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Reloading Machine

Reloading Machine

Reloading Machine   In the “Operations Manager”, click the “+” beside “Properties” and then click “Files”.       In the “Machine Group Properties” window, click “Replace”.     Select the machine definition file even if it is selected already.     This  will  load  the  new  machine  definition  and  control  definition  settings  into  your […]

Setting Imperial or Metric as Start-Up Default

Setting Imperial or Metric as Start-Up Default

Setting Imperial or Metric as Start-Up Default   Settings > Configuration   Start / Exit   Startup settings   Configuration (Select desired start up configuration)     Accept     See all How To’s, Tips & Tricks and FAQ’s here! Presented by Sandy McClintock, Applications Support Specialist Do you have a topic or question you would […]

Nethasp License not found for CIMCO

Nethasp: License not found for CIMCO

Nethasp: License not found for CIMCO Note: this document is referring to the Cimco license that comes with mastercam not a standalone license.   When running from a Nethasp CIMCO may not be able to retrieve a license and will produce a license not found error.   To fix this CIMCO needs to be pointed […]

Swept 2D

Wireframe: Swept 2D     Wireframe Swept 2D is actually a 2½D toolpath that is created by sweeping one contour (across contour) along a second contour (along contour). This toolpath allows only one along contour. The across and along contours blend together which generates a 2½D toolpath.   Toolpath Creation   Example 1 – Cleaning […]

Nesting Part Spacing and Margins

Nesting: Part Spacing and Margins

Nesting: Part Spacing and Margins When setting part spacing and margins for a nested sheet it is important to have a small space. This is done to allow a greater yield but leadin/out needs to be taken into consideration as they may gauge a part. Damaged and/or rough edges of a sheet also need to […]

Tool Vector Control Normal to Surface

Tool Vector Control Normal to Surface

Creating Tool Axis Control Geometry (Vectors) for Multi-Axis Curve Toolpaths When creating a multi-axis curve toolpath, the tool axis control needs to be set within the toolpath. This can be controlled by a few ways: Lines Surface Plane From point To point Chain This document will review two methods of creating lines (also called vectors) […]

Positive vs. Negative Stock

Positive vs Negative Stock

Positive vs Negative Stock to Leave Negative stock is the opposite of positive stock but there are some things you need to keep in mind when using these functions. If the outcome is not what is required, the model needs to be modified to suit the desired outcome.   The Stock to leave fields can […]

Axis Substitution

Roll/Unroll 2D Contour with Axis Substitution   Open part in Mastercam   Create>Curve>All edges   Activate Solid Selection icon    Solid Face selection   Select the face required Once desired faces are selected End Selection   Press [Enter]     Xform>Roll   Chain desired geometry   Accept     Set to Copy and Unroll.  Then […]