Mastercam software released for global beta testing

March 04, 2021 - 10:45am

CNC Software Inc.New CAM software from Mastercam in Tolland, Connecticut, is now available for a public beta testing.

Companies that are a currently maintained Mastercam customer can participate in the Public Beta Program for Mastercam 2022. Manufacturers all over the world can get a chance to “test-drive” Mastercam 2022 before it is released and provide valuable feedback to help shape the final product. Participants in the Public Beta Program get an early look at dozens of powerful new tools for simple to complex jobs.  

The new version now offers faster, more flexible multiaxis programming. As more shops seek the benefits of a single setup, multiaxis cutting strategy, Mastercam 2022 adds new techniques and strategies such as the Unified Multiaxis toolpath that allows users to select multiple pieces of input geometry to generate the toolpath pattern. Using those geometry choices, the toolpath picks the best algorithm to calculate the path. Multi-pass on debur toolpaths supports flat chamfered and rounded edges that gives the user added flexibility, allowing the deburr toolpath to create a quality surface finish on larger chamfered or radiused edges.

In addition, the software offers mesh creation and editing capabilities that deliver a new class of modeling tools, including the ability to reconstruct models from scanned data. Being able to directly edit wireframe geometry without interacting with the dialog box speeds up design and modification work. And, the Overflow UV function allows users to replace multiple surfaces with inconsistent flows with a single surface for flowline toolpaths. Users can also simplify surfaces for general modeling. Overflow UV generates a single unified surface with a desired UV flow on a connected set of surfaces.

The software also offers enhanced intelligence and automation. A suite of system-wide enhancements helps automate tasks and speed company workflow. New automatic region chaining uses a “smart” approach to auto-select logical chained areas. Holemaking from imported solids is faster as Mastercam now automatically extracts appropriate information and pre-populate programming options. Even tool imports have been made more intelligent as Mastercam infers more tool properties from an incoming tool CAD model.

For more information on Mastercam’s Public Beta Program, visit

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.

  • computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.

  • flat ( screw flat)

    flat ( screw flat)

    Flat surface machined into the shank of a cutting tool for enhanced holding of the tool.

  • toolpath( cutter path)

    toolpath( cutter path)

    2-D or 3-D path generated by program code or a CAM system and followed by tool when machining a part.


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