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20 05, 2019

New Mastercam Model Chamfer Toolpath

By |2019-05-10T08:50:10-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

A new Mastercam toolpath is now available for 2D machining. The Model Chamfer toolpath allows you to machine safe horizontal chamfers on solid models. Model Chamfer only 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 [...]

6 05, 2019

Mastercam Add-In Functions

By |2019-05-06T08:36:31-04:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Today, we are going to cover some of the Add-In functions supplied with Mastercam 2109. In previous versions of Mastercam, these were referred to as C-hooks, or Net hooks. These Add-Ins can be used to customize, enhance, or extend Mastercam’s basic functionality. In many cases, popular functions have become integrated directly into the main program. The Help file provides extensive information about Add-Ins and a complete list with descriptions of the more than forty Add-in functions included at install. This article will take a brief look at three of them; Points to Arcs, Drill Point, and Sort Circles. In this [...]

22 04, 2019

Edit on the Fly with Mastercam Model Prep

By |2019-04-22T08:34:08-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

We have come a long way since writing G-code manually, shaving hours off of programming and machine time. But, every now and then, even a solid model can take valuable time to modify, especially if the solid was imported from a CAD system that is not directly compatible with the CAM software. The clock ticks loudly when you need to create a whole new wireframe or solid to perform a minor tweak that should take minutes. Recognizing this, CNC Software has incorporated features into Mastercam X7 that allow for the direct editing of solid models in Mastercam Solids and continue [...]

15 04, 2019

Mastercam 2019 High Performance Graphics Card Setup

By |2019-04-15T08:39:54-04:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Today we are going to discuss how to properly set up your PC to use a high-performance graphics card. If not plugged into the High-performance card, your Mastercam software might seem a bit slow, sluggish, or worse, it may crash either during startup or when you are using the software. Overall, Mastercam is a graphics intense application that requires more power than what the onboard graphics can provide. Using high-performance graphics cards helps the software run smooth. The first thing you should do is look at the back of your computer tower. There are a few different options to plug [...]

8 04, 2019

Mastercam X8 Is Retiring

By |2019-04-08T08:38:14-04:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments

Don't Lose Your Valuable CAD/CAM Investment! With the upcoming release of Mastercam 2020, you will no longer be able to update or receive support for your copy of Mastercam X8. If you update now, you have the opportunity for dramatic savings and revolutionary, industry-changing new technologies! Mastercam X8 was released nearly seven years ago. Although it still gets the job done, you are missing out on dramatic advances across the entire Mastercam family, including our breakthrough Dynamic MotionTM and Accelerated FinishingTM Technologies: Thousands of existing users have already taken advantage of the new technology introduced in Mastercam since X8 was [...]

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