Today we’re going to cover a new enhancement to the Divide/Delete tool in Mastercam 2019. If you were to use the Divide/Delete tool in the past, you had to manually select the pieces of wireframe that you didn’t want to keep. While you can still individually select each piece of geometry that you want to delete with this feature, this can be a time-consuming and cumbersome process. Now, you can trim your geometry efficiently with the outline of our cursor. To do this, start by going to go to the Wireframe tab, on the right side of the Modify group, [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/zdeu04da4p?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Find Level from Geometry In this underrated feature, we can quickly find which levels our geometry is assigned to rather than manually turning each level on and off until we find the one we want to manipulate. [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
The latest Cimquest Dynamic High-Efficiency Milling course is set to run March 19-21 at Mazak in Windsor Locks, CT. If you are looking for more ways to stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing manufacturing environment it is imperative that you stay on top of new and emerging technologies. This Manufacturing Training series will take you to the next level and improve your machining production. "I would recommend this class to others; it really makes you think of every aspect of the process, not just the programming side of it. I didn't think of work holding and tool holding before or [...]
There is a new enhancement in Mastercam 2019 for wireframe and curves functions when using STL files. In previous versions it was not possible to create wireframe geometry from STL files so their utility for toolpaths was limited. Now in Mastercam 2019, edges and vertices are recognizable snap locations for creating wireframe geometry. In the example above, we have three models displayed on the screen. We can analyze each to see their properties. The first is a surface model, the next a watertight solid, and the last is an STL mesh. If you turn off the shading you [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/gff4k3adsp?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Adding Wireframe to STL Files - Mastercam 2019 Today we look at an enhancement to the wireframe and curves functions when using STL files. This capability greatly enhances your ability to work with a variety of geometric data and shows Mastercam’s advancements in feature recognition.
Mastercam Align to Plane is a fairly new function inside of Model Prep. Many times, after importing models from other CAD software programs such as Solidworks and AutoCAD, the parts don’t line up with the Mastercam World Coordinate System (WCS). Now, in Mastercam 2019 this process has become simplified. You now have the option to either create a new WCS in relation to the parts current layout or transform the model and any additional geometry to an existing plane. To use this new function, go into the Model Prep tab in your ribbon bar at the top of the [...]
Today we are going to explore one of the newest features in Mastercam 2019 called Axis Control. This new feature can be found inside of the Machine Simulation options and is a great tool to ensure all of the axis, X,Y, and Z along with A,B, and C all fall within the limits of your machine. Let’s begin with a part file that includes proper stock setup and some toolpaths on it to simulate. Go into the Backplot and Simulator options in the Toolpaths Manager and then into the Simulation tab in the top right corner. From here, make [...]
Mastercam recently announced that Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions’ tool libraries are now available to Mastercam users on Mastercam’s Tech Exchange site. These libraries, optimized for all supported Mastercam versions, contain all the end mill options that can be found in Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions most recent catalogs, totaling to more than 15,000 tools now available for Mastercam users to import. Readily available, comprehensive tool libraries translate into increased productivity for Mastercam users. Importing accurate tool libraries vetted by both Mastercam and manufacturers directly into the software saves the machinist valuable time. Without these libraries, machinists would need to [...]