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  1. Version 1.0.0

    33 downloads

    Note: To download this file you must have purchased something through the eStore The Mastercam 2020 for SOLIDWORKS Home Learning Edition allows you to use Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS on a trial basis. Please note: this is add-on software for SOLIDWORKS. A full seat of SOLIDWOKS is required.

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  2. We have an assembly in Solidworks that includes a purchased part that needs to get some clearance holes added to it in the CNC. We can't put the holes in the purchased part file or propagate them from the assembly level because this part will be used in other assemblies so we need it to be clean. The problem is that when we opening this assembly in Mastercam, we get the part, but no holes! Does anyone have advice on settings in either Mastercam OR Solidworks that would allow us to machine the assembly (as opposed to the part)?
  3. So I just started using MCFSW. Already im missing the familiar mastercam 'ambiance' . I can model in SW and toolpath in Mcam. Modeling in mcam is fine for me too. So my question is....whats the real advantage of MCFSW? One thing that bugs me is that my spacepilot is inactive during verfiy in mcfsw. Thanks for any feedback
  4. aerorob

    Mastercam direct

    Does mastercam direct add-in for solidworks still exist i had to do a fresh install of solidworks and on have mastercam for solidworks. I really liked the abilty to export to mastercam from solidworks.
  5. Version 1.0

    The Mastercam X9 for SolidWorks Programming Exercises book provides a comprehensive “hands on” method of learning Mastercam for SolidWorks. You will learn how to program a variety of different parts that require most of the toolpath types available in Mastercam for SolidWorks. Extensive emphasis is put on making parametric changes and toolpath updates to match the SolidWorks model changes. The primary focus is on toolpath creation on SolidWorks models. This book assumes you are already familiar with the basics of using SolidWorks. Extensive modeling skills are not required and SolidWorks topics beyond the basics are detailed in the instructions. Highlights: Contains 13 lessons with illustrated step-by-step instructions Mastercam’s time-tested machining strategies including contour, pocketing and drilling Innovative High Speed machining strategies Feature Based Machining for automatic programming of drill and 2D toolpaths 3D machining of irregular shaped SolidWorks models Focus on toolpath changes matching SolidWorks model updates and complete part swaps in assemblies Includes FREE Workflow Reference Guide and Mastercam for SolidWorks Quick Reference Guide Tutorial and lab files included as downloads with the purchase FREE Mastercam for SolidWorks Home Learning Edition software Note: Software requires a seat SolidWorks to run and will not work on its own.

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  6. Version 1.0.0

    This is an electronic only purchase downloadable in PDF format. Published by: In-House Solutions Inc. ISBN: 978-1-77146-755-1 The Mastercam 2018 for SolidWorks Programming Exercises book provides a comprehensive “hands on” method of learning Mastercam for SolidWorks. You will learn how to program a variety of different parts that require most of the toolpath types available in Mastercam for SolidWorks. Extensive emphasis is put on making parametric changes and toolpath updates to match the SolidWorks model changes. The primary focus is on toolpath creation on SolidWorks models. This book assumes you are already familiar with the basics of using SolidWorks. Extensive modeling skills are not required and SolidWorks topics beyond the basics are detailed in the instructions. Highlights: Contains 13 lessons with illustrated step-by-step instructions Mastercam’s time-tested machining strategies including contour, pocketing and drilling Innovative High Speed machining strategies Feature Based Machining for automatic programming of drill and 2D toolpaths 3D machining of irregular shaped SolidWorks models Focus on toolpath changes matching SolidWorks model updates and complete part swaps in assemblies Includes FREE Workflow Reference Guide and Mastercam for SolidWorks Quick Reference Guide Tutorial and lab files included as downloads with the purchase

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  7. Version 1.0.0

    584 downloads

    The Mastercam 2018 for SolidWorks Programming Exercises book provides a comprehensive “hands on” method of learning Mastercam for SolidWorks. You will learn how to program a variety of different parts that require most of the toolpath types available in Mastercam for SolidWorks. Extensive emphasis is put on making parametric changes and toolpath updates to match the SolidWorks model changes. The primary focus is on toolpath creation on SolidWorks models. This book assumes you are already familiar with the basics of using SolidWorks. Extensive modeling skills are not required and SolidWorks topics beyond the basics are detailed in the instructions. Highlights: Contains 13 lessons with illustrated step-by-step instructions Mastercam’s time-tested machining strategies including contour, pocketing and drilling Innovative High Speed machining strategies Feature Based Machining for automatic programming of drill and 2D toolpaths 3D machining of irregular shaped SolidWorks models Focus on toolpath changes matching SolidWorks model updates and complete part swaps in assemblies Includes FREE Workflow Reference Guide and Mastercam for SolidWorks Quick Reference Guide Tutorial and lab files included as downloads with the purchase

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  8. Version 1.2

    This book provides a comprehensive, step-by-step “hands-on” method of learning Mastercam X4 for SolidWorks, which is the CAM application that combines the world’s leading modeling software with the most widely used CAM software. The student will learn how to program a variety of different parts requiring most of the toolpath types available with Mastercam X4 for SolidWorks, including extensive emphasis on making parametric changes and update of toolpaths to match the solid model changes. This book contains 14 lessons with full colour illustrations that cover: -The manual time-tested 2D machining strategies including Contour, Pocket and Drilling. - Innovative new 2D High Speed Machining techniques. - Feature Based Machining for automatic programming of Drill and 2D Mill toolpaths. - 3D Machining of irregular shaped solid models. - Specialty techniques used in machining different configurations of SolidWorks models. - Focus on toolpath changes matching model updates and complete part swaps. - Also includes FREE Workflow Reference guide and Mastercam for SolidWorks Quick Reference Guide. The book assumes the student is already familiar with the basics of using SolidWorks. Extensive modeling skills are not required and anything beyond the basics are detailed in the lesson instructions. The primary focus of this book is to quickly teach how to program solid models using Mastercam X4 for SolidWorks.

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  9. Version 1.2

    The Mastercam X5 for SolidWorks, Step-by-Step Programming Examples book provides a comprehensive, “hands-on” method of learning Mastercam X5 for SolidWorks, which is the CAM application that combines the world’s leading modeling software with the most widely used CAM software. The student will learn how to program a variety of different parts requiring most of the toolpath types available with Mastercam X5 for SolidWorks, including extensive emphasis on making parametric changes and update of toolpaths to match the solid model changes. This book contains 14 lessons with full colour illustrations that cover: - The manual time-tested 2D machining strategies including Contour, Pocket and Drilling. - Innovative new 2D High Speed Machining techniques. - Feature Based Machining for automatic programming of Drill and 2D Mill toolpaths. - 3D Machining of irregular shaped solid models. - Focus on toolpath changes matching model updates and complete part swaps. - Also includes FREE Workflow Reference guide and Mastercam for SolidWorks Quick Reference Guide. The book assumes the student is already familiar with the basics of using SolidWorks. Extensive modeling skills are not required and anything beyond the basics are detailed in the lesson instructions. The primary focus of this book is to quickly teach how to program solid models using Mastercam X5 for SolidWorks.

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  10. Version 1.2

    This is an electronic only purchase downloadable in PDF format. ISBN: 978-1-926955-69-2 Published by: In-House Solutions Inc. Authored by: Jeff Quinn The Mastercam X6 for SolidWorks, Step-by-Step Programming Examples book provides a comprehensive, “hands-on” method of learning Mastercam X6 for SolidWorks, which is the CAM application that combines the world’s leading modeling software with the most widely used CAM software. The student will learn how to program a variety of different parts requiring most of the toolpath types available with Mastercam X5 for SolidWorks, including extensive emphasis on making parametric changes and update of toolpaths to match the solid model changes. This book contains 13 lessons with full colour illustrations that cover: - The manual time-tested 2D machining strategies including Contour, Pocket and Drilling. - Innovative new 2D High Speed Machining techniques. - Feature Based Machining for automatic programming of Drill and 2D Mill toolpaths. - 3D Machining of irregular shaped solid models. - Focus on toolpath changes matching model updates and complete part swaps. - Also includes FREE Workflow Reference guide and Mastercam for SolidWorks Quick Reference Guide. The book assumes the student is already familiar with the basics of using SolidWorks. Extensive modeling skills are not required and anything beyond the basics are detailed in the lesson instructions. The primary focus of this book is to quickly teach how to program solid models using Mastercam X6 for SolidWorks.

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  11. Version v1.3

    The Mastercam X7 for SolidWorks Programming Exercises book provides a comprehensive “hands on” method of learning Mastercam for SolidWorks. You will learn how to program a variety of different parts that require most of the toolpath types available in Mastercam for SolidWorks. Extensive emphasis is put on making parametric changes and toolpath updates to match the SolidWorks model changes. The primary focus is on toolpath creation on SolidWorks models. This book assumes you are already familiar with the basics of using SolidWorks. Extensive modeling skills are NOT required and SolidWorks topics beyond the basics are detailed in the instructions. Highlights: Contains 13 lessons with illustrated step-by-step instructions Mastercam’s time-tested machining strategies including contour, pocketing and drilling Innovative High Speed machining strategies Feature Based Machining for automatic programming of drill and 2D toolpaths 3D machining of irregular shaped SolidWorks models Focus on toolpath changes matching SolidWorks model updates and complete part swaps in assemblies Includes FREE Workflow Reference Guide and Mastercam for SolidWorks Quick Reference Guide Tutorial and lab files included as downloads with the purchase FREE Mastercam for SolidWorks Home Learning Edition software

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  12. M. Anderson

    Solidworks Z to Top?

    I am working on a customer project with Solidworks 2015, (their laptop and all), I have about 800 ~ 900 parts to draw up from some really old “print” prints. I have not used SW in 10+ yrs… so a lot has changed, but it is still SW. Question is: How do you re-orient SW drawing space so Z is up (top plane)? And make it permanent.. So the next time it loads it’s still correct. It’s like Y is currently the top plane (I know it’s always been like that). This drawing stuff sideways is NUTZ! If someone here knows please list it as simple as you can… Like I said it’s been like 10+ years since I used SW. Thanks
  13. Version 1.0

    538 downloads

    This is a sample PDF. For more information on this title, visit the store or download the file above. The following sample is presented in colour as it would appear in the eBook version of this title. Print versions are printed greyscale.

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  14. I am having a very weird problem, that I am curious if anyone else has come across. I have a very simple part modeled in Solidworks. It is just a rectangular plate, with a rectangular boss in the middle of it. The height of the boss is 0.410" when I measure it in Solidworks on my computer. When it is checked out of PDMworks, and pulled into Mastercam, the height of the boss is 0.361". If I save off a .stp file on a USB, and then pull that into Mastercam, it is correct. This is not the first time we have had a weird translation issue like this, but it is usually on more complex parts, that have multiple configurations. Still not acceptable, but at least more understandable. I am using Solidworks 2012 X64 SP5.0 and Mastercam X5.
  15. Hi everybody, I'm new in the forum and using mastercam and solidworks... I have solidworks 2013 and mastercam X5, and I was wondering how to open the solidworks parts in mastercam x5, I know I can save them as .IGES or .DWG (autocad) and open them in mastercam x5 but when it comes to start the program for milling, I cannot select any line neither the center of any hole, any idea of what's happening or any suggestion? Thanks!
  16. How can i get the Mastercam tool bar to open everyday in Solidworks? Everyday i have to reload it. This has been an isue for me through several releases's.
  17. I am user support for my school district. The CAD/CAM teacher, who uses SolidWorks, recently purchased Mastercam for SolidWorks. He typically installs things himself and came to me with problems after installing Mastercam for SolidWorks. Mastercam is version x7. SolidWorks is the Education 2013 version, SP3 - 5, depending on which machines have been tinkered with. I will try to give as much background as possible on the setups and I can fill in where necessary. - Using Dell Precision T1650 workstations - Quard-core Xeon CPUs - Win7 32-bit w/4GB RAM - Win7 64-bit w/8GB RAM. (The difference is because 4 of his 15 machines are a year newer with better specs.) I will be honest, I have no idea how either software works and have never used them myself. I have only been trying to fix this from a troubleshooting/software standpoint. I'd be very happy for some help or direction. He installed SolidWorks 2013 Educational himself, on all workstations. Without the Mastercam plugin loaded, when he opens an assembly file from a mapped network drive (that the student computers ONLY Have read access to) he gets the "read-only" warning but proceeds anyway. After a few moments, the file opens and they can work. I assume they save changes to the local hard drive, or are only viewing and not changing for more of a "theory" approach. After he installed Mastercam on all workstations, and it is loaded at startup, he does the same process and gets the same screens...until the system tries to load the associated ".sldprt" files for the assembly. Then for almost each one you receive a warning dialog titled, "Database Setup Error," with the text, "Unable to open the master database due to the following database access error: Unspecified error." You can click OK to go on but will be prompted MANY more times, for almost every single file referenced. The part names being referenced at the bottom of the screen are pointing to locally installed parts that I have verified ARE present, in the "C:\SolidWorks Data\browser\Ansi Inch\..." folder structure. During this process, the SolidWorks Resources Monitor begins screaming that "SolidWorks" is running low on memory..." Sometimes the application will allow you to continue through all the warnings and the file will eventually complete loading. Other times it will crash SolidWorks alltogether. Still other times will yield different errors,. I have attached three screenshots of the various messages I get, and I don't always get them every time. It is not consistent. Now, with all of that said, I have ZERO problems opening the same exact file, from one of his 64-bit machines. SolidWorks does not scream at me, and no error messages. However, our 32-bit systems do meet the specs of Mastercam. The only difference I can think of is that on the 64-bit machines SolidWorks installed as the 64-bit version . I have done considerable troubleshooting on this issue and have found that GDI objects are not outrageously high, network and locally stored files get the same messages, and all the info related to the error messages I am seeing do not help me. GDI objects around just over 3,000 on BOTH 32 and 64-bit systems when both applications are loaded. If I turn off Mastercam, SolidWorks will open the same files just fine and not complain at all, not even the Resource Monitor. I am loosing what little hair I still have, and would appreciate ANY insight into this issue. I even went so far as to completely wipe a machine, build it with a fresh Win 7 Pro, latest updates, and still it pukes all over itself.
  18. holewski

    HOW DO I DO THIS?

    Hi Im Joe i work in Canada and ive recently got a new job machining high end wooden stairs, im relatively new to mastercam although i have been through the mastercam level 1 mill course, my current task is machining floor returns, ( these meet the handrail and sweep down to the floor) the guy before me used a "surface finish parallel tool path" with a 0.02" stepover which ran the full length of the floor return. (fig 1) this resulted in a huge amount of travel time, resulting in a 4 hour cycle. ive changed the machining angle to 90 degrees (fig 2) so the tool would be using the radius more efficiently, and it created a great finish (for the most part) and reduced the cycle time to 2hr .15 mins however i still feel there can be more improvement. in my latest trial. i used three tool paths (fig 3) • the first tool path i used the surface parallel 90 degree angle ( from top to bottom) up to where the top starts to bend round. • the second tool path was more suited to the original method (lengthwise) and this was only the top part that bends around the corner • the third tool path was a surface blend just match up. the result was pretty good, however i feel im achieving this a "down & dirty Way" im hoping that mastercam is able to create a toolpath that stays perpendicular to the outside shape, (fig 4) i feel this would give the greatest finish. I have at least 15 different hand rails that i need to make into floor returns and its vital to keep the machining strategies consistent. i just feel we haven't fully optimized our setup yet. i would appreciate any help you could give me on this. thanks for your time in advance, Joe
  19. Is there a list published anywhere of what file types can be opened in a Mastercam X version? I would like to know what version SolidWorks native parts files can be opened in each version of Mastercam X2, X3, X4 & X5. Meaning these file versions: SW2009.sldprt & SW2009.sldasm, SW2010.sldprt & SW2010.sldasm, SW2011.sldprt & SW2011.sldasm, SW2012.sldprt & SW2012.sldasm, SW2013.sldprt & SW2013.sldasm. The manual simple says Mastercam supports these file types: Pro E, SolidWorks, Inventor, etc.... with out listing any versions.
  20. So I am very new to mastercam (we are using it at my school and I have got the basics down), and I am wanting to create a case for my iPhone, and mill it. I have found a few models on grabcad that looks do-able. Unfortuantely, no matter what I try, any time I import something into mastercam all the green lines are selected at once- this makes it impossible to create a toolpath to mill it. I cannot figure out how to split the lines, break does not seem to work, neither does other file types (parasolid, STEP, etc). Nothing. How do I get the model split apart, without having to completely do it in mastercam? I have been using solidworks to view the file and mastercam to mill.
  21. Newby here - first post. We purchased a Hardinge GX1000 with a Okuma OSP200M controller, and MasterCam for Solidworks. Went to training. Wrote some good programs in MasterCam for SW. Posted them to G codes. Speed and feeds are always wrong. Seems that the feed is 10X faster than the spindle speed cutting tool than what MasterCam says. We have broken a few $50 bits, so no one is really happy. Seems we just can't get our speeds and feeds correct from MasterCam. So we purchased the CNC Cookbook calculator for $70. The CNC Cookbook helps us with correct speeds and feeds, but is really addressing the symptoms, but not the root problem. Anyone else have this type of problem? I hear that our Hardinge/Okuma machine is a one of a kind hybrid at this point and this might be part of the problem. Any help if fully appreciated. - Phil

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