Mastercam for SolidWorks is a fully integrated CAM system that is said to run seamlessly in SolidWorks. SolidWorks users can program their parts directly within SolidWorks using Mastercam’s tool paths and machining strategies.
The CAM system includes a suite of cutting strategies, including Feature Based Machining (FBM) and 3D, high speed machining tool paths. According to the company, high speed machining promotes longer tool life, faster machining time and precision cutting by creating smooth cuts that eliminate sharp moves. The system features a set of automated cleanup tool paths, allowing the user to unload parts faster and with little or no handwork. FBM evaluates a part’s features and automatically designs an effective machining strategy, the company says.
Mastercam FBM is said to save users time. All tool paths are fully associative and editable after creation, which gives users flexibility to make changes at any time and ensures that parts will be cut precisely.
The company also offers Mastercam X3. Updated features include 2D high speed machining capability, upgraded multi-axis machining, engraving capability and updated translators.