Importing Your Custom Right-Mouse Button Menus
Welcome back to Mastercam Two Minute Tuesday! Each week we bring you a tip, trick or technique in two minutes or less.
Today we have a useful tip for anyone wanting to bring their custom right-mouse click menus over from a previous version. This video steps you through bringing them in from X7 to X8 – but keep it in mind as you look toward the upcoming X9!
First we’d like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response and participation in our Public Beta. Every piece of feedback we get is valuable!
How small shops can use advanced CAM software features to achieve steady incremental growth
Part 1: Introduction
Beyond that, there are a number of good CAM-centric moves a startup can make based on the owners' aspirations, skill sets, and opportunities. Whichever ones they choose, they should all serve to:
Startup shops that consistently fulfill these imperatives are likely to survive and then thrive. The remaining posts in this blog series will go into specific details. Look for part two of this ongoing blog series next week.
Welcome to the first Mastercam Two Minute Tuesday! Each week we’ll bring you a tip, trick or technique in two minutes or less. We’ll cover topics ranging from the easiest way to customize your interface to how to make the most of specific settings in various toolpaths. We’d like to extend a special thanks to our Two-Minute Tuesday partner CIMQuest, Inc., the New Jersey-based Mastercam reseller who will be presenting the tips to you.
Using CAD/CAM software from Matercam/CNC Software Inc. helped Wolfert’s Tool and Machine Co. develop and produce a single-billet aluminum guitar body. Read more about it in this article from Modern Machine Shop.
You’ve spoken, and we’ve listened!
We’re preparing to release our second Public Beta, which includes additional refinements and addresses issues that we’ve gotten directly from your feedback. Watch this space – we’ll be releasing the next Beta shortly.
In the meantime we’re continuing our weekly early look at some highlights.
Today we’ll look at two items which can help dramatically improve your mill programming.
That’s just a quick look at two powerful elements in X9. To experience the full suite for yourself, join in our Public Beta.
Hear about our recent Innovator of the Future's experience at Kennedy Space Center, and how he landed the top spot in this competition.
Next week, from March 17 – 20, 2015 from 8AM – 5PM each day, come to the Haas Automation corporate facility in Oxnard, CA, to see the latest in American made Haas CNC technology on display! With 20 machines operating and guided tours of their 1 million sq. ft. facility, you won’t want to miss it. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peak of Mastercam X9 and see the latest the industry has to offer for tooling, probing, and more.
Make sure to register to attend at www.HaasTec.com. We’ll see you next week!
The Mastercam X9 Public Beta is going strong! If you’re a current Mastercam user and you haven’t checked out the Beta, we encourage you to take a look. If you’re curious about what’s in our latest release, we’re continuing our weekly early look at some highlights.
This week we’ll take a look at a growing trend in shops: multitasking machines and what’s new in Mastercam Mill-Turn.
Enhanced Collision Detection for Mill-Turn Machines – Mastercam Mill-Turn X9 expands the elements that can be collision checked and opens them up for easier user selection and definition.
Chuck Jaw Movement Distance Control – Chuck components can now have maximum travel and default clearance, delivering more precise simulation.
Multiple Pull Part Tracking – Set a pickoff behind the source chuck for multiple pulls to advance the workpeice before pickoff/ cutoff operations. We’ve also included the ability to use the main spindle for part pulls.
Easily Output Your Sync Data – All your sync data is now available in tool table processing for easy external access.
New machine support – We are continually adding new machines and machine combinations to our roster.
That’s just a quick look at a few of the Mill-Turn enhancements in X9. To experience the full suite for yourself, join in our Public Beta!
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