CNC Software Solutions
CAD/CAM software is used to translate computer-aided design (CAD) to manufacturing workpieces with computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) on your CNC machine.
Mastercam offers CAD/CAM software tools for a variety of CNC programming needs, from basic to complex. Due to our innovative, flexible solutions and top notch network of support, our software is a complete solution from the start of design through to manufacturing. Choose Mastercam to streamline your production process from job setup to job completion.
CNC Software Products
Our CAD CAM software products take parts from design through to the production line. Program your manufactured parts with leading-edge features for precision and efficiency. Creating code to drive your CNC equipment is what Mastercam does best.
CNC Software Specialty Add-Ons
Build your comprehensive CAD/CAM solution with Mastercam. Enhance your productivity with a variety of specialized Add-Ons for your specific machining needs.
CAD/CAM 3rd Party Add-Ons
Mastercam partners with top CAD/CAM software integration experts in the manufacturing industry, so you can choose from complementary software tools, hardware, and more to boost your bottom line with a complete manufacturing solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is CAD/CAM Software?
CAD/CAM software controls CNC machines like mills, routers, lathes, and wire EDMs. CAD stands for computer-aided design, and CAM stands for computer-aided manufacturing. CNC stands for computer numerical control. Mastercam is a software that provides both CAD and CAM functionality to drive CNC machines efficiently for optimized productivity.
How does CAD/CAM software improve manufacturing quality?
CAD/CAM software eliminates errors that can occur when manually programming a CNC machine. It also allows adaptability and offers methods of precision machining that are impossible through manual programming.
What is CAD/CAM software used for?
CAD software is used for designing parts, fixtures, and assemblies. It can be used to create parts from scratch, to modify existing designs, or to prepare parts for machining. CAM software is used to program toolpaths and to generate the G-code that controls CNC machines like mills, routers, lathes, and wire EDMs. CAD/CAM software, like Mastercam, is used to take parts from design through production within a single, user friendly interface.
What are the advantages of using CAD/CAM software?
CAD/CAM software offers advantages that are not attainable with manual programming. These include quick generation of G-code for CNC machines, the ability to program extremely complex parts, plus digital review and evaluation of a project before physical machining starts.
Why is CAD/CAM software used in manufacturing?
CAD/CAM software is used in manufacturing for increased automation. This automation saves time, reduces errors, and improves both precision and productivity in the manufacturing process. Mastercam is a leading CAD/CAM software provider in the manufacturing field.
What is the difference between CAD and CAM software?
CAD and CAM software can be used in tandem for manufacturing, but they are distinct types of software. CAD is software for computer-aided design, while CAM is software for computer-aided manufacturing. CAD is used to design or modify an object, while CAM is used to control a machine used to produce an object.