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How to Get Started With Bobcad Cad/Cam

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This is a basic guide to getting started with Bobcad . It explains what to do when you first receive your software.


  1. 1
    Install BobCAD-CAM.
  2. 2
    Read the before getting started document.
    • Update your windows system.
    • Update your graphics card driver.
    • Install BobCAD.
    • Install your post-processors.
  3. 3
    Get started by setting up your software.
    • Watch all ten getting started videos.[1]
    • Set up your Feeds & Speeds (Material Cutting Conditions)
    • Set up your tooling database.
    • Set up your machine communications.
  4. 4
    Complete the tutorials in the videos until you feel comfortable.
  5. 5
    Program your first part.
    • Be cautious always on running your first part, turn down the machine feed control and watch carefully. Verify your code before attempting to run the machine.

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  • You can also sign up for free training webinars at via the Webinars tab.
  • Run through the sample tutorials in help a couple times until you feel comfortable using the software before trying to tackle other parts.
  • More Documentation is available at [2]
  • Join a the Bobcad support forum for help with using the software.

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