Skip to content

Mastercam 2024 Public Beta: 3 Features to Explore

The public beta program for Mastercam 2024 is now available. Here’s a look at how to participate in our public beta program and the top new features we’re most excited for you to try in Mastercam 2024 Public Beta.

How To Access Mastercam 2024 Public Beta

If you’re a Maintenance user, you can log in to your Mastercam account and download the free public beta version of Mastercam 2024.

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 new features and improvements across the product.

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.

Not a Maintenance user? Connect with your local Reseller to learn more about the benefits of Maintenance.

Mastercam 2024 Public Beta Highlights

Here are a few highlights we’re most excited to share with you in the public beta version of Mastercam 2024:

1. B-Axis Contour Enhancements

Three major enhancements have been added to the B-Axis Contour Turning operation:

  • Ability to manually edit usable insert area
  • Ability to manually edit tool axis vectors
  • Adjust stock function

Together, these new features give you even more control over how their tool contacts the part. These enhancements further the optimization of tool lift and surface finish, while also streamlining the workflow.

2. Turret Mounted Angled Milling Heads

Prior to Mastercam 2024, tool locators for turrets supported both turning tools and milling tools in live tooling stations. While turning tools could be mounted in an angular orientation, live tools could not.

Mastercam 2024 divides turret tool locators into two separate component types: one for turning tools, and a second for milling tools. You can create milling tool locators for face milling, cross milling, or at an angular orientation. You can also specify a fixed angle in the component properties or read the orientation from the operation. This lets you create tilted plane, G68-style toolpaths with turret-only machines.

3. Process Hole Toolpath

The Process Hole toolpath applies previously defined processes to a part’s solid hole features. A process consists of one or more hole-making operations built in an operations library. You can import applicable processes into the working part file when creating a Process Hole operation. 

You can use both 3- and 5-axis scenarios for Process Hole geometry selection. After creating a Process Hole operation, you can explode the operation into its component operations and work directly with those components like any other toolpath. 

These are only a few of the new features and enhancements coming to Mastercam 2024. To take a test drive of our upcoming release, download the public beta version of Mastercam 2024.