16 07, 2018

Mastercam 2019 Install Tips

By | 2018-07-16T08:37:25+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Today we are going to cover how to install Mastercam 2019 and Mastercam for Solidworks 2019. We will be using the full install zip file found on Mastercam downloads page. The installation is something that can be very simple. First, log in to and download the install media. After you extract the media, right-click on the setup.exe file and select Run as Administrator and soon the first dialog box opens up. From here, select the corresponding software you want to install. This article will cover both installs side by side. Standalone Mastercam on the left and Mastercam for Solidworks on the right. You will see a checkmark on the items you are installing like Art and Wire Power. Click Next when you are ready. On the 4th screen, you can press the Configure button and make sure all the information is correct. Click Done at the bottom of the screen when you are finished and press next on the return screen. Lastly, You need to select Yes on the license agreement page in order to start the install. A series of progress reporting screens will be shown showing any prerequisites that are being installed, then on to the installation [...]

10 07, 2018

Migration Wizard in Mastercam 2019

By | 2018-07-10T08:53:07+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, CQTV, Mastercam|0 Comments   The migration wizard in Mastercam 2019 allows you to easily update your 2018 resource files to 2019. You can download Mastercam 2019 at the support page here:

9 07, 2018

Mastercam 2019 New Solid Hole Function

By | 2018-07-09T07:10:37+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

A new function called Hole is now available on the Solids tab in Mastercam 2019. This function automates the punching of cylindrical holes in primitive solids, saving you from creating circles and extruding them. Set the hole dimensions and the hole type. You can create a simple cylinder or select from the following hole types: Counterbore Countersink Counterdrill Taper Click in the graphics window to place it on the solid. Press [Enter] to view the new hole. The hole remains live, and you can place copies of it on the part or modify any of its parameters until you exit. Create and save commonly used holes in a preset library. You can use these presets in future sessions of Mastercam. Mastercam converts hole dimensions stored in a preset library to the current units (inch to metric, or metric to inch) The Solids Manager displays this function's operations. Stay tuned to many more tips and tricks on Mastercam 2019 and for more information about Mastercam CAD/CAM products, please click the button below. More Info

2 07, 2018

Mastercam 2019 New Model Chamfer Toolpath

By | 2018-07-02T08:36:30+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

As of the latest Mastercam 2019 release, a new toolpath is available for 2D machining. The Model Chamfer toolpath allows you to machine safe horizontal chamfers on solid models. Model Chamfer supports the following: Chamfer mill tool type Solid edges and faces for Chain geometry Surfaces, solids, and meshes for Avoidance model After selecting your Chain geometry, Model Chamfer has several unique parameters to further control the toolpath. You can enter a Side clearance for the Solid model, which is the distance away from the solid model you want the vertical part of your flute to clear. This option is set on the Toolpath Type page. On the Cut Parameters page, you can set a Chamfer width value allowing Mastercam to measure the width from the chained geometry adjusted by the cut depth defined on the Linking Parameters page. Use Top offset to define how far the full diameter of the tool is above the top rail of the chamfer and use Bottom offset to define how far the tip of the tool is from the bottom of the chamfer. Select Model Chamfer from the 2D gallery in the Mill Toolpaths contextual tab. Stay tuned to many more tips and [...]

26 06, 2018

Mastercam 2019 Install

By | 2018-06-26T11:03:31+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, CQTV, Mastercam|0 Comments   The new release of Mastercam is here and today we walk you through the simple installation process, step by step. You can download Mastercam 2019 at the support page here:

25 06, 2018

Mastercam 2019 Is Available for Purchase

By | 2018-06-25T08:24:20+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments

In case you haven't already heard . . . The latest software from the world’s leading CAD/CAM creator has been released and is now available for purchase. Mastercam 2019 was developed to streamline your manufacturing process from job set-up to job completion. Highlights of Mastercam 2019 include improvements to: Preparation/Setup Improve efficiency and reduce job setup time with enhanced CAD model import support, improved part preparation, fixture setup, and expanded support for model-based definition (MBD). Tool Support Expanded digital tool libraries deliver accurate tool assembly models and access to the latest cutting tool technology, with added support for Accelerated Finishing™ and more. CNC Programming Increase productivity and programming efficiency with new 2D through 5-axis toolpath improvements, new Lathe and Mill-Turn machining support, and new Swiss machine functionality. Validation Improved toolpath and machine simulation, toolpath graphics, and other verification and analysis tools provide greater programming assurance for confident, informed decisions before the job is run. Job Management & Documentation An array of system-level enhancements improves job documentation and management – addressing quality and certification initiatives with new visualization and section view tools, improvements to view and setup sheets, and much more. The evolution of Dynamic Motion™ technology continues to maximize machining [...]

18 06, 2018

Mastercam 2019 Advanced Toolpath Display

By | 2018-06-18T08:32:58+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Mastercam 2019 now displays toolpaths with different colors, based on the move type. The following image depicts a part with a Dynamic OptiRough toolpath, with Advanced Display toggled on. This is unavailable for Wire toolpaths. If Advanced Display is not toggled on, Mastercam displays only cutting motion and rapid motion in different colors. Change the display state by selecting Advanced Display on the View tab. Set these colors in the System Configuration dialog box on the Advanced Toolpath Display page, which is located under Colors. You can also set colors by selecting the dialog box-launcher for Advanced Display. You can also change the line style, line width, and other attributes. For drill toolpaths, you can set the color, line style, and line width of the drill tool diameter. Use the drop-down menu to display different sections of the toolpath. For example, if you deselect Exit Motion, then any exit motion does not display in the graphics window. You can also toggle the display from the Toolpaths Manager. Classic Backplot and Mastercam Simulator display the customized toolpath colors if the Advanced Display toggle is on. If it is not, the default colors display. Stay tuned to many more tips and tricks [...]

11 06, 2018

Mastercam 2018 Undo-Redo for Model Prep

By | 2018-06-11T08:36:14+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

There is a new enhancement to the solid direct editing tools. In previous versions of Mastercam any changes made with model prep could not be undone. Now, up to twenty-five steps can be rolled back or forward using controls completely independent from the main Undo/Redo commands. If you have some toolpaths already programmed on a part you will see the standard Undo/Redo arrows on the quick access toolbar as shown below . . . . . . as well as the model prep specific ones shown here in the Solids Manager. Now, let’s say you use the Push/Pull and Position to alter the part and fixturing models. Then you change the slot depths on the part and move some of the holes. You will notice that the Undo arrow on the Solids tab becomes active. You can make similar changes to the clamps and reposition the nuts using the position layout tool and then as you step back and forth in the Solids Undo, you can see how the edits to the model are affected. Undo Redo However, please note that the positioning of the clamp nuts is affected by the main Undo/Redo command set. Only [...]

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