June 23, 2014
CNC Software Inc.’s Mastercam X8 software includes a new Solids Workflow that makes constructing and editing solids more intuitive. Every existing Solids function has been updated to reflect this new workflow. A new interface allows the user to work in the interface and on-screen as needed; a live preview shows the results of changes. Solids Direct Editing also has been expanded to help simplify the process of model preparation.
Panels such as the Toolpath or Solids Manager can be hidden automatically to show more of the graphics screen; docked to either side of the window; or undocked and placed outside of the software, such as on a second monitor.
The software includes more than 750 new icons.