Software Learning Tools

October 01, 2010

Mastercam, from CNC Software Inc., has many learning tools for getting your shop up-to-speed with the software. Whether you prefer to learn online, watch videos, or read at your own pace, Mastercam has the solution for you. Here are just a few of the learning tools available to help you learn Mastercam.

Mastercam University:, brought to you by CNC Software Inc. corporate office, is online video training that lets you learn at your own pace. Learn all the tips and tricks from an experienced corporate Mastercam trainer. In this application-based training, you learn Mastercam by designing and programming toolpaths on real-world industrial parts. Courseware is delivered in over 180 videos that use proven industrial programming techniques, allowing you to learn at your own speed. The courses are also used to prepare you for the official Mastercam Certification.

CamInstructor: Learn Mastercam by accessing over 40 hours of lessons consisting of live demonstrations on how to use Mastercam. These can be used by anyone; it's like having your own personal Mastercam instructor at your disposal. Visit for more information.

Streamingteacher: provides subscription-based delivery of training materials online in the form of streaming audio/video. Streamingteacher gives you the ability to learn at your own pace and from any location. Visit for more information.

Mastercam Training Solutions: Multimedia and text book training consists of intuitive, industry proven training exercises accompanied by MCX files, allowing you to follow along. Training exercises and tutorial walkthroughs are available back to Version 9. There are 25+ titles spanning four product lines for all complexity levels and learning styles. Visit for more information on their multimedia and text books.

Tips for Manufacturing: Video training CDs allow you to learn first by seeing, and then by doing when you follow the examples provided in the comprehensive tutorials. The training CDs were developed by a veteran machinist, CNC programmer, and instructor. These tools will teach you a logical procedure for all of your everyday programming problems, and make it easy to review infrequently used processes.

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.