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Software Release Increases Machining Productivity

CNC Software, Inc., developer of Mastercam, has announced the release of Mastercam 2022. Mastercam 2022 is designed to increase machining productivity and reduce overall production costs with faster and more flexible multiaxis improvements, roughing tools for 2D users, advances in modeling, enhanced intelligence and automation and more.

OptiRough Toolpath for 2D Users

The 3D High Speed Dynamic OptiRough toolpath is now available for all Mill and Router product levels. This allows users to machine large cut depths with a bidirectional cutting strategy to remove the maximum amount of material with the minimum number of stepdowns.

Dynamic OptiRough allows users to create a single toolpath to machine a part, instead of creating multiple 2D operations to achieve the same goal. The toolpath is collision aware of the part, and for complex machining, the toolpath can also be aware of the tool holder.

Fast, Flexible Multiaxis Programming

As more shops seek the benefits of a single set-up multiaxis cutting strategy, Mastercam 2022 adds new techniques and strategies such as the Unified Multiaxis toolpath, which allows users to select multiple pieces of input geometry to generate the toolpath pattern. Using those geometry choices, the toolpath picks the best algorithm to calculate the path.

Multi-pass on Deburr toolpaths supports flat chamfered and rounded edges, which gives the user added flexibility, allowing the Deburr toolpath to create a quality surface finish on larger chamfered or radiused edges.

Modeling Advances

"Mastercam 2022 introduces powerful mesh creation and editing capabilities that deliver a new class of modeling tools, including the ability to reconstruct models from scanned data," said a company spokesperson. "Being able to directly edit wireframe geometry without interacting with the dialog box speeds up design and modification work."

The Overflow UV function allows users to replace multiple surfaces with inconsistent flows with a single surface for flowline toolpaths. Users can also simplify surfaces for general modeling. Overflow UV generates a single unified surface with a desired UV flow on a connected set of surfaces.

Enhanced Intelligence and Automation

A suite of system-wide enhancements helps automate tasks and speed workflow. New automatic region chaining uses a "smart" approach to auto-select logical chained areas.

Holemaking from imported solids is faster since Mastercam will now automatically extract appropriate information and pre-populate programming options. Tool imports have been made more intelligent since Mastercam will infer more tool properties from an incoming tool CAD model.

For more information contact:

CNC Software, Inc.

671 Old Post Road

Tolland, CT 06084


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