GO Solid Turning

GO Solid Turning

GibbsCAM’s cost-effective suite of solids-based options provide a more complete representation and enable more intuitive modeling and advanced machining capabilities for today’s solid and surface models.

Create ultra-efficient part programs with gouge-free toolpaths using GibbsCAM’s integrated advanced machining capabilities. Programming efficiency is significantly enhanced with highly automated multi-tool machining methods.

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GO Solid Turning adds another level to GO Turning. The GO Solid Turning package includes these powerful capabilities below to the GO Turning features.

Powerful Solid Modeling

Whether you import solid models from a CAD system, create your own from scratch, or modify an imported solid to create a manufacturable version, GibbsCAM GO Solid Turning provides a full range of solid modeling functionality with advanced functionality like history trees to support you. And its industry-leading ease-of-use makes working with solids straightforward and easy-to-understand. With its powerful solid modeling tools, you can take full advantage of solid modeling technology.

Importing and Repairing Surface Models

Even with the transition to solids, CAD systems still generate surface models that must be imported and machined. With GibbsCAM GO Solid Turning, you can read in surface models and then repair any problems that you encounter with a broad range of surface modeling tools. And you can create your own surfaces for machining. If you still work with surface models, GibbsCAM GO Solid Turning can still cut your jobs and provide a great migration path to solids-based machining.

CAD Import

Import Parasolids, ACIS/SAT, STEP® and VDA models, and also directly from well-known CAD systems such as Solid Edge®, SOLIDWORKS®, and Inventor®. Options are available to extend CAD Interoperability for PTC, CATIA and NX.

Automatic Solidification

Automatically stitch surface models together, whether imported or created, to create solid models that can then be further modified with the GibbsCAM solid modeling tools or machined directly.

Solids Positioning Tools

Powerful positioning tools allow you to position and orient solids easily and precisely, and avoid the hassle of calculating transformation to orient them correctly. Not only are these tools extremely useful when modeling a single part made up of multiple pieces, but they can streamline setting up part models in fixturing significantly.

Directly Machining 2.5D Solids

Solid models provide considerable advantages for both design and machining. GibbsCAM allows users to machine solids directly and take advantage of the additional information available in solids, which results in improved performance, reliability, and efficiency.


The Profiler interactively identifies the spun outline of the solid shape to produce the correct profile for turning. Unlike automatic feature recognition, the Profiler gives you complete control over the geometric elements that are included in a feature.

Advanced Solid Turning Kinematics

GO Solid Turning includes built-in support for interpolated, eccentric, and elliptical turning, on both milling and turning centers. Machine high-quality off-center turned features on large or awkward parts at any orientation.

Machine Simulation

Identify any programming errors before they cause costly mistakes on the shop floor. Uses a model of your machine tool to simulate machine tool motion and verify your setup.

Probing (Optional Add-on)

GibbsCAM Probing lets you program setup and in-process inspection for a wide variety of machines, and supports probing technologies from all major inspection vendors. Users are able to specify a measurement cycle as G-Code to be inserted into the program at selected probing points. Probing automatically handles the positioning and orientation of the probe, including safe traversals between probe points.

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