So, we hit the "pause" button. We used the time to correct the problems and provide a couple of additional improvements we were looking to put in a future release.
What were the items that caused us to pause the distribution of Mastercam X6? The primary items were:
- Default file issue. There were problems saving parameters from inside a 3D HST toolpath parameter page. The saved defaults could be corrupted. Although impacting only a single toolpath, that toolpath is widely used by many customers.
- Legacy files and importing operations. Opening an X4 or X5 file caused the "Misc Integer Value" settings in those files to be dropped. There was also an operation import bug that, although requiring a very specific set of steps to reproduce, may have been problematic.
- OptiRough Vertical Arc Entry issue. A mathematical error occurred when a user entered a zero value for an arc when performing a vertical arc entry in the OptiRough Toolpath. Again, although this situation isn't common, the resulting entry path caused the tool to hit the part. This could be a serious issue for heavy OptiRough users.
If you have any questions about whether you qualify for this release, or would like to purchase Mastercam X6, please contact your Mastercam Reseller.