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Catching Cheaters in Mastercam

1/15/22 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike

I have a special set of skills I've acquired over a long career that make me a nightmare for cheaters. If you cheat, I will find you!

As a teacher, this is something you will have to eventually deal with. Cheating! Yes, students are supposed to be there to learn but some are wanting to take the shortest and easiest path to passing. I'm here to stop that! 

By no means do I want to fail anyone for making a one time mistake. That's why I try to take a proactive approach to cheating...convincing cheaters to not cheat before they even get the idea of doing it. Typically, once I show them a few of the ways I could catch them within Mastercam, not many would attempt slipping one past me. This video is a tool for teachers to track down cheaters and a warning that every teacher out there is now going to know these tricks :)

I always found that the best way to catch someone cheating was with a simple conversation about the project. A few questions about how this or that was done, why something was done a particular way vs another, that typically gets em every time. But it isn't physical proof. This video will show several ways to get proof and a few ways to deter students as well. 

Students, just do the project. Your future self will thank you for the effort. 


Here is the link to the video mention at the end...
The #1 Mistake I See On Mastercam Certification Tests

(Bonus points for anyone who can name the cheaters in the thumbnail and what they cheated at)

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Written by camInstructor Mike

camInstructor Mike is Mike Wearne, an avid machinist, cnc programmer and overall connoisseur of all things machining. Mike is one of camInstructor's resident cad/cam/cnc experts and works part time at his local college teaching aspiring machinists how to program CNC Machines of all types.

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