Tag Archives: Toolpath
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. […]

Error - Select Machine Achievable

Error – select machine achievable toolplane with x-axis along machine x – set and repost

Error – select machine achievable toolplane with x-axis along machine x – set and repost While posting code the below error occurs…     Error – select machine achievable toolplane with x-axis along machine x – set and repost   This error occurs when posting an operation(s) that uses a plane for the tool and […]

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, […]

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