What’s New in Mastercam X5

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  • What\’s New in Mastercam X5
  • Introduction … 1
  • Before You Begin … 1
  •  If You Need More Help … 2
  •  Additional Documentation … 3
  •  Mastercam Customer Feedback Program … 3
  • General System Enhancements… 7
  • Installation Location Changes … 7
  • New Mastercam File Extensions … 7
  •  Separate Installation for Mastercam Art … 8
  •  Dynamic Plane Improvements … 9
  •  Tutorial: Creating a new view using Dynamic Plane … 9
  •  Spin Controls … 13
  •  New Visual Cues … 13
  •  Resizing Dialogs … 14
  •  Toolbar Highlight … 14
  •  Default Change for Importing Solids … 14
  •  File Translator Updates … 15
  • Design Enhancements … 17
  • Assigning Colors to Solid Faces…17
  •  Tutorial: Setting colors for solid faces and features … 17
  •  Solid Patterns … 21
  •  Tutorial: Creating a circular solid pattern … 21
  •  Solid and Surface Analysis Tools … 25
  •  Tutorial: Analyzing draft angles and part curvature … 25
  •  Modeless Solid Dialog Boxes … 30
  • IV * WHAT\’S NEW IN MASTERCAM X5
  • Entering Quick Arc Diameters …30
  •  Tutorial: Creating a circle based on a tap size …30
  •  Improved Bolt Circle Creation …32
  • General Mill Enhancements…35
  • New Tool Library Format …35
  • Tool Assemblies …35
  •  ISCAR HEM Support …36
  •  Mastercam Machine Simulation …37
  •  Tutorial: Using machine simulation …38
  •  Unselecting Points in Drill Point Selection …42
  •  Setup Sheet/ActiveReports Improvements…43
  •  Default Setting for Locking Feed Rates …46
  •  Offset and Profile Tolerance Controls Moved …46
  • Mill Level 1 Enhancements …49
  • New 2D HST Toolpaths …49
  •  Tutorial: Creating dynamic area mill and core mill toolpaths …50
  •  Tutorial: Creating a dynamic contour toolpath …58
  •  Island Facing in 2D HST Toolpaths …64
  •  Circle Mill Improvements …65
  •  Transform Toolpath Enhancements …66
  •  FBM Mill …74
  •  FBM Drill …77
  • Mill Level 3 Enhancements …81
  • New 3D HST Toolpaths …81
  •  Solid Chain Support in Multiaxis Toolpaths …85
  •  New Multiaxis Toolpaths …86
  •  Improved Multiaxis Toolpath Interface …88
  •  Tutorial: Creating a multiaxis toolpath …88
  • V
  • Router Enhancements … 101
  • Block Drill Support in FBM Drill … 101
  •  Importing Solids into Toolpath Nesting … 102
  •  Automatic Toolpathing Enhancements … 102
  •  WCS Support for ATP Single Part Processing … 104
  • Lathe Enhancements… 105
  • New Plunge Turn Toolpath … 105
  •  Tutorial: Creating plunge turn toolpaths … 105
  •  Stock Eject Option for Chuck Miscellaneous Operations … 115
  •  Cutoff Toolpath Enhancements … 115
  •  Roughing Toolpath Improvements … 117
  •  Plunge Parameters – Front Clearance Angle … 118
  •  Tool Compensation Enhancements … 119
  •  Boring Bar Holder Improvements … 121
  •  Turn Profile Enhancements … 122
  • Wire Enhancements … 125
  • New Power Library Format … 125
  • Art Enhancements … 129
  • New Art Toolpaths … 129
  •  Export to 256-Color Grayscale Images … 130
  • Post Enhancements … 131
  • NCI Lines for Transform Custom Parameters … 131
  •  Eject Stock Option for Lathe 903 Line … 134
  •  20800 NCI Line for Multiaxis Comp in Control … 135
  •  NCI Support for New Wire Power Libraries … 136
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