Creating custom lathe tools in Mastercam is easy! Watch as we use imported wireframe to define a custom tool inside our toolpath for a custom boring bar!
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 the Tool Manager
Define your primary cut & plunge directions – In this case #3 was suitable
Define the level you saved your custom tool geometry to – You can also link to an external file
Define the Corner Radius of your tool & select the Tool Center button to define the center of your cutting edge
Select the center of tools cutting radius
Define the tool properties and click the Green Check
The tool will load as it was defined
Backplot the toolpath – The custom tool will be displayed as shown