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How to Mark Faster in Mastercam

1/28/22 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike

Teachers, you've got dozens of programs to review. Here's how to get through them faster!

Reviewing programs, marking assignments, and grading tests can take a considerable amount of time for teachers. This quick tip can help you not only get through file review quicker but also help you provide better feedback to the student.

This video is focusing on 2D geometry. This is but one portion of the file review process but it can be a lengthy one if you try and review each piece of geometry individually. Most will have some geometry they already use to merge into the students file but it can still be troublesome differentiating between the correct geometry and the students incorrect geometry. What I like to do is save all my files with the geometry in a different color. Red is the go to for me and I also move it slightly lower in Z. This way the merged geometry will not only be contrasting in color, but it will be hidden under the students correct geometry. Leaving exposed only red geometry where there are incorrect features.

I have added all the geometry for Mill 2D Lessons 1-8, with their exercise files, and I added it as a download link at the very bottom of that page. If you have access to our Mastercam Teacher Kits, you'll find these changes in there.

I do plan on adding similar content to the Lathe and Mill 3D Teacher Kits as well. I'd like to get some feedback on this 2D stuff first though, just in case any changes or requests come in.

At the end of the above video, I talked about a previous video 'Catching Cheaters in Mastercam'. For those that missed it, here is the link to it...

Catching Cheaters in Mastercam


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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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