BobCAD-CAM software for 2-Axis Lathe and turning centers offer powerful toolpaths that outperform traditional canned cycles. Lathe CAD-CAM makes it easy and fast to set up 2-Axis toolpaths for OD and ID roughing, finishing, threading, grooving, boring, drilling, cut-offs and more. This powerful CAD-CAM software is a complete CNC programming solution for all of your simple and complex part geometries.
New Pecking Options (New Feature) Pecking Cycles are now available for center Drill, chamfer and reaming.
Chip Break (New Feature) Eliminate bird nests with BobCAD’s new chip breaking option. Users can now customize their roughing cycles to chip break by defining the length of cut, time, or length of chip with this new option.
Feature Type Programming Easily define where on your part geometry you want toolpath created using the feature type programming drop-down. Pick from OD, ID, Front Face & Back Face. Control right to left or left to right cutting based on region selection.
Separate Moves or Canned Cycles Utilize your machine's canned cycles for short, efficient programs that are easy to edit at the control. Separate moves are available for those machines without canned cycle or when using BobCAD specific cycles.
Feature Constraints Used as boundary to limit toolpath created on the Face, OD, ID or Back side of the part. Choose From Stock, From Geometry or Custom to dial in and restrict toolpath to desired areas.
Trim & Extend Toolpath Stop editing geometry to trim back or extend out your toolpath. Using extensions users can enter a positive value to extend or negative value to trim back their toolpath. Independent control for the start and end of cut with optional angle extension.
Remove Undercuts Jump over grooves and undercuts without editing your geometry. This feature parameter can be turned on at any time to prevent undercuts found parallel to the X or Z axis. Providing faster programming while reducing geometry editing.
Collision Checking Holder Avoidance Avoid violating your geometry features with tool holder or insert geometry. This compensation option ensure collision-free programming for V groves and other part features where standard inserts and holders could gouge your part.
Tool Holder Definition Quickly set up holders for right or left hand, neutral and back turning. Choose from the default holder shapes and enter sizes that define the holders.
Custom Insert & Holder Geometry Users can draw their own inserts and holder profiles to match non-standard tooling. Custom shapes allow with gouge checking and undercutting compensation.
Roughing Roughing patterns that go beyond standard canned cycles. Allowing for offset patterns, bi-direction cutting and semi finishing. Define and use custom stock profiles to limit your toolpath, great for castings and in process stock profiles.
Finishing Finishing patterns that go beyond standard canned cycles. Allowing for continuous cutting, face cutting ( down cutting ) , diameter cutting ( shoulders ) and hybrid ( both). Use the custom overlap value to ensure no stock is left behind.
Grooving Grooving patterns that go beyond standard canned cycles. Allowing for Standard, Single-pass or Zig-Zag cutting. Advanced sorting options work from the center our, alternate steps and skip, accommodating for diverse material and tooling. Force down cutting for finishes collision checking and more!
Threading Create thread on the OD, ID, Front Face and Back face of your parts. Supporting G32, G76 equivalent for straight or tapered threads. Acme, American National, British Standard Whitworth, Buttress, Metric, Sharep V, Square, Unified National.
Drilling Spot, Drill, Chamfer, Bore and Ream holes on your cnc lathe using BobCAD’s hole making wizard. Pick your depth and use the wizard to setup and define your operation, tool and settings. Create your custom templates to fast track future hole cycles.
Tapping Use the thread library to pick and call tap sizes, settings and tools. Utilizing the same workflow as the hole making wizard, users can quickly add multiple tools and operations to spot, drill ,tap holes on center line.