Turning Machining (TUM)

DELMIA Turning Machining easily defines integrated turning, drilling and milling operations using functionalities for programming multi-slide lathe machines or lathe centers. Quick tool path definition is ensured thanks to an intuitive user interface based on graphic dialog boxes. Tools can be easily created and stored in tool catalogs. The entire manufacturing process is covered tool path definition and computation, analysis of operation times using Gantt charts, definition of synchronization between parallel activities, and tool path verification including material removal simulation. Associativity with CATIA design parts allows efficient change management in a PLM environment.


  • offers a full set of high-end machining operations (turning operations and dedicated drilling cycles) for accurate tool path definition. It enables machining parts on a lathe or mill-turn machine. It provides the programmer solution needed to machine turned parts.
  • The user defines machining operations quickly using intuitive graphic dialog boxes. 'Traffic lights' indicate if there are still parameters to be defined in order to complete the operation. Help icons assist the user for each parameter of the operation : when clicking on these help icons, an image describing the parameter pops up in the panel. Moreover, the user takes advantage of copy/paste facilities for organizing program using process table.
  • This solution enables accurate verification of the tool path including simulation of material removal and analysis of remaining material in photo mode (with full tooling fixture and tool holder collision checking). In fact, the tool path replay allows generation and verification of individual operations or complete programs. Then alternative machining strategies can be tested and collision-free trajectories can be obtained. It also allows in-process part visualization and material removal simulation. The user can visualize the in-process part and analyze remaining material, tool collision, etc.
  • User may create 'implement links', connecting machining programs to engineering data. These links can be used to see what machining programs are impacted by engineering changes, and can see whether machining data are up to date with respect to engineering changes.
  • This solution set possesses a high level of associativity between product engineering and manufacturing processes and resources. Companies can therefore manage concurrent engineering and manufacturing flows better and reduce the length of the design to manufacturing cycle and then saving costs. DELMIA Machining offers the best support of design changes or design variants and a rapid creation of programs for families of parts.
  • CNC machines, tools, tool assemblies are stored in PLM database as any other PLM object. These resources can be retrieved through the standard PLM search, using relevant machining attributes, and then re-use them in machining programs.
  • The user can define and store machining processes for machining operations in database, and apply them to part geometry or to design features. As a result, company know-how is capitalized and reused for efficient programming. NC objects and attributes can be handled as knowledgeware objects (in manufacturing intent and macro storage, for example) in order to increase the level of automation and standardization.


Contains the following CATIA modules

  • Lathe Machining
  • Multi-Slide Lathe Machining

Training options


  • MIK or MTM