CNC Software has released Mastercam 2020, which helps increase machining productivity and reduce overall production costs with 2D through multi-axis milling automation features, CAD and model preparation improvements, improved machine configuration, 3D tooling, and more.
The 3D Blend toolpath delivers a smooth, precision surface finish, and provides stock and holder checking. 3D tooling has also seen many usability improvements such as 3D tool icons in tool lists, stop-on-contact functionality when mating insert to holder, and auto-populating compensation point when defining 3D tools.
Mastercam 2020 increases efficiency and reduces job setup time and the preparation needed for part machining and programming, including the ability to filter inserts and holders by attributes as well as the ability to track associativity. Chaining enhancements include faster, easier chaining for wireframe and solids, and chain display and behavior improvements.
Featuring greater programming assurance and for better, more informed decisions before a job is run, improvements also include the go to home position on tool plane change which moves the tool to a home position between operations when there is a plane change. Rotary axis positioning allows users to simulate and visualize multi-axis movement of the machine tool, while skip drill cycle pecking improves cycle time estimates.