We have several shop computers that live scattered throughout the shop rooms, with general-purpose machines in the N51 office,
and 3-412. Ubuntu machines are located in 3-402A with the other 4.140-related equipment.
In addition, however, there are several types of software you may want or need to have installed on a personal computer.
Please check this page for versions currently installed on the shop computers.
We are currently using:
Adobe Creative Cloud is available for MIT students, staff, and faculty- go to
from the IST site: "All MIT students, faculty, and staff can access the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud by
entering their @mit.edu address at adobe.com and authenticating through Touchstone."
Please check out the long list of software available to you through this site.
For Mastercam setup on personal computer
MIT IS&T hosted Mastercam 2021 installer:
download and install with defaults
Network license configuration instructions are here:
Machine definition files for the CR Onsrud and other machines:
please check with Chris Dewart about the most recent Onsrud tool library (this linked file may need updating)
The .mcam-control and .mcam-rmd files go into: C:\Users\Public\Documents\shared Mcam2021\CNC_MACHINES
The .pst file goes into: C:\Users\Public\Documents\shared Mcam2021\router\POSTS
The .tooldb file goes into: C:\Users\Public\Documents\shared Mcam2021\router\Tools
keep in mind that if you are using an older/newer version of Mastercam, these associated files will need to be run through Mastercam's
Migration Wizard (under file -> convert).
Please make sure you are using the versions listed here - the shop computers will not always be updated to the
newest releases of various software.
For Mastercam setup:
Check the Onsrud tool library against the newest version in N51 (this one may need updating)
Make sure sequential ordering is TURNED OFF here, BEFORE toolpaths are set up (unlike in the image below):
For initial defaults setup, click on the exclamation point icon at "operation defaults" in the 'files' tab
of the 'machine group properties' window.
stock box to visible
turn OFF the sequential tool ordering
move origin corner to bottom left of stock box image
all these steps are detailed in the Mastercam tutorial page.