Common Questions

Can I create Contours automatically in CAD?
Yes, you use the Select function in CAD and drag a window around the elements in question, then from the top menu choose Machining > Automatic NC parts ...
Thu, 8 Mar, 2018 at 2:45 PM
Can I use Tool Libraries?
Yes, all machining modules support tool libraries. You can create any number of tool libraries which can be loaded as required or automatically.
Thu, 8 Mar, 2018 at 2:45 PM
Do you support Tool Radius & Height compensation and offsetting?
Yes, all machining modules support tool radius compensation –G40/G41/G42 and height offsets G43  In addition, tool offsetting means the tool will only cut ...
Thu, 8 Mar, 2018 at 2:45 PM
Can I use preset drawing Templates?
Yes, you can create drawing templates that adhere to your company standard or work practices, with Title blocks, automatic date and time stamps and the incl...
Thu, 8 Mar, 2018 at 2:46 PM
Can I import Bitmaps?
Yes, you can import bitmaps in the .bmp format into CAD. These can be used to “trace” over the outlines to create Contours for machining.
Thu, 8 Mar, 2018 at 2:46 PM
Can I machine bitmap file?
We do not currently support machining on a bitmap image.
Thu, 8 Mar, 2018 at 2:46 PM
If I install an upgrade will it erase data files from a previous version?
Installing an upgrade will not remove your data files (drawings and machining programs) from the previous version. It is still strongly recommended to back...
Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 at 5:47 AM
Why is it preferable to import DXF files into CAD rather than the CAM module?
It allows you to create Contours where you choose the start point and direction. You can set your own XY zero datum point, irrespective of where the DXF...
Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 at 5:53 AM
What are the different file extensions used by Dolphin CADCAM?
.dra - Produced by the 2DCAD Module .cnc - Produced by the 2.5D CAM Module (Mill/Turn) .edm - Wire EDM Program .d3d – Produced by the 3DCAM machining ...
Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 at 6:00 AM
In PartMaster CAM, can I Save and Load the toolfile and Setups?
Yes, there are a couple of options: In the Setup menu you have “Load Setup” and “Save Setup”  these can be used to save the current machine setup (Tool ...
Wed, 5 Jun, 2019 at 6:57 AM