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Mastercam 2020 Released; 3D Tooling One of Several New Features

CNC Software, Inc., developer of Mastercam, has released Mastercam 2020.

Mastercam 2020 increases machining productivity and reduces overall production costs with new 2D through multi-axis milling automation features, CAD and model preparation improvements, improved Machine Configuration, 3D Tooling, and more.

CNC Programming

Mastercam 2020 continues to increase productivity and programming efficiency, while reducing overall production costs, with a series of automated 2D through 5-axis toolpath improvements.

The new 3D Blend toolpath delivers a smooth, precision surface finish, and provides stock and holder checking. 3D tooling has also seen many usability improvements such as 3D tool icons in tool lists, stop-on-contact functionality when mating insert to holder, and auto-populating compensation point when defining 3D tools.

Job Preparation and Setup

Mastercam 2020 increases efficiency and reduces job setup time and the preparation needed for part machining and programming. This includes the ability to filter inserts and holders by attributes as well as the ability to track associativity. Chaining enhancements include faster, easier chaining for Wireframe and Solids, and chain display and behavior improvements.

Validation

With improvements to toolpath and machine simulation, toolpath graphics, and other verification and analysis tools, Mastercam 2020 provides greater programming assurance and allows for better, more informed decisions before a job is run. These improvements include the go to home position on tool plane change which moves the tool to a home position between operations when there is a plane change.

Rotary axis positioning allows you to simulate and visualize multi-axis movement of the machine tool, while Skip Drill Cycle Pecking improves cycle time estimates.

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