The Mastercam X7 Mill Level 3 Training Tutorial gets a total refresh with 7 new projects and 7 accompanying practice exercises that span a wide degree of complexity. It is strongly recommended to have a good understanding of 2D machining (provided in the Mill Level 1 Training Tutorial, for example) before beginning this book.
All of the parts are designed with machinability in mind and include suggested fixtures and tool setups. Clearly laid out objectives and dimensioned step previews make it easier than ever to follow along.
Over 900 pages of content cover 3D wireframe and surface geometry creation, Surface Finish and Roughing toolpaths. An emphasis is put on the advanced Surface High Speed Toolpaths, including the new High Speed Toolpaths such as OptiRest, OptiArea and OptiCore, STL Stock creation and its use in solid model verification. Also covered is how to create and manage Stock models in the Toolpath Manager. Machine Simulation is also used to check for collisions between the part, the tool and any of the machine’s components. Finally, the General Notes chapter provides useful tools, shortcuts and 3D toolpath parameter descriptions.