CamBam V1.0 is nearly ready and will be replacing the official production release (0.9.8) very soon.
CamBam V1.0 development downloads...
If you are new to CamBam, the V1.0 release is recommend as there are a lot of nice new features.
For experienced CamBam users, version 0.9.8 and V1.0 can be installed on the same computer, so you can run
both to make sure the new version will work reliably with your old designs.
This version has undergone extensive public testing and has proven to be stable and reliable.
CamBam for Windows version 0.9.8P
DOWNLOAD - CamBamPlus-0.9.8P.msi (11.7MB)
Released 22 Sep 2015 build 0.9.5729.19316 Rev P
This install will provide 40 free, fully functional evaluation sessions.
To make sure the evaluation works correctly, after installation, right click the CamBam program shortcut and select 'Run as administrator'.
Even after the evaluation period has expired, you can continue to use CamBam to edit drawings and test your post processors and g-code,
however g-code output will be limited to 1000 lines and scripts and plugins will be disabled.
If you are happy with CamBam, a license key can be purchased from our online web shop
If you are upgrading from an earlier version of 0.9.8 and have customised post processors, style or tool libraries,
please ensure you have a backup copy of the CamBam system folder before installing this release.
What's new in 0.9.8?
0.9.8 notes and comments on the forum.
CamBam 0.9.8 requires a Windows PC running the Microsoft .NET framework version 2 or 3.5.
CamBam V1.0 requires the Microsoft .NET framework version 4.
.Net framework version 3.5 is preinstalled on most modern windows versions, but may need to be enabled.
This can be checked in Control Panel – Programs and Features, then select Turn Windows Features on or off.
At the top of this list is an item:
.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)
Please make sure this item is selected.
For older systems such as Windows XP, the .NET framework can be downloaded using the following Microsoft site:
.Net Framework 3.5
It is recommended to install .Net framework version 3.5 rather than 4.0 or later on older systems.
CamBam has been tested on Windows versions from XP up to Windows 10.
CamBam Development Release
WARNING! These versions are still under development or undergoing periods of public testing. These releases should
be used with caution as they may contain bugs or give unexpected results. It is strongly recommended to use a simulator
or run air-cuts before running g-code generated from these versions on any CNC machinery.
Version 1.0 (rc-2)
download - CamBamPlus-1.0-rc2.msi (15.8MB)
Released 2 October 2019 build 1.0.7213.37903 (rc-2)
CamBam V1.0 is also available for Linux...
Discuss V1.0 on the CamBam forum...
CamBam version 1.0 is a new major version, that will be installed in a new program folder and it will have it's own System Folder.
This enables CamBam version 1.0 to be installed alongside version 0.9.8.
To copy settings such as styles, post processors, tool libraries and templates from version 0.9.8, copy relevant files from the old system folder location:
\ProgramData\CamBam plus 0.9.8\
\ProgramData\CamBam plus 1.0.0\
The Tools - Browse system folder menu item can be used to find the system folder location.
Required .NET framework change CamBam is now using the .NET framework version 4 as framework version 2 becomes end of life.
.NET Framework version 4 is usually installed by default on most newer PCs. For older computers this can be downloaded from here:
Script drawing objects
Script objects work like other drawing objects, but the geometry is created from a script.
This enables parametric designing as well as animations and simulations.
Bitmaps and Vectorization
Link external bitmaps into CamBam drawings and detect edges, which can be used for machining operations.
Mouse zoom, pan and rotate functionality work in the print preview window so the area of interest can be
positioned within the page.
Drawing and editing splines is now supported.