Those waiting for the release of Mastercam X CAD/CAM software can relax. The latest version of the Windows-based milling, turning, electrical discharge machining, modelling, and routing package was officially issued on August 15. The software is developed by US-based CNC Software and distributed in Europe by InterCAM Deutschland GmbH.
Users will see many significant changes from earlier releases in Mastercam X. So much of the software was enhanced that the manufacturer’s QC and usability processes took significantly longer than usual during development. But the extensive testing, though delaying release, has made the CAD/CAM tool much better, in the view of the developers. Throughout beta testing, the manufacturer made numerous changes in response to tester feedback. These were determined to improve flow and ease of use.
Planning and development has already begun for the first maintenance release of Mastercam X. The manufacturer’s intention is to offer regular, timely software releases in the future, and to deliver useful tools on a regular basis.