TOLLAND, CT – CNC Software announces the release of Mastercam X7 Router. Mastercam X7 introduces significant new capabilities, including new stock model improvements, Oscillate motion, Multi-Core support, and so much more.
Oscillating tool motion improves your tool life by not always machining with the same area of the tool. This motion is particularly useful for trimming work. The Curve 5-axis and Swarf 5-axis toolpaths now include the Oscillate option. You can either select linear (sharp direction changes) or high speed (smooth direction changes) motion as your tool moves through the toolpath.
Multi-Core & Check Surface Support
3D high speed Raster, Radial, and Spiral toolpaths now include multi-core processing to speed up your toolpath regeneration. Raster, Waterline, Spiral, Radial, and Hybrid toolpaths in Mastercam X7 now offer a method for selecting surfaces that your tool motion should avoid. This improved toolpath control functions just like other surface toolpaths in Mastercam.
Project toolpaths map either geometry or a toolpath from an earlier operation onto surfaces. In previous versions of Mastercam, the Project toolpath was only available as a surface roughing toolpath. In Mastercam X7, the full suite of high speed toolpath parameters are available to refine the tool motion. Projecting points onto surfaces can create plunging motion to clear small areas in detailed parts. A common use of project is engraving created by projecting curves onto surfaces.
More powerful tools in Mastercam X7 Router include:
• Stock model now supports multi-core processing for all toolpaths, making it even faster to regenerate your stock models.
• Ability to select how finishing passes are created (helix upwardly, helix downwardly, and circle).
• Mastercam X7 Art is now available to install as a 64-bit application, which lets you take full advantage of your 64-bit hardware and operating systems.
• A tray notification program that will automatically check for updates to Mastercam.
• File translator updates
o Parasolids: Version 25
o AutoCAD: 2013
o Catia: V5 R22
o Rhino: V5
For more information on Mastercam X7 Router, and to view videos on the new software features, please visit Mastercam.com.
Developed by CNC Software, Inc., Mastercam is Windows-based CAD/CAM software for 2- through 5-axis routing, milling and turning, 2- and 4-axis wire EDM, 2D and 3D design, surface and solid modeling, artistic relief cutting, and Swiss machining. CNC Software is a privately owned corporation founded in 1984. The U.S.-based company provides Mastercam CAD/CAM solutions to more than 176,000 installations in 75 countries in industries including mold-making, prototyping, automotive, medical, aerospace, and consumer products. Mastercam runs under Windows 7 and Windows 8, and is compatible with all other CAD/CAM systems. For more information about CNC Software, Inc. and its Mastercam family of products, contact CNC Software, Inc., M - F, 8 AM - 5 PM EST at (800) 228-2877 or (860) 875-5006,—671 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084. Or visit Mastercam.com.
Source: CNC Software, Inc.