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4 03, 2024

Import 2D PDF Files With Mastercam 2024

By |2024-03-04T08:27:46-05:00March 4th, 2024|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This blog post will explain how to import 2D PDF files into Mastercam 2024. To do this, first create a viewsheet of the part and save it as a bookmark. This will come in handy later. Next, select the Merge option under the File tab, switch the file type to .pdf, and select the pdf file to merge in. Next, set the levels to merged file levels and hit the green check. The image below [...]

26 02, 2024

Understanding Mastercam Multi-Threading

By |2024-02-26T08:22:15-05:00February 26th, 2024|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This blog post will cover Mastercam Multi-threading and how it can accelerate your toolpath creation. To understand multithreading, we first must know what a processor is and how that processor uses cores and threads. The processor is what carries out the individual tasks assigned by the application. Early computers only could only process one instruction at a time, because they had one core. Now, processors can have multiple cores and each core can carry out [...]

19 02, 2024

Working With the Mastercam Analyze Entity Tool

By |2024-02-19T08:28:33-05:00February 19th, 2024|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Mastercam has multiple tools for measuring and gathering information from your geometry. Some of these tools also include additional functions like the Mastercam Analyze Entity tool. This article will explore how to use this tool. You can access the Analyze Entity utility by selecting Home/Analyze/Utility from the main menu. Alternatively, you can also launch it from the right-click menu, or use the F4 key to launch it at any time. After selecting the entities, you [...]

12 02, 2024

High-Efficiency Milling (HEM) Training Classes

By |2024-02-12T08:17:06-05:00February 12th, 2024|Categories: Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments

Are you looking for a class that teaches you how to reduce cycle time, extend tool and machine life, or where to find and calculate cutting data and dial in your milling process? High-Efficiency milling (HEM) training classes are application classes that put all the pieces of the cutting environment together with a focus on metal roughing. We look at the 7 key areas that affect the milling process, consider how they affect each other, [...]

5 02, 2024

Mastercam Creates Nike of Samothrace Statue

By |2024-02-05T09:12:49-05:00February 5th, 2024|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

The Winged Victory or Nike of Samothrace is a statue prominently featured in The Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Mastercam recently teamed up with YASDA Precision, Mitsubishi Materials, and Methods Machine Tools to create an 11-inch replication of the famed 18-foot statue. Within Mastercam, the statue is a mesh file with over five million facets and was 10 gigabytes in size. Mastercam took the part from a raw piece of stock all the way to [...]

29 01, 2024

Exploring the Mastercam Add-Ons? Part Two

By |2024-01-29T08:25:15-05:00January 29th, 2024|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

In part one of this blog series, we discussed what Mastercam Add-Ons are (specialized aftermarket software kits that work within the Mastercam interface) and covered four of the most commonly used Add-Ons: Multiaxis, Productivity+, Port Expert, and Mastercam Art. This second blog in the series will cover five more popular Add-Ons and how to use them. 5-Axis Curve Machining This particular Add-On is considered a great starting point for entering into the multiaxis world. It [...]

22 01, 2024

Saving Your Mastercam Operations Libraries

By |2024-01-22T08:14:56-05:00January 22nd, 2024|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

Your shop’s intellectual labor is valuable. Protect it. By saving your best practices in a digital database, you streamline your production process and ensure that your hard work won’t be forgotten or lost. One of the best ways to do this is by employing your CAD/CAM software’s operations library. Mastercam’s Operations Library is a virtual catalog of your previously defined machining strategies: combinations of your toolpaths, tooling, and related parameters. Every strategy within the library [...]

15 01, 2024

Are You Taking Advantage of Mastercam OptiRough?

By |2024-01-15T08:33:03-05:00January 15th, 2024|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

Mastercam OptiRough: The Roughing Solution You Might Be Overlooking Mastercam OptiRough is an advanced roughing strategy powered by Dynamic Motion technology, which is designed to optimize cutting approaches. The way Dynamic Toolpaths works is by monitoring every aspect of machining in real-time; it is constantly calculating the best feeds and angles to run parts the fastest and safest way possible. The only downside to OptiRough is that not every programmer knows about it, and some [...]

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