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Machining Chamfer Holes Based on Width or Depth
Mastercam 2021 features a new toolpath, Chamfer Drill. Using tools with a tip angle, the Chamfer Drill toolpath chamfers holes after calculating the correct depth based on the desired width or depth. The Chamfer Drill toolpath also lets you select holes of different diameters or sizes—or that lie in different planes—and machine them in a single operation with a single tool.
Machining with a Customizable Multi-Segment Drill Cycle
Advanced Drill is a customizable multi-segment drill cycle that is useful for spot drilling, deep hole drilling, and back spot facing. Each segment of the drill cycle can be defined in a table on the toolpath's Cut Parameters page.
Machining with The New 3+2 Automatic Roughing Toolpath
The new 3+2 Automatic Roughing toolpath automatically makes multiplane 3-axis toolpaths for roughing. Mastercam analyzes the model and stock, and then creates a roughing toolpath. Then Mastercam calculates the remaining stock and computes a new toolpath. This continues until only a defined amount of stock remains. The results are all contained within the one toolpath.
Machining Custom Thread Forms
Mastercam 2021 introduces the new Lathe Custom Thread toolpath to support custom thread forms. The new toolpath also takes advantage of Mastercam's next-generation panel interface to simplify and streamline your programming workflow. You can select chained geometry to represent the thread cross-section or select one of four parametric definitions