Designed for Faster Workflow
Mastercam 2017 features a new ribbon interface and makes it easier to find the functions you need to complete your tasks. The ribbon tabs group similar functions and displays them in order from simple to more complex. Each tab relates to a type of activity, from creating wireframe geometry to generating toolpaths. Editing functions are on the same tab as creation functions so you have all the tools you need, when you need them.
Dynamic Motion Technology
Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion technology can slash machine time by as much as 75% or more. And, Dynamic Motion will help you get the most out of any machine in your shop—new or old.Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion technology maximizes material removal rates, extends tool life, reduces cycle time, saves wear and tear on machines, and cuts hard materials more easily. New to 2017, micro lifts now use a line-of-sight approach to move the tool where it needs to go through unobstructed areas. This results in reposition moves that are more efficient, less complex, and travel a shorter distance resulting in shorter cycle times.
Complex Machining Made Easy
Mastercam 2017 introduces Maximum Stock Engagement for select 3D High Speed Finishing toolpaths, allowing you to limit how deeply the cutter engages uncut material and protect smaller tools from taking too heavy of a cut. Optimised Raster Motion improves toolpath efficiency by filling in steeper geometry with perpendicular raster motion to create a cleaner result. Mastercam Mill-Turn now supports multi-station tool locators for turrets, as well as half index positions and improvements to tool and job set-up to improve overall workflow.
Mastercam 2017 toolpath enhancements: