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ShopWare March Webinar featuring High Speed Toolpaths.

Webinar is Scheduled for Monday March 29th at 1:00PM.

March Webinar

Come and see how you can take advantage of this new technology, even if you don’t have a high speed machine.  Save your business time, tool wear, and much more.

Note: we had to move the time up 30 minutes to 1:00PM CST.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

Mastercam Helps MATC Students Gain a Competitive Advantage

Mastercam has over 100 educational seats in Milwaukee Area Technical College. These students are using Mastercam to create a variety of toolpaths from 2 to Multi-axis with a recent focus on 4 and 5 axis toolpaths.  Students learning these skills are advancing themselves in the job market and are ready to tackle the most complex work.

Please click the link below to read the full article.

Click HERE to read the full PDF article.

(Article via Industrial Product News)

Mastercam Version 9 Sunset

To inform our Customers who are still on Version 9, you version of Mastercam will no longer be supported with the release of X5 this Summer.  Update your system now to protect your investment.  For more information please go here:

Version 9 is not compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7 and will not run on any 64 bit system.  Post processors for Version 9 are also no longer supported.

Free X4 Training for Maintenance Customers

ShopWare is proud to announce FREE training on new Features in X4 for current customers.

The Mastercam X4 Maintenance class that is currently on Mastercam University ( it is free to all Maintenance customers, and is designed to help you understand the new features in X4.

A few topics that you will learn about are:

–      Feature Chain
–      Bump Nesting
–      Toolpath Refinement
–      Setup Sheets
–      Dynamic Planes and Transform
–      Dynamic and Rest Mill
–      2D High Speed Toolpaths

If you are currently a Mastercam Maintenance customer, you should take advantage of this class to either get up-to-speed with X4, or learn some new features that you might not be aware of.

For more information and the promotional code, please contact us or give us a call.

Mastercam X4 MU3 Released!

Mastercam X4 Maintenance Update 3 has been released and is available for download.

Click Here to Download X4 MU3.

You must have a current maintenance contract as of 1/1/2010 in order to download. You also must have X4 installed. MU3 contains all the updates from MU1 and MU2, so ONLY MU3 is necessary.

Design to Part Webinar January 20th

ShopWare is teaming up with a local SolidWorks reseller to show you the integration between SolidWorks 2010 and Mastercam for SolidWorks.  Please join us for this webinar by clicking the link below to register.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Design to Part Webinar

What: Design to Part Webinar
When: Wednesday January 20th @ 9am CST
Where: Online, Register HERE

Mastercam Job Lisitings Continue to Dominate the Industry

Mastercam continues to be the #1 CAM product in the industry.  A recent search of job postings confirms this.  Check the graph below.


Mastercam for Solidworks Webinar

Our Mastercam for Solidworks Webinar is now available for viewing.

Download Mastercam for Solidworks Webinar (Rightclick save as .wmv file)

Tips and Tricks Webinar Available to Download

Thanks to the 100 plus attendees we had at our November Webinar on Mastercam X4 Tips and Tricks.  If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again, it is availible to download.

In order to view the video please download the codec first. Download GotoWebinar Codec for Windows Media Player

Stream the Webinar HERE. (Be Patient, if it does not stream, follow the instructions below)

(Right click the link and select ‘Save Target as” to download full video)

Due to technical difficuties, we cannnot upload this video to our streaming flash player. Future webinars will be availible for streaming.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

November 4th Webinar- Tips & Tricks

Ever ask yourself I wish Mastercam could do this? Well you’re in luck. Be sure to attend our next monthly webinar @ 8:30 AM November 4th. There are many Mastercam tools and capabilities you just might not be aware of. Pick up some tips and shortcuts at our November Webinar and make better use of your investment in Mastercam.

**Click Here to Register**