Category Archives: Mastercam

SolidWorks kickstarts a busy CAD&CAM 2011 fall season

It seems like only a few days ago the hotdogs where sizzling on the grill, backyard bonfires, and the CAD/CAM world more or less asleep. But as we find ourselfs here in the middle of November the reality is that … Continue reading

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What you should know…..Export from Mastercam into Solidworks

More interested in export from Solidworks to Mastercam? Same texts as in “What you should know…..export from Solidworks to Mastercam”, but different videos There is days you could wonder if CAD sales people have practiced extra hard on keeping a … Continue reading

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What you should know…..Export from Solidworks into Mastercam

There is days you could wonder if CAD sales people have practiced extra hard on keeping a straight inviting face when they claim that there CAD software can import and export any of there competitors formats as if it was … Continue reading

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Mastercam Feature Based Machining for real people.

With Mastercam Feature Based Machining the toolpaths are created using features from the solid, and the operations are automatically generated. This should result less programing time and also give less skilled programmers an advantage. But does it work? the answer … Continue reading

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Get to the point…with MastercamX4

Creating points in Mastercam can be useful in any design that contains more than a couple of arcs and lines, or as if programming WEDM a necessity. MastercamX4 has some pretty nifty point tools that you might find handy in … Continue reading

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A trick or two on how to select in MastercamX4

Selecting, that’s what we do ………. selecting and picking geometry and solids all day long, right? I am confident that you got the left-clicking pretty much under control, and dragging a window a cross for selecting geometry most likely ain’t … Continue reading

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Use your Solidworks file to verify in Mastercam

Got this question asked the other day, and thought maybe it would make it worth for someone if this one year old post got dusted off, and came back out in the sunlight. If you import Solid models into Mastercam … Continue reading

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Solidworks and Mastercam should "trim" the menu and "extend" the help

I have never had the pleasure of visiting Solidworks or CNC Softwares headquarters, but I can only imagine the pressure that exists in those two companies hallways. Imagine at Solidworks secret underground bunker they are cracking code about Autodesk or … Continue reading

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Solidworks and Mastercam should “trim” the menu and “extend” the help

I have never had the pleasure of visiting Solidworks or CNC Softwares headquarters, but I can only imagine the pressure that exists in those two companies hallways. Imagine at Solidworks secret underground bunker they are cracking code about Autodesk or … Continue reading

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Wacky cool viewsheets in MastercamX4

I have never in the past found a good use for the viewsheet function in Mastercam, however in MastercamX4 you got some enhancement with viewsheets that makes them appetizing, especially if you work with 4 or 5 axis stuff, you … Continue reading

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