You can change how Mastercam 2020 starts up.

Startup commands give users the ability to control licensing.

Changes can made manually by editing the startup icon or by running the Mastercam Launcher

Right-click the Mastercam startup icon, select Properties and edit the Target line.

The standard Target line for Mastercam 2020 is:

C:\Program Files\Mastercam 2020\Mastercam\Mastercam.exe

At the end of the Target line, simply add a space and slash (“ /”), then the command. Repeat for multiple commands.

Example:

Customer license with Wire, Lathe, and Router not enabled (all other products will run)

  • “C:\Program Files\mcam2020\Mastercam.exe” /noW /noL /noR

Licensing Overrides:

  • /H                                Use a local HASP
  • /N                                Use a NetHASP over the network
  • /Software                     Use software licensing and search locally and on the network
  • /SoftwareLocal            Use software licensing in Local mode
  • /SoftwareLan              Use software licensing in Network mode.

Special:

  • /NoHardwareAcceleration – Disable hardware acceleration
  • /noREM – Suppress the dialog box that shows the applied commands
  • /xm – Export the Mastercam menu resources to an .XML file for translator usage

Products:

  • /Art      : Art surfaces and toolpaths (Mill, Router, Lathe)
  • /D        : Design
  • /LE       : When running Lathe, only use Entry
  • /L1       : When running Lathe, only use Lathe
  • /ME     : When running Mill, only use Entry
  • /M2      : When running Mill, only use Mill
  • /M3      : When running Mill, only use Mill 3D
  • /RE      : When running Router, only use Entry
  • /R2      : When running Router, only use Router
  • /R3      : When running Router, only use Router 3D
  • /W1      : Wire

A lower level license will be used if the specified one is not available. For example, /M2 will use Mill Entry if Mill is not available.

Add-ons (NetHASP and Software licenses only):

  • /Blade  : Check out a Blade Expert license at startup
  • /C5      : Check out a Curve5Ax license at startup
  • /Engr   : Check out an Engrave license at startup
  • /MT1    : Check out a Mill-Turn level 1 license at startup
  • /MT3    : Check out a Mill-Turn level 3 license at startup
  • /Port    : Check out a Port Expert license at startup
  • /Probe : Check out a Probe license at startup
  • /PD      : Check out a ProDrill license at startup
  • /SW5   : Check out a Swarf5AX license at startup
  • /X5       : Check out a FiveAxis license at startup

Negation:

  • /noArt              : Act as if Art is not licensed
  • /noBlade          : Act as if Blade Expert is not licensed
  • /noC5              : Act as if Curve5Ax is not licensed
  • /noD                : Act as if Design is not licensed
  • /noEngr           : Act as if Engrave is not licensed
  • /noL                 : Act as if Lathe is not licensed
  • /noM                : Act as if Mill is not licensed
  • /noPort             : Act as if Port Expert is not licensed
  • /noProbe         : Act as if Probe is not licensed
  • /noPD              : Act as if ProDrill is not licensed
  • /noR                : Act as if Router is not licensed
  • /noSW5           : Act as if Swarf5AX is not licensed
  • /noT                 : Act as if Mill-Turn is not licensed
  • /noW                : Act as if Wire is not licensed
  • /noX5               : Act as if FiveAxis is not licensed