Welcome to the Lathe Machining User's Guide. This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the Lathe Machining Version 5 product.

This overview provides the following information:

Lathe Machining in a Nutshell

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Lathe Machining easily defines NC programs dedicated to machining 3D cylindrical parts using 2-axis turning and drilling operations, for both horizontal and vertical spindle lathe machines. 

Quick tool path definition is ensured thanks to an intuitive user interface based on graphic dialog boxes. 
Tools can be easily created and integrated to tool catalogs. Tool path can be generated, simulated and analyzed. 
Whole manufacturing process is covered from tool path definition to NC data generation thanks to an integrated postprocessor execution engine. Shop floor documentation is automatically created in HTML format. 
Finally, associativity with Version 5 design products allows productive design change management. 

Suitable for all kinds of cylindrical machined parts, Lathe Machining fits the needs of Fabrication & Assembly industry, as well as all industries where lathe machining techniques are involved.  
It can be used in shop-floors as a stand-alone product for CAM-centric customers, who will particularly appreciate the product's ease-of-use and high level of manufacturing capabilities. 
Lathe Machining can be combined with DELMIA products for overall manufacturing process integration, simulation and optimization, particularly for bigger customers concerned by high quality and quick time-to-market.

Before Reading this Guide

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Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.

You may also like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required:
  • NC Manufacturing Infrastructure User's Guide: explains how to use common Machining functionalities
  • Prismatic Machining User's Guide: provides useful information about axial machining operations.

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

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To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start reading and performing the step-by-step Getting Started tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to produce an NC program for turning.

Once you have finished, you should move on to the User Tasks section, which gives more complete information about the product's functionalities. The Reference section provides useful complementary information.

The Workbench Description section, which describes the commands that are specific to Lathe Machining, and the Customizing section, which explains how to customize settings, and the Methodology section, which provides useful information about recommended work methods, will also certainly prove useful.

Accessing Sample Documents

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To perform the scenarios, you will be using sample documents contained in the doc/online/lmgug_C2/samples or doc/online/lmgug_D2/samples folder. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.