MCAM NorthWest Now Offering Autodesk’s 2011 Digital Prototyping Software

OREGON CITY, OR – MCAM NorthWest Inc., the northwest’s leading provider of CAD/CAM-related products, services and training, announces that it will offer Autodesk’s latest 2D and 3D design and engineering software for manufacturers. The new 2011 product lineup for manufacturers includes Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD electrical, the Autodesk Alias family, Autodesk Moldflow, Autodesk Algor Simulation, Autodesk Showcase, Autodesk Inventor Publisher and the Autodesk Vault family software – industry-leading applications that comprise the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping.

Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor software gives manufacturers the ability to digitally design, visualize and simulate how a product will work under real-world conditions before it is built. Digital Prototyping reduces reliance on physical prototypes, which helps reduce cost and speed time to market in highly competitive industries.

“Autodesk Inventor 2011 leads the 3D CAD industry with digital prototyping tools that help manufacturers design better products, reduce development costs, and get to market faster,” says Amy Bunszel, senior director, Digital Engineering, Autodesk Manufacturing Industry Group. “Designers and engineers can expect dramatic usability and productivity gains across our entire 2011 manufacturing software portfolio.”

Tim Rowley, co-founder of MCAM NorthWest, says, “By offering Autodesk’s 2011 digital prototyping software, we’re giving our customers an unprecedented opportunity to improve not just their design systems, but their manufacturing processes, which in turn will improve time to market, reduce waste, reduce costs and positively impact the bottom line.”

MCAM Northwest will be offering the new versions of the following Autodesk products:
AutoCAD Electrical 2011 software helps electrical controls designers to quickly create control system designs and easily access extensive catalog information for large electrical controls projects.

AutoCAD Mechanical 2011 software’s streamlined design environment gives users vastly improved access to power dimensioning functionality, which automatically aligns part dimensions with the rest of the drawing properties, without ever opening a dialog box.

Autodesk Algor Simulation 2011 mechanical simulation tools now feature integration with Autodesk Moldflow 2011 software, allowing engineers to utilize Moldflow analysis results and the extensive Moldflow material database when performing simulations on plastic parts.

Autodesk Alias 2011 Family – Alias Sketch, Alias Design, Alias Surface and Alias Automotive software – deliver surfacing capabilities supported by industry-leading sketching, modeling and visualization tools. New Autodesk Alias Sketch software’s unique hybrid paint and vector workflow helps creative professionals quickly transform ideas into compelling design iterations.

Autodesk Inventor 2011 software’s new direct manipulation capabilities fundamentally improve the mechanical design process. Inventor 2011 software also incorporates Autodesk’s leading design visualization capabilities so users can better conceptualize and communicate designs within the 3D CAD application.

Autodesk Inventor Publisher software makes its commercial debut after its recent technology preview on Autodesk Labs. The easy-to-use software for creating compelling product documentation enables manufacturers to provide their customers with clearer and more comprehensive technical instructions by leveraging the same digital model used in the design-to-manufacturing process.

Autodesk Moldflow 2011 software helps users simulate and optimize plastic part and injection mold designs long before manufacturing begins. Users now can easily export their Moldflow analysis results to Autodesk Showcase 2011 visualization software to expose defects and see how the part will look in real life, helping them to assess part quality and make design decisions.

Autodesk Vault 2011 Family now features a heads-up display for easily managing design data and geographically mapping Vault information directly to inventor models to streamline workflows, fundamentally improve the reporting and decision-making process, and accelerate model selection and interaction.

MCAM Northwest’s staff includes Bobbi Thompson with more than five years of sales experience in the MCAD industry along with a mix of technical resources including but not limited to former Autodesk developers, local community college instructors and application engineers who excel in providing training and services that compliment the Autodesk product line, allowing them to provide a total solution to engineers and designers in their area.

For further information on the Autodesk products available through MCAM NorthWest, visit or call 503-653-5332.

Based in Oregon City, OR, MCAM NorthWest was founded in 1998 by Tim and Lori Rowley. The company provides CAD/CAM-related products, services and training for companies in Oregon, southwest Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. Its customers serve many industries, including medical, aerospace, tool, die and mold making and woodworking. MCAM NorthWest is an authorized value-added reseller (VAR) for Autodesk.

Autodesk, Algor, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Alias, Inventor, Moldflow and Showcase are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries.

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