I am looking at purchasing a lathe cam package and sort of stumbled across the Bobcad v-21 on their webpage. I have spent quite a bit of time reading through the Bobcad forum, so yes I am aware of their spotty reputation.
I really only need a lathe CAM program as I already have a four axis CAM milling program. But there are a couple of instances that I think being able to index on the lathe would be handy (i.e. nibbling splines). I have been looking at the hobby programs such as DolphinCAM and they would work for the most part. I could also use the fourth axis in my existing CAM to handle any indexing functions, but if I make more than one part that starts to become cumbersome. It would be nice to be able to do it in one environment and move back and forth and output code once. Does anyone know if I can move between the lathe and milling modules in Bobcad or at least cut and paste machining operations from one into the other so that the indexing can be nested into the lathe code?
I suppose my other option would to be to nest it myself, but I don't know what the change in line numbers would do (cause chaos?).