Courseware and Mastercam

Does this courseware come with the Mastercam software?

You are able to download the Mastercam Learning Edition (MLE) at no additional charge on our dedicated download page: This software is a free version of Mastercam created by CNC Software, Inc. (the creators of Mastercam software).

What are the system requirements for Mastercam's Learning Edition software?

You must have Windows 10 (or later) to run this release. Processor: Intel® or AMD 64-bit processor, 2.4 GHz or faster (minimum), 2.5 GHz Intel i7 or Xeon® E3, Kaby Lake or later, 3.2GHz or faster recommended. Note: The processor must be SSE2-compatible. Intel-compatible processors manufactured since 2003 should be SSE2-compatible. Operating System: Windows 10 or Windows 11 64-bit Professional, including the latest service packs and recommended updates. Memory 8 GB minimum, additional RAM recommended for optimal performance. Graphics Configuration OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 1.2 support with 1 GB memory. No onboard graphics. (minimum). Recommended professional-level graphics card designed for CAD/CAM applications required: NVIDIA Quadro® or AMD FirePro™ / Radeon Pro card with 4 GB (or higher) dedicated memory. Recommended Integrated graphics controllers are not supported 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution (minimum). Full hardware acceleration display setting is recommended. Solid State Drive (SSD) with at least 20 GB free and a USB 2.0 reader (for installation media) (minimum). Note: Beginning with the release of Mastercam X7, Windows XP and Windows Vista are no longer be supported by Mastercam.

Will Streamingteacher work on mobile phones and tablets?

Yes, Streamingteacher can be viewed from any smartphone or tablet.

Will Streamingteacher or the MLE work with a MAC Operating System?

Streamingteacher videos can be watched anywhere you have an internet connection. However, the Mastercam Learning Edition (MLE) software will not work with MAC unless you are running Windows Boot Camp. Note: Mastercam does not support MAC OS.

What can I do with the MLE (Learning Edition) software?

Included features of the MLE Learning Edition Software: *No SIM or security code required *All Mastercam options and modules are supported except the CATIA translator *Read MCX, EMCX, MCAM and EMCAM files *Save files only to new EMCAM format. You can export Wavefront (OBJ) and Additive Manufacturing Format (AMF) file formats. *No post processing. 

Will more material be added to the courseware?

Yes, we will continue to add material to the most current version of the courseware until the next version is released. Once a new version of Mastercam is released we will no longer add material to this or any older versions.

Why is my video playback so choppy?

Usually this occurs as a result of poor internet connection or bandwidth. Solutions may include:
(1) Try letting the video buffer before you view it. 
(2) Close other browser tabs and windows. 
(3) Make sure you have either the latest version of Flash running on your computer, or use a browser with native HTML5 support. 
(4) Switch to another internet browser

What browsers have native HTML5 support for a MAC?

Firefox and Opera: Flash - Safari (5+) and Chrome: HTML5

What browsers have native HTML5 support for Windows or Android?

WINDOWS - Firefox, Chrome (any version), Internet Explorer (11+): HTML5 / Opera (any version): Flash - WINDOWS PHONE (7.5+) Internet Explorer (9+): HTML5 - ANDROID (4+) - Default browser, Chrome, Firefox (any version): HTML5

Mastercam has a warning banner for the file I downloaded

In some of our videos, the downloads associated with those videos have an older file type than the version you are currently using. This is not a problem, Mastercam will still work with an older file like this. To remove the banner, simply save the part in the current version of Mastercam.

Mastercam won't open the file I downloaded

Older versions of Mastercam cannot open newer version files. For example, if you are using Mastercam 2019 (commercial or HLE) you will not be able to open Mastercam 2020 files. We recommend updating your software to the most recent version to keep up with the lessons provided. For the newest version of the HLE software, see our "How to Install, Setup, and Use the Home Learning Edition Software" here. For updating your commercial version of Mastercam, contact your local Mastercam Reseller.

Streamingteacher keyboard shortcuts

Our videos have some useful keyboard shortcuts, try them out!
Spacebar - Play/pause
Arrow up - Volume up
Arrow down - Volume down
Arrow left - Skip back
Arrow right - Skip forward
H key - Preferences menu
F key - Toggle full screen
? key - Show keyboard shortcuts

Does Streamingteacher provide Mastercam support?

Streamingteacher support is not a support platform for Mastercam. Streamingteacher support is for Streamingteacher account problems, payment inquiries, video requests, feedback, and site access issues. For Mastercam support, please contact your local Mastercam Reseller. If you don't know your Mastercam Reseller, you can find them by using this link.

What does "Under review for version compatibility" mean?

Videos with this marker were made in a previous version of Mastercam. If this marker is on a video, that means we are currently checking to make sure the video is still good for the current version of the software. If the video is still accurate for the current version we will remove the marker. If the video needs to be reworked for the current version, the marker will stay until we have a new video ready to replace it. 

What does "HLE Compatible" mean?

"HLE Compatible" means the lesson group will work with the HLE (Home Learning Edition) version of Mastercam, now known as the Mastercam Learning Edition (MLE). You will not need an industrial copy of Mastercam to complete these lessons. If a lesson group does not have this marker, that means the MLE software is not compatible with the lesson group, and you will need to use an industrial copy of the software with a valid license of Mastercam to follow along. There are only a few lessons that are not MLE compatible, such as the File Menu/Backstage (Industrial only) group and any Mill-Turn lesson groups.

I'm getting a 403 error when I try to download a file

To fix this issue, try clearing your cache in your browser. This will usually fix the issue. If this does not fix a 403 issue, please email us at [email protected] and let us know the specific video and version library you are having an issue with.

I'm getting a Google login window when I try to download files

We store and distribute our files through Google Drive. Some of our older files have permissions we cannot change, and will require a Google login for you to access. Please login to your existing Google account or create one to access these files. If this is not possible, please email us at [email protected] and let us know the video name, library version, and download you need. We will email the download to you. This is a temporary solution and we are working to update all of our old files to prevent this in the future.

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