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Current Development:

  • Adding support for network licensing
  • Adding user manual documentation for reports
  • Adding additional support for Mastercam 2022

Release History Summary:


  • December 6,2020
  • Improved support for importing settings from other machines into the current machine.
  • Several minor fixes and enhancements.

  • November 24,2020
  • Added support for most tool fields for duplicate tool testing (for Mill/Router, over 90 tool fields to compare, and for Lathe/Mill-Turn over 150 fields). Duplicate tool compare fields are selectable per tool type.
  • Added support for additional paper sizes (8.5" x 14" Legal & 11" x 17" Tabloid) for Setup Sheets & Tool Lists.
  • Started adding support for 2022 to reports.
  • Added updating previous version operation field settings that CNC renamed in 2021.
  • Added custom Mill/Router Operation field to display Depth Cuts, Step Down, or Max Rough Depth for all Operations.
  • Added missing 2021 Mill/Rounter fields for "DEPTH-CUTS" & "DEPTH-MAXROUGHSTEP".
  • Added support for new 2022 MultiAxis Unifed toolpath.

  • June 1, 2020
  • Added support to display the Mastercam screenshot images formatted with the same options as Custom Images (No. per page, etc.).
  • Added support for barcoding the Note in the page footer to all Varco Reports.
  • Added support for duplicate tool number checking and suppression.
  • Added support for Lathe & Mill-Turn for Operations Manager simple Tool List report (displayed as 2 reports currently).

  • May 17, 2020
  • Added Drag and Drop support for field buttons on the Row & Column field format select dialog.
  • Added support for choosing to use Row & Column or Columnar display separately for operations & tools.
  • Added support to display warnings separately for operations & tools.
  • Added user definable formats for the tool list reports.
  • Added option for operation & tool fields in Row & Column format to underline the field caption or data.
  • Changed default bar code style from "ANSI 3 of 9" to "ANSI Extended 3 of 9" to better support upper and lower case text.
  • Added support for bar coding for most of the fields in the "General Information" section of the Setup Sheet.
  • Added support for displaying QR barcodes anywhere a barcode can be used.
  • Added ability for custom reports to display Mill-Turn Sync Codes derived from the actual posted codes, with associated sequence or operation numbers.
  • Added custom field for Mill/Router operations to display both the cutter comp type and direction.
  • Added 87 fields for NC file, NCI file, Machine, Post, Cycle Time, Maximum & Minimum X,Y, & Z fields for Mastercam X4 through 2020.
  • Added support for new 2020 Mill/Router tool types, "Oval Form" and "Lens Barrel Form".
  • Added option to display Screen Image on left, single column of General Information on the right.
  • Added additional standard format, using the Screen Image on left, General Info on right, and Columnar operations list
  • Added support for barcoding most Operation or Tool fields.
  • Started implementing support for 2021 in reports.
  • Added 2020 "Hole Table" report, all formats.
  • Added formatting for General Information fields: Caption & Note text Color, Bold, & Underline and the background color for Note text.
  • Added new Lathe tool fields for 2021.
  • Added support for 2021 3D lathe tools types.
  • Added support for field Label & TextBox background colors.
  • Changed CNC Code File header to allow for very long paths, adjust shape to fit.
  • Added support for 2021 MultiAxis "3+2 Automatic Roughing", "Advanced Drill" & "Chamfer Drill" operations.

  • March 22, 2019
  • Added option to display stock & screen image side-by-side.
  • Added support for 2019 Mill assembly tool field "spAssembly/Name".
  • Added field to display the mill holder name extracted from the assembly name.
  • Added field to display the mill holder formatted name when an extension holder is used in an assembly.
  • Added support for .HTM or .HTML files for Special Instructions.

  • January 31, 2019
  • Added support for 2020

  • January 28, 2019
  • Added default work offset display format for Heidenhain controls.
  • Added support for 2019 "Tool Grade".

  • October 30, 2018
  • Added Tip Diameter field to Mill/Router Chamfer Mill tool default fields.
  • Added options to custom General Information dialog to load all Notes data from the Mastercam Setup Sheet dialog or from saved settings file.
  • Added option to custom Users Notes dialog to load all Notes data from saved settings file.
  • Started adding support for 2020.

  • September 25, 2018
  • Changed Settings > Options Settings Import/Export to export to a standard Windows Registry (.reg) file instead of the previous proprietary format.
  • Changed Settings > Options Settings so if Import Settings is used, once the Options dialog is exited the report Viewer closes so the imported settings can apply to the next report.

  • September 18, 2018
  • Changed "Settings > Options" defaults so the CNC Viewer is the default for non-Varco reports
  • Added options to "Report Settings Paths" dialog to choose to use the Mastercam part file folder or a user selected folder for saving Custom Settings.

  • September 4, 2018
  • Added more support for CNC tool internal ID changes in 2019.
  • Changed how custom report Settings Edit Enable option is used.
  • Added ability to upload a ZIP file to Support containing all relevant files to assist with support (Help > Technical Support).
  • Added support for Block Drill changes in 2019.
  • Updated Installer to remove ActiveReprots v10 DLL's previously used, now using v12.
  • Updated to current ActiveReports release version 12.2.13986.0.

  • August 20 - 29, 2018 (Beta)
  • Modified 2019 Mill/Router operation defaults to use new tags created by CNC to replace previous ones.
  • Modified copy settings to current version to work with new settings files.
  • Added support for un-documented tag changes in 2019 for OOI & OTI feedrates.
  • Updated saved 2018 machine operation & tool tags as needed for changes in 2019, if prompt to update from 2018 to 2019 is accepted.
  • Added work offset number display to Mill & Router Tools > "Operations Using Tool", with range testing if enabled for operations.
  • Changed Options > Export & Import to use standard Registry files.
  • Added support for undefined (-1) work offset display to the new user defined Work Offset Display option, either as "Undefined" or as the first offset for the control.
  • Added warning for work offset range test for Lathe/Mill-Turn & Mill/Router operations.

    • August 17, 2018 (Beta)
    • Added support for Mastercam 2019
    • Updated from ActiveReports v10 to v12.
    • Added Revision History for code files to Setup Sheet.
    • Added code to address 2018 bug in NC code filenames.
    • Added support for replacing any selected text with text from the new Insert Field option instead of just inserting it at the cursor position
    • Added support for nested Insert Fields tags, such as a tag set in custom General Information then the General Information tag used in the report.
    • Added support for defining how work offsets are displayed on Setup Sheet. The default display from Mastercam is Fanuc style.
    • Added fields to display formatted work offset codes.
    • Added Lathe & Mill-Turn work offset fields.
    • With the release of 2018 & 2019, finalized adding new fields (tags), over 200 added.
    • Added option ("Section Header Captions") to allow editing of all major Setup Sheet section header captions (i.e. "General Information")
    • Added options to set screen, stock, & custom images alignment on page (Left, Center, Right, etc.)
    • Added column to Field Select grid to show the Mastercam or Varco Reports Tag for the field.
    • In addition to the 6 pre-defined Setup Sheet formats, added 12 additional Setup format options, all 18 are fully configurable by user.
    • Added support for Columnar display format for Wire operations (X8 and newer).
    • Added option to select the current Windows user name on Insert Field dialog.
    • Added options to select the Mastercam user name and company name (as set during Mastercam install) on Insert Field dialog.
    • Added field for Feed/Revolution for Mill & Router tools.
    • Added additional 2018 Lathe tags for feeds.
    • Added button to clear all fields on Row & Column Field Select dialog to allow clean merge of custom fields.
    • Added options on the new "Section Header Captions" dialog to have the text centered on the page instead of the default Left.
    • Added Checkbox to enable/disable display of custom Stock Notes on Setup Sheet display settings dialog.
    • Added additional Color option to Settings > Display Format dialog for shading of Columnar headers.
    • Moved the paths settings from the Settings > Options dialog to a dialog of their own.
    • Added support for the new Lathe Prime Turning operation for 2018 & 2019.
    • Added scaling of the Mastercam screenshots to fit the page as best as they can for width or height.
    • Added 2 additional "Special Instructions" Sections.
    • On the Setup Sheet Settings dialog created an additional tab, moved some of the options on the first tab to the new tab.
    • Added user configurable field widths for Row & Column format.
    • Added new XML field tags for 2019, removed or modified others for 2019 format.
    • Replaced Minimum Z field for Mill operation & tool defaults with new CNC tag for 2019.
    • Added support for 2 new 2019 Mill/Router tool types, "Lens Form" & "Taper Form".
    • Added support for new 2019 Lathe/Mill-Turn 3D tool type.
    • Added support for 3 new 2019 Milling Toolpaths, "Model Chamfer", "3D HST Equal Scallop", "MultiAxis Deburr".
    • Added tab for Operation settings for MultiAxis, each operation type can be configured.
    • Added support for new Mastercam 2019 software licensing.