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Create Lathe Tool

Draw the outline of your custom tool on its own level in Mastercam. The geometry must consist of two closed boundaries: one for the insert and one for the holder. There must only be those two contours.  From your toolpath parameters right click in the tool selection dialogue and choose Create tool This can also be done from […]

Install Content

 Save the MCAM-CONTENT File that was sent to you on your desktop  Drag the file into Mastercam   You will be notified of Successful extraction – Click Ok  Select your machine type and click Manage List Select the Machine Definition and click Add Select your machine type once more, then select the machine from the drop-down menu to load The Machine will […]

Replace Content File

 Save the MCAM-CONTENT File that was sent to you on your desktop  Drag the file into Mastercam  Since these files already exist, we want to replace the original files in order to ensure we have the newest version – Click Apply this action to all subsequent conflicts then click Replace the original file in the destination folder  You will be notified […]

Create from STP

Download a STEP file of the tool you want to define in Mastercam and place it in a known location.  In your Mastercam file open the Tool Manager found in the Toolpaths tab.  In the right click context menu select Create tool   Select Custom tool and click Next   Click the Import custom geometry from a file icon then click Next  Select the download file and […]

Create from Level

Draw the profile of your custom tool on its own level in the TOP plane, with the origin the middle of the bottom of the tool Open the Tool Manager found in the Toolpaths tab. In the right click context menu select Create tool  Select Custom tool and click Next  Click the Import and link custom geometry from a level icon Select the level with your custom tool and click Ok Click Next  Define the tool properties […]

Add Tool Lib

Open the Tool Manager found in the Toolpaths tab. Click Select a different tool library Select the tool library you wish to add to, and click Open Select the tool you wish to addCopy to Library by clicking the down arrow – The tool will populate below Click the Green Check to close the Tool Manager & accept changes

Create Tool Lib

Open the Tool Manager found in the Toolpaths tab.  Click Create a new tool library Enter a name for the new tool library and click Save Select the tool you wish to add to the new library Copy to Library by clicking the down arrow – The tool will populate below Click the Green Check to close the Tool Manager & accept changes

Network Software License Install

From the computer/server you intend to host your Mastercam License – Navigate to https://www.mastercam.com/support/technical-support/drivers-and-utilities/ download and install the following: CodeMeter, Mastercam Activation Wizard Once installed – Launch the Mastercam Activation Wizard Select Online Activation/Deactivation Select Activate a New License Accept the terms and condition then click Next Enter your License number & Activation code: Verify […]

Standalone Software License Install

Navigate to https://www.mastercam.com/support/technical-support/drivers-and-utilities/ download and install the following: CodeMeter, Mastercam Activation Wizard Once installed – Launch the Mastercam Activation Wizard Select Online Activation/Deactivation Select Activate a New License Accept the terms and condition then click Next Enter your License number & Activation code: Verify your License information and click Next Your Mastercam License is now […]

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