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MASTERCAM NEWS - X6 RELEASED To all customers on current Mastercam maintenance as of 10/31/2011. Mastercam X6 has been released and is available for download. As a valued S4A-Cimquest customer and as part of the services we offer you, we ask that you wait for our technical support staff to review the installation. After we have fully reviewed the installation, S4A will email you step by step instructions to install Mastercam X6 properly. Thank you

We have added more X6 Rollout dates in January to accommodate the overwhelming interest. Click here to sign up for one of the condensed Sessions

January 10th @ Sterling MA Session 1 9am-12noon Session 2 1pm—4pm

January 25th @ Mazak, Windsor Locks CT Session 1 9am-12noon


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News - Mastercam X6 Rollouts


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What’s New In Mastercam - Stock Model Stock Model In Mastercam X6, the stock model for Mill 2-axis through 5-axis toolpaths is now a separate entity in the Toolpath Manager with more power and flexibility than ever before. You can generate an initial stock model by choosing Toolpaths, Stock model from the Mastercam menu. The stock model is fully associative and has parameters that can be edited at any time similar to toolpath or solid operations. The stock model operation is marked dirty and requires a regen if you make changes to the stock model parameters or any toolpath the stock model is referencing. Once created, you can use stock model operations to: •Verify stock •Define stock for rest machining •Visualize stock •Generate stock model compares Note: If you have activated multithreaded processing for your configuration, Mastercam generates stock model operations as multithreaded processes. In the Stock Model dialog box, the Stock Definition page lets you create a name for the model, select a color, and set the basic shape parameters. Solids, mesh entities, surfaces (even single surfaces), STL files, and other stock models can all provide the basis for the new stock model. You can also pull in any values you entered in the Stock Setup page of the Machine Group Properties dialog box.


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What’s New In Mastercam - Stock Model The Source Operations page is where you select the source operations to process against the defined stock in the stock model operation. Use [Ctrl+click] and Shift+click] methods to select any combination of operations in the tree, including those from different machine groups. In addition, you can use the stock model to display leftover material. Using the Stock Compare page, follow these general guidelines: •Select the Stock Compare checkbox. • Use the Select button to return to the graphics window and select the part model entities to use in the comparison against the stock model. • Define the tolerance for the stock model compare. • Enter a value for stock to leave on the part model. • Set the minimum/maximum offset values and colors for the compare results. For more details on using this function, please click the Mastercam Help button at the bottom of the dialog box.


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Upcoming Events From Services 4 Automation 2D High Speed Toolpaths (HST) - Basic Overview of HST. This will cover 2D HST showing you a step by step orientation of the feature in Mastercam. Date & Time

Place

January 11, 2012 9am-11am

SFA - Sterling, MA

March 28, 2012 1pm-3pm

Windsor Locks, CT

3D High Speed Toolpaths (HST) - Basic Overview of HST. This will cover 3D HST showing you a step by step orientation of the feature in Mastercam. Date & Time

Place

February 7, 2012 1pm-3pm

SFA - Sterling, MA

Feature Based Machining - FBM & FBD - Basic Overview of how to use FBM & FBD to assist in your machining process, this will cover set up and a step by step orientation of the feature in Mastercam. Date & Time

Place

February 29, 2012 1pm-3pm

Windsor Locks, CT


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X6 Mini Rollout - Basic understanding of what’s new in Mastercam X6 including the new Mill and Turn toolpath enhancements. Date & Time

Place

January 10, 2012 9am-12noon

SFA - Sterling, MA

January 10, 2012 1pm-4pm

SFA - Sterling, MA

January 25, 2012 1pm-4pm

Windsor Locks, CT

Mastercam Setup Sheet - Basic introduction into Mastercam's new set up sheet and active reports. Date & Time

Place

February 7, 2012 9am-11am

SFA - Sterling, MA

Transform Toolpaths - The Transform Toolpaths function creates copies of operations in different orientations. You can use this function to translate operations into multiple copies arranged in a matrix, or a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Date & Time

Place

TBD

TBD


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Understanding Machine & Control Definitions - Basic understanding of how Machine and Control Definitions' interact with Post processors Date & Time

Place

March 12, 2012 1pm-3pm

SFA - Sterling, MA

Work Coordinate System (WCS) Basic Overview of how WCS's work and how to create, name and save them. Date & Time

Place

March 12, 2012 9am-11am

SFA - Sterling, MA

January 11, 2012 1pm-3pm

SFA - Sterling, MA


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Cimco News - Editor Macro Copy To Function In Cimco Edit Pro V6 a new function has been added that allows you to copy individual macros to a different machine type. This is useful for people that write macros and want to import the new macro into an existing type file. Here we copy the Cycle 200 Drilling macro from the Heidenhain file type to the Text file type.

The macro is copied into the Text file type

To learn more about Cimco Software contact SFA at 978-728-0009 or email sales@s4a.us


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S4A-Cimquest Tech Tip


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S4A-Cimquest Tech Tip


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Upcoming Mastercam Training Mastercam Basic Mill - January 4th-6th , 2012@ SFA Sterling MA Design, interface & configuration. project setup, 2D Toolpaths & NC output. Mastercam X Transition Class—January 9th, 2012 @ S4A Sterling MA Basic X introduction for Mill and Lathe Mastercam X Transition Class—January 11th, 2012 @ Windsor Locks, CT Basic X introduction for Mill and Lathe Mastercam Intermediate Mill - January 12th & 13th, 2012 @ SFA Sterling MA 2D HST, 3D geometry, Workplanes, Fixture Offsets, 4-Axis Indexing

January 18th, 2012 @ SFA Sterling MA - Session 1 - 9am-12noon January 18th, 2012@ SFA Sterling MA - Session 2 - 1pm-4pm January 25th, 2012@ Windsor Lock, CT - Session - 9am-12noon

December 2011 S4A Newsletter  

Mastercam - Cimco Newsletter

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