The Mastercam X7 Router software introduces significant new capabilities, including new stock model improvements, Oscillate motion, Multi-Core support and more, says the company. Oscillating tool motion improves tool life by not always machining with the same area of the tool and is particularly useful for trimming work. The Curve 5-axis and Swarf 5-axis toolpaths now include the Oscillate option. Users can either select linear (sharp direction changes) or high speed (smooth direction changes) motion as the tool moves through the toolpath. 3D high speed Raster, Radial, and Spiral toolpaths now include multi-core processing to speed up toolpath regeneration. Raster, Waterline, Spiral, Radial, and Hybrid toolpaths in Mastercam X7 now offer a method for selecting surfaces that the user’s tool motion should avoid. This improved toolpath control functions like other surface toolpaths in Mastercam. 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 the project is engraving created by projecting curves onto surfaces. Also, Mastercam X7 Art is now available to install as a 64-bit application.
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