Mastercam 2024

What’s New in Mastercam 2024


Are you ready to explore some of the new Mastercam features? Here are just a few top features across the suite of products that will enhance your productivity and profitability.

B-Axis Contour Enhancements

Productivity | Mill-Turn

Three major enhancements have been added to the B-Axis Contour Turning operation: Ability to manually edit tool axis vectors, manually edit usable insert area, and adjust stock function. This allows for much more in-process control and understanding of the motion of the B-axis head from within the toolpath interface.

B-Axis Contour Enhancements

Turret Mounted Angled Milling Heads

Performance | Mill-Turn

Users can now use turret-mounted angled milling heads in Mill-Turn operations. This lets you create toolpaths on angled planes using turret-mounted tools. Enjoy enhanced productivity and ease of use for both milling and turning operations within the Mill-Turn product.

Turret Mounted Angled Milling Heads

Process Hole Improvements

Progress | Mill, Router

The Process Hole toolpath applies previously defined processes to a part’s solid hole features, which consists of one or more holemaking operations’ built-in functions library. The ability to import applicable processes into the working part file will save time and money while maintaining consistency with your processes.

Mastercam 2024 Process Hole Improvements

Holemaking Enhancements

Productivity | Mill, Router, Multiaxis, Mill-Turn

A “display graphical elements” button has been added to the holemaking and multiaxis toolpath dialog boxes. This control permits the user to show or hide graphical elements, such as selected geometry colors and graphical planes, depending on the toolpath type. This allows for more customized control on a hole-by-hole basis or across the entire holemaking toolpath.

Mastercam 2024 Holemaking

Waterline – Detect Undercuts, Add Partial Cuts

Performance | Mill

Introduced in Mastercam 2023 for Dynamic OptiRough and Area Roughing (3D), waterline toolpaths are now aware of undercut stock conditions, which result in an improvement to the toolpath motion and less air cutting. This option has been renamed from Detect undercut stock to Detect stock breakthrough.

Mastercam 2024 Waterline

Dynamic Motion – Maximize Engagement

Productivity | Mill

The Dynamic Mill, Face, and Dynamic OptiRough toolpaths now include a new Maximize engagement option on the Cut Parameters page. When selected, it produces more nominal chips, minimizes the number of small chips, and helps prevent problematic stand-alone material slivers. Additionally, Mastercam moves towards the entered Stepover as quickly as possible. This helps extend tool life, reduces vibration, optimizes heat generation, promotes healthy chip evacuation, and reduces overall machine wear.

Mastercam 2024 Dynamic Motion

Save/Load Toolpath Defaults List

Productivity | General, Systems

This enhancement to saving and loading defaults allows a user to specify individual files and operations to load from/ save to. The user can quickly switch between different default sets for different toolpath goals or transfer operational data from file to file. This delivers time savings, an enhanced user experience, and drastically improved functionality, flexibility, and overall usefulness.

Mastercam 2024 save-load-toolpath

Gview Cube – New On-Screen Gnomon

Productivity | General, Systems

Mastercam’s traditional on-screen gnomon has been augmented with the new Gview cube, which is a more graphical way to show plane orientation. With many interactive features, the optional Gview cube is relative to the WCS by default and features many options that allow the user to control the cube and on-screen representation of the part.

Mastercam 2024 Gview cube

Machine Group Setup Stock Updates

Productivity | General, Systems

Three new easier, more intuitive selection methods have been added, including Add from two corner, Add rectangular stock, and Add cylindrical stock. Stock definition is the first thing a user must do, and these new stock definition methods simplify and speed up the process while creating a better user experience.

Mastercam 2024 setup stock

Solid Hole Enhancements

Productivity | General, Systems

New solid hole enhancements include matching edge treatments for top and bottom edges, changing the direction of existing through holes, and creating new solid operations from a single existing hole operation. This represents more flexibility, fewer clicks, and time savings when creating geometry for holemaking operations.

Mastercam 2024 solid hole