Using Mastercam X6 to its Fullest #3 –Streamlined Chaining
Over the next several weeks we’ll be revisiting some of the new tools in Mastercam X6. This week we’ll focus on a more efficient chaining method.
Mastercam X6 Region Chaining
“Chaining” – defining areas of a model that need to be machined by using linked geometry – is a common practice. Solid models inherently contain much of that needed data, and Mastercam X6’s region chaining delivers another way of using that built-in information. For example, you can now explicitly define the area for a 2D dynamic milling toolpath by simply selecting the face to be machined and face (including non-planer faces) to be avoided. Mastercam treats the selections (even on open pockets) as complete machining chains. Look for more chaining streamlining as we head towards Mastercam X7.