What’s New Mastercam 2021 : Exact Multiaxis Offsets
Surfaces with complex curvature and curves that are too short or long can make it difficult to get a clean toolpath across the entire geometry. With the Mastercam 2021 release you can now control the stepover calculation in multiple ways. Short drive curves can be extended automatically to save time creating wireframe geometry.
Offsets for each pass of a parallel toolpath are calculated as slots in 2D and as cylinders in 3D revolving around the original curve selected. With Exact mode the offsets are performed across the selected surface to maintain equal spacing as the surface curves around.
About the author
David began his career in manufacturing in 2003 working for a small custom guitar maker in Puyallup Washington. He received an Associates Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Clover Park Technical College in 2006. David worked in machine shops specializing in aerospace until joining MLC CAD Systems as a Mastercam Application Expert in 2016. David enjoys motorsport, the Pacific Northwest, roller coasters, and currently holds the high score on three of the ten Creature from the Black Lagoon pinball machines located throughout the Puget Sound Area.