Cleanup Geometry: Delete Duplicate and Find Overlapping – Mastercam

For Mastercam 2017 and up

When creating toolpaths, it can be difficult to chain the correct geometry if there is overlapping and duplicated geometry present. One may also notice overlapping and duplicated geometry when attempting to modify a drawing.
Mastercam can help find these entities and delete them. This will make toolpathing and modifying drawings easier.

Delete Duplicates

HOME > Duplicates

delete duplicates

The items deleted will be stated.

stated delete duplicates
cleanup geometry - duplicate colour change

To reset the geometry color, right click and select Clear Colors.
cleanup geometry - clear colours


Find Overlapping

Press Alt + C or select puzzle icon from HOME tab.
find overlapping
This should default to C:\Program Files\Mcam(version)\chooks

Select FindOverlap.dll.

cleanup geometry-select overlap

Create a window that encases all entities to be checked.

Encase all entities

Press [Enter] or select
cleanup geometry-end selection


find overlap c-hook

The number of overlapping entities deleted will be stated.

overlapping entities will be stated


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