Mastercam 2022 is here and we know you and your shops are busier than ever. Instead of a traditional release event, QTE has created this page as your go-to for Mastercam 2022. Visit What's New in Mastercam 2022 for a more in-depth presentation of the latest improvements.
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What's New Highlights
The 3D High Speed Dynamic OptiRough toolpath is now available for all Mill and Router product levels. Previously, Dynamic OptiRough was only available for Mill 3D. The Dynamic OptiRough toolpath machines very large cut depths with a bi-directional cutting strategy to remove the maximum amount of material with the minimum number of stepdowns.
The new Multiaxis Unified toolpath allows you to select multiple pieces of input geometry to generate the toolpath pattern. Then, using those geometry choices, the toolpath picks the best algorithm to calculate the path. An example is using chains to influence the cut pattern, or two surfaces between which to morph.
In previous versions of Mastercam, you needed to use the Analyze function to edit the values and properties of a wireframe entity by interacting with the dialog box and the screen. In Mastercam 2022, you can directly edit wireframe geometry without interacting with the dialog box.
In Mastercam 2022, you no longer need to save a solid or surface to a stereolithography (STL) file, then merge it back into your part file to create a mesh. All primitive functions can now create mesh bodies.
Mastercam 2022 includes the ability to link and unlink custom planes in the Planes Manager. Link planes when you wish to maintain a spatial relationship between them. For example, if you link Plane A to Plane B, moving Plane A will move Plane B by the same amount. A parent-child relationship exists between linked planes, with child planes dependent on the parent plane. Parent planes cannot be linked to each other.
The new Mastercam License Borrow Utility allows you to use Mastercam outside of the workplace. You must be connected to the network that hosts the Mastercam licenses to borrow a license. After borrowing, you can disconnect from the network.
The Linking Parameters page for 3D high speed toolpaths (except for Dynamic OptiRough, Horizontal Area, and Area Roughing) has been redesigned and now includes new and improved functionality.
Mastercam 2022 introduces steady rest support for Mill-Turn. This lets you precisely position and simulate steady rests throughout their machining process, adding part support capability to turning, milling, and part-handling operations.