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What is VisualTurn?

Standalone Windows program by Mecsoft Corporation.

Off-line programming system used to program 2-axis CNC turning centers or lathes.

Includes powerful machining methods to handle complex programming tasks.

Includes built-in cut material visualization for error free programming.

Free post-processor generator to allow posting to virtually any controller on the planet.

Various 3rd party utilities for G-Code analysis.

Benefits of VisualTurn

Complete programming solution.

  • Create 2-D prints of part geometry.
  • Import design data from your favorite CAD system.
    Imports included are DXF, DWG, Rhino, IGES, STEP and STL.
  • Associative machining to geometry.
  • Powerful efficiency tools such as cut material rendering and operations browser.
  • Reliable post-processing.

VisualTurn User Interface

VisualTurn Work Flow

Programming Workflow

1. Setup

2. Create, Select Tools

3. Create Machining Operations

4. Simulate

VisualTurn Browser

Manage Geometry, Tools, Machining Operations and Stock Simulation using the Browser.

Tools Manager

Tool Manager allows the user to manage cutter and cutter libraries.

Mops (Machining Operations) Manager

The Mops (Machining Operations) Manager is a powerful tool that allows the user to create and manage entire sequences of machining operations.

Stock Manager

The Stock Manager allows the user to create stock models and perform cut material simulation.

Turning Tool Types

Support for various tool and insert types:
Inserts: Diamond, Tri, Circle, Trigon, Parallelogram.
Tools: Groove, Chamfer, Thread and Parting-off.

Hole Making Tool Types

Support for various hole making tool types:
Drill, Center-drill, Bore, Reverse Bore, Reamer, Tap.

Machining Operation Types

Create the following types of machining operations in VisualTurn:

  • Turn Roughing
  • Turn Finishing
  • Groove Roughing
  • Groove Finishing
  • Follow Curve
  • Threading
  • Parting Off

Turn Roughing

Efficiently remove material from stock. Use OD, ID or Front Facing approach types.

Turn Finishing

Use this to finish the shape of the turned part. Use OD, ID and Front Face approach types.

Groove Roughing

Use Grooving tools to rough out grooves.

Groove Finishing

Use groove tools to finish grooves.

Follow Curve Finishing

Follow user defined curves to better control on cleanup.


Use threading inserts to cut straight and tapered threads.

Parting Off

Use part-off tools to cut off stock from chuck.

Hole Making

Use various strategies to machine axial holes.

Hole making strategies:

  • Standard
  • Deep
  • Break chip
  • Counter Sink Drilling
  • Tapping
  • Drag
  • No-Drag
  • Manual & Reverse Boring

Feeds / Speeds Customization

Save and Load custom feeds & speeds settings.

Stock Models & Simulation

Use various types of stock model for cut material simulation.
Use various cut-away modes for stock display.

Post Processors

VisualTurn comes with a large set of post-processors to choose from.

Use Post-Processor editor to create your own posts.


VisualTurn includes powerful 3rd Party Utilities

  • MCU – Fast G-Code viewer for viewing post-processed G-Code file.
  • Multi DNC – Single port DNC system for output to machine tool.
  • G-Code Editor – G-Code editor program for efficient editing of G-Code files.

You just cannot go wrong with VisualTurn

Don't take our word for it. Download the demo today or request a free CD-ROM and take it for a spin and prepare to be amazed!