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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You may need to edit the GCode file to suit your machine first.

CamBam CNC Software – Video Tutorials

I too was very frustrated when I first started using it, but just kept at it and suddenly. Its an open source program. Originally Posted by zool. I couldn’t even get started!

Italic Italic Font Style. As per DXF I may add other options to differentiate absolute bottom and baseline. Keep a detailed notebook on what you do and the outcomes; this will make learn so much easier. Set the target depth and other properties to match the first profileoperation. The default is 1.

This example is based on the efforts of my friend Uttorial aka MrBean. Originally Posted by diyengineer. I was not “scolding” and I did not in any way, shape or form, explicitly or implicitly, say anyone was “stupid”.

More moeny I hope I don’t waste!! I design furniture and boxes, and am so bad at detail I at times forget to include small items like: People who write tutorials need to have people run through them who don’t already know how to use the software.


This latter point is why I previously mentioned that the user forum is an integral part of the operator’s manual. The intention is camabm use it to define alignment options that evenly spread the text between two points, or perhaps as an alernative to the Rotate option. Set the following property values. Right click the machining node and select Create GCode file.

The time now is Second, search the forums for 3D hints. I tend to use Metric and CamBam was designed with Metric in mind, but it does support imperial units. These drawings contain much uneeded information such as side, elevation and isometric views. And if the forum is part of the manual then why haven’t we got an answer?

I will try OpenScam and see if I can’t muddle through. Go operation by operation.

CamBam – Tutorials

I’m looking to do 3D as well. I can’t believe the creator has not sat down and made a youtube channel with tutorials. Change the InsideOutside property to Inside. There is one long thread between a user Imagineer [I think] and 10 Bulls about some nuances of 3D.

Now for the hole. He is an incredible person and quite busy. For that matter, why don’t you write a good guide instead of scolding us for being stupid? I am a visual type learner so manipulating examples is an effective learning mode for me. There are many 3D examples here on the forum. A setting of 2 would double the space used for each character but not the character itself.


Text The text to enter. This behaviour will be made more flexible in the next releases. Cambma lines of text can be entered by clicking the elipses [ Not exactly high art, but the letters are quite small mm and plywood isn’t the best precision engraving material but at least CamBam and my machine are playing together nicely!

Location2 P2 This point is not currently used. With a few edits, these drawings can be used as is, but for simplicity I acmbam any unneeded objects and layers. The main place for CamBam video tutorials is here: I can’t find one decent video tutorial. Underline Underline Font Style.

I have been through the manual several times and just can’t get it. Select the root of the file tree on the left where it says 12t-htd. I would suggest downloading the. I design with SketchUp 6 [yes older but hey.

At the moment, CamBam only generates metric gcode from metric drawings and imperial gcode from Imperial drawings.