CLEARWATER, FL – Recently voted one of the top 3 CAD/CAM packages in the 2008 Reader‚â€™s Choice Awards in Modern Applications News, BobCAD-CAM, Inc., a world leader in CAD/CAM Software Solutions announces the release of the latest version of their highly acclaimed V23 CAD/CAM software suite.
V23 offers many new powerful features which enhance both usability and functionality. From a usability perspective, the all-new graphical user interface is not only easier to work with, but sets a new standard in methods used by a CAM system to machine your parts.
As for functionality, some of the more notable new features include 4th Axis milling operations, laser, plasma and water-jet posting as well as new pocketing/profiling optimization controls. With over 15 major enhancements to the CAD design capabilities, managing jobs from start to finish has never been so easy.
CAM enhancements include the addition of Z-Level roughing and finishing, previously available only in the pro versions, to the standard version. V23 also provides optimized drilling, tapping and counter boring capabilities with pattern and sequence control. Users will benefit from decreased programming time with the new user coordinate system, multiple work-offset features and speed/feed controls, as well as decreased cycle times with the new 3D Arc Fit features. ‚â€œ3D Arc Fit for the 3D toolpath greatly reduces the length of the G-code program and enhances finishes on complex surfaces,‚â€ explained Greg Myers, in BobCAD-CAM Technical Support.
Another major enhancement to the V23 Suite is the addition of V-Carving. Featured in the BobART add-on, V-Carving offers powerful engraving and carving options. Combined with the new X-Cornering toolpath operations, BobART offers an incredibly clean chiseled finish to lettering.
As with previous versions, the V23 core system is built for modular expansion, allowing users to customize their systems to their own needs. Add-ons are available for Lathe, Wire EDM, and Art functionality.
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