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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 [...]

21 12, 2023

The Various Control X Measure Functions

By |2023-12-21T08:29:55-05:00December 21st, 2023|Categories: 3D Scanning, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, Tech Tips|0 Comments

There are many different measurement functions that can be used in Control X Professional. This post will explain what they are and how to use them. We will use the airfoil example above to illustrate the various Control X measure functions available. In the menu below you will find a list of the measurement tools that are available within Control X. These all apply to just the MEAsured data. The Measure Distance function allows you [...]

4 12, 2023

Using the Mastercam 2023 Drill Toolpath

By |2023-12-04T08:45:20-05:00December 4th, 2023|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This blog post will explore how to use the Mastercam 2023 Drill toolpath. This new toolpath will allow you to edit toolpath motion for any single selected entity in that operation. Typically, when using Drill and working with a solid, you can use the Calculate incremental values from holes or line option. This allows you to have multiple depths in a single operation. When you only have wireframe geometry this can be a little trickier [...]

30 10, 2023

Increasing CNC Turning Tool Life with Mastercam 2024

By |2023-10-30T08:21:30-04:00October 30th, 2023|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This blog post will show you how to increase the life of your roughing CNC turning tools in Mastercam 2024. In this example, we created a standard lathe rough toolpath with very simple math. We used .1” depth of cut and set our stock to zero. When we backplotted the toolpath, we got equally spaced cuts every .2” on the diameter, just as expected. Our first cut was at 1.8” and the second was at 1.6” [...]

11 09, 2023

Updating Your Mastercam Software Licenses

By |2023-09-11T08:25:14-04:00September 11th, 2023|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Mastercam Software License Issues and Advice A few years ago, Mastercam made the move to software licensing. With this change from hardware license devices, there are a few things to know when working with the new style licenses. Updating your Mastercam software license is a completely different process compared to what was previously done with the hardware keys. You will no longer be given a code file to update the license. Instead, you will receive [...]

5 09, 2023

Metrology Minute – Airfoil Analysis

By |2023-09-05T09:10:44-04:00September 5th, 2023|Categories: Metrology Minute, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Exporting Airfoil Analysis Data to a Spreadsheet Using Control X When working with Control X, you often find yourself needing the data that is generated by the software to be exported in a usable form rather than just a static report. In this post, we are going to show you how we analyzed a machined airfoil. Using this machined airfoil below as an example, suppose we wanted to analyze its contour directly at the end [...]

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