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MASTERCAM NEWS Mastercam X6 Now Certified for Autodesk Inventor 2013 Mastercam CAD/CAM software, announces that Mastercam X6 has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2013 3D mechanical design software under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor software gives manufacturers the ability to digitally design, visualize, and simulate how a product will work under real world conditions before it is built, which helps reduce cost and increase efficiency. To be certified, the product must meet certain guidelines and demonstrate a high level of quality as well as compatibility with Autodesk Inventor software. Certification is given only after the product has been tested and approved. Mastercam X6 has a direct add-in for Autodesk Inventor, a great way to boost productivity. Free to the Mastercam and Autodesk communities, Mastercam Direct enables users to open a model in Mastercam while in an Inventor session, and then update toolpaths to reflect changes to the model. Mastercam X6 is able to read in native Inventor files (.IPT and .IAM) for design purposes and toolpath generation.

Download Mastercam X6MU1 Mastercam X6 MU1 can be downloaded from Clicking Here You must be on current maintenance to receive this release.  

You MUST have X6 already installed on your system to install this update. Save the .exe to your desktop. After downloading, double click to launch the installer and follow the prompts. This is NOT a standalone installation, it will install right on top of your current X6 installation.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Cimquest at (866) 277-8778 or Support: support@cimquest-inc.com Please Note - If X6 MU1 is uninstalled,

X6 must be installed again, so it is a good idea to keep the X6 installation


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What’s New In Mastercam - 2D Enhancement 2D HST Blend Mill Compensation Cutter compensation options are now available in 2D HST Blend Mill toolpaths. The options include left, right, inside, and outside. Tip compensation and stock to leave on walls are also supported.

2D HST Dynamic Toolpath Improvements The 2D HST Dynamic toolpaths (Core, Area, Rest, and Contour) include several enhancements in Mastercam X6: Variable Toolpath Radius The 2D HST Dynamic toolpaths currently use the toolpath radius value as a hard value for both arc on/off motion and sharp corner smoothing. At times, the tool cannot fit into narrow channels or between islands due to the toolpath radius size. Instead of using a smaller toolpath radius to fit into these areas, which limits the efficiency of the arc on/off motion, these toolpaths now automatically adjust the toolpath radius in these areas. This allows the tool to fit into tight areas and mill deeper in sharp corners. You can enter a minimum toolpath radius on the Cut Parameters page.


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What’s New In Mastercam - 2D Enhancement Zigzag Motion Support With this new feature, you can now use zigzag toolpath motion for open passes to optimize your dynamic toolpaths. The toolpaths use the toolpath radius to smoothly exit and enter material during direction changes. When machining closed contours, the toolpath defaults to climb milling. Note: This change does not apply to Dynamic Contour toolpaths.

Outside Approach Control Dynamic Facing, Core, and Contour toolpaths now include the ability to specify which side of the block the tool approaches from. You can use this functionality to avoid over-travel conditions when large parts might be taking up most of the travel in one direction. The following pictures illustrate the approach options:


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Upcoming Events From Cimquest New England 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

August 1, 2012 1pm-3pm

Windsor Locks, CT

August 14, 2012 9am-11am Cimquest - Sterling, MA

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

June 27, 2012 1pm-3pm

Windsor Locks, CT

July 17, 2012 1pm-3pm

Cimquest - 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

June 12, 2012 9am-11am

Cimquest - Sterling, MA

August 14, 2012 1pm-3pm

Cimquest - Sterling, MA

August 29, 2012 1pm-3pm

Windsor Locks, CT


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

Place

TBD

Cimquest - Sterling, MA

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

Place

TBD

Cimquest - Sterling, MA

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

Place

June 12, 2012 1pm-3pm

Cimquest - Sterling, MA

July 17, 2012 9am-11am

Cimquest - Sterling, MA


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Mastercam Tech Tip Isolating OPS & Geometry


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Upcoming Mastercam Training Mastercam Basic Mill - June 4—6, 2012@ Cimquest Sterling MA Design, interface & configuration. project setup, 2D Toolpaths & NC output. Mastercam Advanced Lathe - June 18 & 19, 2012 @ Cimquest Sterling MA Advanced turning applications including C-Axis and Mill-Turn Mastercam Advanced Mill - June 20—22, 2012 @ Cimquest Sterling MA Surface creation & manipulation, 3D toolpaths, multi-surface toolpaths & verification

Upcoming Mastercam Tech Days June 13, 2012 @ Cimquest Sterling MA - Session 1 - 9am-12noon June 13, 2012@ Cimquest Sterling MA - Session 2 - 1pm-4pm June 27, 2012@ Windsor Lock, CT - Session - 9am-12noon

Cimquest" Mastercam May Newsletter 2012  

Latest information and news on Mastercam Cad/Cam Softare & Training from Cimquest CadCam Solutions

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