Note: At any point that (version) is present, enter/insert/reference the version of Mastercam in question.
ie. A path states as ‘C:\Program Files\mcam(version)\common’
Many custom tools are available for download as .DXF files from a supplier’s website.
Open Mastercam Tool Manager
(Start>All Programs>Mastercam(version)>Tool Manager)
Select the tool library this tool will be stored in.
Tool libraries have the extension of .tooldb. The default location for these files is
From the New Milling toolbox, select Custom Tool.
Import and link to custom geometry from a file
Select the .DXF file of the desired custom tool.
Make adjustments to the tool’s geometric parameters as needed. Then select Next.
Make adjustments to the tool’s Operation / General parameters as needed. Then select Finish.