Streamlined CAD makes design work easier than ever. Whether you’re bringing in a file from an outside CAD package or designing one yourself, Mastercam’s powerful CAD engine gives you control over the final details of even the most complex jobs.
WORK WITH EXISTING CAD FILES
Mastercam helps to preserve design intent with model-based definition (MBD) support and acceptance of varied file formats. These include IGES, Parasolid®, SAT (ACIS solids), AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and Inventor™ files), SolidWorks® (including history tree), Solid Edge®, SpaceClaim, STEP, STL, and more. Add-On translators are available for Siemens NX, CATIATM, Pro/E (PTC Creo), and more.
MODEL PREP TOOLS
Getting a part file from an outside source can pose unique challenges. You might need to repair a surface, work with a mesh, cap or hide a feature, create an electrode, or just make sure your fixtures are represented on the part. Mastercam includes a powerful set of model prep tools to make sure the process goes smoothly. From robust surface creation and editing to “push-pull” solid model editing, Mastercam gives you the tools to bring a part from the designer’s desk to your machining process, fast.
CAD FOR CAM SUPPORT
Having powerful CAD at your fingertips makes your CAM system much more effective. Mastercam includes a robust set of modeling tools, from complete wireframe and surface modeling to solid modeling. A true hybrid modeling system, Mastercam lets you create, combine, and machine whichever CAD geometry suits your needs.
Our Tech Team has come up with a list of resources to help you through common processes on Mastercam Design.
Frequently asked questions
If you only need to design 3D parts, or open CAD files for quoting purposes, Mastercam Design is the perfect economical option. All files that are saved in Mastercam Design can be opened by all other core Mastercam products.
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