CNC Software's new Mastercam 2017 brings a new suite of programming tools focused on delivering speed, automation, and efficiency for all machining jobs.
New Ribbon Tabs
Mastercam 2017 features a new ribbon interface to make it easier to find the functions to complete tasks. “Many of our more powerful tools were underused because customers did not know where to find them,” says CNC Software President, Meghan West.
The ribbon tabs group similar functions and displays them in order from simple to more complex. Each tab relates to a type of activity, from creating wireframe geometry to generating toolpaths.
Dynamic Motion Technology
Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion technology maximizes material removal rates, extends tool life, reduces cycle time, saves wear and tear on machines, and cuts hard materials more easily. New to 2017, micro lifts now use a line-of-sight approach to move the tool where it needs to go through unobstructed areas. This results in reposition moves that are more efficient, less complex, and travel a shorter distance resulting in shorter cycle times.
Complex Machining Made Easy
Mastercam 2017 introduces Maximum Stock Engagement for select 3D High Speed Finishing toolpaths, allowing users to limit how deeply the cutter engages uncut material and protect smaller tools from taking too heavy of a cut.