The much-anticipated release of Mastercam 2022 has arrived!

CNC Software has announced the release of Mastercam 2022. Many of the improvements in Mastercam 2022 are directly driven by Mastercam users and shops. Feedback from Public Beta releases, shop visits, customer surveys, and consultation with our expert industry partners create the practical, shop-driven focus that helps ensure Mastercam users’ success.

Faster, more flexible multiaxis programming

As more shops seek the benefits of a single setup, multiaxis cutting strategy, Mastercam 2022 adds new techniques and strategies such as the Unified Multiaxis toolpath which allows you to select multiple pieces of input geometry to generate the toolpath pattern. Using those geometry choices, the toolpath picks the best algorithm to calculate the path. Multi-pass on Deburr toolpaths supports flat chamfered and rounded edges which gives the user added flexibility, allowing the Deburr toolpath to create a quality surface finish on larger chamfered or radiused edges.

Modeling advances

Mastercam 2022 introduces powerful mesh creation and editing capabilities that deliver a new class of modeling tools, including the ability to reconstruct models from scanned data. Being able to directly edit wireframe geometry without interacting with the dialog box speeds up design and modification work. And the Overflow UV function allows you to replace multiple surfaces with inconsistent flows with a single surface for flowline toolpaths. You can also simplify surfaces for general modeling. Overflow UV generates a single unified surface with a desired UV flow on a connected set of surfaces.

Enhanced intelligence and automation

A suite of system-wide enhancements helps automate tasks and speed your workflow. New automatic region chaining uses a “smart” approach to auto-select logical chained areas. Holemaking from imported solids is faster as Mastercam will now automatically extract appropriate information and pre-populate your programming options. Even tool imports have been made more intelligent as Mastercam will infer more tool properties from an incoming tool CAD model.

Just some of the enhancements include:

  • 3D Dynamic OptiRough included with Mill/Router products (Entry excluded)
  • More Powerful and Flexible 3D Linking
  • Optimize Cut Order for Blend and Waterline Toolpaths
  • Unified Multiaxis Toolpath
  • Mesh functions and support for Mesh Bodies
  • Mill-Turn Steady Rest support
  • Collision Checking in Hole Making Toolpaths

Please stay tuned for upcoming information on our Mastercam 2022 Rollout events. We are in the process of planning and the dates will be announced shortly.