Slice Radial                                    
        3D Z-Level Roughing                    
        3D Z-Level Finishing
        4 Axis Indexing                    
        4 Axis Wrapping      

Downloadable Step-By-Step Tutorials

Design & Machine Parts Part1:

Design & Machine Parts Part 2:

Profile Wizard:

2 Axis Engraving:

Hole Wizard:

Simple Z level Roughing:

V Carve:

Learn the ins and outs of your new software

Benefits of Technical Support

With technical support services from BobCAD-CAM, you’re never on your own. We’re committed to your success long after your system purchase. Our technical support experts will help ensure smooth operation of your BobCAD-CAM applications day in and day out.  45 days of technical support is included for all new customers and is renewable thereafter for an annual fee. Assistance is provided by product and technical specialists trained to use and operate BobCAD-CAM products in a technical environment. Support for hardware or software systems on which BobCAD-CAM applications reside at the customer site is not included. Although troubleshooting an application in some cases requires us to ask questions regarding your operating environments. BobCAD-CAM support technicians are not responsible for network, operating system or computer maintenance.

Post-processors are provided free of charge to all. If modifications are needed to an exiting post support members can request the needed modifications via fax, mail or via Email. The number of post modifications that may be requested is controlled by the support plan level chosen. Post-processor requests are completed on a first come first serve basis and are done in the order received. Allow approximately 2+ weeks for completion. BobCAD-CAM Customers may choose to set up or modify their own post-processor, complete instructions are available online.   A post-processor request form is required in order to request a post-processor; the request must be accompanied by a known working sample program, list of G and M codes and all applicable canned cycle descriptions.

Need Training?

If you own a copy of BobCAD-CAM, and you do not know how the software works or which functions you may need to use to complete a project, we will show you how the functions work and their application. Training is available for purchase either bundled with the annual support package or at an hourly rate.
Common Examples of Training

    * I just received my software and want a walk through.
    * I received a part and do not know where to start.
    * Hired new employee, and he does not know how to use BobCAD-CAM.
    * I just got my first 3d job and I am not sure how to start.

Training will teach you how to use the BobCAD-CAM system and apply the learned methods to your parts. Our support department must refer customers in need of training to our training department so that other customers requiring support can receive help in a timely manner.

Our support Department will never leave a customer in need of training without several resources of which can be used to learn how to use the BobCAD-CAM system. Design and machining can be a complex process we do ask that all of our customers take an active part in learning how to use their BobCAD-CAM system.

Useful links:


Al DePoalo
BobCAM Team Leader
866-408-3226 X147
Re: Learn the truth about BobCAD-CAM
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 04:49:00 PM »
Al DePoalo

Can you give some insight into why so many negative preceptions about BobCad exist?
It is the sales, the actual functionality of the product, or support?
I am curious and surely  others  would be interested in some insight.



I am not sure why there are so many negative comments about the BobCAD CAM software.  My guess is a lot of the comments are about salesman, and our older software.  I can tell you that over the years our company and grown in many ways. The bottom line is the V24 software is an awesome program and can produce great parts. 

Post processors are very important, and if the mach users settings don't match the post then their can be some real problems.   But like I offered before, anyone that needs a good mach post just let me know and I'll email you one. 


Re: Learn the truth about BobCAD-CAM
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 06:37:12 PM »

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Here is a quick video walking through the steps.


Re: Learn the truth about BobCAD-CAM
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012, 05:42:28 PM »

The new version 25 BobCAD-CAM software has many added features to speed and simplify the programming process. We also added many powerful new Toolpath & CAD options. I wanted this community to know what we have come up with and I am looking for your feed back. I know the best of the best are on this forum and I value your opinions.


New Features
UCS Generation
Stock Wizard
Solid Model
STL File
Material Database
Multiple Machine Setups
2D Tool Paths
Facing Cycle
Pick Top
Pick Bottom
Surface Picking
Constant Z
3D Tool Paths
Adaptive roughing
Automatic flatlands
Advanced Simulation
64 Bit Version
Multi Core Processing