Creating Custom Milling Tools From A Level

Creating customs tools in Mastercam is simple and can be done in a variety of ways. Watch as we show you just how simple it is, while creating one from custom geometry pulled off a 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 and click Finish

Select the Green Check to exit the Tool Manager

Select your custom tool in the toolpath parameters – the tool will load as it was defined

Backplot the toolpath – The custom tool will be displayed as shown