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Okuma October 8th Lunch & Learn

Want to Decrease Your Cycle Time While
Increasing Your Tool Life? Learn How

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On October 8th from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, join us for Lunch & Learn: a live technology presentation
hosted by the Okuma Chicago Technical Center in Chicago, IL. Mastercam and Okuma applications engineers will demonstrate how today’s advanced cutting strategies and Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion benefits all machines, can dramatically reduce machining time up to 70%, extend tool life, and maximize material removal rates.

Talk with industry professionals as you view comparison data between traditional versus Dynamic Motion strategies. See and hear results first hand during live machining demonstrations of both milling and turning parts on Okuma machines in this free, informative session.


Dive into recent improvements to Mastercam’s game changing Dynamic Motion technology that’s been at your fingertips for over 5 years at no additional cost to you.

• Learn what’s new in advanced machining
• See how it applies to all machines
• Witness it LIVE on Okuma machines
• Talk to industry experts over lunch
• Space is limited, register today!

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014 • 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Okuma America Corporation
Chicago Technical Center at Morris Midwest
68 Congress Circle West • Roselle, IL 60172

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Dynamic Motion

All New & Account Linking

Mastercam has recently redone their entire website and added a bunch of new value added features. You can check out the new here.

In an effort to provide better quality service to maintenance customers, offer maintenance customer only areas and curb piracy, Mastercam now requires you to create an account and link to your license in order to get access to all these features. Please see our short writeup below on how to create your account, it should only take a few minutes!

Linking benefits include:

  • Access to products downloads.
  • Access to documentation.
  • Access to a customer-only user forum.
  • Access to a knowledge base.
  • Access to tutorials.
  • Access to tutorial videos.
  • And much more…

Mastercam.Com Account Linking

X8 and X9 users can skip the directions below and simply go to Help>Link on from inside the software and follow the steps from there. Just takes a few minutes!

  1. Go here:

  2. Register. Don’t forget your password! (Please note your username automatically generated as first initial, last name):

  3. You will be emailed a confirmation that looks like this (I highlighted my generated username):

  4. Click Validation Link to activate the account and confirm your email address.

  5. Now you need to link your account to your Mastercam License. After validating you will be taken to this page here:

  6. Click the link to download the code generator as highlighted above. (If you have a version of X8 already installed you can do this via the software as noted above in the image)

  7. Once you download the EXE, run it. It should automatically pop up with your linking code as pictured here: (If you have a NETHASP check known issues at the bottom of this post)

  8. Now paste that code into the Account Link Code section as pictured in item #7 above in your internet browser.

  9. That’s it! Go check out the downloads page or new user forum.


Known Issues:

·        Problem: User receives error message “The program can’t start because WIBUCM32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.” when running MastercamDotComLinking.exe.

Solution: Wibu CodeMeter is not installed on the system attempting to generate the linking code. This is installed by default on Mastercam X7 and later but is not included with previously release versions. The installation can be found on Be sure to select the correct OS-specific version (32- or 64-bit.)

·        Problem: User running a NetHASP cannot generate a linking code using MastercamDotComLinking.exe.

Solution: Users that require the use of nethasp.ini will not be able to generate a linking code for if MastercamDotComLinking.exe is not run from the root directory of the Mastercam installation, which is C:\program files\mcamx? (? Denotes version of Mastercam X being used to generate the code). To solve this:

1.      Download MastercamDotComLinking.exe from

2.      Place the executable in the root directory of the Mastercam installation.

Run MastercamDotComLinking.exe from this location. The linking code should be generated successfully.

Still having issues? Call 888-222-7126 during business hours or Email us anytime!

Mastercam Tips & Tricks plus X8 Preview Webinar Recording Video

Please be sure to watch on Youtbe and click the gear and watch in full 1080p!

Recording of our 6/18 Webinar:

Mastercam Tips & Tricks plus X8 Preview Webinar June 18th, 11am CST

Please join us for our latest Webinar Wednesday June 18th at 11am CST

To register and for more info please go here:

ShopWare’s New Promo Video!

With the help of a local video company we finally have a short 3 minute video highlighting why Mastercam and Shopware can make a difference in your shop.

Check out the video below:

Local Spaceclaim Customer Craftsman Tool & Mold Spotlight

One of our local Spaceclaim customers Craftsman Tool & Mold in Aurora IL was highlighted by Spaceclaim corporate and what a difference the software has made for them over the past year.

Check out the video below!

ShopWare High Speed Toolpath Webinar Video

Please see video below where we cover Hight Speed Toolpath (HST) strategies and new features and enhancements that we added to these toolpaths in Mastercam X7. Feel free to click the youtube logo to watch on in HD.

ShopWare and Mastercam featured at Toyoda Machinery ToyoTech 2013

We’re proud of our partnership with Toyoda Machinery. With their US headquarters right in Arlington Heights IL we were able to assist in programming their new FH-1250SX 5 Axis Milling Machine as well as the UA2090 5 axis machine. Highlighting both the capabilities of Mastercam Multi-Axis and the machine tools.

Here’s a photo of our booth prior to the show opening in front of the UA2090.


The part that was cut on that machine.


Mastercam’s resident 5 Axis guru, Karlo Apro.


Here are some videos from the event.

Demo wheel we cut on the FH-1250SX.

Toyoda’s Interview with Mastercam.

For more information on Toyoda Machinery please visit:

Mastercam Celebrates 30 Years!

Mastercam is proud to announce their 30 year anniversary of providing world-class Cad/Cam software. There is a short video below of some of the people that helped make Mastercam what it is today.

Also ShopWare is celebrating our 22nd year of being a Mastercam reseller as well!

Mastercam X7 Preview Webinar: Multi-Tasking & Lathe Video Recording

Please see below for the recording of our webinar today. Check your inboxes in the next few months for more X7 preview webinars coming up. If you do not get our emails, please feel free to sign up on our mailing list at the link at the bottom of this page.

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