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Mastercam X 7 Wire Training Tutorial

Copyright: 1998 - 2013 In-House Solutions Inc. All rights reserved

Software: Mastercam X 7

Author: Mariana Lendel

ISBN: 978-1-926955-83-4

Date: June 12, 2013

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Contents

Getting Started

Tutorials

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Tutorial #1

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Tutorial #2

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Tutorial #3

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Tutorial #4

GETTING STARTED

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Tutorial #5

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Tutorial #6

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General Notes

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Wire Training Tutorial
WIRE TRAINING TUTORIAL PROJECTS

WIRE TRAINING TUTORIAL PROJECTS

Tutorial

Geometry Functions

Surface and Toolpath Creation

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Create Rectangle. Create Parallel Line. Edit Trim 3 entities. Xform Translate/ Copy. Edit Trim 2

Create Rectangle. Create Parallel Line. Edit Trim 3 entities. Xform Translate/ Copy. Edit Trim 2 entities. Create Thread Point. Create Cut Point.

Contour wirepath for open contour.

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Create Rectangle. Create Line Parallel. Create Line Endpoint (polar line). Edit Trim 3 entities. Edit

Create Rectangle. Create Line Parallel. Create Line Endpoint (polar line). Edit Trim 3 entities. Edit Trim 2 entities. Create Thread Point.

Contour wirepath to cut a die with taper angle and land. Edit the wirepath using Change at a point.

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Create Rectangle. Create Circle Center Point. Create Line Endpoint (polar line). Create Arc Tangent to

Create Rectangle. Create Circle Center Point. Create Line Endpoint (polar line). Create Arc Tangent to 1 Entity. Create Line Tangent at an angle. Xform Mirror. Create Arc Tangent to 3 Entities. Edit Trim 3 entities. Edit Trim Divide. Edit Trim 2 entities. Xform Rotate Create Line Parallel. Create Thread Point.

Contour wirepath to cut the inner profile. Contour wirepath to cut the outer profile.

Point. Contour wirepath to cut the inner profile. Contour wirepath to cut the outer profile. Wire

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MILL WIRE LEVEL TRAINING 3 TRAINING TUTORIAL TUTORIAL PROJECTS PROJECTS

MILL WIRE LEVEL TRAINING 3 TRAINING TUTORIAL TUTORIAL PROJECTS PROJECTS

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Geometry Functions

Surface and Toolpath Creation

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#4 Create Rectangle. Create Line Parallel. Create Line Endpoint (polar line). Edit Trim 2 entities. Mirror

Create Rectangle. Create Line Parallel. Create Line Endpoint (polar line). Edit Trim 2 entities. Mirror about X axis. Mirror about Y axis. Create Thread Point.

Contour wirepath to cut multiple contours. Contour wirepath with multiple tabs.

#5

#5 Change the Z depth. Change the construction mode to 2D. Create Circle Center Point. Create

Change the Z depth. Change the construction mode to

2D.

Create Circle Center Point. Create Fillet Entities. Create Arc Tangent through Point. Trim Divide. Mirror about Y axis. Change the construction mode to

3D.

Break 2 Pieces. Create Point Endpoints. Create Line Endpoint Create Rectangle

4 Axis wirepath.

#6

#6 Create Rectangle. Create Circle Center Point. Create Bolt Circle Create Line Endpoint Create Line Parallel.

Create Rectangle. Create Circle Center Point. Create Bolt Circle Create Line Endpoint Create Line Parallel. Xform Rotate Edit Trim Divide.

No core wirepath.

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Create Line Endpoint Create Line Parallel. Xform Rotate Edit Trim Divide. No core wirepath. Wire Training
GETTING STARTED

GETTING STARTED

GETTING STARTED



The Student will learn about the Graphical user interface. The Student will learn how to navigate through Mastercam. How to use the Status Bar

The Student will learn how to navigate through Mastercam.The Student will learn about the Graphical user interface. How to use the Status Bar to

How to use the Status Bar to set the attributes.user interface. The Student will learn how to navigate through Mastercam. Set the Toolbar States. Setting

Set the Toolbar States.Student will learn how to navigate through Mastercam. How to use the Status Bar to set

Setting the Grid.will learn how to navigate through Mastercam. How to use the Status Bar to set the

use the Status Bar to set the attributes. Set the Toolbar States. Setting the Grid. Wire

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GETTING STARTED

GETTING STARTED

STEP 1: STARTING MASTERCAM

1.1 Enable the Unified Backplot/Verify System

NOTE: To be able to follow this tutorial you will need to enable the Unified Backplot /Verify System. The change has to be done in Mastercam Advanced Configuration as shown in this step.

Select the Start button. Start button.

Select All Programs and click on Mastercam X7 as shown. All Programs and click on Mastercam X7 as shown.

Select Utilities as shown. Utilities as shown.

Select Advanced Configuration as shown. Advanced Configuration as shown.

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TO START THE SOFTWARE, FROM DESKTOP, CLICK ON THE SHORTCUT ICON AS SHOWN.

GETTING STARTED

Make sure that Mastercam X7 version is selected as shown. Mastercam X7 version is selected as shown.

Select Backplot from the list and set the Classic Backplot to Disable . Backplot from the list and set the Classic Backplot to Disable.

from the list and set the Classic Backplot to Disable . Select the Apply button to

Select the Apply button to apply the changes. Apply button to apply the changes.

Select the OK button to exit. OK button to exit.

button to apply the changes. Select the OK button to exit. 1.2 Start Mastercam X7 To

1.2 Start Mastercam X7

Select the OK button to exit. 1.2 Start Mastercam X7 To start the software, from Desktop,

To start the software, from Desktop, click on the shortcut icon as shown.

Mastercam X7 To start the software, from Desktop, click on the shortcut icon as shown. Wire
Mastercam X7 To start the software, from Desktop, click on the shortcut icon as shown. Wire

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TOSTARTTHESOFTWARE,FROMDESKTOP,CLICKONTHESHORTCUTICONASSHOWN.

STEP 2: GUI - GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE

STEP 2: GUI - GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE Menu Allows you to select all the functions in

Menu

Allows you to select all the functions in Mastercam to create geometry and toolpaths.

Toolbars

Can be used instead of the menu to create geometry and toolpaths.

Ribbon Bar

Allows you to enter the values and settings that define the entities that you are currently creating or modifying.

Function prompt

Prompts the user for info.

Status Bar

Allows you to set the attributes (color, level, style, and width) and the View/Plane and Z depth currently used.

Toolpaths/Solids Operations Manager

Lists the history of the toolpath operations and solids.

Origin

Geometry origin from which the system measures the point coordinates in X,Y and Z axes in the current plane.

Graphic Area

Workspace area in Mastercam where the geometry displays.

MRU Toolbar

Lists the most recently used functions.

Quick Mask Toolbar

Lets you select all entities of a specific type.

Scale

Shows you a scale of the object on the screen.

View Port XYZ Axes

Informs you which Graphics view, WCS and Toolplane/Construction plane you are working in.

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NAVIGATE THROUGH MASTERCAM

GETTING STARTED

STEP 3: NAVIGATE THROUGH MASTERCAM

In this step you will learn how to use the menu functions in Mastercam to create geometry.

3.1 Using the Menu to select the command Create Line Endpoint

Left click on Create. Create.

Move the cursor on the drop-down menu to the Line function. This will open a flyout menu with all the commands related to create Line function. This will open a flyout menu with all the commands related to create lines.

Left-click on the desired command Endpoint as shown in Figure: 3.1.1 . Endpoint as shown in Figure: 3.1.1.

Figure: 3.1.1

Endpoint as shown in Figure: 3.1.1 . Figure: 3.1.1 3.2 Using the Toolbars to select the

3.2 Using the Toolbars to select the command Create Line Endpoint

To see the commands which are found under Create Line , in the menu bar choose the drop down arrow to the right Create Line, in the menu bar choose the drop down arrow to the right of the icon as shown in Figure: 3.2.1.

Figure: 3.2.1

the drop down arrow to the right of the icon as shown in Figure: 3.2.1 .
the drop down arrow to the right of the icon as shown in Figure: 3.2.1 .

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NAVIGATE THROUGH MASTERCAM

3.3 Reorganizing the toolbars

NOTE: Mastercam is fully customizable meaning you can move the toolbars anywhere you desire allowing you to work more efficiently.

To move a toolbar select the left vertical line in front of the toolbar and drag it to the desired location on the screen as shown in Figure: 3.3.1 . Figure: 3.3.1.

Figure: 3.3.1

on the screen as shown in Figure: 3.3.1 . Figure: 3.3.1 N OTE : To customize

NOTE: To customize the toolbars please see the General Notes.

Left Click on the Create Line Endpoint command icon as shown. Create Line Endpoint command icon as shown.

3.4 Create Line Endpoint Ribbon Bar example

icon as shown. 3.4 Create Line Endpoint Ribbon Bar example To create the line, select the
icon as shown. 3.4 Create Line Endpoint Ribbon Bar example To create the line, select the

To create the line, select the first endpoint by sketching a point from the screen (left click). Then enter the distance and angle if necessary.icon as shown. 3.4 Create Line Endpoint Ribbon Bar example To continue making lines choose the

To continue making lines choose the Apply button from the ribbon bar or press enter. Apply button from the ribbon bar or press enter.

the Apply button from the ribbon bar or press enter. To exit the current command select

To exit the current command select the OK button or press the Esc button. OK button or press the Esc button.

command select the OK button or press the Esc button. To undo the last command use

To undo the last command use the Undo button. Undo button.

Esc button. To undo the last command use the Undo button. The undo button can be

The undo button can be used to go back to the beginning

of geometry creation or to the last point of the saved file. Mastercam also has a Redo button for your

convenience.

Mastercam also has a Redo button for your convenience. 3.5 Function Prompt Prompts the user to

3.5 Function Prompt

Prompts the user to execute a command.

Example this prompt is used in the Create Line Endpoint command as shown. Create Line Endpoint command as shown.

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GETTING STARTED

3.6 Status Bar

The Status bar is used to set the drawing attributes, view, plane, Z depth and construction mode.

attributes, view, plane, Z depth and construction mode. 2D / 3D Construction Modes Toggles between 2D

2D / 3D Construction Modes

Toggles between 2D and 3D construction modes. In 2D mode all geometry is created parallel to the current Cplane at the current system Z depth. In 3D mode you can work freely in various Z depths, unconstrained by the current system Z depth and Cplane setting.

Gview

Sets the graphics view which you will view your geometry from. You can choose a different standard Gview, an existing named view, create a new named view or set the Gview to the current Cplane.

Planes

Sets the construction plane in which you create and manipulate your geometry. You can change the current plane by selecting a different standard plane, selecting an existing named view, creating a new named view and by setting the plane to equal the current Gview.

Z Depth

Sets the current construction depth. To set this click the drop down arrow and pick one from the most recently used list or click the Z: label and pick a point in the graphics window to use the Z depth values based on the selected entity.

Color

Assigns the current color. To change the current color click in the color field and select a color from the color pallet.

Level

Sets the main level you want to work with in the graphics window. To change the current working level type the level number in the box or select the level using one of the following methods.

Attributes

Lets you change one or more drawing attributes.

Point Style

Displays and sets the systems point style.

Line Style

Shows and sets the system line style.

Line Width

Displays and sets the current system line width.

Work Coordinate System (WCS)

Allows you to redefine the WCS. You can choose from a list of stand views, specify origin coordinates, access the view manager or use the named function to access the view selection dialog box.

Groups

Defines a collection of entities or operations that can be manipulated as a single entity.

Defines a collection of entities or operations that can be manipulated as a single entity. Wire

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NAVIGATE THROUGH MASTERCAM

3.7 - Change the Current System Color

Left click on the System Color as shown. System Color as shown.

System Color Left click on the System Color as shown. Select the desired color from the

Select the desired color from the dialog box as shown in Figure: 3.7.1 . Figure: 3.7.1.

Figure: 3.7.1

the dialog box as shown in Figure: 3.7.1 . Figure: 3.7.1 Select the OK button to

Select the OK button to exit the command and begin creating geometry in the color of your OK button to exit the command and begin creating geometry in the color of your choice.

NOTE: Any geometry on your screen will remain in the previous system color. This change will only affect the geometry you create going forward.

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GETTING STARTED

3.8 The Toolpath Manager

The Toolpath Manger displays all the operations for the current part. You can sort, edit, regenerate, verify and post any operations. For more information on the Toolpath Manager, please refer to General Notes.

The Toolpaths Manger can be hidden to gain more space in the graphics area for creating geometry by pressing Alt + O on your keyboard.

creating geometry by pressing Alt + O on your keyboard. Press Alt + O to hide

Press Alt + O to hide the manager.

geometry by pressing Alt + O on your keyboard. Press Alt + O to hide the
geometry by pressing Alt + O on your keyboard. Press Alt + O to hide the

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SETTING THE TOOLBAR STATES

STEP 4: SETTING THE TOOLBAR STATES

Before starting the geometry creation we should customize the toolbars to see the toolbars required to create the geometry and machine a 3D part.

Settings

to create the geometry and machine a 3D part. Settings Toolbar States as shown. From the

Toolbar States as shown. as shown.

and machine a 3D part. Settings Toolbar States as shown. From the left column select 3D

From the left column select 3D Toolpaths . 3D Toolpaths.

Choose the Load button as shown. Load button as shown.

select 3D Toolpaths . Choose the Load button as shown. Select the OK button to accept

Select the OK button to accept the toolbar states. OK button to accept the toolbar states.

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. Choose the Load button as shown. Select the OK button to accept the toolbar states.

SETTING THE TOOLBAR STATES

GETTING STARTED

SETTING THE TOOLBAR STATES GETTING STARTED The 3D Toolbars will be displayed to the left of

The 3D Toolbars will be displayed to the left of the Toolpaths Manager as shown in Figure: 4.0.1.

Figure: 4.0.1

to the left of the Toolpaths Manager as shown in Figure: 4.0.1 . Figure: 4.0.1 Wire
to the left of the Toolpaths Manager as shown in Figure: 4.0.1 . Figure: 4.0.1 Wire

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SETTING THE GRID

STEP 5: SETTING THE GRID

Before beginning to create geometry you will enable the Grid. This will show you where the origin is.

Settings

the Grid. This will show you where the origin is. Settings Configuration. Select Screen from the

Configuration.the Grid. This will show you where the origin is. Settings Select Screen from the configuration

Select Screen from the configuration Topics. Screen from the configuration Topics.

Select the plus sign (+) beside screen as shown in Figure: 5.0.1 . Figure: 5.0.1.

Figure: 5.0.1

(+) beside screen as shown in Figure: 5.0.1 . Figure: 5.0.1 In Grid Settings enable Visible

In Grid Settings enable Visible Grid and change the Spacing to X = 0.25 and Y Grid Settings enable Visible Grid and change the Spacing to X = 0.25 and Y = 0.25.

Set the Size to 1.0. Size to 1.0.

Choose the OK button to exit. OK button to exit.

to X = 0.25 and Y = 0.25 . Set the Size to 1.0. Choose the

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to X = 0.25 and Y = 0.25 . Set the Size to 1.0. Choose the

SETTING THE GRID

GETTING STARTED

Select Yes to save the setting as shown. Yes to save the setting as shown.

The grid will appear on your screen as shown.SETTING THE GRID GETTING STARTED Select Yes to save the setting as shown. Wire Training Tutorial

Select Yes to save the setting as shown. The grid will appear on your screen as
Select Yes to save the setting as shown. The grid will appear on your screen as
Select Yes to save the setting as shown. The grid will appear on your screen as

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN

TUTORIAL #11 OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN TO CREATE THE FINAL PART:

# 1 1 OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN TO CREATE THE FINAL PART: OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN

OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN TO CREATE THE FINAL PART:

From Drawing to CAD Model:

The student should examine the drawing on the following page to understand what part is being created in the tutorial.TAKEN TO CREATE THE FINAL PART: From Drawing to CAD Model: From the drawing we can

From the drawing we can decide how to go about creating the geometry in Mastercam.to understand what part is being created in the tutorial. Create the 2D CAD Model used

Create the 2D CAD Model used to generate Wirepaths from:

The student will create the Top 2D geometry needed to create the wirepaths.Create the 2D CAD Model used to generate Wirepaths from: Geometry creation commands such as create

Geometry creation commands such as create rectangle, line parallel, trim, translate and create thread and cut points will be used.create the Top 2D geometry needed to create the wirepaths. Create the necessary Wirepaths to machine

Create the necessary Wirepaths to machine the part:

A Contour wirepath for open contour will be created to remove the material.be used. Create the necessary Wirepaths to machine the part: Backplot and Verify the file: The

Backplot and Verify the file:

The Backplot will be used to simulate a step by step process of the wire’s movements.to remove the material. Backplot and Verify the file: The Verify will be used to watch

The Verify will be used to watch the wire machine the part out of a solid model.to simulate a step by step process of the wire’s movements. Post Process the file to

Post Process the file to generate the G-code:

The Student will then post process the file to obtain an NC file containing the necessary code for the machine.a solid model. Post Process the file to generate the G-code: This tutorial takes approximately 45

This tutorial takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

This tutorial takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC

TUTORIAL #11 SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE

GEOMETRY CREATION

1 SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE GEOMETRY CREATION STEP 1: SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC USER

STEP 1: SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE

Please refer to the Getting Started section to set up the graphics user interface.

STEP 2: CREATE THE 3.625" BY 3.0" RECTANGLE

In this step you will learn how to create a rectangle knowing the width, the height and the anchor location.

Step Preview:

the width, the height and the anchor location. Step Preview: Create Rectangle. Enter the Width button

Create

the height and the anchor location. Step Preview: Create Rectangle. Enter the Width button if needed

Rectangle.the height and the anchor location. Step Preview: Create Enter the Width button if needed as

and the anchor location. Step Preview: Create Rectangle. Enter the Width button if needed as shown

and the anchor location. Step Preview: Create Rectangle. Enter the Width button if needed as shown

Enter the Width

button if needed as shown below.

and the Height

the Width button if needed as shown below. and the Height and enable Anchor to center

and enable Anchor to center

as shown below. and the Height and enable Anchor to center and disable the Create surface

and disable the Create surface

and enable Anchor to center and disable the Create surface Press Enter after typing the values
and enable Anchor to center and disable the Create surface Press Enter after typing the values

Press Enter after typing the values to see a preview of the rectangle. Enter after typing the values to see a preview of the rectangle.

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CREATE THE 3.625" BY 3.0" RECTANGLE TUTORIAL #11 [Select position of base point]: Select the

CREATE THE 3.625" BY 3.0" RECTANGLE

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[Select position of base point]: Select the Origin as shown in Figure: 2.0.1 . Figure: 2.0.1.

Figure: 2.0.1

Select the Origin as shown in Figure: 2.0.1 . Figure: 2.0.1 Make sure that when selecting

Make sure that when selecting the origin, the visual cue of the cursor changes as shown.Select the Origin as shown in Figure: 2.0.1 . Figure: 2.0.1 Select the OK button to

Select the OK button to exit the Rectangle command. OK button to exit the Rectangle command.

Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen. Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen.

Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen. N OTE : During the
Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen. N OTE : During the
Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen. N OTE : During the

NOTE: During the geometry creation of this tutorial, if you make a mistake you can undo the last step using the

Undo icon.

You can undo as many steps as needed. If you delete or undo a step by mistake, just use theUndo icon.

Redo icon.

To delete unwanted geometry, select it first and then press Delete from the keyboard. Delete from the keyboard.

NOTE: In the next steps, you will create the profile with the 12 identical shapes. You will create one shape and then, using the translate command with the copy options you will generate the rest of them.

using the translate command with the copy options you will generate the rest of them. Wire

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 CREATE PARALLEL LINES

TUTORIAL #11 CREATE PARALLEL LINES

STEP 3: CREATE PARALLEL LINES

1 1 CREATE PARALLEL LINES STEP 3: CREATE PARALLEL LINES In this step you will create

In this step you will create the 4 parallel lines that will be used to create one of the shapes.

Step Preview:

that will be used to create one of the shapes. Step Preview: Create Line. Parallel. [Select

Create

Line.be used to create one of the shapes. Step Preview: Create Parallel. [Select a line]: Select

used to create one of the shapes. Step Preview: Create Line. Parallel. [Select a line]: Select

Parallel.used to create one of the shapes. Step Preview: Create Line. [Select a line]: Select the

[Select a line]: Select the lower horizontal line of the rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.1 . Figure: 3.0.1.

Figure: 3.0.1

of the rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.1 . Figure: 3.0.1 [Select the point to place

[Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Select a point above the line.of the rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.1 . Figure: 3.0.1 In the Ribbon Bar ,

In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance Ribbon Bar, enter the Distance

above the line. In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance 0.125 (press Enter ). Select

0.125 (press Enter).

Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Apply button to continue in the same command.

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CREATE PARALLEL LINES TUTORIAL #11 [Select a line]: Select the left side vertical line of

CREATE PARALLEL LINES

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[Select a line]: Select the left side vertical line of the rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.2 . Figure: 3.0.2.

Figure: 3.0.2

of the rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.2 . Figure: 3.0.2 [Select the point to place

[Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Select a point to the right of the selected line.of the rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.2 . Figure: 3.0.2 In the Ribbon Bar ,

In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance Ribbon Bar, enter the Distance

0.25 (press Enter ). (press Enter).

the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance 0.25 (press Enter ). Select the Apply button to

Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Apply button to continue in the same command.

[Select a line]: Select the last vertical line that you created as shown in Figure: 3.0.3 . Figure: 3.0.3.

Figure: 3.0.3

that you created as shown in Figure: 3.0.3 . Figure: 3.0.3 [Select the point to place

[Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Select a point to the right of the selected line.that you created as shown in Figure: 3.0.3 . Figure: 3.0.3 In the Ribbon Bar ,

In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance Ribbon Bar, enter the Distance

0.125 (press Enter ). (press Enter).

Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Apply button to continue in the same command.

0.125 (press Enter ). Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Wire Training
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TUTORIAL #11 CREATE PARALLEL LINES

T U T O R I A L # 1 1 CREATE PARALLEL LINES [Select a

[Select a line]: Select the last vertical line that you created as shown in Figure: 3.0.4 . Figure: 3.0.4.

Figure: 3.0.4

that you created as shown in Figure: 3.0.4 . Figure: 3.0.4 [Select the point to place

[Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Select a point to the right of the selected line.that you created as shown in Figure: 3.0.4 . Figure: 3.0.4 In the Ribbon Bar ,

through]: Select a point to the right of the selected line. In the Ribbon Bar ,

In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance Ribbon Bar, enter the Distance

Select the OK button to exit the command. OK button to exit the command.

The geometry should look as shown., enter the Distance Select the OK button to exit the command. 0.125 (press Enter ).

0.125 (press Enter).

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button to exit the command. The geometry should look as shown. 0.125 (press Enter ). Page
TRIM THE LINES TUTORIAL #11 STEP 4: TRIM THE LINES This step shows you how

TRIM THE LINES

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STEP 4: TRIM THE LINES

This step shows you how to use the Trim 3 Entities and the divide command to clean up the shape.

Step Preview:

and the divide command to clean up the shape. Step Preview: N OTE : During the

NOTE: During the trimming process it is very important to select the entities exactly in the order and at the locations that are shown in the graphics. Trim 3 entities command requires a special selection. The first two entities that you select are trimmed to the third, which acts as a trimming curve. The third entity is then trimmed to the first two.

Edit

Trim/Break.The third entity is then trimmed to the first two. Edit Trim/Break/Extend. Enable the Trim 3

entity is then trimmed to the first two. Edit Trim/Break. Trim/Break/Extend. Enable the Trim 3 entity

Trim/Break/Extend.entity is then trimmed to the first two. Edit Trim/Break. Enable the Trim 3 entity icon.

Enable the Trim 3 entity icon. Trim 3 entity icon.

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to the first two. Edit Trim/Break. Trim/Break/Extend. Enable the Trim 3 entity icon. Wire Training Tutorial

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 TRIM THE LINES
T U T O R I A L # 1 1 TRIM THE LINES [Select the

[Select the first entity to trim/extend]: Click on Entity A as shown in Figure: 4.0.1 . Figure: 4.0.1.

[Select the second entity to trim/extend to]: Click on Entity B as shown in the same figure.trim/extend]: Click on Entity A as shown in Figure: 4.0.1 . Click on Entity C as

Click on Entity C as shown in the same figure.to]: Click on Entity B as shown in the same figure. Figure: 4.0.1 N OTE :

Figure: 4.0.1

Click on Entity C as shown in the same figure. Figure: 4.0.1 N OTE : Mastercam's

NOTE: Mastercam's auto-preview feature displays the results of the selected function as you move the mouse over the final entity selection. A solid line represents what will be created. A dashed line represents what will be removed.

be created. A dashed line represents what will be removed. Enable the Divide icon. [Select the

Enable the Divide icon. Divide icon.

[Select the curve to divide / delete]: Click on Entity A first at the location shown in Figure: 4.0.2 . Figure: 4.0.2.

Figure: 4.0.2

delete]: Click on Entity A first at the location shown in Figure: 4.0.2 . Figure: 4.0.2

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delete]: Click on Entity A first at the location shown in Figure: 4.0.2 . Figure: 4.0.2
TRIM THE LINES TUTORIAL #11 [Select the entity to trim/extend]: Click on Entity A again

TRIM THE LINES

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[Select the entity to trim/extend]: Click on Entity A again as shown in Figure: 4.0.3 . Figure: 4.0.3.

Figure: 4.0.3

on Entity A again as shown in Figure: 4.0.3 . Figure: 4.0.3 [Select the curve to

[Select the curve to divide/delete]: Click on Entity B at the location shown in Figure: 4.0.3 . Figure: 4.0.3.

Select the OK button to exit the command. OK button to exit the command.

Figure: 4.0.3 . Select the OK button to exit the command. The drawing should look as

The drawing should look as shown.B at the location shown in Figure: 4.0.3 . Select the OK button to exit the

4.0.3 . Select the OK button to exit the command. The drawing should look as shown.
4.0.3 . Select the OK button to exit the command. The drawing should look as shown.

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 TRANSLATE/COPY THE SHAPE

TUTORIAL #11 TRANSLATE/COPY THE SHAPE

STEP 5: TRANSLATE/COPY THE SHAPE

TRANSLATE/COPY THE SHAPE STEP 5: TRANSLATE/COPY THE SHAPE In this step you will learn how to

In this step you will learn how to create the rest of the shapes using translate command with the copy option enabled. The shape will be copied 12 times and translated along the X-Axis.

Step Preview:

12 times and translated along the X-Axis. Step Preview: Select the four lines to be translated

Select the four lines to be translated as shown in Figure: 5.0.1 . Figure: 5.0.1.

Xform

four lines to be translated as shown in Figure: 5.0.1 . Xform Translate. Figure: 5.0.1 Page

Translate.

Figure: 5.0.1

four lines to be translated as shown in Figure: 5.0.1 . Xform Translate. Figure: 5.0.1 Page

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four lines to be translated as shown in Figure: 5.0.1 . Xform Translate. Figure: 5.0.1 Page
TRANSLATE/COPY THE SHAPE TUTORIAL #11 Make sure that Copy is enabled in the Translate dialog

TRANSLATE/COPY THE SHAPE

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Make sure that Copy is enabled in the Translate dialog box as shown in Figure: 5.0.2 . Copy is enabled in the Translate dialog box as shown in Figure: 5.0.2.

The number of copies should be set to 12 and the delta X distance should be set to 0.25 as shown in Figure: 12 and the delta X distance should be set to 0.25 as shown in Figure: 5.0.2.

Figure: 5.0.2

Press Enter and the preview of the generated geometry should look as shown. Enter and the preview of the generated geometry should look as shown.

the preview of the generated geometry should look as shown. Select the OK button to exit

Select the OK button to exit the Translate dialog box. OK button to exit the Translate dialog box.

geometry should look as shown. Select the OK button to exit the Translate dialog box. Wire
geometry should look as shown. Select the OK button to exit the Translate dialog box. Wire

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 TRIM THE LINES USING

TUTORIAL #11 TRIM THE LINES USING TRIM 2 ENTITIES COMMAND

L # 1 1 TRIM THE LINES USING TRIM 2 ENTITIES COMMAND N OTE : When

NOTE: When performing a transform function, Mastercam creates a temporary group from the originals (red) and a result (purple) from the transformed entities. However, they stay in effect only until you use the Screen, Clear Colors function or perform another transform function.

Screen

function or perform another transform function. Screen Clear Colors. STEP 6: TRIM THE LINES USING TRIM

Clear Colors.function or perform another transform function. Screen STEP 6: TRIM THE LINES USING TRIM 2 ENTITIES

STEP 6: TRIM THE LINES USING TRIM 2 ENTITIES COMMAND

This step shows you how to trim two intersecting entities using Trim command. To trim both entities to their intersection,

enable Trim 2 entity button

to their intersection, enable Trim 2 entity button or single click the first entity and double

or single click the first entity and double click the second.

Step Preview:

the first entity and double click the second. Step Preview: Edit Trim/Break. Trim/Break/Extend. Enable Trim 2

Edit

Trim/Break.first entity and double click the second. Step Preview: Edit Trim/Break/Extend. Enable Trim 2 entity button.

and double click the second. Step Preview: Edit Trim/Break. Trim/Break/Extend. Enable Trim 2 entity button. Page

Trim/Break/Extend.and double click the second. Step Preview: Edit Trim/Break. Enable Trim 2 entity button. Page |

Enable Trim 2 entity button. Trim 2 entity button.

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TRIM THE LINES USING TRIM 2 ENTITIES COMMAND TUTORIAL #11 [Select the entity to trim/extend]:

TRIM THE LINES USING TRIM 2 ENTITIES COMMAND

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[Select the entity to trim/extend]: Click on Entity A as shown in Figure: 6.0.1 . Figure: 6.0.1.

[Select the entity to trim/extend to]: Click on Entity B as shown in the same figure.trim/extend]: Click on Entity A as shown in Figure: 6.0.1 . Figure: 6.0.1 Select the OK

Figure: 6.0.1

Click on Entity B as shown in the same figure. Figure: 6.0.1 Select the OK button

Select the OK button to exit the command. OK button to exit the command.

The drawing should look as shown.B as shown in the same figure. Figure: 6.0.1 Select the OK button to exit the

6.0.1 Select the OK button to exit the command. The drawing should look as shown. Wire
6.0.1 Select the OK button to exit the command. The drawing should look as shown. Wire

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 CREATE THE THREAD AND

TUTORIAL #11 CREATE THE THREAD AND THE CUT POINTS

I A L # 1 1 CREATE THE THREAD AND THE CUT POINTS STEP 7: CREATE

STEP 7: CREATE THE THREAD AND THE CUT POINTS

Thread Point is the point where the machine threads the wire, usually a pre-drilled hole in the material. The wire cuts from the thread position to the start of the chain based on the settings for lead ins and lead outs. Cut Point is the point where the wire machine cuts the wire before moving to the next thread point. See Getting Started page A-12 to learn how to create the Wire utilities toolbar.

Step Preview:

how to create the Wire utilities toolbar. Step Preview: 7.1 Create the Thread Point From the

7.1 Create the Thread Point

From the Wire points toolbar, select Create Thread Point icon as shown. Wire points toolbar, select Create Thread Point icon as shown.

Or use:

Create

select Create Thread Point icon as shown. Or use: Create Point. Thread Point. From the AutoCursor

Point.

Thread Point. From the AutoCursor drop down list, select Relative.

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CREATE THE THREAD AND THE CUT POINTS TUTORIAL #11 [Enter a known point or change

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[Enter a known point or change to Along mode]: Select the Endpoint as shown in Figure: 7.1.1 . Figure: 7.1.1.

Figure: 7.1.1

the Endpoint as shown in Figure: 7.1.1 . Figure: 7.1.1 Make sure that when selecting the
the Endpoint as shown in Figure: 7.1.1 . Figure: 7.1.1 Make sure that when selecting the

Make sure that when selecting the origin, the visual cue of the cursor changes as shown.the Endpoint as shown in Figure: 7.1.1 . Figure: 7.1.1 In the delta field, from the

In the delta field, from the Ribbon Bar, enter X-0.25 to create the point to the left delta field, from the Ribbon Bar, enter X-0.25 to create the point to the left of the selected point and along the bottom line which is parallel with the X-Axis.

Press Enter to create the point. Enter to create the point.

Select the OK button to complete the command. OK button to complete the command.

X-Axis. Press Enter to create the point. Select the OK button to complete the command. Wire
X-Axis. Press Enter to create the point. Select the OK button to complete the command. Wire

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I A L # 1 1 CREATE THE THREAD AND THE CUT POINTS The geometry should

The geometry should look as shown.I A L # 1 1 CREATE THE THREAD AND THE CUT POINTS 7.2 Create the

THREAD AND THE CUT POINTS The geometry should look as shown. 7.2 Create the Cut Point

7.2 Create the Cut Point

From the Wire points toolbar, select Create Cut Point icon as shown. Wire points toolbar, select Create Cut Point icon as shown.

From the AutoCursor drop down list, select Relative . AutoCursor drop down list, select Relative.

Create Cut Point icon as shown. From the AutoCursor drop down list, select Relative . Page

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Create Cut Point icon as shown. From the AutoCursor drop down list, select Relative . Page
CREATE THE THREAD AND THE CUT POINTS TUTORIAL #11 [Enter a known point or change

CREATE THE THREAD AND THE CUT POINTS

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[Enter a known point or change to Along mode]: Select the Endpoint as shown in Figure: 7.2.1 . Figure: 7.2.1.

Figure: 7.2.1

the Endpoint as shown in Figure: 7.2.1 . Figure: 7.2.1 In the delta field, from the

In the delta field, from the Ribbon Bar, enter X 0.25 to create the point to the delta field, from the Ribbon Bar, enter X 0.25 to create the point to the right of the selected point and along the bottom line which is parallel with the X-Axis.

Press Enter to create the point. Enter to create the point.

Select the OK button to complete the command. OK button to complete the command.

The geometry should look as shown.X-Axis. Press Enter to create the point. Select the OK button to complete the command. Wire

point. Select the OK button to complete the command. The geometry should look as shown. Wire
point. Select the OK button to complete the command. The geometry should look as shown. Wire
point. Select the OK button to complete the command. The geometry should look as shown. Wire

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TUTORIAL #11 SAVE THE FILE

TUTORIAL #11 SAVE THE FILE

STEP 8: SAVE THE FILE

File

TUTORIAL #11 SAVE THE FILE STEP 8: SAVE THE FILE File Save As. Save the file

Save As.TUTORIAL #11 SAVE THE FILE STEP 8: SAVE THE FILE File Save the file as "TUTORIAL

Save the file as "TUTORIAL 1_ OPEN CONTOUR.MCX-7."#11 SAVE THE FILE STEP 8: SAVE THE FILE File Save As. STEP 9: SELECT THE

Save the file as "TUTORIAL 1_ OPEN CONTOUR.MCX-7." STEP 9: SELECT THE MACHINE AND SET UP

STEP 9: SELECT THE MACHINE AND SET UP THE STOCK

In Mastercam, you select a Machine Definition before creating any toolpaths. The Machine Definition is a model of your machine tool's capabilities and features and acts like a template for setting up machining jobs. The machine definition ties together three main components: the schematic model of your machine tool’s components, the control definition that models your control unit’s capabilities and the post processor that will generate the required machine code (G-code). For the purpose of this tutorial, we will be using the Wire Default machine.

Press Alt + O to display the Toolpaths Operations Manager . Alt + O to display the Toolpaths Operations Manager.

NOTE: If you already have a wire in the Toolpaths Operations Manager, do not select another machine. Expand Properties and select Files, and then select Replace button and select the WIRE DEFAULT.WMD-7. Otherwise, follow next step.

Machine type

Wire.the WIRE DEFAULT.WMD-7. Otherwise, follow next step. Machine type Select the Default . Page | 34

Select the Default . Default.

WIRE DEFAULT.WMD-7. Otherwise, follow next step. Machine type Wire. Select the Default . Page | 34

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MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 STEP 10: MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE

MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH

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STEP 10: MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH

Contour Wirepaths have the same general shape in both the XY plane (the lower contour) and the UV plane (the upper contour). Contour wirepaths can taper inward or outward, and you can specify the location of the land, the point at which the taper begins. You can further modify the shape of the contour wirepath by specifying how Mastercam handles sharp and smooth corners. A contour wirepath can also be based on an open boundary and used for cutting off or trimming a part.

Toolpath Preview:

used for cutting off or trimming a part. Toolpath Preview: Toolpaths Contour. If a prompt appears

Toolpaths

cutting off or trimming a part. Toolpath Preview: Toolpaths Contour. If a prompt appears to Enter

Contour.cutting off or trimming a part. Toolpath Preview: Toolpaths If a prompt appears to Enter new

If a prompt appears to Enter new NC name , select the OK button to accept the default. Enter new NC name, select the OK button to accept the default.

If a prompt appears to Enter new NC name , select the OK button to accept
If a prompt appears to Enter new NC name , select the OK button to accept
If a prompt appears to Enter new NC name , select the OK button to accept

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE

TUTORIAL #11 MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH

# 1 1 MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH From the Chaining dialog box, select

From the Chaining dialog box, select the Point button. Chaining dialog box, select the Point button.

From the Chaining dialog box, select the Point button. [Contour: select chain 1]: Select the thread

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select the Point button. [Contour: select chain 1]: Select the thread point as shown. Page |
MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 From the Chaining dialog box, select

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From the Chaining dialog box, select the Partial Chain button. Chaining dialog box, select the Partial Chain button.

Chaining dialog box, select the Partial Chain button. [Select the first entity]: Select Entity A as

[Select the first entity]: Select Entity A as shown in Figure: 10.0.1 . Figure: 10.0.1.

Figure: 10.0.1

Select Entity A as shown in Figure: 10.0.1 . Figure: 10.0.1 N OTE : The direction

NOTE: The direction of the chain should be towards right. Otherwise select the Reverse button.

N OTE : The direction of the chain should be towards right. Otherwise select the Reverse
The direction of the chain should be towards right. Otherwise select the Reverse button. Wire Training

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE

TUTORIAL #11 MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH

# 1 1 MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH [Select the last entity]: Select Entity

[Select the last entity]: Select Entity B as shown in Figure: 10.0.2 . Figure: 10.0.2.

Figure: 10.0.2

Select Entity B as shown in Figure: 10.0.2 . Figure: 10.0.2 From the Chaining dialog box,

From the Chaining dialog box, select the Point button. Chaining dialog box, select the Point button.

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10.0.2 . Figure: 10.0.2 From the Chaining dialog box, select the Point button. Page | 38
MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 [Contour: select chain 3]: Select the

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[Contour: select chain 3]: Select the Cut point as shown in Figure: 10.0.3 . Cut point as shown in Figure: 10.0.3.

Figure: 10.0.3

the Cut point as shown in Figure: 10.0.3 . Figure: 10.0.3 Select the OK button to

Select the OK button to exit from the Chaining dialog box. OK button to exit from the Chaining dialog box.

10.0.3 . Figure: 10.0.3 Select the OK button to exit from the Chaining dialog box. Wire
10.0.3 . Figure: 10.0.3 Select the OK button to exit from the Chaining dialog box. Wire

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE

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10.1 Wirepath Type

THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH 10.1 Wirepath Type In the Wirepath type page, the Contour

In the Wirepath type page, the Contour toolpath should be already selected.

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MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 10.2 Set the Wire/Power parameters The

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10.2 Set the Wire/Power parameters

The Wire/Power page allows you to choose a wire power settings library file and use its values for the wirepath operation. You can also set the pass number to use for the first pass of the wirepath, and specify the settings for a single pass. To edit the power settings for each pass you have to disassociate the wirepath from the power settings library by deselecting the Associate to library check box.

From the Tree View area, select Wire/Power . Tree View area, select Wire/Power.

Set the parameters for Pass #1 (Roughing Pass) as shown in Figure: 10.2.1 . Pass #1 (Roughing Pass) as shown in Figure: 10.2.1.

Figure: 10.2.1

(Roughing Pass) as shown in Figure: 10.2.1 . Figure: 10.2.1 Pass # is used to enter

Pass # is used to enter the pass number to edit the settings for a single pass in the current library.

Offset allows you to set the wire offset register number. You may need to refer to your wire machine documentation for this information.

Condition Code is a wire machine-specific value that corresponds to a register number. Refer to your wire machine documentation for condition codes for material and wire type and thickness.

Feed rate is available if needed by the controller. Most EDMs do not use a feed rate.

Wire diameter/radius sets the wire diameter/radius value and is automatically updated when one of the values is entered.

Wire overburn sets the amount of material beyond the wire diameter that can be removed.

Stock to leave sets the amount of stock to leave for all passes. Stock to Leave offsets the wire in the direction specified by the Compensation Direction. In our case is set to 0.0 because this parameter is commonly set at the controller.

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# 1 1 MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH Select the upper arrow and change

Select the upper arrow and change the Pass # to 2. Pass # to 2.

Set the parameters for Pass #2 (Skim cut) as shown in Figure: 10.2.2 . Pass #2 (Skim cut) as shown in Figure: 10.2.2.

Figure: 10.2.2

#2 (Skim cut) as shown in Figure: 10.2.2 . Figure: 10.2.2 N OTE : If you

NOTE: If you want to save this power library for other jobs you can select the Save icon as shown in Figure: 10.2.3. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will not be saving. The Power folder will be automatically be opened and in the File name you can enter the name of the library and then save it.

Figure: 10.2.3

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in the File name you can enter the name of the library and then save it.
MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 10.3 Set the Cut Parameters The

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10.3 Set the Cut Parameters

The Cut Parameters page is used to define the type and the number of cuts you will make in the wirepath, to control the stop codes, to suppress thread or cut flags. You can also divide the cuts into separate operations. Mastercam Wire supports three main categories of cuts: rough and skim cuts before the tab, tab cuts, and skim cuts after the tab. The Cut Parameters page lists the programmed cuts and indicates their grouping as operations.

From the Tree View area, select Cut Parameters. Tree View area, select Cut Parameters.

Change the parameters to make one rough pass and one finish pass.From the Tree View area, select Cut Parameters. Perform rough cut is used to create a

the parameters to make one rough pass and one finish pass. Perform rough cut is used

Perform rough cut is used to create a rough cut for the contour. The rough cut uses the Start Pass # from the Wire power settings library.

Additional skim cuts (before tab) allows you to enter the number of passes before cutting the tab.

Cutting method set to Reverse is used when multiple passes are set for the toolpath. Reverse enabled reverses the direction of the previous pass at the end of the contour or at the tab.

NOTE: For this part you do not need to add a tab on the contour as the part can be clamped from the opposite side which is not machined in this operation.

as the part can be clamped from the opposite side which is not machined in this

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10.4 Set the Compensation parameters

USING CONTOUR WIREPATH 10.4 Set the Compensation parameters Compensation page allows you to set the compensation

Compensation page allows you to set the compensation method by which Mastercam Wire offsets the wire from the wirepath. Choose to offset the wire to the right or left of the wirepath. You can eliminate arcs in the wirepath that are less than or equal to the radius of the wire or insert arc moves around corners in the wirepath. It also allows you to check for and eliminate unwanted intersections in the wirepath.

From the Tree View area, select Compensation . Tree View area, select Compensation.

Select the Cut Parameters page and change the Compensation direction to Right as shown in Figure: 10.4.1 Cut Parameters page and change the Compensation direction to Right as shown in Figure: 10.4.1.

Figure: 10.4.1.

to Right as shown in Figure: 10.4.1 . Figure: 10.4.1. Compensation type sets to Control outputs

Compensation type sets to Control outputs control codes for compensation and does not compute the compensated wirepath.

Compensation Direction allows you to offset the wire to the right or left of the wirepath. Auto sets the compensation direction depending on the location of the thread point inside or outside of the contour.

Optimize eliminates arcs in the wirepath that are less than or equal to the radius of the wire.

Infinite Look Ahead checks for wirepath self-intersections along the entire contour before creating the wirepath. If Mastercam Wire finds a wirepath intersection, it modifies the wirepath so that it does not cut the portion of the part that comes after the intersection.

Roll Cutter Around Corners inserts arc moves around corners in the wirepath. The radius of the arc moves equals the radius of the wire. Not available with compensation type set to Control.

MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 10.5 Leads Leads page allows you

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10.5 Leads

Leads page allows you to set the wire motion when entering or exiting a part.

From the Tree view area, select Leads . Tree view area, select Leads.

Make sure that the Lead in and Lead out are set to Line only as shown in Figure: 10.5.1 Lead in and Lead out are set to Line only as shown in Figure: 10.5.1.

Figure: 10.5.1

to Line only as shown in Figure: 10.5.1 . Figure: 10.5.1 Lead in sets the shape

Lead in sets the shape of the part entry motion. The lead in extends from the thread point to the start of contour.

Line only creates a line between the thread point and start of contour.

Line and arc adds a line and arc between the thread point and start of contour. Enter values for the Arc radius and Arc sweep.

Two lines and arc creates two lines and one arc between the thread point and start of contour. Enter values for the Arc radius and Arc sweep.

Lead out sets the shape of the part exit motion. Lead out extends from the end of contour to the cut point. You have the same options as in the Lead in plus the following extra options.

Arc only in which the wire arcs off the part. Enter values for the Arc radius and Arc sweep. A lead out radius uses the same Arc radius and Arc sweep values as the lead in.

Arc and two lines the wire arcs off the part, then creates two line moves to the cut point. Enter values for the Arc radius and Arc sweep. A lead out radius uses the same Arc radius and Arc sweep values as the lead in.

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10.6 Taper

MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH 10.6 Taper Taper page allows you to set the

Taper page allows you to set the parameters to taper the contour wirepath inward or outward and to specify the location of the land (the point at which the taper begins). You can set the Z height of the upper wire guide for rapid moves, the location of the upper wire guide and lower wire guide, the height of the part and the location of the XY plane as shown

in Figure: 10.6.1.

Figure: 10.6.1

of the XY plane as shown in Figure: 10.6.1 . Figure: 10.6.1 From the Tree view
of the XY plane as shown in Figure: 10.6.1 . Figure: 10.6.1 From the Tree view

From the Tree view area, select Taper.

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as shown in Figure: 10.6.1 . Figure: 10.6.1 From the Tree view area, select Taper .
MACHINE THE OPEN PROFILE USING CONTOUR WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 Make sure that the Taper is

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Make sure that the Taper is disabled and change the heights as shown in Figure: 10.6.2 . Taper is disabled and change the heights as shown in Figure: 10.6.2.

Figure: 10.6.2

the heights as shown in Figure: 10.6.2 . Figure: 10.6.2 Chain height options allows you to

Chain height options allows you to indicate where the geometry was chained (XY-Bottom or UV- Top height or, if there is a land, at the land height- Middle).

Rapid height sets the Z depth of a rapid move. Can be higher than the UV height, UV trim, or UV extension planes in order to clear any clamps.

UV trim plane can be used to set the location of the upper guide on the wire machine that may be required by the control to locate the guide in relation to the part. Trim plane values are written to Gcode 1015 in the NC file. It is usually set directly at the controller.

UV height sets the location of the XY plane that contains the geometry for the upper contour of a 4-Axis part.

Land height is available only when Land up or Land down is selected for Taper style, and sets the plane at which the wire pivots to the taper angle.

XY height sets the location of the XY plane that contains the geometry for the lower contour of a 4-Axis part.

XY trim plane can be used to set the location of the lower guide on the wire machine that may be

location of the lower guide on the wire machine that may be Select the OK button

Select the OK button to exit the Wirepath - Contour parameters. OK button to exit the Wirepath - Contour parameters.

Select the OK button to exit the Chain Manager dialog box. OK button to exit the Chain Manager dialog box.

Change the Graphics view to Isometric . Graphics view to Isometric.

dialog box. Change the Graphics view to Isometric . Use the Fit icon to fit the

Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen. Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen.

the Graphics view to Isometric . Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 BACKPLOT THE WIREPATH

TUTORIAL #11 BACKPLOT THE WIREPATH

STEP 11: BACKPLOT THE WIREPATH

1 1 BACKPLOT THE WIREPATH STEP 11: BACKPLOT THE WIREPATH Backplotting shows the path the tools

Backplotting shows the path the tools take to cut the part. This display lets you spot errors in the program before you machine the part. As you backplot wirepaths, Mastercam displays the current X, Y, and Z coordinates in the lower left corner of the screen.

Make sure that the toolpath is selected (signified by the green check mark on the folder icon).Y, and Z coordinates in the lower left corner of the screen. Select the Backplot selected

Select the Backplot selected operations button. Backplot selected operations button.

icon). Select the Backplot selected operations button. Select the Backplot tab and have the following settings

Select the Backplot tab and have the following settings enabled as shown. Backplot tab and have the following settings enabled as shown.

tab and have the following settings enabled as shown. Select the Home tab and make sure

Select the Home tab and make sure that you have the following settings on as shown. Home tab and make sure that you have the following settings on as shown.

make sure that you have the following settings on as shown. To see the part from

To see the part from an Isometric view select the Isometric icon. Isometric view select the Isometric icon.

part from an Isometric view select the Isometric icon. To fit the workpiece to the screen,

To fit the workpiece to the screen, select the Fit icon. Fit icon.

To fit the workpiece to the screen, select the Fit icon. You can step through the

You can step through the Backplot by using the Step forward Backplot by using the Step forward

can step through the Backplot by using the Step forward You can adjust the speed of

You can adjust the speed of the backplot.You can step through the Backplot by using the Step forward or Step back Page |

using the Step forward You can adjust the speed of the backplot. or Step back Page

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using the Step forward You can adjust the speed of the backplot. or Step back Page

buttons.

using the Step forward You can adjust the speed of the backplot. or Step back Page
BACKPLOT THE WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 Select the Play Simulation button in the VCR bar to

BACKPLOT THE WIREPATH

TUTORIAL #11

Select the Play Simulation button in the VCR bar to run Backplot . Play Simulation button in the VCR bar to run Backplot.

The toolpath should look as shown Figure: 11.0.1 . Figure: 11.0.1.

. The toolpath should look as shown Figure: 11.0.1 . Figure: 11.0.1 To exit Backplot click

Figure: 11.0.1

should look as shown Figure: 11.0.1 . Figure: 11.0.1 To exit Backplot click on the Close

To exit Backplot click on the Close icon. Backplot click on the Close icon.

as shown Figure: 11.0.1 . Figure: 11.0.1 To exit Backplot click on the Close icon. Wire
as shown Figure: 11.0.1 . Figure: 11.0.1 To exit Backplot click on the Close icon. Wire

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 VERIFY THE WIREPATH

TUTORIAL #11 VERIFY THE WIREPATH

STEP 12: VERIFY THE WIREPATH

# 1 1 VERIFY THE WIREPATH STEP 12: VERIFY THE WIREPATH Verify simulates the machining of

Verify simulates the machining of a part from a solid stock model display. The stock dimensions are based on the values that you can specified in the Stock Setup.

12.1 Set up the stock

From the Toolpaths Operations Manager , select the plus in front of the Properties to expand the Toolpaths Operations Manager, select the plus in front of the Properties to expand the Toolpaths Group Properties.

Select the Stock setup to set the stock size. Stock setup to set the stock size.

expand the Toolpaths Group Properties . Select the Stock setup to set the stock size. Page
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expand the Toolpaths Group Properties . Select the Stock setup to set the stock size. Page
VERIFY THE WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 Change the parameters to match Figure: 12.1.1 . Figure: 12.1.1

VERIFY THE WIREPATH

TUTORIAL #11

Change the parameters to match Figure: 12.1.1 . Figure: 12.1.1.

Figure: 12.1.1

the parameters to match Figure: 12.1.1 . Figure: 12.1.1 Select the OK button to exit Machine

Select the OK button to exit Machine Group Properties . OK button to exit Machine Group Properties.

Figure: 12.1.1 . Figure: 12.1.1 Select the OK button to exit Machine Group Properties . Wire
Figure: 12.1.1 . Figure: 12.1.1 Select the OK button to exit Machine Group Properties . Wire

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 VERIFY THE WIREPATH

TUTORIAL #11 VERIFY THE WIREPATH

T U T O R I A L # 1 1 VERIFY THE WIREPATH The stock

The stock is displayed with phantom red lines and it should look as shown.T U T O R I A L # 1 1 VERIFY THE WIREPATH Select the

with phantom red lines and it should look as shown. Select the Verify selected operations button.

Select the Verify selected operations button. Verify selected operations button.

as shown. Select the Verify selected operations button. From Verify change the settings for the Visibility

From Verify change the settings for the Visibility and Focus as shown in Figure: 12.1.2 . Verify change the settings for the Visibility and Focus as shown in Figure: 12.1.2.

Figure: 12.1.2

and Focus as shown in Figure: 12.1.2 . Figure: 12.1.2 Select the Play Simulation button in

Select the Play Simulation button in the VCR bar to run Verify . Play Simulation button in the VCR bar to run Verify.

. Figure: 12.1.2 Select the Play Simulation button in the VCR bar to run Verify .

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. Figure: 12.1.2 Select the Play Simulation button in the VCR bar to run Verify .
VERIFY THE WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 The part should look as shown in Figure: 12.1.3 .

VERIFY THE WIREPATH

TUTORIAL #11

The part should look as shown in Figure: 12.1.3 . Figure: 12.1.3.

Figure: 12.1.3

should look as shown in Figure: 12.1.3 . Figure: 12.1.3 N OTE : To rotate the

NOTE: To rotate the part, move the cursor to the center of the part and click and hold the mouse wheel and slowly move it in one direction. To Zoom In or Out hold down the mouse wheel and scroll up or down as needed.

Click on the Isometric icon Isometric icon

scroll up or down as needed. Click on the Isometric icon and then the Fit icon

and then the Fit icon

Click on the Isometric icon and then the Fit icon to see the part in the

to see the part in the original position if needed.

To check the part step by step, click first on the Reset simulation icon. Reset simulation icon.

step by step, click first on the Reset simulation icon. Click on the Step Forward to

Click on the Step Forward to see the tool moving one step at a time. Step Forward to see the tool moving one step at a time.

simulation icon. Click on the Step Forward to see the tool moving one step at a
simulation icon. Click on the Step Forward to see the tool moving one step at a

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 VERIFY THE WIREPATH

TUTORIAL #11 VERIFY THE WIREPATH

The part should look as shown after several steps.T U T O R I A L # 1 1 VERIFY THE WIREPATH Click on

WIREPATH The part should look as shown after several steps. Click on the Step Forward until
WIREPATH The part should look as shown after several steps. Click on the Step Forward until

Click on the Step Forward until the toolpath is completed. Step Forward until the toolpath is completed.

12.2 Chip removal

Select the Verify Tab as shown in Figure: 12.2.1 . Verify Tab as shown in Figure: 12.2.1.

Figure: 12.2.1

Verify Tab as shown in Figure: 12.2.1 . Figure: 12.2.1 Select the Keep Chips icon as

Select the Keep Chips icon as shown in Figure: 12.2.2 Keep Chips icon as shown in Figure: 12.2.2

Figure: 12.2.2

. Figure: 12.2.1 Select the Keep Chips icon as shown in Figure: 12.2.2 Figure: 12.2.2 Page

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. Figure: 12.2.1 Select the Keep Chips icon as shown in Figure: 12.2.2 Figure: 12.2.2 Page
VERIFY THE WIREPATH TUTORIAL #11 Hold down the CTRL button and left click on the

VERIFY THE WIREPATH

TUTORIAL #11

Hold down the CTRL button and left click on the mouse to select the part as shown in CTRL button and left click on the mouse to select the part as shown in Figure: 12.2.3.

Figure: 12.2.3

select the part as shown in Figure: 12.2.3 . Figure: 12.2.3 The part will appear as

The part will appear as shown in Figure: 12.2.4 . Figure: 12.2.4.

Figure: 12.2.4

will appear as shown in Figure: 12.2.4 . Figure: 12.2.4 To exit Verify click on the

To exit Verify click on the Close icon. Verify click on the Close icon.

as shown in Figure: 12.2.4 . Figure: 12.2.4 To exit Verify click on the Close icon.

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T U T O R I A L # 1 1 POST THE FILE TO

TUTORIAL #11 POST THE FILE TO GENERATE THE NC CODE

I A L # 1 1 POST THE FILE TO GENERATE THE NC CODE STEP 13:

STEP 13: POST THE FILE TO GENERATE THE NC CODE

Select Post selected operations button from Toolpath Operations Manager . Post selected operations button from Toolpath Operations Manager.

operations button from Toolpath Operations Manager . N OTE : The active Post Processor is a

NOTE: The active Post Processor is a generic fanuc post processor.

In the Post processing window, if needed, make any necessary changes as shown in Figure: 13.0.1 . Post processing window, if needed, make any necessary changes as shown in Figure: 13.0.1.

Figure: 13.0.1

changes as shown in Figure: 13.0.1 . Figure: 13.0.1 Select the OK button to continue. Enter

Select the OK button to continue. OK button to continue.

Enter the same name as the file name in the NC File name field. NC File name field.

Save the NC file.OK button to continue. Enter the same name as the file name in the NC File

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Enter the same name as the file name in the NC File name field. Save the
SAVE THE UPDATED MCX-7 FILE TUTORIAL #11 The NC file will appear on the screen

SAVE THE UPDATED MCX-7 FILE

TUTORIAL #11

The NC file will appear on the screen as shown in Figure: 13.0.2 . Figure: 13.0.2.

Figure: 13.0.2

on the screen as shown in Figure: 13.0.2 . Figure: 13.0.2 N OTE : The G-code

NOTE: The G-code that you have created will appear on the screen, if the code looks okay you can shut the window down without saving it. If you need to change the code, make sure you save it before you close the window down. How the program is sent to the machine depends on the shop setup.

Select the "X " box at the upper right corner to exit the Mastercam Code Expert. X" box at the upper right corner to exit the Mastercam Code Expert.

STEP 14: SAVE THE UPDATED MCX-7 FILE

right corner to exit the Mastercam Code Expert. STEP 14: SAVE THE UPDATED MCX-7 FILE Wire

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TUTORIAL #11 NOTES:

NOTES:

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TUTORIAL #1 QUIZ TUTORIAL #11 TUTORIAL #1 QUIZ What command allows you to copy a

TUTORIAL #1 QUIZ

TUTORIAL #11

TUTORIAL #1 QUIZ

What command allows you to copy a shape several times along the X-Axis?TUTORIAL #1 QUIZ TUTORIAL #11 TUTORIAL #1 QUIZ How can you remove the temporary group/result colors?

How can you remove the temporary group/result colors?allows you to copy a shape several times along the X-Axis? What is the Tread Point?

What is the Tread Point?How can you remove the temporary group/result colors? What is the Cut Point? What does Backplot

What is the Cut Point?remove the temporary group/result colors? What is the Tread Point? What does Backplot do? Wire Training

What does Backplot do?remove the temporary group/result colors? What is the Tread Point? What is the Cut Point? Wire

colors? What is the Tread Point? What is the Cut Point? What does Backplot do? Wire

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T U T O R I A L # 2 1 OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN

TUTORIAL #21 OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN TO CREATE THE FINAL PART:

# 2 1 OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN TO CREATE THE FINAL PART: OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN

OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN TO CREATE THE FINAL PART:

From Drawing to CAD Model:

The student should examine the drawing on the following page to understand what part is being created in the tutorial.TAKEN TO CREATE THE FINAL PART: From Drawing to CAD Model: From the drawing we can

From the drawing we can decide how to go about creating the geometry in Mastercam.to understand what part is being created in the tutorial. Create the 2D CAD Model used

Create the 2D CAD Model used to generate Wirepaths from:

The student will create the Top 2D geometry needed to create the wirepaths.Create the 2D CAD Model used to generate Wirepaths from: Geometry creation commands such as create

Geometry creation commands such as create rectangle, line parallel, line polar, trim and create thread point will be used.create the Top 2D geometry needed to create the wirepaths. Create the necessary Wirepaths to machine

Create the necessary Wirepaths to machine the part:

A Contour wirepath to cut a punch with taper angle and land.be used. Create the necessary Wirepaths to machine the part: Edit the wirepath using Change at

Edit the wirepath using Change at point option.A Contour wirepath to cut a punch with taper angle and land. Backplot and Verify the

Backplot and Verify the file:

The Backplot will be used to simulate a step by step process of the wire’s movements.using Change at point option. Backplot and Verify the file: The Verify will be used to

The Verify will be used to watch the wire machine the part out of a solid model.to simulate a step by step process of the wire’s movements. Post Process the file to

Post Process the file to generate the G-code:

The Student will then post process the file to obtain an NC file containing the necessary code for the machine.a solid model. Post Process the file to generate the G-code: This tutorial takes approximately 45

This tutorial takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

This tutorial takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

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TUTORIAL #21 SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE

GEOMETRY CREATION

1 SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE GEOMETRY CREATION STEP 1: SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC USER

STEP 1: SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE

Please refer to the Getting Started section to set up the graphics user interface.

STEP 2: CREATE THE TWO RECTANGLES

In this step you will learn how to create two rectangles knowing the width, the height and the anchor location.

Step Preview:

the width, the height and the anchor location. Step Preview: Create Rectangle. Enter the Width and

Create

the height and the anchor location. Step Preview: Create Rectangle. Enter the Width and the Height

Rectangle.the height and the anchor location. Step Preview: Create Enter the Width and the Height button

Enter the Width Width

location. Step Preview: Create Rectangle. Enter the Width and the Height button if needed as shown

and the Height

Preview: Create Rectangle. Enter the Width and the Height button if needed as shown below. and

button if needed as shown below.

and enable Anchor to center

if needed as shown below. and enable Anchor to center and disable the Create surface Press

and disable the Create surface

and enable Anchor to center and disable the Create surface Press Enter after typing the values
and enable Anchor to center and disable the Create surface Press Enter after typing the values

Press Enter after typing the values to see a preview of the rectangle. Enter after typing the values to see a preview of the rectangle.

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CREATE THE TWO RECTANGLES

TUTORIAL #21

[Select position of base point]: Select the Origin as shown in Figure: 2.0.1 . Figure: 2.0.1.

Figure: 2.0.1

Select the Origin as shown in Figure: 2.0.1 . Figure: 2.0.1 Make sure that when selecting

Make sure that when selecting the origin, the visual cue of the cursor changes as shown.Select the Origin as shown in Figure: 2.0.1 . Figure: 2.0.1 Select the Apply button to

Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Apply button to continue in the same command.

Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Use the Fit icon to fit

Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen. Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen.

Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen. Enter the Width button if

Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen. Enter the Width button if

Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen. Enter the Width button if

Enter the Width

button if needed as shown below.

and the Height

the Width button if needed as shown below. and the Height and enable Anchor to center

and enable Anchor to center

as shown below. and the Height and enable Anchor to center and disable the Create surface

and disable the Create surface

and enable Anchor to center and disable the Create surface Press Enter after typing the values
and enable Anchor to center and disable the Create surface Press Enter after typing the values

Press Enter after typing the values to see a preview of the rectangle. Enter after typing the values to see a preview of the rectangle.

[Select position of base point]: Select the Origin as shown in Figure: 2.0.1 . Figure: 2.0.1.

Select the OK button to exit the Rectangle command. OK button to exit the Rectangle command.

. Select the OK button to exit the Rectangle command. N OTE : During the geometry

NOTE: During the geometry creation of this tutorial, if you make a mistake you can undo the last step using

the Undo icon.

You can undo as many steps as needed. If you delete or undo a step by mistake, just usethe Undo icon.

the Redo icon.

To delete unwanted geometry, select it first and then press Delete from the keyboard. Delete from the keyboard.

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TUTORIAL #21 CREATE PARALLEL LINES

STEP 3: CREATE PARALLEL LINES

2 1 CREATE PARALLEL LINES STEP 3: CREATE PARALLEL LINES In this step you will create

In this step you will create parallel lines used to define the die shape.

Step Preview:

parallel lines used to define the die shape. Step Preview: Create Line. Parallel. [Select a line]:

Create

Line.lines used to define the die shape. Step Preview: Create Parallel. [Select a line]: Select the

used to define the die shape. Step Preview: Create Line. Parallel. [Select a line]: Select the

Parallel.used to define the die shape. Step Preview: Create Line. [Select a line]: Select the lower

[Select a line]: Select the lower horizontal line of the inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.1 . Figure: 3.0.1.

Figure: 3.0.1

inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.1 . Figure: 3.0.1 [ Select the point to place

[

Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Click somewhere above the selected line.rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.1 . Figure: 3.0.1 [ In the Ribbon Bar , enter

In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance Ribbon Bar, enter the Distance

the selected line. In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance 0.25 (press Enter ). Select

0.25 (press Enter).

Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Apply button to continue in the same command.

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CREATE PARALLEL LINES

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[Select a line]: Select the same horizontal line as shown in Figure: 3.0.2 . Figure: 3.0.2.

Figure: 3.0.2

horizontal line as shown in Figure: 3.0.2 . Figure: 3.0.2 [Select the point to place a

[Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Click somewhere above the selected line.horizontal line as shown in Figure: 3.0.2 . Figure: 3.0.2 In the Ribbon Bar , enter

In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance Ribbon Bar, enter the Distance

0.75(press Enter ). (press Enter).

the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance 0.75 (press Enter ). Select the Apply button to

Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Apply button to continue in the same command.

[Select a line]: Select the upper horizontal line of the inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.3 . Figure: 3.0.3.

Figure: 3.0.3

inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.3 . Figure: 3.0.3 [Select the point to place a

[Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Click somewhere below the selected line.inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.3 . Figure: 3.0.3 In the Ribbon Bar , enter

In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance Ribbon Bar, enter the Distance

0.5 (press Enter ). (press Enter).

Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Apply button to continue in the same command.

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T U T O R I A L # 2 1 CREATE PARALLEL LINES

TUTORIAL #21 CREATE PARALLEL LINES

T U T O R I A L # 2 1 CREATE PARALLEL LINES [Select a

[Select a line]: Select the right side vertical line of the inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.4 . Figure: 3.0.4.

Figure: 3.0.4

inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.4 . Figure: 3.0.4 [Select the point to place a

[Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Click somewhere to the left of the selected line.inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.4 . Figure: 3.0.4 In the Ribbon Bar , enter

In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance Ribbon Bar, enter the Distance

0.5 (press Enter ). (press Enter).

the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance 0.5 (press Enter ). Select the Apply button to

Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Apply button to continue in the same command.

[Select a line]: Select the right side vertical line of the inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.5 . Figure: 3.0.5.

Figure: 3.0.5

inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.5 . Figure: 3.0.5 [Select the point to place a

[Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Click somewhere to the left of the selected line.inside rectangle as shown in Figure: 3.0.5 . Figure: 3.0.5 In the Ribbon Bar , enter

In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance Ribbon Bar, enter the Distance

1.0 (press Enter ). (press Enter).

Select the Apply button to continue in the same command. Apply button to continue in the same command.

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CREATE PARALLEL LINES TUTORIAL #21 [Select a line]: Select the last line that you created

CREATE PARALLEL LINES

TUTORIAL #21

[Select a line]: Select the last line that you created as shown in Figure: 3.0.6 . Figure: 3.0.6.

Figure: 3.0.6

that you created as shown in Figure: 3.0.6 . Figure: 3.0.6 [Select the point to place

[Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Click somewhere to the left of the selected line.that you created as shown in Figure: 3.0.6 . Figure: 3.0.6 In the Ribbon Bar ,

through]: Click somewhere to the left of the selected line. In the Ribbon Bar , enter

In the Ribbon Bar , enter the Distance Ribbon Bar, enter the Distance

Select the OK button to exit the command. OK button to exit the command.

The drawing should look as shown.the Distance Select the OK button to exit the command. 0.5 (press Enter ). Wire Training

0.5 (press Enter).

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T U T O R I A L # 2 1 CREATE A POLAR LINE

TUTORIAL #21 CREATE A POLAR LINE

STEP 4: CREATE A POLAR LINE

# 2 1 CREATE A POLAR LINE STEP 4: CREATE A POLAR LINE Using Create Line

Using Create Line Endpoint command, you will learn how to create a line knowing the start point, the length and the angle.

Step Preview:

Create

Line.start point, the length and the angle. Step Preview: Create Endpoint. Enter the Length Make sure

point, the length and the angle. Step Preview: Create Line. Endpoint. Enter the Length Make sure
point, the length and the angle. Step Preview: Create Line. Endpoint. Enter the Length Make sure

Endpoint.point, the length and the angle. Step Preview: Create Line. Enter the Length Make sure that

length and the angle. Step Preview: Create Line. Endpoint. Enter the Length Make sure that the
length and the angle. Step Preview: Create Line. Endpoint. Enter the Length Make sure that the

Enter the Length Length

Make sure that the rest of the icons in the Ribbon Bar are not highlighted as shown. Ribbon Bar are not highlighted as shown.

0.75 and the Angle

180+45 (Press Enter).

as shown. 0.75 and the Angle 180+45 (Press Enter ). [Specify the first endpoint]: Select the

[Specify the first endpoint]: Select the Endpoint A as shown in Figure: 4.0.1 . Figure: 4.0.1.

Select the OK button to exit the command. OK button to exit the command.

Figure: 4.0.1

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TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE TUTORIAL #21 The geometry should look as shown. STEP 5:

TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE

TUTORIAL #21

TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE TUTORIAL #21 The geometry should look as shown. STEP 5: TRIM

The geometry should look as shown.

DIVIDE TUTORIAL #21 The geometry should look as shown. STEP 5: TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE

STEP 5: TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE

Clean up the geometry using the Trim three entities and the divide commands.

Step Preview:

Trim three entities and the divide commands. Step Preview: N OTE : During the trimming process

NOTE: During the trimming process it is very important to select the entities exactly in the order and at the locations that are shown in the graphics.

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T U T O R I A L # 2 1 TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND

TUTORIAL #21 TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE

O R I A L # 2 1 TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE Edit Trim/Break. Trim/Break/Extend.

Edit

Trim/Break.R I A L # 2 1 TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE Edit Trim/Break/Extend. Enable the

# 2 1 TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE Edit Trim/Break. Trim/Break/Extend. Enable the Trim 3 entity

Trim/Break/Extend.# 2 1 TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE Edit Trim/Break. Enable the Trim 3 entity icon.

ENTITIES AND DIVIDE Edit Trim/Break. Trim/Break/Extend. Enable the Trim 3 entity icon. [Select the first entity

Enable the Trim 3 entity icon. Trim 3 entity icon.

[Select the first entity to trim/extend]: Click on Entity A as shown in Figure: 5.0.1 . Figure: 5.0.1.

Figure: 5.0.1

Click on Entity A as shown in Figure: 5.0.1 . Figure: 5.0.1 [Select the second entity

[Select the second entity to trim/extend]: Click on Entity B as shown in the same figure.Click on Entity A as shown in Figure: 5.0.1 . Figure: 5.0.1 [Select the entity to

[Select the entity to trim/extend to]: Click on Entity C as shown in the same figure.trim/extend]: Click on Entity B as shown in the same figure. The geometry should look as

The geometry should look as shown.to]: Click on Entity C as shown in the same figure. Page | 72 Wire Training

shown in the same figure. The geometry should look as shown. Page | 72 Wire Training

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TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE TUTORIAL #21 [Select the first entity to trim/extend]: Click on

TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE

TUTORIAL #21

[Select the first entity to trim/extend]: Click on Entity A as shown in Figure: 5.0.2 . Figure: 5.0.2.

Figure: 5.0.2

Click on Entity A as shown in Figure: 5.0.2 . Figure: 5.0.2 [Select the second entity

[Select the second entity to trim/extend]: Click on Entity B as shown in the same figure.Click on Entity A as shown in Figure: 5.0.2 . Figure: 5.0.2 [Select the entity to

[Select the entity to trim/extend to]: Click on Entity C as shown in the same figure.trim/extend]: Click on Entity B as shown in the same figure. The geometry should look as

The geometry should look as shown.to]: Click on Entity C as shown in the same figure. From the Ribbon Bar, enable

From the Ribbon Bar, enable the Divide icon. Ribbon Bar, enable the Divide icon.

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T U T O R I A L # 2 1 TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND

TUTORIAL #21 TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE

O R I A L # 2 1 TRIM THREE ENTITIES AND DIVIDE Select the entities

Select the entities at the same locations as shown in Figure: 5.0.3 . Figure: 5.0.3.

Figure: 5.0.3

same locations as shown in Figure: 5.0.3 . Figure: 5.0.3 Select the OK button to exit

Select the OK button to exit the command. OK button to exit the command.

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CREATE THE THREAD POINT TUTORIAL #21 STEP 6: CREATE THE THREAD POINT Thread Point is

CREATE THE THREAD POINT

TUTORIAL #21

STEP 6: CREATE THE THREAD POINT

Thread Point is the point where the machine threads the wire, usually a pre-drilled hole in the material. The wire cuts from the thread position to the start of the chain based on the settings for lead ins and lead outs. See Getting Started page A-12 to learn how to create the Wire utilities toolbar.

Step Preview:

how to create the Wire utilities toolbar. Step Preview: From the Wire points toolbar, select Create

From the Wire points toolbar, select Create Thread Point icon as shown. Wire points toolbar, select Create Thread Point icon as shown.

Create

toolbar, select Create Thread Point icon as shown. Create Point. Thread Point. From the AutoCursor drop

Point.

Thread Point. From the AutoCursor drop down list, select Relative.

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TUTORIAL #21 SAVE THE FILE

TUTORIAL #21 SAVE THE FILE
TUTORIAL #21 SAVE THE FILE [Enter a known point or change to Along mode]: Select the

[Enter a known point or change to Along mode]: Select the Midpoint of the line as shown.TUTORIAL #21 SAVE THE FILE Make sure that when selecting the Midpoint , the visual cue

to Along mode]: Select the Midpoint of the line as shown. Make sure that when selecting

Make sure that when selecting the Midpoint , the visual cue of the cursor changes as shown. Midpoint, the visual cue of the cursor changes as shown.

In the delta field, from the Ribbon Bar, enter Y 0.25 to create the point below the delta field, from the Ribbon Bar, enter Y 0.25 to create the point below the line.

Bar, enter Y 0.25 to create the point below the line. Press Enter to create the
Bar, enter Y 0.25 to create the point below the line. Press Enter to create the
Bar, enter Y 0.25 to create the point below the line. Press Enter to create the

Press Enter to create the point. Enter to create the point.