CATIA V5 Lathe

CATIA V5 Lathe & Prismatic Machining


It is essential to quickly and truthfully respond to customer’s needs in today’s global environment. Therefore, companies need to produce parts quicker, optimize machine tool usage, and automate low added-value programming tasks.

The CATIA – Lathe and Prismatic Machining option makes it possible to rapidly define valid milling and turning programs in a single environment. NC programmers benefit from full associativity with CATIA design parts, as well as powerful machining automation and preparation capabilities to drastically reduce NC programming and machining time.


  • Unique environment to combine milling and turning operations in a single program
  • Automatic machining preparation to identify machining areas for 2.5 axis and drilling
  • Drastic reduction of NC programming time through automation of the machining process
  • Seamless design-to-manufacturing process with manufacturing features recognition and full associativity in the event design changes are made


  • Full set of 2.5 axis milling and drilling operations for accurate tool path definition, including support of High Speed Milling technology
  • 2-axis turning and drilling operations
  • 4-axis Pocketing operation to compute a tool path to mill pocket on cylindrical and conical surface
  • Automatically creates all prismatic geometrical machining features of a design part for milling and drilling machining
  • Benefit from NC machine definition to check accessibility and to manage transition motion between machining operations
  • Powerful automation capabilities for efficient NC programming
  • Capitalization of already defined processes thanks to machining process templates
  • Automatic sequencing, User Defined Features …
  • Accurate verification of the tool path including simulation of material removal and analysis of remaining material in photo mode


This option contains:

CATIA – Prismatic Machining 2
CATIA – Prismatic Machining Preparation Assistant 2
CATIA – Lathe Machining 2
CATIA – NC Manufacturing Review 2