High-Performance CAD-CAM for CNC Turning Centers

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 FEATURE: Redesigned User Interface

The newly redesigned user interface features a modern, Ribbon-style UI. This will help users discover functions easier. With the intuitive organization of the interface, users will be able to remember where functions are easier, and as the software grows, it will be much easier to find new functions in already familiar groups. Discover all the exciting and powerful new features in BobCAD-CAM V31.


CAD-CAM for CNC Lathe allows you to design or import part geometry which you’ll assign toolpath strategies to using an intuitive, wizard guiding interface. BobCAD’s feature type programming makes it easy to control the direction of the cut and where on the part the toolpath is created.




Canned Cycles

Utilize your machine's canned cycles for short, efficient programs that are easy to edit at the control. Optional separate moves are available for those machines without canned cycle for OD / ID rough & finish.


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 Holder & Insert

Draw your custom tool profiles and holders to match non-standard tooling, which is supported in gouge checking and undercutting.


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.


Stock Tracking / Operation Stock

Keep track of your in-process stock as you add machining features to your turning jobs. Use operation stock as a boundary to contain your toolpath and trim away unwanted movements.


Remove Undercuts

Prevent your tool from dipping down in grooves and other undercuts found parallel to your X or Z axis.


Grooving Cycles

Choose from Standard, Single-pass or Zig-Zag grooving patterns that accommodate for all grooving applications.


Finishing Cycles

Control your finish cycles with a continuous pass or alternate forced downcutting.


Roughing Cycles

Utilize a standard or offset pattern that cuts in a single or bi-directional tool motion.


Rough Allowance

Utilize rough allowance to prepare for the finish with overlap control.


Toolpath Extension

Trim or extend your toolpath with independent control of the start and end of cut.


Toolpath Constraints

Choose from stock, selected geometry or custom constraints to control where your toolpath is created.


ISO Insert Definition

Define your insert geometry based on Shape, Clearance, Tolerance and Type. Choose from multiple reference point locations.


Collision Detection & Avoidance

Tool holder and insert geometry are analyzed when programming for collisions to ensure collision-free programming.


CAD Design Tree
Dynamic Drawing
Shape Library
2D / 3D Wireframes
2D Booleans
Project to Z Planes
Cross Section Viewing
Spun Profile
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 Library
Tool Crib
ISO Tool Definition
C, D, E, M, R, S,T, V, W Standard Insert Geometry
Laydown & Top Notch Threading Inserts
Custom Tool Profiles
Tip, Corner & Center Reference Point
Tool Holder Definition ( Left / Right, Neutral, Back )
Custom Tool Holder Profiles
Machining Order Optimization
Setup Sheet
Tool List
Toolpath Statistics
Universal Post Processor
Stock Wizard
Toolpath Groups
Lock/ Unlock Features / Operations
Tool Nose Compensation
Save & Load Feature
Copy & Paste Feature