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Mastercam X5 runs in Solidworks

CNC Software Inc. has added a CAM application that runs seamlessly in Solidworks.


CNC Software Inc. has added a CAM application that runs seamlessly in Solidworks.

Mastercam X5 features a full suite of cutting strategies, including feature-based machining (FBM) and 3D high speed machining (HSM) toolpaths. And, says the Tolland, Conn.-based and aptly named CNC software developer, its automated cleanup toolpaths will help you get parts off the machine faster with little or no handwork.

Working in 2D or 3D, the machining functions include the new OptiRough Toolpath that removes large amounts of material quickly. Large, aggressive cuts followed by fast, smaller up-cuts safely and quickly deliver a fully roughed part. And hybrid finishing intelligently blends two efficient cutting techniques in a single toolpath. It evaluates the model shape and smoothly switches between constant Z cutting and scallop machining for a finer finish with less work.
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