John explains the Mastercam system requirements, talks about graphics cards, hardware, and peripherals for using Mastercam, including 3D controllers.
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How to Install, Setup and Use the Home Learning Edition Software
The 2021 HLE software is now available! In this video, learn how to download and install the HLE software. Check the Instructors notes for links to other videos that are helpful when setting up a new version of Mastercam.
Create a 2D wireframe from a print, basic drawing. Use the circle center point function, arc polar, dynamic gnomon for angle adjustment, position adjustment, and fillets. This video also covers some general gudielines about reading prints and how to...
Getting Started Projects - CAD
Creating a solid from a 2D sketch. Use the solid extrude function, create body, and create boss.
This is part 10 in a series of 11. Programming a simple part from start to finish. In this video: Manual entry operation, facing operation, chamfer operation, verify function
Getting Started Project - CAM
[FROM PREVIOUS VERSION, STILL BENEFICIAL, IN FOR REWORK] Mastercam Ribbon and Menus, Customize the Ribbon, Tabs, Main Tabs, Tool Tabs, Menus, File, Home, Wireframe, Surfaces, Solids, Model Prep, Drafting, Transform, Machine, View, Mill Toolpath, Lath...
Tour the Interface
How to use hotkeys, keyboard shortcuts, customize shortcuts, quick access toolbar, ALT, access menus, access commands, system focus.
Overview for using the right click menus. Toolpath menus, tool options, ribbon options, customizing ribbon, and customize right click context menu. WE also explain the yellow fields in the toolpath parameters windows, and the right click functions as...
Overview of using the attributes panel, right click context menu, attributes group, change color, style and thickness of lines, change point style, clear colors, geometry color, solid color, surface color, 2D/3D construction modes, set from entity, t...
A thorough description of using the Hide/Unhide function in Mastercam. Nicolette shows you how to use it, and gives some tips and tricks on selection methods.
Additional Interface Functions
In this video, we explore file saving and opening in Mastercam. Nicolette goes through saving parts, opening parts, how to do a save some, and how to merge files together. This video also includes some hotkey references for faster file management.
[FROM PREVIOUS VERSION, STILL BENEFICIAL, IN FOR REWORK] How to create a Zip2Go file, how to open and extract files from a Zip2Go file, machine group types, file options, file, new, options, .z2g, add files, add folder, add comment, extract, file men...