Mastercam Router Machining Software offers an ideal foundation for fast and efficient routing, says the company. It provides the tools needed for precise control over all aspects of 2D machining, adds the company, including Contouring, Drilling and Pocketing. Mastercam also offers a way to automatically mill and drill solid models with Feature Based Machining. FBM evaluates a part’s features and automatically designs an effective machining strategy. For 3D machining, Mastercam Router gives a variety of techniques to rough machine parts. It allows users to rough cut multiple surfaces, solid models, STL files, or any combination of them, adds the company. A suite of finishing tools lets the user select the best method for the desired results. The software automates leftover material identification and removal. The software offers uses control over toolpath type, tool motion, and tool axis. In addition to general purpose multiaxis machining, Mastercam also has specialized Add-Ons for multi-bladed parts (Mastercam Blade Expert) and cylinder head ports (Mastercam Port Export). Other features include complete tab control including Full Tabs and Partial Tabs and engraving capabilities that give the effect of hand-carved art, according to the company, plus links to a variety of design software via Automatic Toolpathing. Standard nesting offers a fast, efficient and easily identifiable way of nesting parts, says Mastercam, and advanced nesting offers additional tools, including TrueShape nesting and nesting in scrap material.