By DE Editors
Mastercam Design X5 supports geometry creation, including NURBS curves and surfaces, 2D and 3D associative dimensioning, surface extension, blending, trimming, splitting, variable filleting, and solid modeling.
Mastercam Design X5’s solid and surface analysis allows users to analyze the curvature of a surface to identify undercuts and minimum radius with two new analyze functions (Analyze Draft Angle and Analyze Curvature). These new functions shade areas of the model with user-specified colors and support both surfaces and solids.
With Mastercam X5 Solids, users can create a pattern of solid features by selecting source geometry and producing multiple copies of it on a part, either in a grid (rectangular pattern) or around a center point (circular pattern). Users can also click the graphics window to place copies (manual pattern).
Mastercam X5 allows users to assign different colors to individual solid faces and features assisting the selection of solid areas for toolpathing and other operations.
With Mastercam Design X5, diameters can be specified quickly and without consulting paper drill charts, according to the company. Standard letter and number drill and tap sizes have been added to all Mastercam calculable fields.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.