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The Mastercam Tip You Need to Know

9/18/19 2:16 PM / by camInstructor Mike

Quite possibly the least known shortcut in Mastercam that can really help you get things done faster!

There are many keyboard shortcuts in Mastercam. Many of which you can customize yourself. Many power users have keyboard shortcuts set for all kinds of different Mastercam functions. Those who are newer to Mastercam, and even those who have been using Mastercam for a long time, may not be comfortable with keyboard shortcuts. The Spacebar shortcut shown in the blog video may be a way to slower get used to method of programming.

The Spacebar keyboard shortcut in Mastercam does nothing more than launch the functions that was just used. This can be anything from geometry creation to toolpaths. Give this a try and let me know if you find it speeds up your workflow.


Also mentioned in this video is the upcoming CMTS trade show. We will be attending the show for one day, not as an Exhibitor, just simply walking the floor and seeing all there is to see. I do plan on taking some video of what I find interesting and creating a video from that content. I might try to launch a Facebook live broadcast, but no promises. 

CMTS is the Canadian version of IMTS and EMO. It is nowhere near the size of either of those two shows. For comparison, EMO has over 2000 exhibitors where as CMTS has roughly 600.

Keep an eye out for the next blog post which will be taken from CMTS.

If you are interested in attending CMTS, it takes place from September 30- October 3, 2019 at the International Center in Toronto Canada. If you register early, entry is free. There are workshops and conferences you can sign up for at an additional fee if you wish.


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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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