Mastercam X6

Mastercam X6

Mastercam X6 might finally get some long overdue badly needed improvement. This is especially true when it comes to Mastercam’s tool database/manager. I expect little or no improvement in Mastercam graphics or Mastercam’s horrible user interface that’s modal and wastes tons of a users time. I also expect the initial release of X6 to be buggy because of how CNC Software does beta testing where it’s once again dealers before end users. To do beta testing you have to be recommended by your dealer first. What should be happening is a much larger sampling of Mastercam end users should be involved in beta testing Mastercam rather than a beta program that rewards end users who kiss their dealers ass.

What’s New In Mastercam X6

“Mastercam X6 is scheduled for release in the last quarter of 2011. We have been getting many questions from Resellers about what features are in X6.

The following are the currently planned features are that will be in X6.

Gerneral and Design Enhancement :
- Stock Model
– 64-bit Support
– New tool database/manager
– Solid trim to surface
– Solid edges intersection and trimming
– Trim/Divide support for splines
– All and Only Mask arc sweep
– Quick Mask group option
– xform rotate min angle
– Active report updates

Lathe :
- Face optional finish feed/speed
– Face corner break
– Canned groove optional Finish feed/speed
– Variable depth roughing
– Finish down-cutting strategy
– Groove rough optional retract feed on first plunge
– Groove finish option to remove undercuts
– Finish tool inspection
– Rough remaining stock, including pinch turn
– MT Misc Ops

Wire :
- Power Library Manager for Tech Libraries
– New autosync

Mill 2D :
- Stock Model
– 2D HST by Depth and Pocket
– Bull nose support
– New chaining
– 2D HST Blend Mill compensation
– Zigzag for Dynamic milling toolpaths
– 2D Contour Smoothing
– 2D HST Peel Mill adjust start/end
– 2D HST Dynamic milling variable radius
– 2D HST Dynamic milling approach from outside control (lead in/out control)
– 2D HST Dynamic milling open toolpath

Mill 3D :
- Stock Model
– OptiRest toolpaths
– Hybrid Finish filler passes
– OptiRough now two toolpaths, OptiCore and OptiArea
– Mill toolpath drop-down menu reorganization

Multiaxis :
- 5-axis Stock Model toolpath trimming
– Support for tapered tools
– Blade Expert
– Port Expert Enhancement”

Update 8-18-2011:

Mastercam For SolidWorks X6 will finally get all the multi-axis toolpaths that are in stand-alone Mastercam. It still will not have lathe and wire toolpaths. It won’t be well tested because of the restrictions CNC Software continues to put on beta testing Mastercam where once again the dealer is put before the end user. You can only do beta testing if you meet a bunch of stupid restrictions and if your dealer says it’s okay for you to participate in beta testing. Compare this nonsense to HSMWorks where any user can do beta testing and you don’t need approval from your dealer.

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