28 08, 2017

CIMdata Ranks Mastercam 1st in Installed Seats Worldwide

By | August 28th, 2017|

Mastercam is named the world’s most widely-used CAM software for the 23rd straight year, according to the latest analysis by CIMdata, Inc. With over 236,000 installed seats worldwide, Mastercam has almost twice the installed base of the closest competitor. “The large community of qualified Mastercam programmers presents a number of opportunities. As a manufacturer, if [...]

21 08, 2017

Defining Custom Tools in DXF Files for Tool Manager

By | August 21st, 2017|

If you run into problems where your custom tool geometry in a DXF file is not accepted into the Tool Manager you should ensure that your customer tool geometry meets all the following criteria: Geometry must be drawn horizontally, in the upper two quadrants, at or above the X axis. No entities can have a [...]

14 08, 2017

Upcoming Mastercam Training Classes

By | August 14th, 2017|

With new versions of Mastercam coming out every year it can be very difficult to keep up with all the latest enhancements and improvements without occasionally taking some training classes. The good news is that Cimquest has you covered! Throughout the rest of this month we have some great options covering three different topics in [...]

7 08, 2017

Mastercam for SolidWorks Router Now Available

By | August 7th, 2017|

There is an entirely new machining option in Mastercam for Solidworks. Now the functionality of Mastercam Router is available to be licensed in Mastercam for Solidworks. This gives you access to new toolpaths and design features. To see how this works we will open Solidworks and enable the Mastercam for Solidworks add-on. The Mastercam info [...]

31 07, 2017

Mastercam Guided Solid Chaining

By | July 31st, 2017|

There is a new enhancement to the Mastercam chaining system called Guided Solid Chaining. In previous versions you would have to carefully pick your way along a complex chain to get the correct branches in 3D wireframe or in the Linked Edge Solid Chaining mode. Now, in Mastercam 2018, the new Guided Chaining feature is [...]

24 07, 2017

Mastercam Spline Editing

By | July 24th, 2017|

There are some great tools in Mastercam for repairing geometry. Spline Re-fit cleans up spline data resulting in smoother surfaces, Un-trim Spline returns a spline back to its untrimmed state, and a new Blend option adds more control to corner smoothing. If you analyze the properties of some splines you will notice the large number [...]

17 07, 2017

Mastercam Connected to MachiningCloud

By | July 17th, 2017|

With the release of Mastercam 2018, Mastercam is now connected to MachiningCloud. The Mastercam MachiningCloud connection provides users access to MachiningCloud's cutting tool product data from within Mastercam. Mastercam customers now have direct access to complete and up-to-date cutting tool product data from leading cutting tool manufacturers available on MachiningCloud. With this new Mastercam MachiningCloud [...]

14 07, 2017

What is Chip Load?

By | July 14th, 2017|

As part of our Foundations of Cutting Metal series, we are going to discuss Chip Load and Feed Per Tooth or Inch Per Tooth in relation to milling. Chip Load or Feed Per Tooth is the theoretical length of material that is fed into each cutting edge as it moves through the work material.Chip Load given by tool [...]