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  • Writer's pictureLars Christensen

What is Solidworks and who is Mastercam?

I am going to do this as simple as I possible can………I promise.

The mouse you are holding in your hand was designed in what is called a CAD software, the monitor you are looking at………… those new sun glasses you where checking out at the mall…………you car……….. the bridge you drove over the other day………… the container you drink your Coca-Cola out of…………………….Get it? most everything is designed and engineered in CAD Software. Bored? hang on a second, just a little patience, ok? you need that sometimes. keep reading.

Mastercam is CAD/CAM, The CAD works just about as in Solidworks, except Solidworks is the BMW and the CAD side of Mastercam is like a Ford Tempo, it will get you there but not as fast and as slick. Now the CAM side of Mastercam is what is interesting, what that will let you do is, it will let you program a CNC Machine (CNC=Computer Numeric Control) this could be a lathe, WEDM or Mill. Here is a view of the interface from Mastercam.

So what can you do with this code? Guys check this out! Click here

This is intended to show the very basic of what Solidworks and Mastercam is, just so if you come across this blog, and are wondering what is being discussed. Any comments or corrections are welcome. On the more serious note. “Whats new” in MastercamX3 is in the works, please check back soon.

#CADCAM #CNC #Mastercam #Solidworks

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