Feb. 3, 2021 (Tolland, Conn.) – CNC Software Inc. has announced that currently maintained Mastercam customers can now participate in the Public Beta Program for Mastercam 2022. Manufacturers will be able to “test-drive” Mastercam 2022 before it is released and provide feedback to help shape the final product. Participants in the Public Beta Program get an early look at dozens of new tools for simple to complex jobs.
Many of the improvements in Mastercam 2022 are directly driven by Mastercam users and shops based on feedback from Public Beta releases, shop visits, customer surveys, and consultation with Mastercam industry partners.
Faster, more flexible multiaxis programming. As more shops seek the benefits of a single setup, multiaxis cutting strategy, Mastercam 2022 adds new techniques and strategies such as the Unified Multiaxis toolpath which allows users to select multiple pieces of input geometry to generate the toolpath pattern. Using those geometry choices, the toolpath picks the best algorithm to calculate the path. Multi-pass on Deburr toolpaths supports flat chamfered and rounded edges which gives the user added flexibility, allowing the Deburr toolpath to create a quality surface finish on larger chamfered or radiused edges.
Modeling advances. Mastercam 2022 introduces mesh creation and editing capabilities that deliver new modeling tools, including the ability to reconstruct models from scanned data. Being able to directly edit wireframe geometry without interacting with the dialog box speeds up design and modification work, according to CNC Software. The Overflow UV function allows users to replace multiple surfaces with inconsistent flows with a single surface for flowline toolpaths. Users can also simplify surfaces for general modeling. Overflow UV generates a single unified surface with a desired UV flow on a connected set of surfaces.
Enhanced intelligence and automation. A suite of system-wide enhancements helps automate tasks and speed workflow. New automatic region chaining uses a “smart” approach to auto-select logical chained areas. Holemaking from imported solids is faster as Mastercam will now automatically extract appropriate information and pre-populate your programming options. Also, tool imports have been made more intelligent as Mastercam will infer more tool properties from an incoming tool CAD model.
For more information on Mastercam’s Public Beta Program, visit https://www.mastercam.com/support/customer-resources/.