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  1. Steve says:

    Hi,
    Is there any help or instructional videos for us that that have older V24 BobCad, or is it all about V25 now

    • BobCAD says:

      Hi Steve, Generally these videos are going to focus on the latest releases of the software. However, if you have something in mind that you would like to see up here just send me an email and I will do my best to do a video on it! Thanks for being up here. Al

      • Al says:

        How to use the software V24 for 2D :

        This video walks through the steps of opening a DXF file and moving the part to zero.

        http://screencast.com/t/gsp2dmGlrW

        This video walks you through the steps of cleaning up geometry and using layers to organize your part.

        http://screencast.com/t/DmCb37GxcKne

        This video walks you through the steps of drilling and tapping the holes for this sample drawing.

        http://screencast.com/t/MobJSgYy

        This video walks you through the steps of cutting the slots for this drawing. We are using the profile feature and contour ramping, which will ramp down to cut the slot out.

        http://screencast.com/t/5nAZynCXsLj

        This video walks through the steps of cutting the pockets. I show how you can use top of job to change where the tool starts cutting from. Using top of part settings is great for when you are cutting a pocket inside a pocket. This way you don’t cut air.

        http://screencast.com/t/2f5ygHtwNAV

        This video walks through the steps of cleaning up the walls of the pockets. I use the profile feature with side roughing. This allows the tool to walk into the wall and clear any extra stock that might have been left over.

        http://screencast.com/t/Gs1OOnJGLE

        This video walks through the steps of simulating your program and posting code.

        http://screencast.com/t/8XhegHm5p8u

        Question: If my simulation show the tools cutting in the wrong order, how do I change that?

        Answer: The machining order can be set to ” individual tool ” or ” individual Feature”
        Watch this video to learn more: http://screencast.com/t/PA4z4205

        Question: Why does the software call more than one tool when drilling a hole. What if I only want to call a drill, instead of a center drill, a drill and a chamfer tool?

        Answer: We use tool patters to optimize hole making processes. The idea is to call and program all the tools need to make the kind of hole you want to make. You can customize the patters to fit your needs. Watch this video to learn how: http://screencast.com/t/0vkwZ8WgFd

        • BRET says:

          Hey Al, thanks for the help with all your vidoes. I’ve got about everything down but could use some more help with 3D. I’ve done the step by step. Do you have any videos? Thanks

      • ScottyBev says:

        Will my files change if I install V26 on top of V25.?
        Do I need to uninstall V25?

  2. KEN ONEIL says:

    HELLO AL, I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU MANY TIMES. I WANT TO KNOW IF BOBCAD WILL EVER USE BFB AXON SOFTWARE TO CONVERT STL FILES FOR 3D PRINTERS????
    YOUR SOFTWARE IS GOOD FOR SOLID MODELS. I HAVE VER 24 PRO. NO SOLID WORKS. I CAN SAVE FILES IN STL FORMAT, THEN CONVERT AGAIN WITH BFB AXON.
    WHY CAN’T THE SOLID MODEL FILE SKIP THE STL FORMAT, AND GO TO BFB AXON?
    ARE YOU GOING TO THE SHOW IN SPRINGFIELD MA. ???

    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

    KEN ONEIL
    XYZ GRAPHICS

    • BobCAD says:

      Hi Ken, Thanks for the feedback. If we ever build functionality into our software for 3D printers it will probably be something that we develop ourselves. We are going to be at Eastec in Springfield MA May 14-16 at Booth #5349. Come on up and see us!

  3. Don Murphy says:

    I would like to see some videos on using imported 3D items. Things you can get from Vectorart3D. How to compose them and set cutting paramiters. I am interested in Bobart. I want to use models build layouts and cut.I am not interested in or able to do 3D modeling.I am comparing Bobcad art to Vcarvepro.

  4. Terry Mourer says:

    Al,
    I like the videos and find them helpful. Some things I think would help would be to drop the music, I find it distracting. We are watching these to learn something. SLOW DOWN!!!! Click, click, click without explaining what you are doing is hard to follow.
    BTW how about finishing embossing the Puppy image.

    • Al says:

      Hello Terry,

      If you find the video is going too fast, you can always pause and rewind to see what’s going on. Better than that would be to call us for a live one on one demo. That way we can answer all your questions at one time and at a speed that you are comfortable with.

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