Mastercam enhances X9 Design
Mastercam's X9 “CAD for CAM” design tools streamlines and simplifies modeling and editing geometry.
Mastercam delivers the X9 Design suite of design tools aimed at getting parts on and off the machine as quickly as possible. Powerful modeling tools include not only 3D surfacing and solids, but hole-filling, direct editing without a solids history, geometry repair, and much more.
Mastercam Design streamlines and simplifies modeling and editing geometry. It also supports advanced geometry creation, including NURBS curves and surfaces, 2D and 3D associative dimensioning, surface extension, blending, trimming, splitting, variable filleting, solid modeling, hybrid modeling, and complete your jobs quicker and more efficiently.
The enhanced suite includes Dynamic Xform, which allows the user to switch between gnomon manipulation and geometry manipulation mode at any time without having to reselect geometry. Mastercam X9 allows the user to switch modes as often as needed, which greatly enhances the usefulness and workflow of this function.
Solid Disassemble is a new Model Prep function that takes a solid assembly and lays each body out in a single plane to help simplify toolpath creation. It works on models with and without history, imported from other systems, or created from within Mastercam. Automating this process saves the user multiple steps in preparing an assembly for manufacturing. The Solid Position tool helps users to place and align solid bodies in relation to each other. Users can pick a face of a solid body and quickly mate it to a face of another solid body. This function allows you to redefine the base position of the body being moved, and then also redefine the final position on the body it is moved to.