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Mastercam 2024 Now in TECHNICOLOR!

8/23/23 6:06 PM / by camInstructor Mike

It's amazing how much easier a touch of color can make programming!

Adding graphical planes in the Drilling toolpath and colored geometry selection in the MultiAxis toolpaths may seem like simple additions, but they have a significant impact on programming efficiency in Mastercam 2024. These enhancements make it much easier to visualize what is selected and how it will affect the toolpath before investing time in creating it.

In the Drilling toolpath, the inclusion of graphical planes allows users to easily identify the location of Clearance, Retract, Top of Stock, Depth, and Tip Comp. Previously, understanding the difference between Absolute and Incremental and their impact on these locations within drilling was a challenge for new users. With this new feature, everything becomes crystal clear, resulting in fewer errors and less frustration.

The MultiAxis paths also benefit from color selection options. Similar to how a 3D path can display different colors for Drive and Check, users now have the ability to assign colors to various elements in the multi-axis world. Drive curves, machining geometry, check geometry, and more will each have a specific color associated with them, which will be visible as soon as the toolpaths parameters are opened. This simplifies the process of identifying what is selected, eliminating the need to enter the selection mode to check.

These seemingly minor changes to the interface significantly enhance the programming experience, making the job of programming parts in Mastercam much easier. It's updates like these that we eagerly anticipate, as they streamline workflows and improve overall efficiency.

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Topics: Mastercam, 2024

camInstructor Mike

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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