Tech Tip


2D High speed toolpath preview and preview chains are now available in Mastercam! This video from Mastercam’s “Two-Minute Tuesdays” shows an example of how you can easily preview your machining and avoidance regions, as well as other features of this time savings technique!

New in Mastercam 2017, Preview Chains   Recently updated !


Tech Tip Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS Lathe coordinates do not adhere to specialized planes. But Mastercam needs the defined planes to ensure a proper tool path and project run. When using the plane manager you can do a few different things to make sure you’re orientated correctly. You can find the […]

Plane Creation in Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS Lathe


Are you dealing with small icons inside Mastercam when using a 4k monitor? Here is a guide on how to make a change to make it work properly. Check out this tutorial on how to fix it! Mastercam on 4K Monitor

4k monitor support for Mastercam




In this video we show how the ISCAR HEM Factor is enabled and used to maximize the use of the tool in Mastercam 2017. This feature is enabled when using an ISCAR tool with a Dynamic Toolpath. It simultaneously solves for the feed rate and spindle speed based on a […]

ISCAR HEM Factor in Mastercam 2017





Yesterday we held our May 2016 Dynamic Machining Event at Hartwig STL! A little over 20 attendants got to closely investigate all the benefits of utilizing the newest Dynamic Motion technologies. We covered Speed Milling vs Power Cutting, looked at the benefit of running tools at the proper speeds and […]

Dynamic Machining Event at Hartwig STL


Types of Post Processors There are three fundamental types of post processors for Mastercam and the 80/20 rule applies. 80% of machines can be programmed using the “generic” post processor for that machine. The term generic is a little misleading as these posts are customized to run that specific machine […]

Importance of Dialed-in Post Processors




Mastercam is an extremely accurate software with a specific set of computer requirements to run. One of the most important of which is a high performing graphics card. Making sure the best performing card is turned on inside your computer is the next Tech Question we will cover! Keep reading to […]

Top 10 Tech Questions #6 High-performance Graphics Cards


As many of you have done in the past, lots of our customers call in with issues regarding setting up a network license. This is one of the core building blocks to making sure your CNC and Mastercam Implementation go as smoothly as possible. Below there are a few items […]

Top 10 Tech Questions #2 Setting up a NetHasp



November Tech Tip Mastercam has a built in feature called Zip2Go that enables users to export a lot of information in a few clicks that assist with sending in files for technical support or moving programs from station to station. We utilize this feature for QTE Support on a regular […]

Create Zip2Go in Mastercam X9



Did you know that there are many menus available in Mastercam which many users are not aware? Wherever the interface allows for the input of variable (e.g. creating geometry), you can right click in the variable box and see additional options. You can even capture geometry from the graphics screen and enter […]

Tech Tip – Secret Mastercam Menu Options – Tap Drill ...