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Treadmilling Toolpath

Threadmill Toolpath

Toolpaths > under the 2D toolpath drop down select Threadmill Select geometry Accept Tool > Select Library Tool Select desired tool from library (If the desired threadmill is not available in the library, see the document found under How to Tips and Import Custom Milling Tools from Level at www.inhousesolutions.com) Cut Parameters Set the appropriate […]

Why Dynamic Toolpath StepOver Changes

Why High Speed Dynamic Toolpath StepOver Changes – Mastercam

When backplotting or verifying a high speed dynamic toolpath, one may notice that the step-over appears to be inconsistent. The reason for this is that Mastercam takes the step-over value entered within the toolpath parameters as a guideline. The step-over produced looks at this guideline and takes into account the tool’s engagement into the material. […]

Why Dynamic Toolpath Stepover changes

Why Dynamic Toolpath StepOver Changes

Why High Speed Dynamic Toolpath Step-Over Changes   When backplotting or verifying a high speed dynamic toolpath one may notice that the step-over appears to be inconsistent. The reason for this is that Mastercam takes the step-over value entered within the toolpath parameters as a guideline. The step-over produced looks at this guideline and takes […]

Mastercam How To Tips Views, Planes and WCS

Views, Planes and WCS

Views, Planes and WCS   Work Coordinate System (WCS) is the active coordinate system in use by Mastercam at any given time.  The WCS tells the software how your part is positioned or oriented in the machine.  The WCS contains the orientation of the XYZ axis plus the location of the zero point (the origin). […]

Using Solids for Toolpath

Using Solids for Toolpath     Solid features can be selected for the entities required for toolpath creation. How these features are selected can be slightly different depending whether 2D toolpaths or surface toolpaths are being used.   2D Toolpaths These toolpaths will allow wireframe and/or solid(s) to be selected. These toolpaths are contour, drill, […]

Toolpath/Solids Manager Display/Hide

Toolpath/Solids Manager Display/Hide

Toolpath/Solids Manager Display/Hide     View>Toggle Toolpaths/Solids Manager     If Auto Hide is off, the tabs will appear here…     If Auto Hide is on, the tabs will appear here…     Auto Hide is controlled here…     See all How-To’s, Tips & Tricks and FAQ’s here! Presented by Sandy McClintock, Applications Support […]

Changing Toolpaths Parameter Defaults

Changing Toolpath Parameter Defaults

Changing Toolpath Parameter Defaults Option 1 This method does not require an operation to be created and is more efficient if multiple operation defaults need to be modified.   From the Toolpath Manager, expand Machine Properties and select File.     Select the “!” for Operation Defaults. This will allow edits to be done to the […]

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