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CAD/CAM Software recommendation

Question asked by Martin Goulet on Feb 23, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2017 by Lenny Bucholz

Hi SolidWorks users,

 

We just made a major upgrade to the design department at my company.

We bought SolidWorks 2012 and brand new Dell Precision workstations.

This is awesome for our department...

 

However, the production department are still using old version of Master CAM and Esprit to do the machining.

Theses licences will have to be upgraded because right now there is no way to use SolidWorks models to create the code.

Before we do so, we want to be sure that we are going in the right direction.

There is so many CAM package that it’s hard to know which one to choose from.

 

CAMWorks

FeatureCAM

HSMWorks

SolidCAM

Esprit

MasterCAM X

 

Is there a document that shows the differences between all of them (functions, price, standalone application or run inside SolidWorks)?

Of course, the easiest way for us is just to upgrade our licenses (Master CAM and Esprit).

 

Do you have any suggestion or recommendations?

 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts,

Martin

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