24 01, 2017

Mastercam 2017 Converter Settings

By | January 24th, 2017|

In today’s blog post we will review the settings in the converters section of the Mastercam 2017 configuration file. Mastercam can read and write files in several different native formats, as well as some neutral and kernel specific ones. The converter settings let you set your initial preferences for these functions. First, click on the [...]

16 01, 2017

Mastercam 2017 Transform Gnomons

By | January 16th, 2017|

The new Mastercam 2017 Transform Gnomons include new dynamic enhancements to the Translate and Rotate Transforms. In previous versions, only the full dynamic tool offered onscreen handles and grips that allowed users graphic interaction. Now, in Mastercam 2017, both Rotate and Translate offer onscreen controls in addition to the traditional dialog box controls. The dynamic [...]

9 01, 2017

Mastercam 2017 Radial Chip Thinning Factor

By | January 9th, 2017|

The Mastercam 2017 Radial Chip Thinning Factor can be applied with high-speed machining techniques in selected Mastercam milling operations. In previous versions, you would have to calculate this adjustment manually when using a machining stepover of less than 50%. Now in Mastercam 2017, a simple checkbox labeled RCTF found on the Tool page calculates and [...]

28 12, 2016

Mastercam Video Series

By | December 28th, 2016|

With the release of Mastercam 2017, Cimquest launched a special series dedicated to helping our customers on topics such as installing and upgrading Mastercam to the current version, as well as detailing product enhancements and new functionality. Every other Tuesday we release a brand new Mastercam topic. These videos have been so well received that [...]

19 12, 2016

Mastercam 2017 Function Manager Pinning and Flyout

By | December 19th, 2016|

In Mastercam 2017 you can optimize the graphic viewing space by taking advantage of the Function Manager Pinning and Flyout functions. In previous versions, the Toolpath and Solids Managers were upgraded to include this functionality, but the Plane and Level Managers still used different style windows. Now, in Mastercam 2017, all these managers use the [...]

12 12, 2016

Mastercam 2017 Dynamic Tool Projection

By | December 12th, 2016|

There is a new option in Mastercam 2017 for adjusting milling tools and holders. In previous versions, you had to edit tool projection on the holder branch of an operation by typing in a value. Now, in Mastercam 2017, you can dynamically edit tool projection in the graphics window by snapping the tool to part geometry [...]

5 12, 2016

Mastercam 2017 Solid Impression

By | December 5th, 2016|

There’s a powerful new solids function in Mastercam 2017 that gives you quick results with far less effort. In previous versions, if you wanted to make derivative models of your part for things like nested fixturing or electrode geometry you had to use Boolean commands. Keep reading to find out how this process has been [...]

30 11, 2016

Mastercam 2017 Verify Fixture Support Enhancements

By | November 30th, 2016|

Collision detection in Verify has been expanded to include fixtures along with stock and part geometry. Let’s say you have a file open with part geometry and toolpaths displayed. The models of the fixture for this job can be on another level like shown below. The fixtures should not be visible with the part geometry [...]