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MAR 2017

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mmsonline.com March 2017 MMS 121 SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE Tplanes are now associated to the SolidWorks geometry that was used to create them. When a modification to the SolidWorks geometry affects multiple planes, Mastercam displays a message asking the user to confirm the changes. The Mastercam 2017 tab now includes a CAD Functions menu that contains the Create Bound- ary and Create Letters functions, which are used to create SolidWorks geometries. The Roll-Unroll function is used to wrap geometr y about an axis or to unwrap rolled entities to make them lie flat. Mastercam creates a sketch from the resulting geometry. Mastercam 2017 for SolidWorks also includes other features. To view real-time operation data about selected tool paths, the user can choose the display toolpath statistics option. Category- specific icons are now included on the SolidWorks ribbon bar; all dropdowns now have an icon that matches the first of the functions to make it easier to find what the user is looking for. Those who purchase or update to Mastercam Mill 2017 or Mastercam Lathe 2017 will also be able to use the corresponding version of Master- cam for SolidWorks. New Chip Break is available in Mastercam for SolidWorks Lathe and is valuable when working with stringy materials, enabling the user to set length and time conditions, retract, and dwell options. This version includes Code Expert enhancements including fonts and colors i n N C C o nf i g u r ati o n a n d c h a r a c te r c o d i n g. Mastercam Simulator Auto Start enables Simula- tor to immediately begin to play once sufficient data has been transferred. Custom Tool Display enables the user to define a tool using paramet- ric properties along with a custom profile that can be imported from a CAD file. Mastercam/CNC Software Inc., call 800-228- 2877 or visit mastercam.com. MONITORING SPINDLE BEARING HEALTH Caron Engineering's Tool Monitoring Adaptive C o n t r o l ( T M AC ) n o w h a s t h e c a p a b i l i t y o f • Production Milling • 4/5 Axis Milling • Production Turning • Multi-Axis Mill/Turn Vero Software is the market leading provider of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) systems for NC part programming. Our CAM systems for milling, turning, mill-turn machining and Wire EDM offer unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath generation. www.verosoftware.com THE WORLD'S #1 CAM SOFTWARE COMPANY Get your Vero software Test Drive Go to www.verosoftware.com/testdrive

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