The Mastercam X5 Beginner Training Tutorial provides acomprehensive step-by-step approach to learning the basics of three Mastercammodules: Mill Level 1 (2D), Lathe and Solids. It is a great choice for anindividual looking to get a broader overview of the software or an instructorlooking to provide the same for his/her students.
Six mill projects, two lathe projects, and three solid projects –the same found at the start of our newly revised Mill Level 1, Lathe and SolidsTraining Tutorials – are combined with 11 practice exercises and the MastercamX5 Home Learning Edition DVD (Demo Software) to round out this compilation book.
Each tutorial systematicallywalks through all the procedures from Geometry Creation to Toolpathinstructions, Verification and G Code Generation. In nearly 800 pages, a widerange of topics are covered including 2D Geometry and Solids Creation,Drilling, Tapping, Contouring, Pocketing, Circle Milling and Slot Milling. Italso contains 2D High Speed Toolpaths, with further explanations given for theuse of transforming toolpaths, as well as proper Stock Setup and Tool Settings.The book also includes a General Notes chapter with useful tools and shortcutsthat make the software even easier to use. You will also find a description ofthe 2D toolpath parameters of the Solid menu and Operations Manager.
For users looking to explore Mastercam more deeply, it is suggested to look at our titles dedicated to each topic; Mill Level 1 Training Tutorial, Lathe Training Tutorial and Solids Training Tutorial. For example, the Mill Level3 Training Tutorial would better follow the Mill Level 1 text for example, as it contains an extra 4 mill-related tutorials beyond what is found in the BeginnerTraining Tutorial.