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................................................................................................ Bounding Box......Extrude.................Offset........................ 343 Quiz Answers .............................. 369 General Notes................................................. TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents Getting Started ...................... 223 Tutorial #7 ............................................................. 51 GETTING STARTED Tutorial #3 .......................................... 189 Tutorial #6 .......... 1 Tutorials Tutorial #1 .......................................................................................................... Chamfer & Fillet....................................................................................................Ellipse & Lofting ................................................................................................................................ Create Letters & NoHist....Dynamic Xform & Boolean Remove... Surface Creation.......................Primitives & Boolean Remove....................................................Revolve & Extrude Cut ............................................................... 95 Tutorial #4 ............... 145 Tutorial #5 .......................................................dll .........................Sweep Cut & Add Boss ......................... Surface to Solids & Solids Pattern. 287 Tutorial #8 ........Spline... 13 Tutorial #2 ......................... 373 Solids Training Tutorial .............

TABLE OF CONTENTS Solids Training Tutorial .

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 display list 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. set from entity Alt+X Solids Training Tutorial . MASTERCAM SHORTCUTS MASTERCAM QUICK REFERENCE CARD MASTERCAM SHORTCUTS Icon Function Keyboard Icon Function Keyboard Shortcut Shortcut Analyze entities F4 Mastercam version. 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. Alt+F9 Tplane) 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. Cplane.

 Name sets of toolbars and save them to different toolbar files (. comments or share projects and success stories.com and sign up for your free account today! For downloaded pdf please visit www. Members can post questions.com/store. Learn Mastercam at your own pace with our Training Tutorials. own functions  Open .MTB file). get projects à-la-carte with our Single Projects. Choose Settings >Customize > Drop downs tab to add dropdown menus to toolbars. (. WAYS TO GET THE MOST FROM MASTERCAM Mastercam Training In-House Solutions offers unsurpassed industrial training for Mastercam and Robotmaster. Our library of Mastercam Training Solutions consists of several product lines that cater to any learning style. learn the theory behind Mastercam with our Handbooks. teach your students with the help of our Instructor Kits.MTB). Mastercam Community eMastercam is the one-stop web resource for Mastercam users.KMP).  Choose Toolbar States to hide or display toolbars.emastercam.MASTERCAM QUICK REFERENCE CARD CUSTOMIZE MASTERCAM CUSTOMIZE MASTERCAM Create Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts Customize the right-click menu  Choose Settings > Key Mapping.  Choose Settings > Custom- ize > Drop downs/Right  Save sets of shortcuts to different key map files mouse button to add your (. Learn more at eMastercam. We have training facilities in a number of cities across Canada and some of our courses can also be offered onsite.com/qrc Solids Training Tutorial . let our instructors show you best practices with our Video Training or go digital with our eBooks. learning or working with Mastercam daily. People from all over the world visit the site whether they are teaching. Visit eMastercam.kmp files in any text editor. Change Toolbar Layouts Use drop-down menus  Choose Settings > Customize. depending on trainer availability.

Create Rectangular Array. SOLIDS TRAINING TUTORIAL PROJECTS Tutorial Geometry Functions #1 Create Rectangle. Solids Training Tutorial . #2 Create Rectangle. Create Solid. Extrude Cut. Create Circle Center Point. Create Tangent Arcs. Create Parallel Lines. Make Changes to The Solid. Create Geometry in Front Plane. Create Solid Body. Chamfer Outside Profile. #4 Create Primitive Solid (Block). Create Cylinders In 3 Different Planes. #3 Create Rectangle. Create Solid. Translate Geometry. Create Fillets. Fillet a Solid. Create Circle Center Point. Create Solid Body by Revolving. Create Fillets. Create New Levels. Create Lines. Create Fillets.

Create Solid Body. Create Arc Endpoints. Extrude Solid Body. Create Rectangle. Move Solid to Another Level. Xfrom Mirror The Geometry. Trim Solid Into Two Pieces. SOLIDS TRAINING TUTORIAL PROJECTS Tutorial Geometry Functions #5 Create Ellipses. Create Horizontal and Parallel Lines. Xform Offset. Create Circle Center Point. Create Solid Body Using Loft. Fillet All Edges. Create Ruled Surface. Create Lines. #7 Create Rectangle. Create Fillet. Xform Rotate. #8 Open File From Previous Saved File. Create Arc Polar. Create Net Surface. Loft Cut The Pocket. Trim Geometry. #6 Top Construction Plane. Manipulate The Solid. Solids Training Tutorial . Create Arc Tangent. Create An Arc In Front Plane. Create Curves On All Edges. Create Rectangle. Create Circle Center Point. Extrude Cut. Create Rectangles. Create Line Parallel. Convert Surfaces To Solids. Create A Spline. Create Circular Pattern. Create Letters. Create Rectangular Shapes. Create Points.

Set the Toolbar States. GETTING STARTED GETTING STARTED Objectives: The Student will learn about the Graphical User Interface. Solids Training Tutorial Page|1 . The Student will learn how to navigate through Mastercam. Setting the Grid. How to use the Status Bar to set the attributes.

 Click in the on the Unified Backplot Disabled colum and select Enabled from the drop down list as shown. Page|2 Solids Training Tutorial . The change has to be done in Mastercam Control Applet as shown in this step.  Select UBVS as shown.  Select the Start button.  From the All Control Panel Items. select Mastercam X.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.  Select Control Panel. GETTING STARTED STEP 1: STARTING MASTERCAM 1.  Mastercam X Properties window will open automatically.

from the Desktop.  Click on the upper right corner to close the Control panel window. GETTING STARTED  From Mastercam Properties.  Select the Apply button to apply the changes. 1. Solids Training Tutorial Page|3 . select UBVS Display and make sure that you switch to Enabled as shown. click on the shortcut icon as shown.  Select the OK button to exit.2 Start Mastercam X7 To start the software.

WCS and Toolplane/Construction plane you are working in. GETTING STARTED STEP 2: GUI . Manager Origin Geometry origin from which the system measures the point coordinates in X. style. Status Bar Allows you to set the attributes (color. Page|4 Solids Training Tutorial . Quick Mask Toolbar Lets you select all entities of a specific type. View Port XYZ Axes Inform you which Graphics view. Scale Shows you a scale of the object on the screen. level. Toolbars Can be used instead of the menu to create geometry and toolpaths.GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE Menu Allows you to select all the functions in Mastercam to create geometry and toolpaths. Graphic Area Workspace area in Mastercam where the geometry displays. Function prompt Prompts the user for info. and width) and the View/Plane and Z depth currently used. MRU Toolbar Lists the most recently used functions. Ribbon Bar Allows you to enter the values and settings that define the entities that you are currently creating or modifying.Y and Z axes in the current plane. Toolpaths/Solid Lists the history of the toolpath operations and solids.

1. Figure: 3.1.1 Using the Menu to select the command Create Line Endpoint  Left click on Create.2 Using the Toolbars to select the command Create Line Endpoint  Left Click on the Create Line Endpoint command icon as shown in Figure: 3. Figure: 3.1.2.  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 lines.1. GETTING STARTED STEP 3: NAVIGATE THROUGH MASTERCAM In this step you will learn how to use the menu functions in Mastercam to create geometry.  Left-click on the desired command Endpoint as shown in Figure: 3.2.1 3.1 Solids Training Tutorial Page|5 . 3.

1 NOTE: To customize the toolbars please see the General Notes.1. GETTING STARTED  To see the commands which are found under Create Line.  To undo the last command use the Undo button. Then enter the distance and angle if necessary. Mastercam also has a Redo button for your convenience. The Undo button can be used to go back to the beginning of geometry creation or to the last point of the saved file. To exit the current command select the OK button or press the Esc button.4 Create Line Endpoint Ribbon Bar example  To create a line left click on the screen. Page|6 Solids Training Tutorial . in the menu bar choose the drop down arrow to the right of the icon as shown.  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. 3.3. 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.3.  To continue making lines choose the Apply button from the ribbon bar or press enter. Figure: 3.

creating a new named view and by setting the plane to equal the current Gview. GETTING STARTED 3. selecting an existing named view. 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. Figure: 3. Z Depth Sets the current construction depth. Line Width Displays and sets the current system line width. Attributes Lets you change one or more drawing attributes.1.5 Function Prompt  Prompts the user to execute a command. Point Style Displays and sets the systems point style. Solids Training Tutorial Page|7 .6 Status Bar  The Status bar seen in Figure: 3. Z depth and construction mode. plane. an existing named view. unconstrained by the current system Z depth and Cplane setting. Gview Sets the graphics view which you will view your geometry from.1 is used to set the drawing attributes.1 2D / 3D Construction Toggles between 2D and 3D construction modes.  For example this prompt is used in the Create Line Endpoint command as shown in Figure: 3.6. You can choose a different standard Gview.6. To change the current working level type the level number in the box or select the level using one of the following methods. create a new named view or set the Gview to the current Cplane. Color Assigns the current color. Line Style Shows and sets the system line style. In 2D mode all geometry is created parallel to the current Cplane at the current system Z depth. Level Sets the main level you want to work with in the graphics window. In 3D mode you can work freely in various Z depths.5.5. To change the current color click in the color field and select a colour from the colour pallet.1 3. 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. Figure: 3. view.

access the view manager or use the named function to access the view selection dialog box.1. 3. This change will only affect the geometry you create going forward. Groups Defines a collection of entities or operations that can be manipulated as a single entity. Figure: 3.7.1  Select the OK button to exit the command and begin creating geometry in the color of your choice.  Select the desired color from the dialog box as shown in Figure: 3.7. specify System (WCS) origin coordinates. GETTING STARTED Work Coordinate Allows you to redefine the WCS. NOTE: Any geometry on your screen will remain in the previous system colour. You can choose from a list of stand views.7 Change the Current System Colour  Left Click on System Color as shown. Page|8 Solids Training Tutorial .

8 The Toolpath Manager  The Toolpath Manger displays all the operations for the current part.1. verify and post any operations.  For more information on the Toolpath Manager. GETTING STARTED 3.1 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 2D part. Press Alt + O to hide the manager and Alt + O to reopen the manager as shown in Figure: 3.  You can sort. regenerate.  The Manger can be hidden to gain more space in the graphics area for creating geometry. Solids Training Tutorial Page|9 .8. please refer to General Notes.8. edit. Figure: 3. Settings  Toolbar States as shown.

2 Page|10 Solids Training Tutorial .1. Figure: 4.0.  Choose the Load button as shown in Figure: 4.2.0.0. Figure: 4.  The 2D Toolpaths icons will be displayed to the left of the Operations Manager as shown in Figure: 4. GETTING STARTED  From the left column select 2D Toolpaths.1  Select the OK button to accept the toolbar states.0.

0. This will show you where the origin is.1  In Grid Settings enable Visible Grid and change the Spacing to X = 0. Figure: 5. GETTING STARTED STEP 5: SETTING THE GRID  Before beginning to create geometry you will enable the Grid.25 and Y = 0.1.25.  Select Screen from the configuration Topics.  Select the plus sign (+) beside screen as shown in Figure: 5.  Select Yes to save the setting as shown.0.  Set the Size to 1. Settings  Configuration.  Choose the OK button to exit. Solids Training Tutorial Page|11 .0.

GETTING STARTED  The grid will appear on your screen as shown in Figure: 5.2.2 Page|12 Solids Training Tutorial .0.0. Figure: 5.

TUTORIAL #2 Solids Training Tutorial Page|51 .

 The Xform Translate command will be used to make copies of geometry and save time creating additional geometry that has already been created. and the trim command will be used. This tutorial takes approximately thirty minutes to complete. Additional tutorial information:  The student will learn how to set the shading mode to translucent to be able to see through the part. in the front plane will be created and used to "revolve" the solid from later on.  The Revolve command will be used to create the main solid body of the part.  The Extrude command will be used to "cut" the holes through the part and the pocket to a certain depth.  Geometry with a Z-Depth of 0. TUTORIAL #21 OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN TO CREATE THE FINAL PART: 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. create line parallel. Create the Wireframe used to create the solid model from:  The student will create "flat" geometry from the Front and the Top View. Page |52 Solids Training Tutorial . fillet.  Geometry creation commands such as create rectangle.  From the drawing we can gain an idea as to how to go about creating the geometry and solid model in Mastercam. arc tangent to 3 entities. Create the solid model:  The student will create another level to separate the wireframe from the solid model to organize the file better.

OVERVIEW OF STEPS TAKEN TO CREATE THE FINAL PART: TUTORIAL #21 Solids Training Tutorial Page|53 .

STEP 2: SET THE CONSTRUCTION PLANE AND CHANGE CURRENT COLOR  Select the Front (WCS) icon from the toolbars.  Select the color Green #10 by either entering in the number in the current color area or selecting it from the pallet as shown. TUTORIAL #21 SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE GEOMETRY CREATION STEP 1: SETTING UP THE GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE Please refer to the Getting Started section to set up the graphics user interface accordingly. Page |54 Solids Training Tutorial .  Select the OK button to exit the dialog box.  Left Click on the System Color button in the status bar as shown. NOTE: You may skip this step if your color is already set to Green 10.

 Enter the Width and the Height and make sure that Anchor to Center is not enabled as shown.  Select the OK button to exit the command. Figure: 3. Solids Training Tutorial Page|55 .0. Step Preview: Create  Rectangle.1  Make sure that when selecting the Origin. CREATE A RECTANGLE TO CREATE THE OUTSIDE BOUNDARY TUTORIAL #21 STEP 3: CREATE A RECTANGLE TO CREATE THE OUTSIDE BOUNDARY In this step you will learn how to create a rectangle knowing the width.0.  [Select position of base point] Select the Origin as shown in Figure: 3.  Press Enter after typing the values to see a preview of the rectangle. the height and the anchor position.1. the visual cue of the cursor changes as shown.

select it first and then press Delete from the keyboard.  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 3. you will learn how to create parallel lines. If you delete or undo a step by mistake. just use the Redo icon. These lines will be used as construction lines to create the rest of the geometry in the tutorial. To delete unwanted geometry.0.2.2 STEP 4: CREATE PARALLEL LINES In this step. TUTORIAL #21 CREATE PARALLEL LINES  Use the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen. You can undo as many steps as needed. from the rectangle created in the previous step. if you make a mistake you can undo the last step using the Undo icon. Figure: 3. NOTE: During the geometry creation of this tutorial.0. Step Preview: Page |56 Solids Training Tutorial .

 [Select a line]: Select Entity A again.  [Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Pick a point to the right of the selected line. NOTE: To continue using the same command you can either select the Apply button or press Enter.  Parallel. Solids Training Tutorial Page|57 .  [Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Pick a point to the right of the selected line.625" (press Enter).  Enter the Distance 0. CREATE PARALLEL LINES TUTORIAL #21 Create  Line. To exit the command you can either start a new command or select the OK button.  [Select a line]: Select Entity A again.  [Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Pick a point to the right of the selected line.  Type the Distance 1. NOTE: The color of the geometry is cyan which means that the entity is "live" and you can still change the line parameters if needed.1" (Enter).75" (Enter).  [Select a line]: Select Entity A as shown.  Type the Distance 0.

1.  Type the Distance 3.0.  [Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Pick a point below the selected line.  [Select a line]: Select Entity B again.  Type the Distance 2.  [Select a line]: Select Entity B again.  Type the Distance 1.75" (Enter).  [Select a line]: Select Entity B again. Figure: 4.0.1  [Select a line]: Select Entity B as shown in Figure: 4.  Type the Distance 1.0.  [Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Pick a point below the selected line.  [Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Pick a point below the selected line.  [Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Pick a point below the selected line.5" (Enter). Page |58 Solids Training Tutorial . TUTORIAL #21 CREATE PARALLEL LINES  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 4. Figure: 4.  [Select a line]: Select Entity B again.0" (Enter).0.25" (Enter).2  [Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Pick a point below the selected line.2.

3 STEP 5: CREATE TANGENT ARCS In this step we will use the Arc Tangent command to create arcs made from the construction lines we created in the previous step.5" (Enter).  The drawing should appear as shown in Figure: 4. CREATE TANGENT ARCS TUTORIAL #21  Type the Distance 3.  [Select the point to place a parallel line through]: Pick a point below the selected line. Step Preview: Solids Training Tutorial Page|59 .0.0.  Type the Distance 3.3. Figure: 4.6" (Enter).  [Select a line]: Select Entity B again.  Select the OK button to exit the command.

0. TUTORIAL #21 CREATE TANGENT ARCS Create  Arc.0.0.1.  Tangent.1. Figure: 5.  [Select the entity that the arc is to be tangent to] Select Entity C as shown in Figure: 5.  [Select the entity that the arc is to be tangent to] Select Entity B as shown in Figure: 5.  Select the Arc Tangent 3 Entities button in the ribbon bar as shown.1.1 Page |60 Solids Training Tutorial .0.  [Select the entity that the arc is to be tangent to] Select Entity A as shown in Figure: 5.

Figure: 5.  [Select the entity that the arc is to be tangent to] Select Entity F as shown in Figure: 5.0.3.2.0.2  Select the OK button to exit the command.2.0. CREATE TANGENT ARCS TUTORIAL #21  [Select the entity that the arc is to be tangent to] Select Entity D as shown in Figure: 5.0.3 Solids Training Tutorial Page|61 .2.0. Figure: 5.  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 5.0.  [Select the entity that the arc is to be tangent to] Select Entity E as shown in Figure: 5.

1  Select the OK button to exit the command.  [Specify the first endpoint] Select Endpoint C as shown in Figure: 6.  [Specify the first endpoint] Select Endpoint D as shown in Figure: 6.  Enable the Multi-Line icon in the ribbon bar. Figure: 6.  [Specify the first endpoint] Select Endpoint A as shown in Figure: 6.0.1. Multi-line will allow you to create multiple lines connected at their endpoints.1. Page |62 Solids Training Tutorial . Step Preview: Create  Line.  Endpoint.  [Specify the first endpoint] Select Endpoint B as shown in Figure: 6. TUTORIAL #21 CREATE LINES KNOWING THEIR ENDPOINTS STEP 6: CREATE LINES KNOWING THEIR ENDPOINTS In this step we will use the Line Endpoint command to create angled lines from the parallel lines that we created earlier.0.0.1.0.0.1.

0.2 STEP 7: CLEAN UP THE GEOMETRY In this step we will delete un-needed geometry and use the trim command to clean up the geometry. Solids Training Tutorial Page|63 . CLEAN UP THE GEOMETRY TUTORIAL #21  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 6. Figure: 6. Step Preview: Edit  Delete.  Delete Entities.0.2.

0.0.1  Once you have selected all of the entities.  Trim/Break/Extend.0.  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 7. Figure: 7.2 Edit  Trim/Break. TUTORIAL #21 CLEAN UP THE GEOMETRY  [Select Entities] Select the lines that appear as hidden (dotted) lines in Figure: 7.0. Page |64 Solids Training Tutorial .1.2.  Enable the Divide button in the ribbon bar. click on the End Selection button to delete the lines. Figure: 7.

3.4 Solids Training Tutorial Page|65 .0.0. Figure: 7.3  Select the OK button to exit the command.  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 7. CLEAN UP THE GEOMETRY TUTORIAL #21  [Select the curve to divide/delete] Select the lines that appear as hidden (dotted) lines in Figure: 7.0.0.4. Figure: 7.

NOTE: Holding the Shift key and selecting an entity will force Mastercam to select a chain.  [Translate: select entities to translate] Holding the Shift key on your keyboard. TUTORIAL #21 TRANSLATE GEOMETRY STEP 8: TRANSLATE GEOMETRY In this step. Page |66 Solids Training Tutorial . you will learn how to use the Xform Translate command. We will use this command to copy previously created geometry. Step Preview: Xform  Translate.  Click on the End Selection button in the toolbars. select Entity A as shown.

Solids Training Tutorial Page|67 . # is used to indicate the number of translated entities in the direction you specify.  Select the OK button to exit the command. From/To allows you to define a transformation vector using the distance and angle between two points that you select from the graphics window. Polar defines a transformation vector using the polar coordinates (a linear distance and an angle).  Once you enter in the parameters as shown above. press Enter and a preview should be displayed on the screen as shown. TRANSLATE GEOMETRY TUTORIAL #21  The Translate dialog box will appear. Delta allows you to define a transformation vector using Cartesian (XYZ) coordinates that you enter for the transformed entities. match the settings that are established as shown.

Page |68 Solids Training Tutorial .0. TUTORIAL #21 TRIM THE GEOMETRY Screen  Select the Clear Colors to return the geometry to its original color.  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 8. Figure: 8.0.1 STEP 9: TRIM THE GEOMETRY In this step we will use the Trim Divide command to delete geometry on the "grooves" we just created.1. Step Preview: View  Zoom Window.

Figure: 9.0. TRIM THE GEOMETRY TUTORIAL #21  [Specify zoom window] Left click and hold down the mouse button in the upper left corner.1  Select the OK button to exit the Trim/Break/Extend command. drag the mouse down to a location as shown in the graphic and release the mouse button. Edit  Trim/Break. Solids Training Tutorial Page|69 .  Trim/Break/Extend.0.  Enable the Divide button in the ribbon bar.1.  [Select the curve to divide/delete] Select the lines that appear as hidden (dotted) lines in Figure: 9.

2 STEP 10: FILLET THE PART In this step we will use two different fillet commands to fillet the part. Step Preview: Create  Fillet. Figure: 9. fillet chains and fillet entities.2.0.  Chains. Page |70 Solids Training Tutorial . TUTORIAL #21 FILLET THE PART  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 9.0.

1.0.1  Select the OK button to exit the Chaining dialog box.0. Solids Training Tutorial Page|71 .  A warning will appear on the screen indicating that old fillets will have a new fillet radius applied to them. Figure: 10.  [Select the first entity] Select Entity A as shown in Figure: 10.0.  [Select the last entity] Select Entity B as shown in Figure: 10. NOTE: Partial chaining mode allows you to select one entity and another entity and creates a chain in between the two entities. FILLET THE PART TUTORIAL #21  [Select chain 1] Enable the Partial chaining mode in the Chaining dialog box as shown. Select the No button.1.

Page |72 Solids Training Tutorial . Figure: 10.0.  Select the OK button to continue. Create  Fillet.  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 10.2.  Change the Radius and any other parameters as shown.  Change the Radius in the ribbon bar and make sure trim is enabled as shown.2  Select the Fit icon to fit the drawing to the screen.  Entities.0.  Select the OK button to exit the command. TUTORIAL #21 FILLET THE PART  A warning due to the default radius will appear as shown.

0.0.0.0.4.4.  [Fillet: Select another entity] Select Entity D as shown in Figure: 10.  [Fillet: Select another entity] Select Entity B as shown in Figure: 10. FILLET THE PART TUTORIAL #21  [Fillet: Select an entity] Select Entity A as shown in Figure: 10.3  Select the Apply button to stay within the command.0. Figure: 10.  Change the Radius in the ribbon bar as shown.3.0.4 Solids Training Tutorial Page|73 .3. Figure: 10.  [Fillet: Select an entity] Select Entity C as shown in Figure: 10.

TUTORIAL #21 CREATE THE CIRCLES IN THE TOP PLANE  Select the OK button to exit the command.  Ensure the Construction Mode is set to 3D. Figure: 10.  The finished part should appear as shown in Figure: 10.5. we will change the construction plane to TOP and create the circles to finish the part.0. Step Preview:  Select the Isometric view from the toolbars.5 STEP 11: CREATE THE CIRCLES IN THE TOP PLANE In this step.0. Page |74 Solids Training Tutorial .

1  Select the Apply button to stay within the command.0.2. Figure: 11.0. CREATE THE CIRCLES IN THE TOP PLANE TUTORIAL #21 Create  Arc.2  Select the Apply button to stay within the command. Solids Training Tutorial Page|75 .0.  Change the Diameter in the ribbon bar as shown.  Change the Diameter in the ribbon bar as shown.  [Enter the center point] Select Endpoint B as shown in Figure: 11. Figure: 11.0.1.  [Enter the center point] Select Endpoint A as shown in Figure: 11.  Circle Center Point.

TUTORIAL #21 SAVE THE FILE

 Change the Diameter in the ribbon bar as shown.

 [Enter the center point] Select Endpoint B as shown in Figure: 11.0.3.

Figure: 11.0.3

 Select the OK button to exit the command.
 The finished part should appear as shown in Figure: 11.0.4.

Figure: 11.0.4

STEP 12: SAVE THE FILE
File

 Save As.
 Enter in the file name: "Wireframe 2".

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SOLID CREATION TUTORIAL #21

SOLID CREATION
A Solid is a geometric entity that occupies a region of space and consists of one or more faces, which define the
closed boundary of the solid.

STEP 13: CHANGE THE COLOR TO RED #12
 Select Color from the Status Bar as shown.

 Select the color Red #12 as shown.

 Select the OK button to exit the Colors dialog box.

STEP 14: CHANGE THE MAIN LEVEL TO 2

In this step we will change the main level to 2, to put the solid on level 2 when we create it.

 Left click in the number area to the right of the Level button as shown.

 Change the level number to 2 as shown.

 Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

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TUTORIAL #21 CREATE THE SOLID BODY BY REVOLVING A CLOSED CHAIN

STEP 15: CREATE THE SOLID BODY BY REVOLVING A CLOSED CHAIN

Solid Revolve: Performs an operation that results in the creation of one or more new solids. Mastercam revolves entities
by driving the shape of the curves about an axis using the given start and end angles as well as other parameters which
define the results.

Step Preview:

Solids

 Revolve.
 [Select chain(s) to be revolved 1] Leave the default settings in the Chaining Dialog box and select Entity A to
create the chain as shown.

 Select the OK button to exit the Chaining Dialog box.

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1.0. Solids Training Tutorial Page|79 . Figure: 15. Select the OK button..1  The Direction dialog box will appear.] Select the Center Line as shown in Figure: 15.0. In the dialog box you have the option to Reselect the Axis line or Reverse the axis direction if you wish. and a visual cue of the revolve direction will be displayed in the graphics area.. CREATE THE SOLID BODY BY REVOLVING A CLOSED CHAIN TUTORIAL #21  [Select line to be used as axis.

0.  Select the OK button to exit the Revolve Chain dialog box and generate the solid.2.2 Page |80 Solids Training Tutorial . TUTORIAL #21 CREATE THE SOLID BODY BY REVOLVING A CLOSED CHAIN  The Revolve Chain dialog box will appear.0. You are forced to Create Body and the Start and End angles should both default to 0 and 360 respectively as shown.  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 15. Figure: 15.

25" CIRCLE TUTORIAL #21 STEP 16: EXTRUDE CUT THE 0. select Shading from the tree view list on the left hand side of the dialog box.  Select the OK button. We will also enable translucency in the system settings to be able to see the extrude cut through the solid model. and enable Translucent on the right hand side as shown.25" CIRCLE In this step we will use the Extrude command to "cut" the 0. Solids Training Tutorial Page|81 . NOTE: Translucent entities let diffuse light pass through them so that objects on the other side are partially visible.  The System Configuration dialog box will appear. Step Preview: Settings  Configuration. EXTRUDE CUT THE 0.25" hole through the entire part.

TUTORIAL #21 EXTRUDE CUT THE 0. The part should now appear translucent as shown in Figure: 16.25" CIRCLE  Select the No button so the settings will only be applied for this session.0.0. Figure: 16.1 Page |82 Solids Training Tutorial .1.

click on the point as indicated in the graphic to change the direction. This arrow will indicate the direction of the extrusion operation.25" CIRCLE TUTORIAL #21 Solids  Extrude. EXTRUDE CUT THE 0.  Select the OK button to exit the Chaining dialog box. NOTE: The chaining direction doesn’t matter because the direction of extrusion can be changed afterwards.  The Extrude Chain dialog box will appear and an arrow will appear on the geometry. Solids Training Tutorial Page|83 . If the arrow appears to be pointing upwards.25" circle as shown to create the chain.  Leave the default settings in the Chaining dialog box and chain the 0.

0. Figure: 16.0.  Select the OK button to Extrude the chain.2 Page |84 Solids Training Tutorial .25" CIRCLE  Change any parameters as shown to indicate the Extrusion Operation and Extrusion Distance. TUTORIAL #21 EXTRUDE CUT THE 0.2.  The drawing should appear as shown in Figure: 16.

Step Preview: Solids  Extrude.0" HOLE TUTORIAL #21 STEP 17: EXTRUDE CUT THE 1.  Select the OK button to exit the Chaining dialog box.0" HOLE In this step we will cut the 1.0" circle as shown to create the chain. EXTRUDE CUT THE 1. NOTE: The chaining direction doesn’t matter because the direction of extrusion can be changed afterwards. Solids Training Tutorial Page|85 .0" hole through the solid by a specific distance.  Leave the default settings in the Chaining dialog box and chain the 1.

TUTORIAL #21 EXTRUDE CUT THE 1.  Select the OK button to exit the Extrude Chain dialog box.0" HOLE  The Extrude Chain dialog box will appear. change the Extrusion Operation to Cut Body and enable Extend by specified distance with the specified amount as shown. Ensure the direction is pointing upwards to identify the extrusion direction. Page |86 Solids Training Tutorial .

Step Preview: Solids  Extrude.1 STEP 18: EXTRUDE CUT THE 1.25" HOLE TUTORIAL #21  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 17. we will create another extrusion operation to cut the 1.1.25" HOLE In this step. Figure: 17.0. Solids Training Tutorial Page|87 .0. EXTRUDE CUT THE 1.25" hole from the solid body to a specific depth to finish the part.

change the Extrusion Operation to Cut Body and enable Extend by specified distance with the specified amount as shown. Page |88 Solids Training Tutorial .25" circle as shown to create the chain.  The Extrude Chain dialog box will appear.25" HOLE  Leave the default settings in the Chaining dialog box and chain the 1.  Select the OK button to exit the Chaining dialog box. TUTORIAL #21 EXTRUDE CUT THE 1.

 Enter in the file name "Solid_2".  Select the OK button to exit the Extrude Chain dialog box.0.1 STEP 19: SAVE THE FILE File  Save As. SAVE THE FILE TUTORIAL #21  Ensure the direction is pointing upwards to identify the extrusion direction as shown.1.  The part should appear as shown in Figure: 18. Solids Training Tutorial Page|89 . Figure: 18.0.

TUTORIAL #21 SAVE THE FILE REVIEW EXERCISE .STUDENT PRACTICE Page |90 Solids Training Tutorial .

 Create line endpoints.  Create Line Parallel.  Fillet Entities.  Trim/Break/Extend.  Create the left half of the geometry. CREATE THE GEOMETRY FOR THE TUTORIAL #2 EXERCISE TUTORIAL #21 STEP 20: CREATE THE GEOMETRY FOR THE TUTORIAL #2 EXERCISE Use these commands to create the geometry.  Xform Mirror.  Create arc endpoints. Solids Training Tutorial Page|91 .  Delete Entities.

 Select the centerline as the axis.  Create a body 360 degrees.  Use the revolve command. Page |92 Solids Training Tutorial .  Only revolve the bosses from -10 to 10 degrees.  Specify to add bosses to the solid. TUTORIAL #21 CREATE THE SOLID FOR THE TUTORIAL #2 EXERCISE CREATE THE SOLID FOR THE TUTORIAL #2 EXERCISE Create the solid for Tutorial #2 Exercise as per the instructions below.  Use the centerline as the axis. Add bosses to the body.  Chain the outside profile to revolve. Revolve the rounded shape to create the main body.

NOTES: TUTORIAL #21 NOTES: Solids Training Tutorial Page|93 .

TUTORIAL #21 TUTORIAL #2 QUIZ TUTORIAL #2 QUIZ  How does a solid revolve operation work?  What does the Xform Translate command do?  What is a CPlane? Page |94 Solids Training Tutorial .

..........................................176.............. 198 Fillet Entities ............... 275 Net Surface ......... 310 Change The Main Level ...................................................... 149 Divide .......................................................... 19 Mitered Corners ..... 120 Fillet All Edges .................... 85 Extrusion Operation ................. 21 Loft .......38....................................................................109........................................... 213 Analyze Entity Properties ........................................ 4 Edge Curves .......................................................................................... 149 Groups ...... 231 Function Prompt ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... INDEX Symbols Extrude ............... 194 Convert Surfaces To Solid ..................................................................................................................................................................................Graphical User Interface ............................38............................................... 193 Solids Training Tutorial Page|433 ............................................................................................................. 326 Modify A Hole ................................ 334 P Parallel Lines ..................................... 70 Adding Bosses ............................................ 303 Arc Endpoints ......... 41 Fillet Chains ................................................................................................. 7 Design Change ............................................... 307 Overflow ................................................. 7 F Fast Point ........................... 37 Create Letters ............................................................................................ 331 Ellipse ............................. 243 MRU Toolbar ............... 205 Change Feature Color .............................. 81 Extrusion Distance/Direction .................................... 11 Block ................................................................... 111 Arc Tangent ................. 323 O Create A New Level ...... 292 Front Plane ......................................... 155 One-Distance Chamfer .....................................59.............................................. 7 Line Style ................................................. 251 Origin .......................................... 353 Gview .. 30 Numerics 2D / 3D Construction ........................... 40 Create Rectangle .......... 64 Propagate Along Tangencies .................................................................................................................................. 40 Circular Pattern .......................... 63 Point Style .32.......... 7 Chamfer Entities .......................... 40 Dynamic Xform ................... 56 D Planes ........................ 230 Attributes .............. 4 Color ....................................................... 4 Circle Center Point ................................................................................................................................................ 269 Bounding Box ............... 4 Arc Tangent To A Point .................... 4 Create Points ... 202 Change Current Color ........... 151 Manual Spline ...... 8 Boolean Add ....................................................... 359 Q E Quick Mask Toolbar ...................... 255 L Break Two Pieces .................................................... 30 Extrude Cut .........................................28............................................................................................. 4 Boolean Remove ................................................. 27 M Change The Feature Color ........................................ 7 G Graphic Area ......................................... 16 Loft Cut ............................... 312 Level ...................... 17 Curve On All Edges ............................................................................................................................................ 7 Bosses With Draft Angles .................................................. 315 Constant Radius ................. 4 B Grid .................................................................... 41 Clear Colors .................................................24................................................................ 7 C Line Width ............ 215 Change The Color ................................. 134 Primitive ............................... 169 GUI ......................................... 40 NURBS Splines ..... 7 N Color Mask .. 7 Delete Entities .. 237 Arc Polar ............................................................................... 77 Menu ..... 308 A Fillet ........................................................................

......... 321 Using the Menu ........... 5 Ruled/Lofted ................................................. 356 Xform Offset ............................................... 4 Xform Rotate .......................................... 137 Xform Dynamic . 81 Reorganizing Toolbars ................................................... 5 S V Save The File ............. 318 System Configuration ....................................................................................................... 43 Xform Mirror ........................... 81 Z Z Depth ..................................... 4 View Port XYZ Axes ............................................................................... 55 Toolbar States ............................. 78 X Solid Shell ..................................................... 234 Ribbon Bar ..................................................................................................... 8 Solid Revolve . 4 U Ruled Surface ................................. 9 Rectangular Array .......................................... INDEX R T Rectangle ........................................................... 295 Page |434 Solids Training Tutorial ............................................................... 4 Set Solid Face Color ........................................ 4 Regen All ......... 4 Rectangular Shapes ......................................................39........................................................ 29 Wireframe .......... 31 Solid Fillet .. 321 Using the Toolbars ............................................................. 27 Variable Radius ..................66.............................. 43 Translucency ..... 259 Solids Manager ............................................................................................................. 31 Solid Extrude .......... 7 Zoom Window .............................................. 123 Work Coordinate System (WCS) ................................ 248 Toolpaths/Solid Manager ...................................................................................... 40 Scale ............................ 257................................... 6 Trim Divide ........................................................................................................................................... 305 Sweep Cut ....................... 362 W Shaded ............................................... 238 Solids Trim ......... 240 Status Bar ..68................................................................................................................................................ 130 Xform Translate ............. 234 Reverse ..................................................................... 113 Trim To Point ................. 102 Toolbars .......................................

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