Lathe software

Computer aided design

Computer aided design

This provides a number of intuitive tools which allow the user to input a series of straight lines, arcs and threads to draw their desired component which automatically conforms to turning requirements.

Includes manipulation tools to edit, move, delete or add new elements to existing designs. Additional fillet and chamfer tools are also available.

Provides automatic dimensioning, and 3D views, in either solid rendered or wire frame, plus a choice of rendered material finishes.

Allows animated or manual user rotation around any axis and capability to print all 2D and 3D views.

Component profiles can also be imported from a most third party CAD packages.

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CAM processing

CAM processing

This automatically produces an error free programme to manufacture the designed component. It makes best use of the cutting tools available and assigns appropriate feeds, speeds and cut depths, depending on the tool and component material, for example, plastic, wood or metal.

Manual Data Input

Manual Data Input

This feature allows advanced users to edit programs or devise new ones to create their own unique cutting paths.

The automatic error check function ensures that any tool feeds, speeds or cut depths inappropriate for the chosen material are detected and warned against.

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Graphical views and simulations

Graphical views and simulations

The software allows any computer-designed component to be viewed in either 2D or 3D rendered models.

It includes cross-sectional views, camera zoom and pan facilities and allows the user to rotate the component manually on screen.

All views can also be printed at any stage of the design.

Manufacture

Manufacture

Simple set up ensures manufacture can begin without any manual control from the user and is automatically simulated in 3D on screen during production.

The FTP manufacture option allows multiple jobs to be queued, while the feedback facility reveals axis positions and status of component.