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Mastercam Productivity Products by MoldPlus

By July 2, 2013No Comments

Moldplus software solutions offer powerful advanced design tools for the Mastercam user. Originally designed for the mold industry, Moldplus now offers even more tools for various industries. Powerful trimming and un-trimming surface tools plus surface patching tools continue to be a must-have for Mastercam users. And, it is offered in different levels and packages to cater to your needs.

The Five axis toolkit offers many powerful tools to easily set surface normals to the right orientation for machining in 1-click, perform advanced radius analysis, split outer and inner shell faces of parts for machining purposes, and isolate fillet faces in a model. You can also create surface tangent or draft extensions on parts, change UV directions on surfaces, and create curves and vectors for curve following toolpaths. The ability to dynamically perform collision detection using any custom tool or machining head while creating curves and vectors is also an important feature that is helping many people with 5-axis machining.

Moldplus CATIA translator offers the ability to import CATIA V5 data into Mastercam. The added value offered with the CATIA V5 translator (import of MBD/FTA data, CATIA tree import, CGR files, captured views, and other useful manufacturing information) continues to attract new Mastercam users for their manufacturing as well as design and inspection processes. CATIA V4 Read/Write translator is also offered.

ProDrill software lets you perform advanced feature-based drilling in Mastercam. ProDrill V4 lets you drill what you want, when you want, and how you want it from surface or solid models. The latest version, ProDrill V4, is attracting attention because it gives users the flexibility to choose complete automation or full manual control when programming drilling tasks. This version is also attracting the hydraulic manifold manufacturing market, where programming parts using form tools is very time-consuming. ProDrill users who use Mastercam for both simple and complex drilling depend on it for their just-in-time manufacturing needs.

Here is a quick look at what is offered in the latest version, ProDrill V4 MR1 SP2:

  • Sort points graphically by lines – This new function lets sort points by dynamically sketching lines to indicate the direction for the drilling points. Tolerance control is offered to select points that are close to a sketched line.
  • Form definition enhancements – Library forms that are stored and processed are only stored for cylinders that can be machined from an indicated direction. Forms that need to be split for machining from both sides need to be manually or automatically split before applying drilling processes.
  • Closest form identifier – Identify differences in minor diameter length and chamfer diameter AND apply existing library forms that match these parameters within a given tolerance.
  • Define entry and exit parameters for Contour operations – The Contour settings dialog now offers options to define entry and exit controls for the library forms.