7 01, 2019

Mastercam for Solidworks Mask on Arc

By |2019-01-07T08:59:45+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

The feature called Mask on Arc in Mastercam for Solidworks is a familiar option in the standalone version of Mastercam. It provides a quick selection process for hole making toolpaths to help accelerate programming. It can quickly differentiate between similar sizes and select multiple locations. In this example, we have a combination of sketched and fully defined features visible in the part file. Let’s first use the circles drawn in these sketches. If you call a hole making function, such as drill, you will see the checkbox on the point manager to activate the masking. Once you check the box, [...]

4 01, 2019

Upcoming Mastercam Training Classes

By |2019-01-04T08:40:13+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Training|0 Comments

We offer a variety of Mastercam training classes in our various Cimquest offices. These classes run year round so you can always find just what you need, where you need it. Why not start the New Year off by making plans to take some training? This will ensure that you and your programmers are up to speed and are best utilizing all the latest Mastercam functionality. Here are the classes and locations that are running for the rest of this month, as well as next month. You can always check our website for a complete list of upcoming classes. Mill [...]

17 12, 2018

What’s New in Mastercam Lathe 2019

By |2018-12-17T08:43:32+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments

Mastercam Lathe 2019 includes many new enhancements that will make your programming faster and easier. Mastercam now allows you to build tools from 3D STEP models using the new Tool Designer, a function panel with tab-style navigation, providing a structured workflow that is similar to using a wizard. You can define tools, assign them to operations, and view them when running Classic Backplot and Mastercam Simulator. Support for cross-centerline turning has been improved. When you select a tool or turret that is across the centerline from the chained geometry, Mastercam reverses the spindle direction of the operation. It also includes [...]

10 12, 2018

Align to Plane

By |2018-12-10T16:29:59+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, CQTV, Mastercam, Mastercam Video Series|0 Comments A lot of times after we import part models from other CAD software like Solidworks or AutoCAD, the parts don’t line up with Mastercam’s world coordinate system. Now in Mastercam 2019, we have the option to align to plane by either create a new WCS in relation to the part's current layout or transform the model and additional geometry to a pre-existing view.

10 12, 2018

Mastercam Mill and Router 2019 Enhancements

By |2018-12-10T08:29:59+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments

Mastercam 2019 includes many new features and enhancements to the milling and routing side of the software. General Improvements Accelerated Finishing technology addresses today’s finishing tool geometries and processes, resulting in greater efficiency and higher machining productivity when using Mill. Two new tool types, Lens Form and Taper Form, have been added, and Barrel Mill has been moved to the Accelerated Finishing group, with additional variations of this shape now available. Skip Pocket Smaller Than is a new parameter that allows you to skip pockets based on a tool diameter percent, rather than by entering a dedicated size of the [...]

3 12, 2018

What’s New in Mastercam Design 2019

By |2018-12-03T08:31:17+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

Mastercam Design 2019 includes some great new functionality. Here are just some of the highlights. Drafting Associativity This new function shows which dimensions are associated to geometry. Mastercam displays dimensions that are associative with the Result color and dimensions that are not associative with the Group color. Rolling your mouse over associative dimensions highlights the geometry they are associative to. Mastercam will also display how many selected dimensions are associative. On-screen Triggers When you dimension an arc or a circle, small triggers appear in each quadrant of the arc or circle. These triggers can be used to switch between creating [...]

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