Friday, April 29, 2011

Mastercam X5 MU1 is Released

This maintenance update is available at no charge to all current Mastercam maintenance customers, and can be downloaded here.



The updates and new tools available in Mastercam X5 MU1 include:



Mill:
  • Enhanced collision checking and containment options for 3D HST toolpaths.
  • Improved Curve 5-axis and Swarf 5-axis cutting, allowing overlap.
  • Faster Mill tree-style dialog performance.

Router:
  • Drag and drop parts from one sheet to another during geometry or toolpath nesting.
  • Output block drilling parameters for easy use on setup sheets and with certain point-to-point routers.

Wire:
  • Enhanced 4-axis Direct wirepath accommodates a new suite of geometry and outputs even smoother motion.
  • Improved functionality give you even more precision tab control.

CAD Tools:
  • Updated file translators for ACIS, CATIA, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Unigraphics and Rhino.
  • Easier surface curve selection and solid layout functions.



With the release of Mastercam X5 MU1, we're also introducing Mastercam Port Expert, a new purchasable add-on designed for the head porting industry. This powerful tool can be added on to Mastercam Mill Level 3 or Router Pro, and delivers:
  • Intelligent, specialized programming that machines as far as possible into the port with 3-axis toolpaths before switching smoothly to 5-axis motion.
  • Advanced collision detection to help ensure high-quality cuts.
  • Flexible machining definition and constraints, allowing automatic or manual choices.
Contact your Reseller for more details.

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