Mastercam (CNC Software) will unveil Mastercam X7 for SolidWorks at the upcoming SolidWorks World 2013 Conference, January 20-23.
The solution introduces many of Mastercam Lathe's toolpaths. A few included are several types of roughing toolpaths to quickly remove large amounts of stocks; finish toolpaths to follow the contour of chained geometry; groove toolpaths for machining indented or recessed areas; the new Dynamic Rough toolpath for hard materials; and Plunge Turn is designed for special plunge turn tools only (specifically the ISCAR plunge and turn inserts).
Mastercam has been working with ISCAR on technology designed specifically to run ISCAR's latest tools. The joint partnership creates more consistent tool loads and reduces tool wear, the company says.
The solution also includes a new 3D HST Project Toolpath, which projects either geometry or a toolpath from an earlier operation onto surfaces. A new editor, Code Expert, supports the new MP.NET posting language, legacy MP, NC code, and VB script. It includes completely configurable keyword highlighting, AutoComplete, prebuilt code snippets, outlining, and bookmarks. Backplot and Verify utilities are now in a single interface, which offers a more efficient workflow, better analysis tools, and more comprehensive toolpath support, the company says.
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