Standard Turning Functionality

Standard Turning

Design Capability

1.) 2D wireframe design. IGES, VDA-FS, DXF and DWG file loaders

2.) EWS (Edgecam Workflow for Solds) 3D Solid Modeling

Watch a video demonstrating basic EWS Design of simple Turn components directly in Edgecam. An example of creating a 3D Solid Model from a DXF file that Customers would potentially receive from their Customers is also shown.

Machining Capability

2 Axis Turning – X and Z axis with Tailstock and Steady control for Single Turret, Single Spindle Turning Centres

Toolpathing options


-Rough Turning Functionality

  • Canned Cycle Support
  • In Process Stock Support (The Cycle respects Material left from previous machining operations) 
  • Variable Machine Attributes (Variable Speeds / Feeds and material allowance on different areas of a nominal Design part)
  • Cut Strategies (Standard, Sectioned Toolpath,Ramp and variable cut depth)
  • Cutter Compensation
  • Waveform Turning
  • Variable aproach Types (In / Out)
  • Collision avoidance for Chuck and Tailstock

-Finish Turning Functionality

  • Canned Cycle Support
  • Variable machine Attributes (As per Rough Turning)
  • Cutter Compensation
  • Corner Types Control (Break Radius and Chamfer - On components without the geometry contained in the design,Edgecam can control break radius's / Chamfers within the cutter path
  • Automatic down Cutting
  • Various approach Types (In /Out)

-Rough Grooving Functionality

  • Standard Cycle includes 4 Types (Sequential, Centre Sequential,Centre Alternate and Castellation)
  • Peck Grooving Support
  • Rough Side Grooving with Lace and Constant Cut Types
  • Side Force Correction
  • Deep Grooving

-Finish Grooving Functionality

  • Cutter Comp Support
  • Offset Side Front / Back of Insert
  • Profile overlap
  • Split at Centre

-Screw Cutting Functionality

  • Canned Cycle Support
  • Multiple Start Support
  • Degression
  • Support for various tool shapes

      - Holes: Full range of Hole cycles with Canned Cycle support

      -Milling Functionality:

Milling :- C and Y axis

Toolpathing options

      -Rough Milling Functionality :  

  • 3D roughing for wireframe, surface and solid models with automatic multi-tool rest roughing and intermediate slices.
  • Automatic Fixture Avoidance
  • Traditional Roughing Strategies include Spiral, Concentric and Lace with Trochoidal milling options.
  • Edgecam Waveform Strategy
  • Automatic Flat Land Detection
  • Multiple approach types with Speed and feed variation when entering material.
  • In  Process Stock Support as well as machining from 3D Rough stock.
  • Detection of Undercut Stock

       -Finishing Cycles Functionality:

  •  Profiling :
  • 3D Profile finishing with helical option
  • Automatic Fixture Avoidance
  • Auto-Detect Solid model for collision avoidance
  • Multiple Passes with Spring Cuts
  • Cutter Compensation Support
  • Finish Shallow areas (Constant Cusp)
  • Adjust Feedrates on Arc movements
  • Various Corner Strategies, including break Chamfer and Break radius (this gives added functionality to break corners without design model changes)
  • Automatic Flatland detection
  • Optimised Link movements control

       -Flatland Finishing

  • Lace, Concentic and Finish Pass Strategies
  • Rest Flat land (Will detect Flate areas of Uncut material from previous larger tools)

       -Parrallel Lace Finishing

  • 3 axis Simultaneous Cycle
  • Automatic Flat areas exclusion
  • Output Point to point, Line Arc Smooth or Spline

        -Thread Milling

  • Canned Cycle Support
  • Cutter Compensation Support
  • Adjust Feedrate to Contact point
  • Multiple Start Option
  • Multiple passes and Spring Cuts Support
  • Optimise path Control


  • Strategies include,Clear Floor (embossing) ,Finishing (Inside geometry with Ramp movements in Sharp Corners & Centreline (Will detect Centreline geometry of Font Geometry)
  • Project onto 3D Surfaces


  • Dedicated Chamfer or Deburring options
  • Cutter Compensation Support
  • Automatic detection of chamfers from Solid Model Features
  • 3D Chamfering / Deburring
  • Automatic detection of Sidewalls for collision avoidance


  • 2D and 3D Slot
  • Ramp Slotting


  • Full Range of hole cycles (Multi-level,multi-depth) & canned cycle,
  • Back Boring
  • Planar (Linear) and Rotary (Angular) mode output.



  • Full Machine Simulation
  • Collision Detection
  • Verify (Check Machined part against design model)

Watch a brief video of Some of the functionality for Turning with CY axis and Automation with Strategy Manager


Standard in all Edgecam Systems:

  • Edgecam Technology assistant: linked tools and Materials for automatic calculation of speeds and feeds.
  • Edgecam Toolkit assistant: Maintain control of tools available on shopfloor and machines and used for specific jobs
  • Edgecam Toolstore: Tool library complete with list of Standard tooling and also easy functionality for creating new and special tools.
  • Edgecam Job Manager: Have complete control over Jobs and Projects and maintain communication with key areas in the Workshop and design office. Print detailed setup sheets for Programmers and have database of CAD file, CAM file and NC file.

Edgecam Code Wizard: Easily create and edit Post Processors using the Code Wizard in the easy to use Interface