SolidWorks World 2014 Partner Spotlight: BobCAD-CAM Inc.

Every year in the weeks leading up to SolidWorks World, we give attendees a chance to learn about some of our Solution Partners attending the event and setting up booths in the Partner Pavilion. Our partners play a big role in making the event great every year, and they always come with some of the newest technology and tools that help make SolidWorks users more productive. Now through January 26, we’re giving some of these partners a chance to let attendees know what they can expect–in their own words. Today we hear from BobCAD-CAM Inc.


BobCAD-CAM has provided CAD/CAM CNC software products to the global manufacturing industry for over 25 years. Bob Twaalfhoven, a 1978 engineering graduate of MIT, created BobCAD-CAM as a means to bring the technology of CAD/CAM to the personal computer. Before then, CAD/CAM software was not accessible to many. Bob originally sold his BobCAD-CAM software from the trunk of his car to manufacturing shops that wanted to automate their programming process but couldn’t afford the massive price tag that accompanied CAD/CAM Software in the mid-80’s. Today, BobCAD-CAM’s powerful yet affordable software is used to increase CNC productivity for many machining applications and is used in thousands of shops across the world. Based in Clearwater, Florida, BobCAD has a staff of 85 employees. We have grown to be one of the most popular and most affordable CAD/CAM solutions because of our web-based direct sales approach.

BobCAD-CAM’s software products include machining technology for 2, 3, 4 & 5 Axis CNC Milling, Routing, WaterJet, Plasma and Laser machines as well as 2 Axis CNC Lathe. In 2010, we became a SolidWorks Certified Gold Product in CAM with our BobCAM for SolidWorks Mill and Lathe products, providing SolidWorks users a leading CAM product built into SolidWorks. BobCAD-CAM offers software sales as well as a variety of training options including video, seminars, onsite and in-house training, webinars and LIVE demos. We offer Support Membership packages for every budget. BobCAD-CAM even offers a 2D/3D part creation and CNC toolpath programming service to anyone who needs a part created or programmed for CNC machining.

Our integrated CAM software is a SolidWorks Certified Gold Product and runs directly within the SolidWorks software. It is easy-to-use and gives you the latest in advanced CNC machine programming technology, providing you more control over your jobs and improving the efficiency of your CNC manufacturing workflow. Our software’s CNC Machining Wizards virtually remove the guesswork from CAM programming. Our NEW, professionally produced V3 Training Professor Video Series gets users up to speed quickly on using our software and our support membership options provide help for customers when they need it.

When attendees visit our BobCAD-CAM booth at SolidWorks World (#406), they can receive a one-on-one demonstration of our powerful BobCAM product and see firsthand how easy it is to use our software right inside of SolidWorks. Attendees can see actual examples of toolpath and generated g-code programming applied to 2,3,4 & 5 axis parts. We will show examples of our NEW V3 Training Professor Video Series. Plus, BobCAD-CAM is offering special event pricing on our BobCAM software at our booth. You can also find us online at:

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Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.