What’s New Mastercam 2021 – Bounding Box
Quickly calculate the raw material needs and define the stock model shape with the new bounding box feature in Mastercam 2021. In addition to calculating the extents of a shape, a new automatic orientation allows the stock shape to be rotated automatically to solve for the smallest possible volume for the geometry. Silhouette Boundary creates a blank shape with no concave faces, perfect for defining a blank shape from an EDM or plasma table. A wrap feature calculates the smallest volume of bounding box possible which resembles the finished part shrink-wrapped and ready to ship. The wrapped shape would make an efficient roughing shape or allow you to quickly calculate shipping volume.
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George has been an Applications Experts with MLC CAD Systems for more than 14 years. He brings real Machine Shop experience to the table with previous experience as an Applications Engineer for a Machine Tool Distributor in North Texas and over 20 years as a Machinist on the shop floor. Along with being an ASQ Certified Mechanical Inspector since 1987, he understands that at the end of the day, we are ultimately judged by our ability to measure what we did.