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 [...]

14 11, 2016

Mastercam 2017 Stock Model Operations in Lathe

By | November 14th, 2016|

There is an exciting new development in the Mastercam 2017 stock model operation. In previous versions, cuts made with C-axis lathe toolpaths or true milling toolpaths would not update the lathe stock. Now in Mastercam 2017, stock awareness has been fully integrated by allowing the stock model operation to update the lathe stock definition. If [...]

7 11, 2016

Mastercam 2017 Preview Chains / Toolpaths

By | November 7th, 2016|

Today we are going to explain two new features now available in Mastercam 2017 2D high speed toolpaths - Toolpath Preview and Preview Chains. In previous versions of Mastercam, you would have to click OK in Toolpath Parameters and then regenerate to see results. Now in 2017, you can click Toolpath Preview before exiting to [...]

2 11, 2016

Reverse Engineering Variable Fillets

By | November 2nd, 2016|

Let’s explore how to reverse engineer a variable fillet from a polygonal mesh . . . When reverse engineering a physical model, radius values can be measured with various types of radius gauges. It can be somewhat of a challenge if the fillet face is worn, chipped, or distorted. In addition, the task becomes more [...]

31 10, 2016

Mastercam 2017 Bounding Box Enhancements

By | October 31st, 2016|

Today we will discuss a new Mastercam 2017 Bounding Box enhancement and review the built-in dynamic push pull technologies. In X9, the bounding box feature was enhanced, allowing you to drag out the box envelope in each direction independently. However, the center point option only created one point in the 3D center of the volume. [...]

24 10, 2016

Mastercam 2017 Verify Record Option

By | October 24th, 2016|

Today we will explore a powerful new tool in Mastercam 2017 - the Verify Record option. In previous versions, we were limited to capturing static images of our cutting operations. Now in Mastercam 2017, the new video option records the screen in real time and saves in the mp4 format. If you have a job [...]