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Mastercam 2020 Quick Reference Guide

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Defaults

Defaults

Automatically Load Machine Upon Startup

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Changing Tool Settings Defaults

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Changing Toolpath Parameter Defaults

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Default Part File Path

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Default Stock Setup

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Display Arc Center (On/Off)

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Manage Machine List

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Setting Default Editor Mastercam Post To

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Setting Default Operations Library File

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Setting Default Tool Library

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Setting Operation Library

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Setup Default Machine

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Editing Material Library

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Setting Imperial or Metric as Start-Up Default

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Design

Design

Available Fonts and Adding Fonts

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Cleanup Geometry: Delete Duplicate and Find Overlapping

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Create Arcs when Given Multiple Points

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Dynamic Transform

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Edge Selection by Colour Mask

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Transform > Move to Origin

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Design – Solids

Model Prep: Split surface and Move

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Mill

Mill

Create Tool Lib

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Add Tool Lib

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Create From Level

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Create From STP

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Lathe

Lathe

Create Lathe Tool

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Display

Display

Change Background Colour

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Customize Right Click Menu

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Large Icons

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Toolbars: Resetting, Adding, Custom and Backup

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Toolpath/Solids Manager Display/Hide

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Grid

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Errors

Errors

Issue/Error: WIBUCM64.dll

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Error 1920 on Install

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Error – select machine achievable toolplane with x-axis along machine x – set and repost – Mastercam 2017/2018

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File Importing

File Importing

Cannot Find Parasolid Data in SOLIDWORKS File

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Cannot Find Parasolid Data in Unigraphics/NX File

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Cannot Open SOLIDWORKS Assembly (SLDASM)

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Inventor 2016 Files Unable to Open in X8 or Older

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Opening SLDPRT Error: SOLIDWORKS is not installed on this computer. Solids History can only be read if SOLIDWORKS is installed.

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Unable to Open Inventor Files

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Installation/Updating

Installation/Updating

Mastercam System Requirements

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Mastercam Install Process

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Migrating Mastercam Files – Advanced Option

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Updating Mastercam Files – Advanced Option

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Updating to Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS – Advanced Option

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Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS – Mastercam Registration Instructions

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Licensing

Licensing

Standalone Software License Install

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Network Software License Install

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Evaluation Code Installation and Troubleshooting

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Licensing Error for HASP – Mastercam X9-Current

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Licensing Error for Workstations on NetHASP

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Nethasp Licensed to Different Products

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Nethasp: License Not Found for CIMCO

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HASP Code Update

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NetHASP Code Update

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Tooling

Tooling

Creating a New Tool Library & Adding Tools (Mill)

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Custom Lathe Tools

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Importing Custom Lathe Tool from a Level

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Importing Custom Milling Tools from a Level

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Importing Custom Milling Tools into Mastercam Tool Manager

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Importing Custom Holder From a Level

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Mill: Saving Tool that was Created in an Operation

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Toolpaths

Toolpaths

Linking Parameters

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Create Curve on Surface/Solids Edges

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Creating Planes

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Feedrate Not Changing (Locked)

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Mask on Arc Selection for Drilling and Circle Toolpaths

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Toolpaths are Outputting to Multiple NC Files

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Using Solids for Toolpath

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Views, Planes and WCS

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Why Dynamic Toolpath StepOver Changes

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Toolpaths – Mill

Axis Substitution

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Standard Axis Substitution vs. Rolldie C-Hook

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Positive vs Negative Stock

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Threadmill Toolpath

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Toolpaths – Multiaxis

Creating Tool Axis Control Geometry (Vectors) for Multi-Axis Curve Toolpaths

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Nesting: Part Spacing and Margins

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Nesting: Sheets, Library and Scrap

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Wireframe: Swept 2D

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Install Content Files

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Replace Content Files

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Using Content Files

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Switching Between Imperial and Metric Configurations

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Transferring Setup

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Create Zip2Go

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Post Processors

Post Processors

Post Processors

Post Update – Advanced

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Post Delivery

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Post Install Instructions

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Reloading Machine

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CIMCO

CIMCO

CIMCO License Install

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NC Base

Restore NC Base

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Backup NC Base

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Licensing

Standalone License

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Network License

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DNC Max

Backup DNC Max

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Restore DNC Max

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Mastercam 2020 Quick Reference Guide


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