CamBam – Tutorial: D Profile. This example is based on the efforts of my friend Terry (aka MrBean). Thanks Terry for the source files as well as CamBam beta. CamBam – Tutorial: Text Engraving. This tutorial describes inserting text into CamBam and genertating an engraving operation from it. The main place for CamBam video tutorials is here: CamBam CNC Software – Video Tutorials There are also a number of user created videos.

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How are those cambak pieces supposed to me joined? CAMBAM is a piece of software that needs to be experimented with in order to get the most out of it, especially since it is so versatile and configurable. At the moment, CamBam only generates metric gcode from metric drawings and imperial gcode from Imperial drawings. I am a visual type learner so manipulating examples is an effective learning mode for me.

More moeny I hope I don’t waste!! Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: People who write tutorials need to have people run through them who don’t already know how to use the software. LOL, I know that sounds weird but i’m just saying!

CamBam documentation – Tutorials

Set the target depth and other properties to match the first profileoperation. If this has worked, you should now be able to select the outside of the pulley by a single click. As per DXF I may add other options to differentiate absolute bottom and baseline. What my post was about was giving readers here some experiences I had with CAMBAM in hopes it would be supportive so they did not give up hope. This will add a new machining operation to the file tree and display the properties of the profile operation in the property window.


I ask because the voice in those video’s are very relaxing. I design furniture and boxes, and am so bad at detail I at times forget to include small items like: To create thin engraving, ideally a ‘stick’ font should be used, that is a font with no thickness.

Regular Regular Font Style. Its an open source program. First, make sure it is 3D you need. I can read manuals and directions all day long and end up not grasping all the variables, but using the variables and observing the changes works well for me. Results 1 to 12 of I can’t find one decent video tutorial. A bit more detail, and I offer the following not knowing what you know how to do, so I start with basics until I know different.

Follow us on All times are GMT You may need to edit the GCode file to suit your machine first. There are many tutorisl examples here on the forum. To enter multi line text, click the [ Yes, I know how to use 2. In closing, please keep in mind that CAMBAM is very versatile and configurable, and they all interact, hence the menus and terms in them are vague.

CamBam – Tutorials

This can be downloaded as a PDF. Right click the machining node and select Create GCode file. Keep a detailed notebook on what you do and the outcomes; this will make learn so much easier.

This tutoriaal scales the width used for each character. When prompted for format, select Autocad 2D. Bottom is actually the baseline of the text.

I have been through the manual several times and just can’t get it. The intention is to use it to define alignment options that evenly spread the text between two points, or perhaps as an alernative to the Rotate option.


Originally Posted by zool. Again, right click the machine operation in the file tree and Generate Toolpath. The time now is As with many DXF files, there is insufficient or ambiguous information in the above example to get the drawing units correct, so the first thing to do is to change the drawing units to Metric. And if the forum is part of the manual then why haven’t we got an answer?

Go operation by operation. Location2 P2 This point is not currently used. Top, Center or Bottom relative to Location. For a bit of fun, try clicking on this option, select a font, then use the up and down arrow to try different options. CharSpace This option scales the width used for each character. Second, search the forums for 3D hints.

One that I am aware of is Camworks. Select all splines making up the outside of the pulley by dragging the selection rectangle around these parts.

Tags for this Thread downnot. A setting of 2 would double the space used for each character but not the character itself. There have be a number of cases where 2D and 2. Not exactly high art, but the letters are quite small mm and plywood isn’t the best precision engraving material cabam at least CamBam and my machine are playing together nicely!

Height This is the text height in drawing units. He is an incredible person and quite busy.