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Analyze entities F4 Mastercam version, SIM serial number Alt+V

AutoSave Alt+A Motion controller rotation point Alt+F12

C-Hook or user app Alt+C Pan Arrow keys

Configure Mastercam Alt+F8 Paste from clipboard Ctrl+V

Copy to clipboard Ctrl+C Redo an event that has been undone Ctrl+Y

Cut to clipboard Ctrl+X Regenerate screen Shift+Ctrl+R

Delete entities F5 Repaint F3

Drafting global options Alt+D Rotate Alt+Arrow keys

Exit Mastercam Alt+F4 Select all Ctrl+A

Fit geometry to screen Alt+F1 Selection grid options Alt+G

Gview–Back Alt+3 Shading on/off Alt+S

Gview–Bottom Alt+4 Show/hide all axes (WCS, Cplane, Tplane) Alt+F9

Gview–Front Alt+2 Show/hide coordinate axes F9

Gview–Isometric Alt+7 Show/hide displayed toolpaths Alt+T

Gview–Left Alt+6 Show/hide Operations Manager pane Alt+O
Gview–Previous Alt+P Undo the last creation or event Ctrl+U, Ctrl+Z

Gview–Right Alt+5 Unzoom to 80% of original Alt+F2

Gview–Top Alt+1 Unzoom to previous or 50% of original F2

Help Alt+H Zoom around target point Ctrl+F1

Hide entities Alt+E Zoom with window selection F1

Level Manager Alt+Z Zoom/unzoom by 5% Page Up/Page Down

Main attributes, set from entity Alt+X

Customizing Mastercam
Create your own keyboard shortcuts. Customize the right-click menu.
Choose Settings > Key mapping. Choose Settings > Customize > Drop downs/
• Save sets of shortcuts to different key map files Right mouse button to
(.KMP). add your own functions
• Open .KMP files in any text editor. (.MTB file).
Change toolbar layouts. Use drop-down menus.
Choose Settings > Customize. Choose Settings >
• Name sets of toolbars and save them to different Customize > Drop
toolbar files (.MTB). downs tab to add drop-
• Choose Toolbar States to hide or display toolbars. down menus to toolbars.

Use them to review. . [Ctrl+X]. Opens Backplot/Verify Options. toolpath groups. and manage toolpath and solid operations.Mill-Turn only) Highfeed machining. Select all operations. Disable selected toolpath posting. selected operation. and properties. Regenerate all invalid operations. Select all invalid operations. operations. customize machine and control definition. edit. operations. E Expand/collapse all operations. which also determines the active L Lock or unlock selected • Display options. Toolpath Manager The Toolpath Manager lists all toolpath operations in the current part file. operation. Backplot selected operations. (Ghosted) Display toolpaths only when selected. Press [Alt+O] to hide it completely. tools. and containment boundaries. immediately after the currently selected operations. Using the insertion point Hot keys The insertion point shows where • Sort/renumber operations and the next operation will be placed. Start a new operations list. [Ctrl+C] Cut or copy Automatically scroll Toolpath selected operations. Lock the operation from changes. optimize for machine dynamics and constant chip load. Toggle selected toolpath display in the graphics window. such as the same tool. Move insertion point up P Toggle posting on selected • Import/export library or down. Regenerate all selected operations. Opens Tool setup. Drag the right border to resize it. or click the icon in the operation list to backplot a single operation. Position insertion point T Toggle toolpath display for • Post batch jobs. grouped by machine definition. • Select operations that match points. or click and drag the Operations Manager title bar to undock it anywhere on your desktop. operations. Verify the selected operations. [Ctrl+V] Paste operations at the insertion point. Display only the geometry associated with the selected toolpaths. (Opens Sync Manager . shows the stock model. • Create new machine and or reselect geometry for an Toolpath uses solids or surfaces. Manager so that the insertion point is visible. which must be regenerated before posting. Most functions will work on multiple operations if more than one is selected. criteria. • Create job setup sheets. or drag it to another Select drive/check surfaces. start operation. delete all operations and tools from the part file. Post selected operations. Edit geometry but protect the toolpath from changing. operations.Operations Manager The Toolpath and Solids Managers share the Operations Manager pane on the left side of your window. Shows tool movements and positions. (Mill-Turn only) Working with geometry Toolpath uses surfaces or wireframe Right-click menu Click the Geometry icon to edit geometry.

This file is linked to Mastercam with This file has no link to Mastercam. including Sync Manager. click on Mastercam’s Toolpath Manager toolbar. Use standard Mastercam shortcut keys in this window to change the view. To create sync points. For more information. Use Sync Manager to synchronize multi-stream Mill-Turn operations. icons in the Status Bar show the status of your file in Code Expert and Mastercam. in the timeline. While you work in Sync Manager. Sync Manager. This file is linked to Mastercam with This file is currently not editable in edits made in Sync Manager. drag and drop operations between the streams. To launch the application. leave Mastercam open with your part loaded to maximize efficiency. no edits made. Function Shortcut Delete selected sync Ctrl+Delete Delete sync group Delete While you are working in the Sync Manager. press the [F1] key or click .Code Expert Code Expert contains several applications. . either drag the selected operation to another operation in the Operations pane or.

Tool Manager Mastercam’s Tool Manager allows you to manage tools and tool holding components. .Displays “documents” open or save a document. For more information. Document workspace . selected in the document datagrid. Holder button . Use this to create a new tool based graphical representation of what you have on the geometric parameters that you define. feed rate. 4. This workspace application’s main functions. you can create a new holder based on the Drag and drop components from the datagrids in geometric parameters that you define. appears.Use this pane to view a Tool Wizard. materials. 5. the documents to create an assembly. and 3. You can launch Tool Manager separately from Mastercam by choosing Start > Mastercam > Tool Manager. Properties Grid . Assembly Tree . and cutting parameters. Search button . holders. where you can search the database by diameter. and create tool assemblies to use in Mastercam. Select View to set uses a tab-style interface to present multiple up your workspace and how the program documents.Opens the Holder Wizard where edit assemblies in the open TOOLDB database. Database Explorer . or to configure the that organize specific types of data such as options. and more. File / Home / View Tabs . 8. manufacturer. Tool icons . extensions.Opens the Search Window selected cutting tools.Use this to navigate to and access content in tool database files (TOOLDB). name. The Home ribbon bar holds the tools.Displays properties for 2. holders.Use this to open. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1.Use the File Tab to 6. Tool Manager also integrates work material and cut parameter data so that you can accommodate a manufacturer’s cutting recommendations.Select a tool icon to start up the 9. create. assemblies. 7. and assemblies. press the [F1] key or click . Graphics Window .

Choose File. 4. Playback options . hold [Alt] and press the arrow keys. 2. R Toggle continuous run mode. or translucent. In the Toolpath Manager toolbar. P Go back to previous stop. press the [F1] key or click . March 2013. 1 2 3 4 Navigation Shortcuts To pan. or determines what tool components can remove material. Mastercam Simulator opens in a separate window that can be docked on another monitor. Stock can be on. Color Loop changes the color of the toolpath or cut stock by operation or by tool change. Mastercam is a registered trademark of CNC Software. Visibility options . hold [Ctrl] and press the arrow keys.Enters the Backstage view where you can save as an STL and edit options. © Copyright 2013 CNC Software. Inc. Shortcuts B Move back one move. S Step forward one move at a time. N Advance to next stop. 1. . For more information. 3. File tab .Sets when to pause.Turns component display on or off. click to backplot or to verify toolpaths. Inc. Mastercam Simulator Use Backplot or Verify in Mastercam Simulator to examine your toolpaths before sending them to the machine. indicates collisions. All rights reserved. Backplot/Verify tab .Shows options to customize the backplot or verification based on your mode. To rotate. Options to set the colors. off.

Mastercam highlights the feature in your part model. the stock model operation appears in the Operations Manager along with your part’s other op- erations. Stock Model from the Mastercam menu. set the color. and set the basic shape parameters.com/Resellers . Click an operation to select it. Click Parameters in the operation to display the Stock model dialog box. Use the Source Operations page to select the operations to process against the defined stock in the stock model operation. Did you know that the Mastercam community is an invaluable technical resource to help you when you’re stuck? Navigate to the websites below to access all of the support you may need to improve your Mastercam experience. Use the Stock Compare page to set the stock model to display leftover material.com Tinyurl. Mastercam University Online Training: Mastercam Learning Tools: MastercamU. Use the Stock Definition page to create a name for the model. Expand the solid body to see the solid operations used to create it and the toolpath operations that machine it. When created. Stock Model Generate an initial stock model by choosing Toolpaths.Solids Manager The Solids Manager lists each solid body in the current part file.com Mastercam.com/MCAMLearning Mastercam Blog: Mastercam Reseller Locator: Blog.mastercam.

(Only used in certain modes. 5 9 3D . Draw an irregular shape and choose boundary options.) 7 11 4 Select all continuous entities. [Shift+click] to select a chain. from the previous operation. Click when the are included. When many select all the entities inside it. Right-click again to clear the list. settings. Create a compound vector by clicking each corner. 17 Set attributes for feature chaining. Drag a rectangle to Verify selection. Activates Set selection Toggle Click an entity to select solid selection mode. entities are close together. Select first and last 2 Chain solid edges or faces. 5 Chain all entities inside window. entity to chain everything in between. Invert selection. 15 Unselects all entities you selected 6 Create a chain from a single entity. or All matching [Shift+click] again to end a entities. unselected entities.Chain entities in the 12 Re-select chain from previous 4 8 same plane as first chained entity. . Window. entities that match. Quick Masks Points Splines Use Quick Masks (QM) to mask by entity type: Lines Surface Curves • By default. Drag a line to select all entities that intersect it. Unselect all entities. 14 Unselects the last chain. Select entities inside a closed boundary. Standard selection. Vector. hidden edges or faces. Chaining Geometry Enable dynamic start and end point selection. 6 10 entities share an endpoint. End selection. [Alt+click] Choose Select from back to select to drag a selection vector. Area selection. 18 Chain features with specified attributes. Polygon. one you want is displayed.Selecting Geometry Use the General Selection ribbon bar to select or pre-select geometry. partial chain. edges. or solid bodies. Selecting multiple entities Use these tools in all selection modes: Chain. 3 3 C-plane . 17 18 9 Chain all entities inside a closed 19 Access advanced options and 19 boundary. Solid selection. 10 Draw polygon and chain all entities inside. Reselect selections a chain. Select entities that form Select last. 16 8 Chain a single point.Manually select when multiple 13 End current chain and begin another. Select one entity at a time. QM functions are docked vertically to the right of the graphics window. faces. double-click when done. Select criteria: Only the between selected or it or drag a selection window. Results Clear Masking Wireframe • Right-click a QM function to allow selection of only Color Group NamedGroup matching entities. highlight Choose how boundary entities one after another. 11 Partial chaining. operation. Single. 1 2 1 Chain wireframe geometry. Cancel selection. Selection masks. Accept selection. 14 15 vector (simple or compound). Arcs Surfaces • Left-click a QM function to toggle selection of all Level Drafting Solids matching entities. 12 13 7 Chain all entities intersecting a 16 Reverse chain direction. during the current chaining function.

type a metric value followed by mm. Mastercam will use the result. position and press [Enter]. or to locations you want to snap to. the drop-down list. Z. and other values directly from geometry in the graphics window. AutoCursor Tips • Press [Spacebar] to enter FastPoint mode. translate XYZ/polar. and activate type coordinate positions. Select specific positions on rotate about X. • Type X. to sketch points in space. Dynamic Xform) to 2 First leg – Move/translate along the selected axis. If you close AutoCursor. X and Y rotate about Z. cm. • Right-click a selection and then click on option to lock it as the the entity in the selection mode. the gnomon to control function. Data Entry Shortcuts Built-in calculator Fields that take number values have a built-in calculator. power key shortcuts for selection modes. Y. Reading values from geometry Mastercam can read dimensions. locations. when creating geometry.AutoCursor AutoCursor is automatically activated whenever you need FastPoint mode. . Set the kinds of geometry positions. • Hold [Ctrl] to temporarily To select a single release all snap settings location based and free-sketch point on part geometry. Automatic inch/metric conversion In inch mode. select point. • Select a shortcut from the menu or type the hot key. press [Tab] or [Enter]. choose the type • [Shift+click] a location to of location from enter relative coordinates. Mastercam automatically displays it again when it is needed. Use AutoCursor to “snap” to AutoCursor settings. coordinate positions. or drag it anywhere in the window. or m. orient entities or planes in the graphics 3 Axis label (X. Z) – X rotates about Y. follow an inch measurement with in or ft to convert it. Enter formulas or mathematical expressions. Mastercam will convert it. (Dynamic Plane. In metric mode. Dynamic Gnomon Displayed with certain functions 1 Origin . AutoCursor Visual Cues AutoCursor uses the icons at left to tell you the type of location it is snapping to. 4 Second leg – Z rotates about Y. 5 Axis arrowhead – Align axis with existing geometry. Press graphics window. • Right-click in the field or type ? to see the complete list of shortcuts. [Esc] to unlock. • Double-click AutoCursor to undock it. Type the coordinate to specify a location in the graphics window—for example. Y and Z window. Y.Place the axis origin.