Mastercam Design

CAD for CAM Programmers

Mastercam Design
Mastercam’s streamlined CAD makes design work easier than ever. Each piece of geometry is ‘live,’ letting you quickly make modifications until it’s exactly what you want. Mastercam’s modeling and prep tools are focused on one thing – getting your parts on and off the machine as quickly as possible. Whether you’re bringing in a file from an outside CAD package or designing one yourself, Mastercam’s powerful CAD engine gives you control over the final details of even the most complex jobs.


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Efficient Wireframe Geometry

Mastercam’s streamlined CAD engine makes design work easier than ever before. Each piece of geometry you create is live, letting you quickly modify it until it’s exactly what you want. Further, with traditional functions consolidated into a few simple clicks, Mastercam simplifies the creation of even the most complex parts.

Mastercam Design

  • Multiple point and line creation techniques.
  • Efficient arc, circle, and fillet functions, including filleting at every corner in a chain of entities.
  • Create splines on surfaces using a variety of functions including surface projections, surface intersections, edge curves, slicing curves, and parting lines.
  • Create pre-filleted shapes to save time.
  • Change widths, styles, and colors globally or for a single entity.
  • Quickly modify parameters such as line length and arc radius after creation.
  • Fillet or chamfer corners easily.
  • Extend lines, arcs, and splines.
  • Quickly translate, mirror, and scale (uniformly or with separate factors in X, Y, and Z).
  • Offset entities by a given distance.
  • Associative dimensions update as you change your model.
  • Extensive CAD editing tools, including unlimited Undo/Redo.
  • User-definable drafting grid simplifies detailed construction.
  • Customizable AutoCursor™ snaps to commonly used construction points.
  • Automatic parting line calculation for mold making.
  • Analyze single points, between points, angles, and entire entities.
  • Simplified and improved work coordinate system makes it easy to work on a model without having to move it in 3D space. Your new planes and origins are easily transferred to your G-code.
  • Save a description with your part for record keeping.
  • View thumbnail images of parts for easier browsing and loading.
  • Mastercam will recognize features on history-free solids and let you edit, remove, or build on them with a few simple clicks.

Powerful Surface Modeling

Surface modeling remains one of the best ways to create 3D organic shapes. Mastercam delivers a powerful set of surface design tools that give you straightforward control over the fine detail of even the most complex job.

Mastercam Design

  • “Push-Pull” solid model editing.
  • Create parametric and NURBS surfaces using loft, ruled, revolved, swept, draft, and offset creation methods.
  • Fence and Net surfaces expand your modeling power.
  • Trim single and multiple surfaces to curves, planes, and surfaces.
  • Easily extend and split surfaces.
  • Smart extension for trimmed surfaces avoids pitfalls with traditional trimmed surface extension.
  • Flexible surface filleting offers constant radius fillets and point-and-click variable radius fillets.
  • Automatic parting line calculation for mold making.
  • Create, edit, and manipulate realistically shaded surface models.
  • Analyze surface curvature to identify undercuts and minimum radius.


Whether you are bringing in a file from a specific CAD package or a neutral format, dependable, accurate data translators are essential to your shop.


  • Built-in data translators for IGES, Parasolid®, SAT (ACIS solids), AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and Inventor TM files), SolidWorks®, Solid Edge®, SpaceClaim®, KeyCreator®, Rhino®, STEP, EPS, CADL, STL, VDA, and ASCII.
  • Direct translators for CATIA®, Pro/E, NX® and more are also available.
  • When opening a SolidWorks file in Mastercam, you can bring in the entire solids history, ready to be edited with Mastercam Solids.
  • Special no-charge Mastercam Direct add-ins put a button in your CAD system’s toolbar that lets you open launch Mastercam and open your native file with a single click. Mastercam Direct is available for SolidWorks, Solid Edge, or AutoCAD Inventor files.

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