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Mastercam X7

Chapter 8 12 Point Star


A. Create Three 6 Sided Polygons.
Step 1. If necessary start a new Mastercam file, click File Menu > New .

Step 2. Click Create Menu > Create Polygon.

Step 3. In Polygon dialog box set:


Expand , Fig. 1
Number of Sides 6
Radius 3

Click Radius to lock field. The field turns red when


locked
Rotation Angle 30

Step 4. Click the down arrow in the Auto Cursor ribbon bar and click Ori-
gin to place polygon, Fig. 2.

Step 5. Click Apply in the Polygon dialog Fig. 1


box, Fig. 1.

Step 6. Click Fit (Alt-F1) to fit drawing on


screen, Fig. 3.

Step 7. In Polygon dialog box set: Fig. 3


Fig. 2
Radius 2 Fig. 4
Rotation Angle 0.

Step 8. Click Origin in the Auto Cursor


ribbon bar, Fig. 2.

Step 9. Click Apply in the Polygon dialog Fig. 5


box, Fig. 4.

Step 10. In Polygon dialog box set:


Radius .5
Fig. 4
Step 11. Click Origin in the Auto Cursor
ribbon bar, Fig. 2.

Step 12. Press OK to close dialog box. Fig. 6


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B. Save As 12 STAR
Step 1. Click File Menu > Save As.

Step 2. Key-in 12 STAR for filename and press ENTER.


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C. Draw Big Points.
Step 1. Draw the next lines red. Click the color swatch in the Status Bar at
the bottom of the screen. Key-in 12 for red color number and press 2 3
ENTER.

Step 2. Click Create Menu > Line > Endpoint. Or click Line Tool in
the toolbar.

Step 3. Draw a line between Position 1, an endpoint of big polygon and Fig. 7
Position 2, an endpoint on small polygon. Move cursor close to
endpoint, when cursor changes to Endpoints , click, Fig. 7. 1
Draw another line between Position 1 on big polygon and Position 3
3 on small polygon, Fig. 7.
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Step 4. Continue and draw points of the star from big polygon to small 3
polygon, click Position 1 on big polygon and click Position 2 or 1
Position 3 on small polygon, Fig. 8.
Fig. 8
Step 5. Save (Alt-F S).

D. Draw Small Points.


Step 1. Draw the next lines yellow. Click the color swatch in the Status Bar 4
at the bottom of the screen. Click yellow, number 14 and click OK.
2 3
3 2
Step 2. Click Create Menu > Line > Endpoint. Or click Line Tool in
2 3
the toolbar.

Step 3. Draw a line between Position 4, an endpoint of middle polygon


and Position 2, an endpoint on small polygon. Move cursor close Fig. 9
to endpoint, when cursor changes to Endpoints , click, Fig. 9.
Draw another line between Position 4 on middle polygon and Posi-
tion 3 on small polygon, Fig. 9. 4 4

2 3
Step 4. Continue and draw the points of the star from middle polygon to
small polygon, Fig. 10. 3 2 4
2 3

Step 5. Save (Alt-F S).

Fig. 10

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E. Delete The Three Polygons.
Step 1. Delete the three polygons. To delete, click each line of the polygons
and press Delete key on keyboard, Fig. 11.

F. Trim Lines.
Step 1. Click Edit Menu > Trim/Break > Trim/Break/Extend.

Step 2. Click Trim 1 Entity in the ribbon bar, Fig. 12.


Fig. 11
Step 3. Trim lines of short yellow lines to long red
lines. Click Position 1 on yellow line then,
click Position 2 on red line, Fig. 13.

Repeat at other yellow lines. That is, click


the part of line you are keeping, Fig. 12
outside of yellow line, then click
red line it crosses, Fig. 13.

Position 2
Step 4. Save (Alt-F S). Position 1
Position 1
Position 2

Fig. 13 Fig. 14

Click outside of the yellow line,


then click red line

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