When entering almost any numerical value in Mastercam, you have the ability to right click in the respective field to choose from a number of different calculation methods. Selecting one of these options will bring you back to your CAD model so you can select a given point, feature etc.
For this example, I may have forgotten the required diameter of my drill. If I select the D = Diameter of an arc option I can then select the arc on my Cad model that I would like to match.
Mastercam will then auto-populate the numerical field with that value.
This option has been available in Mastercam for a very long time, but for those of you who were unaware of its existence; hopefully this can help save you some time and effort. This option can be used in many different fields and for many different purposes in Mastercam!
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