SYSTEM CONFIGURATION • 21
MASTERCAM X6 WELCOME TO MASTERCAM
4 Click Apply.
5 Click Yes to save the changes to
your configuration file.
The viewport information that was displayed at the bottom of the graphics
window is now hidden, and the icons in the toolbars are larger.
Revert to the default configuration file
To go back to the default configuration file, exit and restart Mastercam, or:
1 Select mcamxm.config <Metric>
from the Current drop-down menu.
2 Click OK.
Exercise 2: Converting Units
When you open a part file that uses different units (English or metric) than the
current configuration, Mastercam can switch units by loading an alternate default
configuration file. Similarly, when you switch to a configuration file that uses
different units than the current part, Mastercam can convert and scale the part to the
configuration’s unit of measurement. In this exercise, you open a part with different
units from the current configuration file, and then convert the part back to the orig-
inal configuration’s units.
Before you begin this exercise, restart Mastercam or make sure that
mcamxm.config <Metric> is your current configuration file.
Open a part with English units
1 Choose File, Open from the menu
2 Navigate to BOAT.MCX-6, which
was provided with this tutorial, and