The Canadian Reseller of Mastercam, In-House Solutions, just released a new book called Mastercam X7 CAD Import & Mill Level 3 Toolpaths Training Tutorial.
The CAD Import & Mill Level 3 Toolpaths Training Tutorial consists of 7 projects and 7 accompanying practice exercises. It is intended for intermediate to experienced Mastercam users who are primarily importing 3D geometry from another CAD software package. It is strongly recommended to have a good understanding of 2D machining before beginning this book.
Each project explains how to prepare the imported geometry using levels, how to check for problems in the geometry and how to move the geometry to set the work zero. All of the parts are designed with machinability in mind and include suggested fixtures and tool setups. Clearly laid out objectives and step previews make it easier than ever to follow along.
This book covers Surface Finish and Roughing toolpaths with an emphasis put on the advanced Surface High Speed toolpaths, including the new High Speed toolpaths such as OptiRest, OptiArea and OptiCore. Other topics include STL Stock creation and its use in solid model verification and how to create and manage Stock models in the Toolpath Manager. Machine Simulation is used to check for collisions between the part, the tool and any of the machine’s components. The book also includes the Mastercam X7 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software.
In-House Solutions is currently running a promotional price for this book. Please visit their website for more specifics.