MASTER CAM DESIGN
When Mastercam prompts for data entry such as a value for height, width, radius, or angle, you can takeone of the following actions. These actions apply to both the prompt area and dialog box fields.¨ Press either mouse button or press [Enter] to accept the displayed value.¨ Type the data directly into the text box, then press [Enter].¨ Type the letter of a shortcut method, then press [Enter].Notes:¨ Mastercam remembers the previous XYZ coordinates that you entered. To use these values again,press [Enter] instead of entering a value for each of the coordinates.¨ Mastercam accepts formulas as well as numbers. You can use addition [+], subtraction [-],multiplication [*], division [/], and parentheses [( )]. Use ordinary algebraic notation [i.e., x1+2/3y(1-6*.025)/8z-1/2].¨ Wherever Mastercam accepts real numbers and formulas, you can enter an angle value indegrees/minutes/seconds or gradians/radians formats. Use the following data entry tokens, always placingthe token after the numeral:degrees=dminutes = ‘seconds = "gradians = gradians = r¨ When prompted for a real value (a length, a distance, or an angle) at the prompt line, you can usethe up and down arrow keys to display previously entered values.
Data entry shortcuts
Data entry shortcuts let you enter data that you gather from the graphics area into the prompt area or anytext box that asks for a real (or decimal) number. To use a data entry shortcut, enter the letter of theshortcut method, then click the point that you want in the graphics window.The shortcuts appear next to the prompt area as shown below. Clicking right in a text box displays a quickreference of the shortcuts and their meanings.X X coordinate value for a selected point. Press [X] then choose the point whose X coordinate youwant to use.