CNC Software Inc. has released Mastercam X8, this update will work on Windows-based CAD/CAM platform; according to the developer the new update will improve process speed, automation capability, and production efficiency for all machining jobs.
In addition to the performance improvements, the developer also introduces new solids features, UI improvements, and usability/workflow improvements, among other new functions.
It’s having a new Dynamic Motion technology “a new and exciting approach to creating tool paths,” that follows proprietary rules reference a broad data set to create the most efficient cutting motion possible. This new technology not only calculates the area where metal to be removed but also intakes the condition of the material throughout various stages of machining.
The interface of solid designing has been fully revised for Mastercam X8. Now it is simpler, more intuitive building and editing of solids.
As well, with the new Solids interface there are new features such as Live Preview, Hands-on Drag Controls, and Direct Editing has been improved to simplify model preparation.
Other new tools in available in Mastercam X8 include:
• More improved 2D high speed toolpaths.
• Now user can define & select reference positions for approach & retract movements in multiaxis toolpaths & turn mill toolpaths.
• Lathe toolpaths can be included in stock model operations, which can be used for subsequent milling operations; and
• In Mastercam X8 contour Roughing toolpath is designed to take passes parallel to chained geometry.
Information courtesy :-American machinist