Give Mastercam 2022 a Test Drive with the Public Beta Program
The Public Beta Program for Mastercam 2022 is now in full swing. If you are a currently maintained user, you can log in to your Mastercam account and download the free, Public Beta version of Mastercam 2022 from my.mastercam.com.
Participants in the Public Beta Program will get an early look at dozens of powerful new tools for simple to complex jobs. The Public Beta download includes comprehensive What’s New documentation detailing the many new features and improvements across the product range.
Mastercam 2022 includes a vast array of developments in direct response to requests and feedback from our user base. Before the software is available to the general public, get your sneak peek at the enhancements and try out the new features and functionality for yourself. You may share your observations in the Mastercam Customer Forum.
One of the benefits of being a Mastercam user on Maintenance is the ability to have your voice help guide the development of each new release of the world’s most widely used CAD/CAM software. From our Customer Feedback Program to Public Beta cycles, your expertise as a Mastercam User helps prioritize new developments and identify areas for improvement.
Here are a few notable highlights of improvements to our suite of CAD/CAM for CNC machining that you can expect in Mastercam 2022:
- Faster, more flexible multiaxis programming: As more shops continue to rely on streamlined multiaxis cutting for single-setup precision, Mastercam 2022 adds new techniques and strategies such as the Unified Multiaxis toolpath which allows you to select multiple pieces of input geometry to generate the toolpath pattern. Using those geometry choices, the toolpath picks the best algorithm to calculate the path. Multi-pass on Deburr toolpaths supports flat chamfered and rounded edges which gives the user added flexibility, allowing the Deburr toolpath to create a quality surface finish on larger chamfered or radiused edges.
- Modeling advances: Mastercam 2022 introduces powerful mesh creation and editing capabilities that deliver a new class of modeling tools, including the ability to reconstruct models from scanned data. Directly edit wireframe geometry without interacting with the dialog box to speed up design and modification work. And the Overflow UV function allows you to replace multiple surfaces with inconsistent flows with a single surface for flowline toolpaths. You can also simplify surfaces for general modeling. Overflow UV generates a single unified surface with a desired UV flow on a connected set of surfaces.
- Enhanced intelligence and automation: A suite of system-wide enhancements help automate tasks and speed your workflow. New automatic region chaining uses a “smart” approach to auto-select logical chained areas. Holemaking from imported solids is faster as Mastercam will now automatically extract appropriate information and pre-populate your programming options. Even tool imports have been made more intelligent as Mastercam will infer more tool properties from an incoming tool CAD model.
These are only a few of the new features and enhancements coming to Mastercam 2022. To take a test drive of our upcoming release, download Mastercam 2022 Public Beta here.