Mastercam for Solidworks

Posted by CNC Reporter on Feb 14th, 2010.

Mastercam for Solidworks

CNC Software, Inc. has introduced Mastercam X4 for SolidWorks, a fully integrated CAM application that runs seamlessly in SolidWorks. SolidWorks users can now program their parts directly within SolidWorks using Mastercam’s industry-leading toolpaths and machining strategies.

Mastercam for SolidWorks provides a full suite of cutting strategies, including Feature Based Machining (FBM) and 3D High Speed Machining (HSM) toolpaths. Mastercam for SolidWorks also delivers a powerful set of automated cleanup toolpaths, letting you get parts off the machine faster and with little or no handwork.

Mastercam for SolidWorks offers many benefits to both the Mastercam and SolidWorks communities alike. It relies on familiar, shop-tested parameter screens and processes, and presents a machining tree that provides quick access to any point in the machining process.

In addition to conventional 2D programming such as pocketing and contouring, Mastercam for SolidWorks offers a range of high power machining functions:

  • Dynamic Milling creates a constantly adapting toolpath that delivers more consistent cutting conditions and allows use of the entire tool flute length.
  • High Speed Machining can deliver a faster turnaround and a superior finish.
  • Peel Milling assures efficient constant climb milling between two selected contours or along a single contour. When cutting hardened material, the peel mill toolpath allows you to use the full flute depth of the cutter and avoid taking many shallow cuts.

There are many more toolpaths in Mastercam for SolidWorks. For more information, please visit

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