Mazak iConnect

Mazak iConnect

Win64, English

Autodesk Inc.
Export your Autodesk® Fusion 360™ CAM project data for the Mazak Smooth Project Manager and view the status of your Mazak machines.

General Usage Instructions

The Mazak iConnect add-in installs under the ACTION panel of the MILLING and TURNING tabs in the Manufacture Environment. 

SPM Export tab 

The SPM Export tab contains the settings for exporting from Fusion 360 to the Mazak Smooth Project Manager. 

To export a project, follow the steps below.

  1. Select the setup(s) or toolpath(s) to export in the browser.
  2. Run the Mazak iConnect add in from the drop down menu of the ACTIONS panel in the MANUFACTURE environment.
  3. Set the output folder to export to.
  4. Apply the add in settings for your project.  See below for a description of each setting.
  5. Click the Export project button.


Export settings 

The export settings group allows you to select the folder to export to and to open the exported files in a text editor. 

  • Output folder – Set the output folder for the exported data. Click the folder icon to select a folder and click the folder icon with the eye to view the selected folder.
  • Open project file in the editor – Enable this option to open the project XML file in a text editor. 


EIA program 

The EIA program group allows you to specify the post-processor and the program number for the EIA program. 

  • Machine Type - The machine type to be used in Smooth Project Manager.
  • Use local post library – Enable this to select a post-processor from your local post library.
  • Post processor – Select the post processor which will be used to create the EIA program. If you are using a machine configuration, the add-in will try to automatically apply the post-processor from the active machine configuration.
  • Program number – Set the program number. Letters and special characters are not supported. 


Model export 

The Model export group allows you to export the tools and part/fixture/stock models from your Fusion 360 project. 

  • Export tools – Enable this option to export the tools and holders in your Fusion 360 project.
  • Export model – Enable this option to export the model set in the setup of your Fusion 360 project.
  • Export fixture – Enable this option to export the fixture set in the setup of your Fusion 360 project.
  • Export stock – Enable this option to export the stock set in the setup of your Fusion 360 project. Only solid stock is supported. 


Machining cloud

When enabled, the machining cloud group allows you to include machining cloud zip files in addition to the data exported from Fusion 360. 

  • Machining cloud file – Select the path of the machining cloud zip file. 



The export group allows you to export the project data. 

  • Export project - Export the data to the selected folder. 


Machine Connection tab 

The Machine Connection tab allows you to connect to your Mazak machines through the MT Connect protocol. The Machine Connection tab contains the following groups. 



The Machines group allows you to manage your machine connections. 

  • Add machine (+) – Click to add a row to the table.
  • Remove machine (X) – Click to remove the selected row from the table.
  • Select – Select the machine to display information in the Machine monitoring section. This check box is also used with the Remove machine button to remove the selected machine.
  • Status – Indicates if there is a connection with the machine. If there is a duplicate machine entry, the duplicate machine entry will be flagged in this column.
  • Machine – Displays the machine name for the connection.
  • Network address – Enter the network address for your machine. A connection will be established as soon as a valid address is entered and the Status column will update to read Connected.


Machine monitoring 

To monitor a machine, follow the steps below.

  1. Click + in the Machine table.
  2. Enter the network address for your machine under the Network Address column.
  3. Once the Status column changes to Connected, check the Select check box to connect to the machine and get its current state.


The Machine monitoring group displays information about the selected machine. Information is fetched from the machine when it is selected in the machine list. 

Below are the settings on the Machine Connection tab.

  • Selected machine – Displays the name of the machine selected in the machine list.
  • Controller mode – Displays the current mode of the controller.
  • Execution mode – Displays the current execution mode of the machine.
  • Active program – Displays the program which is currently active on the machine.





The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. Or, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. 


You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Fusion 360.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button.

Or, you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel/Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

- Projects using a machine configuration in the setup cannot be exported

- Geometric constraints driven by parameters may not pass through on geometry export.

- Only solid stock can be exported.

- Boring bar shaft is not exported in tool geometry.

- Model geometry is exported to the project folder, but must be manually loaded into the current version of Smooth Project Manager.


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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Initial release of Mazak iConnect add in.
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