Mastercam 2023 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 the new Mastercam 2023 updates. Visit What's New in Mastercam 2023 for a more in-depth presentation of the latest improvements. 


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What's New Highlights

Detecting Undercut Stock When Machining

The Dynamic OptiRough and Area Roughing toolpaths can now be aware of undercut stock conditions resulting in improvement to the toolpath motion including less air cutting.

 

Consolidating Multiaxis Toolpaths

Morph, Parallel, Along Curve, and Project Curve are no longer individual toolpaths in Mastercam. Instead, the Unified toolpath allows access to these cut patterns when you add the appropriate curves. For example, to create a toolpath that morphs between two surfaces, select Unified from the Multiaxis toolpaths, and then set the Cut Pattern to two surfaces with the Morph style, as shown in the following image:

New B-Axis Contour Turning Toolpath

Mastercam 2023 introduces a new toolpath to the Turning suite for the Mill-Turn product. B-Axis Contour Turning is a finishing toolpath that allows for rotation of the B-axis while the tool is cutting. This new toolpath can be found in the General gallery on the Mill-Turn Turning contextual tab.

Check Mesh Enhancements

The Check Mesh function now checks for folded facets and gives you the option to delete facets that contain errors. 

 

Appending Operations to Mastercam Simulator

Mastercam 2023 now includes the ability to add operations to the current verify session. When verifying, you can add more operations using the Verify selected operations drop-down in the Toolpaths Manager. From this drop-down, you can choose to Add to the current verification or Verify the selected machine group. The Verify selected operations button behavior is the same as previous releases.

Adding Stock Awareness to Holder Checking

Dynamic OptiRough, Area Roughing, and Horizontal Area toolpaths with Rest material enabled on the Stock page are now aware of stock outside of the containment boundary when Collision checking is enabled on the Holder page. Previous versions of Mastercam did not check against any portion of the stock model that existed outside of the containment boundary.

New Workflow and Interface for Managing Your Machine Groups

Mastercam 2023 introduces the new Machine Group Setup function panel for Mill and Router machine groups. This new function panel encompasses features and functionality from the Machine Group Properties dialog box, including new features. These changes continue Mastercam's effort towards kinematic awareness.

Creating Consistent Flowlines with Loft Surface

Irregular flowlines on a surface can sometimes occur when the surface is created from independent curves with inconsistent point spacing. Connecting these points of constant parameter values, as the Surface Ruled/Lofted function does, may produce undesirable flowlines, which may result in an undesirable surface shape. The new Dynamic Sync option redefines the way existing points are arranged on the selected chains to produce smoother, more consistent flowlines.


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