Don LaCourse

Don LaCourse is an Application Engineer with MecSoft Corporation. Don brings over 20 years of experience in CAD/CAM operations in both automotive and mold design applications. Don also has extensive experience in documenting CAD/CAM products and is actively involved with writing the on-line help as well as creating training tutorials for MecSoft's products.

Cool BMW Motorcycle Frontend Hub Project from BRG Racing!

BRG Racing Products is located at 110 2nd Ave S, Ste D12 Pacheco, CA 94553 and specializes in high-performance custom vehicles including 1950,1960, and 1970 era muscle cars, Hary Davidson motorcycles, sport bikes, dirt bikes, and more! KC Gager, Owner/Operator of BRG Racing started as a mechanic in 1988 and quickly started his auto repair shop.  …

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CAMJam 2022 is Here!

MecSoft Corporation is proud to announce the release of CAMJam 2022, the Video & Document Training Companion set for our popular VisualCAD/CAM® and RhinoCAM® modules. This year we packed CAMJam full of even more bonus videos.  Videos for the MILL, TURN, NEST, Profile-NEST, MESH and ART modules are included as well as continued easy access …

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MecSoft’s Advanced 3 Axis Methods for Mold Cores & Cavities

Watch the Companion Video Here! MecSoft’s Advanced 3 Axis Machining methods are well suited for machining complex mold cores and cavities. Mold machining demands accuracy and control throughout the cutting process. MecSoft’s CAM plugins RhinoCAM, VisualCAD/CAM and VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS provides the accuracy and control needed to machine even the most complex mold cores and …

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Components of CAD/CAM and their role in CNC Machining

CAD/CAM is a composite entity comprising two elements – Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Together, CAD/CAM help in the design and manufacturing of prototypes and finished products across various industries, such as aerospace, automobile, medicine, military, and more! CAD & CAM together are ushering in the era of automation and autonomy in manufacturing, …

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CAMJam 2021 is Here!

MecSoft Corporation is proud to announce the release of CAMJam 2021, the Video & Document Training Companion set for our popular VisualCAD/CAM®, RhinoCAM® and VisualCAM® for SOLIDWORKS CAM modules. This year we packed CAMJam full of new videos for each CAM module including the 2021 AMS bonus modules Profile-NEST and G-Code Editor as well as …

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Strategy for a Radial, Ramped, Counterbored Keyway Slot

The content for this article comes to us courtesy of David St. Angelo, CNC Programmer & Operator with Jim Thompson Marine Carpentry (JTMC), located at 1 Washington Street, Newport, RI the Newport Shipyard’s carpentry shop, specializing in Yacht Carpentry, Finishing, Furnishings and more. Watch the companion video here! Blog Contents: The Part Additional CAD Geometry …

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RhinoCAM Teacher/Student Project with Rhino Education Specialist Pete Sorenson

Pete Sorenson has spent 42 years teaching technology classes to High School students at Lake Washington High School, Kirkland Washington as well as the greater Kirkland Washington area and the Rainier School District in Rainier OR. Pete’s curriculum has included AutoCAD & Drafting, Automotive Shop, WoodShop and Metal Shop. Currently, Pete is one of three Education Specialists with McNeel & …

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Basic Masking & Fixture Tips from Pete Sorenson

Pete Sorenson has spent 42 years teaching technology classes to High School students at Lake Washington High School, Kirkland Washington as well as the greater Kirkland Washington area and the Rainier School District in Rainier OR. Currently, Pete is one of three Education Specialists with McNeel & Associates who actively run technology workshops educating teachers …

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How to Migrate Your CAM Data from AlibreCAM to VisualCAD/CAM

Being an AlibreCAM user you likely know now that AlibreCAM’s last supported version in AlibreCAM 2020 and that all AlibreCAM users are being migrated to VisualCAD/CAM. This is a free migration to all AlibreCAM users. As an AlibreCAM user, you will need to migrate all of your AlibreCAM data files to VisualCAD/CAM to continue to …

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