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Mastercam’s Design Tools Provide Flexibility and Ease of Use

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Mastercam is known for powerful NC programming, but it also delivers a suite of shop-tested design tools including 3D surfacing and solids. The streamlined CAD engine makes design work easier than ever before.

Mastercam's 2D Dynamic Milling is greatly simplified with the introduction of Region Chaining.

Mastercam Design streamlines modeling and editing geometry. It also supports advanced geometry creation, including NURBS curves and surfaces, 2D and 3D associative dimensioning, surface extension, blending, trimming, splitting, variable filleting, solid modeling, hybrid modeling, and so much more!

A few new enhancements to Mastercam Design X6 are:

Region Chaining

Mastercam’s 2D Dynamic Milling is greatly simplified with the introduction of Region Chaining. You now define the area for a 2D dynamic milling toolpath by simply selecting the face to be machined and face to be avoided. Mastercam treats the selections (even on open pockets) as complete machining chains.

Intersecting and Trimming Solid Edges

Mastercam automatically recognizes intersections between wireframe geometry and solid edges.

Enhanced Solid Trim to Surface

New options give you even greater control over your solid/surface trim results.

Solid History Removal

Mastercam lets you strip the list of operations or features from a solid model, leaving it as a “brick” to prevent changes and protect your model.

Transform (Xform) Fit

Mastercam can “nest” geometry along a vector. This feature can be particularly helpful when you are fitting parts between clamps and fixtures.

Mastercam can "nest" geometry along a vector. This can be helpful when fitting parts between clamps and fixtures.

For more information on Mastercam’s Design programming, please visit www.mastercamdesigntools.com.