Other enhancements in Mastercam X2 include Peel Milling, which delivers powerful high-speed cutting to 2D projects, moving the tool in to remove material layer by layer, and trochoidal motion in high-speed tool paths, which facilitates the machining of harder materials. Trochoidal motion maintains an acceptable tool load by allowing predictable tool contact with the material being utilized. This optimizes tool wear and reliability.
Mastercam now has the ability to bring in whole SolidWorks assembly files, in particular DLDASM files, the files that reference other part files in the overall assembly. Prior to this, it could only import individual part files.
Additional milling enhancements now available with Mastercam X2 are Z-oscillation contouring, which minimizes tool wear and is especially useful when cutting thinner or laminated materials; a scallop height calculator for automatically entering step-over values; and support for Solid Edge Version 19, AutoCAD 2007, and SolidWorks 2007.