Toolbars (Resetting, Adding, Custom, Backup) – Mastercam

Note: At any point that (version) is present, enter/insert/reference the version of Matercam in question.
ie. A path states as ‘C:\Program Files\mcam(version)\common’
If you are working in Mastercam X8, the path will be ‘C:\Program Files\mcamX8/common’

Quick Access Toolbar

quick access toolbar

Ribbon

ribbon toolbar

 

Resetting Quick Access Toolbar to Default Install Configuration


Right click > Customize Quick Access Toolbar

customize quick access toolbar

Reset.

reset

A warning window will pop up. Select OK.

mastercam warning window

Select OK in the Options window to see the changes.

select options

 

Resetting the Ribbon to Default Install Configuration

Right click > Customize the Ribbon

customize the ribbon

Check the boxes beside the tabs you want to reset to default install configuration.
Reset.

customize the ribbon

A warning window will pop up. Select Yes.

warning window

Select OK in the Options window to see the changes.

select the options

You can switch between customizing the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon in the menu on the left hand side of the Options window.

switching between quick access toolbar and ribbon

 

Adding to and Removing from Quick Access Toolbar

Right click > Customize Quick Access Toolbar

customize quick access toolbar

Choose the commands that are not in the Quick Access Toolbar and select Add or choose the commands currently in the QAT and select Remove.

quick access toolbar commands add and remove

Select OK.

ok button

 

Adding to and Removing from the Ribbon

Right click > Customize the Ribbon

adding and removing from the ribbon

The Ribbon tabs can be activated to appear or deactivated to disappear by checking the boxes beside them.

customize the ribbon

Choose the commands to add or remove from the tabs that are displayed in the Ribbon.

add and remove commands from the ribbon

Select OK.

ok button

 

Creating Custom Ribbon Tab

Right click > Customize the Ribbon

19-toolbars

Select desired commands from:

create custom ribbon tab

Right click over the tabs section and select New Tab.

new tab to customize the ribbon

You can also create a New Group that groups commands in a Ribbon tab.

Rename.
Name the new tab appropriately.

rename the tab appropriately

While selected on this toolbar, use Add button to add desired commands.
Note: Icons from different categories can be added to the same Ribbon tab.
Note: Icons can be added to existing Ribbon tabs.

OK.

ok button

 

Backing up Toolbars

Toolbars are contained within the workspace file which is user specific.
Mastercam 2017 comes with only one workspace that can be used or modified. The option to create custom workspaces is no longer available.

Go to C:\Users\username\Documents\my mcam (version)\CONFIG
Copy Mastercam.Workspace to a backup location.

backing up toolbars

To restore this workspace, add it to another user or add to another workstation and place the file in the same location. Keep in mind that workspaces are user specific.

 


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