Category Archives for "Tech Tip"

New in Mastercam 2017, Preview Chains

2D High speed toolpath preview and preview chains are now available in Mastercam! This video from Mastercam’s “Two-Minute Tuesdays” shows an example of how you can easily preview your machining and avoidance regions, as well as other features of this time savings technique!

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Plane Creation in Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS Lathe

Tech Tip Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS Lathe coordinates do not adhere to specialized planes. But Mastercam needs the defined planes to ensure a proper tool path and project run. When using the plane manager you can do a few different things to make sure you’re orientated correctly. You can find the video HERE!

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ISCAR HEM Factor in Mastercam 2017

In this video we show how the ISCAR HEM Factor is enabled and used to maximize the use of the tool in Mastercam 2017. This feature is enabled when using an ISCAR tool with a Dynamic Toolpath. It simultaneously solves for the feed rate and spindle speed based on a fixed step over and the […]

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Dynamic Machining Event at Hartwig STL

Yesterday we held our May 2016 Dynamic Machining Event at Hartwig STL! A little over 20 attendants got to closely investigate all the benefits of utilizing the newest Dynamic Motion technologies. We covered Speed Milling vs Power Cutting, looked at the benefit of running tools at the proper speeds and feeds, and how quality tooling […]

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Importance of Dialed-in Post Processors

Types of Post Processors There are three fundamental types of post processors for Mastercam and the 80/20 rule applies. 80% of machines can be programmed using the “generic” post processor for that machine. The term generic is a little misleading as these posts are customized to run that specific machine and controller; however, it covers […]

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Top 10 Tech Questions #2 Setting up a NetHasp

As many of you have done in the past, lots of our customers call in with issues regarding setting up a network license. This is one of the core building blocks to making sure your CNC and Mastercam Implementation go as smoothly as possible. Below there are a few items that each NetHasp question has revolved […]

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Create Zip2Go in Mastercam X9

November Tech Tip Mastercam has a built in feature called Zip2Go that enables users to export a lot of information in a few clicks that assist with sending in files for technical support or moving programs from station to station. We utilize this feature for QTE Support on a regular basis, in fact we request […]

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Tech Tip – Secret Mastercam Menu Options – Tap Drill Chart

Did you know that there are many menus available in Mastercam which many users are not aware? Wherever the interface allows for the input of variable (e.g. creating geometry), you can right click in the variable box and see additional options. You can even capture geometry from the graphics screen and enter into the field.   A […]

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