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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.

Simulation – Define which machine model to use for simulation and what is visible by default when simulating your program. The stock model can be overridden globally (pro-tip, use the new options in Stock Model Verification  to change the stock used in simulation on the fly).

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