The release of BobCAD-CAM V29 brings with it, the most powerful, versatile Lathe module in the history of the BobCAD-CAM software family. The Development team at BobCAD-CAM has rebuilt the Lathe portion of the software to deliver unparalleled control and power to our customers.
We build our software based on customer requests, and this release is no different. BobCAD-CAM V29 brings functions that provide speed, intelligence, and much needed organization to the, easy to use flow that our customers know and love. With key improvements in everything from CAD, to CAM, to Simulation, BobCAD-CAM V29 helps take the headaches out of your everyday work and will have you cutting more, have you cutting it faster, and will have you cutting more efficiently than ever before.
To make switching views in the simulation easier, the Smart View option has been added. The Smart View feature can be utilized with the Rotation Cube. While on, the Rotation Cube will allow you to click on a face of the cube to shift to the Top, Bottom, Right, Left, Front, and Back views. Clicking on the corners of the Rotation Cube will allow you to quickly shift into the various isometric views.
When simulating stock removal, the graphic quality is always turned down while the simulation is running. This helps in facilitating a smooth running simulation. Once the simulation has stopped there has been an option to refine the graphic quality to show a more accurate representation of the result. This refine now happens automatically when the simulation is stopped without the need to do so manually.
The Measure Distance function now has the ability to measure distances between machine components as well as between distances on the stock itself.
For quite some time now, users have been able to save an entire simulation as an .exe file. This has allowed users to share the simulation and all the controls in the simulation to share with the boss to green light a project, or perhaps, to gain the business of a potential client. However, providing this much power, control, and data to others can, sometimes, be counterproductive. Now we offer the ability to simply capture a video of the graphics window, allowing you to keep things simple when needed.
Additional options have been added to the Program Based Stop Conditions. Along with the options to Stop on Tool Change and Stop on Operation Change, the On Block option has been added to allow for further stop control. The On Block gives users the option to force the simulation to stop at the particular move block defined by user. The Stop Before Occurrence option gives users the option to force the simulation to stop before the specified type of occurrence.
Users will now have the option to set all axis values to the initial starting points of the program.
Shortcut keys have been added to many of the options in simulation. It is now possible to switch between backplot mode and material removal mode with the press of a key. Other additions include tool focus options, simulation speed and view controls, along with all the run controls.