What is a C-Hook?
Do you ever find yourself wondering, “Gee, it would be nice if Mastercam did ____” ? [fill in blank some feature that would be really handy] Well, there’s a good chance that it already does. That feature may be available as a C-Hook.
For those of you who don’t know what a C-Hook is, it is a utility program that is designed to extend Mastercam. C-Hooks are basically apps for Mastercam—except we’ve been doing it since the 1990s (before apps were so hip). There are many C-Hooks available from 3rd-party developers, but the Mastercam install also includes a large library of C-Hooks. Mastercam even lets you add your favorite C-Hooks to the right-click menu or a toolbar.
An example of a Mastercam C-Hook is our Gear App. You can use this Gear C-Hook to create a single tooth or all teeth of an involute spur or internal gear. It also computes the roll measurement for checking the gear.