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In Memory of Chris Rizzo

Chris Rizzo


On behalf of MCAM Northwest and Streamingteacher we are deeply saddend by the loss of Chris Rizzo.

One thing we all agree on is that Chris lived life to the fullest and will always be remembered as a great friend, contributor and colleague to MCAM and our extended circle of employees, vendors and friends.


Attention Mastercam X5 Users: Time is Running Out to Update...

With the release of Mastercam X9, you will no longer be able to receive support if you have Mastercam X5. However, updating to the current version is still available. By updating now, you can get the latest in CAD/CAM advancements for a much smaller investment.

Mastercam X5 was released nearly six years ago. While it still gets the job done, you're missing out on time, tool, and money saving enhancements, features, and dynamic toolpath motions that weren't available at that time. 

To find out more about the numerous exciting tools added to Mastercam, contact us at (503) 653-5332

New Performance Advantages with ANSYS™ SpaceClaim 2015:

Simulation - Faster time to analysis

Tool upgrades and feature enhancements for smoother simulation prep  
Improved integrations with ANSYS™ Workbench
New geometry error detection and cleanup tools

Manufacturing - Reduce machine shop downtime

Added tool path tools for increased efficiency
Increased advancements to sheet-metal modeling
Additional prep tools to simplify modeling for machining

3D Printing/Faceted Model Editing - Speed up time to print

New editing capabilities, including Pull and Move
New cleanup and print prep tools
New print analysis tools
Additional improvements and advances to STL Prep module

Design/UI Advances - Increase design productivity

Tool upgrades to enhance modeling experience - more innovation and product development
Custom shortcuts to personalize SpaceClaim to you
Reverse engineering improvements for meshes

Looking for more information regarding ANSYS™ SpaceClaim 2015?

View our Fact Sheet for an in-depth look at the new features and functionality.

MCAM Northwest Recorded Webinar Videos. Click the links below:

X8 Mill with Lathe vs. Mill/Turn & Lathe Enhancements 
X8 System Management 
X8 New Solids Features
X8 3D Milling to the Max


View other pre-recorded SpaceClaim Videos & Webinars

Spaceclaim plug in for Mastercam

Now you can transfer solids, surfaces and wireframe between Mastercam and Spaceclaim, both directions, seamlessly, without loading files.

You can download the plug-in here Learn More......

Mastercam X8 - What Happened to My Toolbars?

My Toolbars ImageWith the release of X8, CNC Software has continued its efforts to make Mastercam better conform to established Windows practices.

You will see that the Toolbars have been considerably changed in X8.

In previous versions, some of the toolbars had text on them to indicate the function, this has changed in X8.

The "All", "Only" and "In" (geometry windowing selection) buttons are now icons.