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BobCAD-CAM CNC Lathe Software

BobCAD-CAM for Lathe

High Performance CAD-CAM for CNC Turning Centers

BobCAD-CAD software for 2 axis lathe and turning centers offers a streamlined CAD design engine and fully associative solid model machine programming solution. Lathe CAD-CAM makes it easy to set advanced 2 axis toolpaths for OD and ID roughing, finishing, threading, grooving, boring, drilling, and cut offs. This powerful CAD-CAM software is a complete CNC programming solution for all of your simple and complex part turning.

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CAD-CAM for CNC lathe allows you to design or import parts and seamlessly assign efficient toolpath strategies using an intuitive wizard guiding interface. Dynamic Machining Strategies™ reduce your programming time by allowing you to assign multiple machining strategies to a single feature while advanced simulation functionality lets you test and confirm your work to give you the peace of mind in your CNC programming.

Features of BobCAD-CAM for CNC Lathe

Canned Cycles

Canned Cycles
The software supports the use of canned cycles, which are used to reduce the size of your NC programs. You’re given the option of posting each feature as separate moves or as canned cycles.

Custom Tool Holder & Inserts

Custom Tool Holder & Inserts
Easily define tool profiles with standard tool shape options or draw your custom tool profile to match your exact tool. Toolpath calculations take into consideration custom defined tool holder and insert geometry to avoid costly gouging and eliminate potential air cutting.

Facing, Threading, & Grooving Cycles

Facing, Threading, & Grooving Cycles
Facing, threading, and grooving cycles are supported on the OD and ID and can be posted as separate moves or as canned cycles.

Collision Detection

Collision Detection
The software takes into account tool holder and insert geometry when analyzing programming for collisions to ensure you’re creating error free programming.

Other Features Include


  • CAD Design Tree
  • Dynamic Drawing
  • Shape Library
  • 2D / 3D Wireframes
  • 2D Booleans
  • Project to Z Planes
  • Cross Section Viewing
  • 2D & 3D Geometry Creation Tools
  • Surface Construction
  • Solid Modeling
  • Solids Boolean Operations & Surface Editing
  • CAD Utilities, Translation, Mirroring, Stitching & Unstitching
  • Gear, CAMs & Sprocket Design Wizards
  • Bolt Hole & Grid Patterns
  • Text / Font Features & Complete Part Dimensioning
  • Geometry Cleanup & Optimize with Erase Double Entities
  • CAD Data Translation & Interoperability


  • Tool Crib
  • Job Setup Wizard
  • Dynamic Machining Strategies™
  • Copy & Paste Operations
  • Expand & Collapse in Tree
  • Customizable Setup Sheets
  • Stock Wizard
  • Multiple Machine Setups
  • Material Speed & Feed Library
  • Tool Holder Library
  • Individual & Compound Drilling Operations
  • Tool Database
  • Material Based Calculated Feeds & Speeds
  • Ability to Save & Load Features
  • 3D Simulation
  • Work Offset Selection
  • Coolant Selection
  • Sub Program Output
  • 3D Arc Fit – G17, G18, & G19 Plane Cutting
  • Associative CAM Tree

  • OD/ID Rouging
  • OD/ID Finishing
  • OD/ID Grooving
  • Drilling
  • Threading
  • Cut Off with Chamfer & Fillet Corner Break Options
  • Stock Feed
  • Pattern Repeat Cycles
  • Auto-Assignment of Finish Passes


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