Machine Group Setup Dialog – What’s New in Mastercam 2024
Machine Group Setup Dialog
Mastercam 2024 features an updated Machine Group Setup dialog to help you quickly set or view the most important information in your project. Instead of multiple separate dialogs, everything is accessible in a sidebar menu that is easy to navigate. In this video our expert David Ferguson takes us through a typical job setup, showing off the various tabs in the updated Machine Group Setup dialog. Take notice of his level organization too, as it helps to keep a complex project like this organized and easy to work with.
Here is a list of each tab and the important items shown on each one:
Machine – Important information about the machine environment including file/folder paths, the machine definition file, post-processor, default sequence numbers and NC Output settings.
Master Model – Define the workpiece that represents the part to be manufactured, which is typically the part model itself.
Stock Setup – Select or define the stock definition from an existing model, wireframe entities, or derived from the part geometry automatically. The material definition, including volume and weight, are also controlled on this tab.
Workholding – All components involved in workholding are defined on this page, such as a vice, fixture plate, or any other objects that should not be cut by the program. Components can be moved and located if needed.
Tools – Default tools or tools already loaded are visible and can be managed from the tool manager. Feed calculations and other important settings can be viewed and accessed that relate to how the tools are managed in the program.
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About the author
David began his career in manufacturing in 2003 working for a small custom guitar maker in Puyallup Washington. He received an Associates Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Clover Park Technical College in 2006. David worked in machine shops specializing in aerospace until joining MLC CAD Systems as a Mastercam Application Expert in 2016. David enjoys motorsport, the Pacific Northwest, roller coasters, and currently holds the high score on three of the ten Creature from the Black Lagoon pinball machines located throughout the Puget Sound Area.