Mastercam X9 Public Beta CAM Software

March 01, 2015

The Mastercam X9 Public Beta release is open to all current Mastercam customers who are on Maintenance. CNC Software Inc. had great success with the X8 Beta release last year. The company received feedback from hundreds of customers and hopes to hear from them again this year with the X9 Beta release. Shops get a chance to test Mastercam before it is released and provide valuable feedback that helps shape the final product.

Here are a few things in Mastercam X9 Beta:

• Expanded Dynamic Motion toolpaths bring new options to our groundbreaking technique. And the widely applied radial chip thinning lets users achieve efficient feeds and speeds while maintaining a target chip thickness.

• Solid Modeling improvements, including Solid Disassembly for exploding and laying out a solids assembly, Solid Positioning for easy snap-positioning of items such as fixture components.

• Powerful Multiaxis enhancements, including Multiaxis Link, which delivers a new way to combine a safety zone with multiple operations, ensuring that repositioning between operations is as safe as possible.

• Even broader tool support and improved workflow for importing, designing, and editing tools and holders.

• Mastercam Simulator fixture support makes it easy to define, display and collision-check fixtures while simulating a job.

• Overall streamlined workflow with improved plane management, level and geometry control, viewsheets, chaining and more. The new Analyze Toolpath feature further improves workflow by displaying useful information when hovering over a toolpath section.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • fixture


    Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.

  • 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.