Upgrading to a new version of software can be a daunting task. Luckily, CNC Software continually strives to make the process of updating their Mastercam software a fast and easy process.
The release of Mastercam 2020 is an good indication of these goals as what has been made available with the download below is a complete installation. This means you can continue to run your previous version of Mastercam while you become comfortable with the new release- thereby adapting to the new methods and features at you leisure without concern of losing productivity.
Further, we recommend that users of 3rd-party add-on software install the updates and become familiar with the features and any new methods of operation associated with the new software until the 3rd-party software version is available for the new Mastercam release.
Mastercam software releases are designed to streamline the manufacturing process from job setup to job completion. Each new release of Mastercam increases machining productivity and reduces overall production costs with new 2D through multiaxis milling automation features, CAD and model preparation improvements, expanded 3D tooling, Accelerated Finishing™, and powerful turning and Mill-Turn enhancements.New milling toolpath strategies, like the high speed Equal Scallop toolpath, offer both machining performance and surface finish improvements. New releases includes additional support for products developed by our long list of partners which include products such as the Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning™ method, enhanced grooving, bar feed, and other features for turning and mill-turn applications, plus new lathe and Swiss-style machine support.
All current maintenance customers are eligible to download Mastercam 2020 and can do so in the download section below. You must link your Mastercam Security Device (SIM, Hasp, etc.) and have an account on mastercam.com to access the downloads. You can do that here.
The full installation of Mastercam 2020 will only install the default post processor for each product. You must install the post processors you are using with your current version of Mastercam. Additionally. Registered users also have access to the Mastercam post processor library. These library post processors can be found on the Mastercam Tech Exchange.
Please take the time to review the helpful information provided by the links below.
With the release of Mastercam 2020 Mastercam X8 will no longer be supported making further updates unavailable. This means to enjoy the benefits of this and future Mastercam releases, software licenses must be purchased again at current list prices.
By updating now you avoid having to repurchase at full, new license price. Don’t risk losing your valuable investment in Mastercam. Update today.