Mastercam Contour Toolpath – How to Specify Entry & Exit Points
This Mastercam tip shows you how to quickly select and arrange the entry and exit points in a contour toolpath. When using a Contour toolpath it may be necessary to get a more specific entry and exit behavior from a user-defined point rather than a plunge or a traditional lead-in/lead-out. Our expert Sherman Snyder walks you through how to define and utilize a start point for multiple chains in a contour toolpath. With a defined entry and exit point the toolpath cuts exactly as intended for this counterbore.
About the author
Sherman Snyder been in the manufacturing industry for 18 years. A majority of his background has been in the oilfield and aerospace industries programming and machining parts for companies such as Rolls Royce, Halliburton, GE Oil & Gas, and SpaceX to name a few. Sherman has a wide range of software experience from other CAD/CAM software on the market. Sherman joined the MLC-CAD Systems family July of 2019.