CNC Lathe Software NCCAD Professional


Software - the comfortable CNC lathe software nccad professional allows the easy creation of turning contours.

Network - compatible Software

>Type of control- 2 ½ D interpolation – i.e.two axes can be displaced simultaneously. The 3rd axis is intended for the 8-fold tool changer which is available as an option. By supporting the microstepping and the Look A-head feature, this control type guarantees a smooth run and high position resolution as well as an anticipatory program process. With nccad professional the machine runs at a very high speed on both axes, a rotational speed regulation is also provided and the spindle can optionally be turned on or off.


Dialogue-oriented operator guidance

Program input according to DIN 66025 with G and M functions as well as graphical programming.

Data import -the contour is imported in form of dxf files from a CAD system such as Auto CAD or HPGL files in case of Corel Draw. nccad professional automatically converts these files into an executable program. Designing may also be done in nccad CAD mode.



Contour designing - CAD mode allows the input or modification of coordinates i. e. instructions can be modified, added and/or deleted. With nccad professional, the contour to be turned can be drawn and displayed on the monitor by using the mouse or the keyboard. As a standard, the CAD mode offers the drawing of straight lines, arches, circles, polygons etc. The contours can be moved, rotated, copied, mirrored and trimmed. As additional feature nccad professional enables you to dimension your drawings.

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Conventional machiningis possible with the controller switched off

Input of technology values for the drawn contour such as the feed, in-feed depth, processing sequence, fine chip removal, thread pitches etc.

Automatic creation of CNC programs on the basis of a designed contour according to DIN 66025.

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Graphic simulationwith Open GL - prior to the actual machining of a work piece the operator may run a simulation. By means of this method potential programming errors can be eliminated in a quick and easy way and an unnecessary collision can be avoided.

Operating panel -via the operating panel the CNC lathe can even be run without a program either by direct input of the displacement value via the keypad or by using the arrow keys of the operating panel. The current values are displayed on the monitor.

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Tool specification - allows the definition of tools by entering the angle, length and shape of cutting edges etc.

Machine zero point – is interrogated by means of a reference travel via limit switches. Up to 20 further zero points can be set.

Help functions - comfortable direct help function within the software. Direct access to icon explanation via the F1 key.

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System requirements - Pentium 2 min., at least 600 MHz, min. 64 MB RAM working memory, CD drive, serial interface, graphical resolution 1024 x 768, 60 MB left on main board. The Open GL simulation requires a fast graphic card with a large memory such as GeForce2 made by NVIDIA.

Operating systems –Windows XP and Windows NT

Tool Memory - allows the administration of up to 20 different tools. The fully automatic tool memory calculates the deviations between the tools on the basis of the tool dimensions.

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Thread cutting – in CNC mode for longitudinal metric and inch threads.

8-fold tool changer – (optional) requires the 3rd axis, provided ready for use.

Electronic hand wheels – (optional) needed for the zero point travel.

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