Mastercam Lathe

Mastercam Lathe lets you move the same part file between milling and turning operations with ease and confidence. It delivers a set of easy-to-use, advanced programming tools with greatly expanded options when paired with Mastercam Mill. Easy rough, finish, thread, groove, bore, and drill routines combine with C/Y-axis machining to cut any job.


The Lathe module offers a large variety of toolpaths to program simple 2 axis lathe up to the most complex Mill-Turn machines. The Lathe module supports turning and C/Y axis toolpaths.

It can be used in conjunction with Mill products that allow dynamic milling and support for 5-axis Lathes.


With the built-in stock recognition on Lathe toolpaths, there won’t be any time wasted in airtime machining for your turning operations. Mastercam knows where there is material to be removed and will only machine those specific regions.


Can be used to configure complex turning tools within Mastercam from CAD models.

Frequently asked questions

Does the Lathe module allow you to program live tooling?

Yes, the Lathe module alone allows you to program basic Milling operations on the Lathe. However, you can also combine your Lathe license with a Mill license to access more Milling functionalities and expand your machining potential with your Lathe CNC.

How many levels of products are available with Mastercam Lathe?

There are 4 different levels of products to fit everyone’s needs. Please see below the chart explaining each level.

Mastercam Lathe Lathe Entry Lathe Lathe combined with Mastercam Mill Lathe combined with Mastercam Mill 3D


Solid modeling
Live surface modeling, patching, and repair
Create and dimension live wireframe geometry
Read/write IGES, DXF, SAT, Parasolid, EPS, and more
Read native AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, and more
CAD File Change Recognition


3D tooling
Streamlined “Quick Toolpath” programming
Intelligent ID and OD roughing
Dynamic roughing
Easy finishing
Custom Threading
Canned cycle support
Automatic gouge checking
Boring, drilling, and point-to-point machining
Chuck, part, steady rest, and tailstock collision check
Fully associative toolpaths
Face and cross contour & drilling
3D C-axis contour machining
Dynamic Milling (2D)
2D high speed toolpaths
All pocketing, drilling and contour routines
Dynamic Milling (3D)
Full multisurface and solid toolpaths
3D high speed toolpaths
Multiaxis machining Optional

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