Mastercam X6 Release Highlights Mastercam X6 delivers full 64-bit support and a powerful set of new tools to help you make the most of your shop. We've listed some highlights below (click the video icon to see a quick demonstration):
Mill and Router: The new in-process stock model delivers an accurate representation of your part as toolpaths are applied to it. The model can be verified and used as the basis for additional toolpaths. video Enhanced dynamic milling includes finer control and additional time savings. video Fast 2D HST region chaining dramatically speeds up dynamic toolpath programming. video Smart rest roughing uses the new in-process stock model to create a highly efficient pass to remove stock remaining from a larger tool Hybrid finish "filler" passes divide your part into a series of Z sections and applies two different machining strategies to each section for a superior finish. Lathe: Variable depth roughing for longer insert life. video Easy pick, pull and cutoff operations. video Remaining stock removal. video Smart finishing that identifies and cuts flats and walls with different motion. video Finish tool inspection. video Enhanced canned rough and finish toolpaths. New finish feed / speed facing and canned grooving controls. Wire: Enhanced autosyncing. Improved wirepath editing. New force wire taper to vertical options. CAD Tools: Finer control over intersecting and trimming solid edges. Enhanced solid trim to surface. Dynamic transform along a vector. Blade Expert: video With the release of Mastercam X6 , we're also introducing Mastercam Blade Expert, a new purchasable add-on designed for multi-bladed parts. This powerful tool can be added to Mastercam Mill Level 3 or Router Pro, and delivers: Powerful programming for fans, propellers, impellers, turbines, marine screws and more. Variety of efficient roughing strategies. Precise curt pattern control on blade, fillet, and floor finishing. Automatic tool axis control. Full machine simulation. These enhancements and updates have been tested and released by the Quality Control Department and will function inside Mastercam X6. Follow the instructions given in the 'info' button of each download for install instructions. Read Before Installing Mastercam X6 X6 has both a 32bit and a 64bit version so please read the notes below: The X6 32bit version can only be installed on a 32bit OS and the X6 64bit version can only be installed on a 64bit OS. X6 64-bit version will NOT allow saving to a previous X version. X6 32-bit can save files to previous version just as past versions allowed (geometry only). Files created in previous Mastercam versions can be read into both X6 32 and X6 64 bit versions. The X6 64-bit version is installed into the C:\Program Files. X5 was installed into the C:\Program Files (x86) folder on 64bit OS systems because it was a 32bit application. There is only one set of sample files and power libraries and they will work with both x64 and x86. Art is only available for 32-bit operating systems. The 64-bit version is currently in development.

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