Importing Custom Milling Tools from a Level – Mastercam

To open the Levels Manager, ensure Levels is enabled under the View tab.

Levels Manager Levels enabled under View Tab Window

Select Levels from the bottom of the Manager panels or from the left-hand bar.

Levels Window

File Levels Window

Create a new Level and name it ‘Custom Tool.’ Set this level to be the main level as the tool will be drawn at this level.

Levels window

Draw the custom tool vertically with the tip of the tool on X0, Y0. Draw only half of the tool, as the profile will revolve to create a complete tool. The tool must be drawn as a continuous chain, meaning there can be no overlaps or duplicate entities.

Mill Toolpaths Window

Toolpaths > Tool Manager

Toolpaths Tool Manager Window

Right click in the upper window of the Tool Manager and select Create new tool.

Tool Manager Create New Tool Window

Custom Tool

Custom Tool Window

NextNext Icon

Import and link to custom geometry from a level Custom Geometry Icon

Define Tool Window

Select Custom level > OK OK button

Select Level Window

The custom tool will now be displayed. Select Next. Next Button

Define Tool Window

Set your Operation and General parameters. Then select Finish.Finish Button

Define Tool Window

Right click on custom tool and select Save tool(s) to library.

Tool Manager Window

Browse to the desired library and Save. Save Button

Save to Library Window


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