April 2006 Contact: Michelle Nemeth Phone: (860) 875-5006 Fax: (860) 872-1565 Email Contact
Tolland, CT – CNC Software, developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, announces that its Mastercam X CAD/CAM Software has been certified for Autodesk Inventor® 11 by the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. Products undergo testing by Autodesk staff. To be certified, the product must meet certain guidelines and demonstrate a high level of quality as well as compatibility with Autodesk Inventor. Certification is given only after the product has been tested and approved.
"We are very happy to be certified for Autodesk Inventor 11. Many Mastercam customers receive Inventor files, so both communities can be assured of the seamless integration between our two products," says Gary Hargreaves, Director of Business Development for CNC Software. "The flow from design to manufacture becomes easier for both Inventor and Mastercam customers, where the designer can be assured that the part designed in Inventor is precisely the part that is machined with Mastercam. Both companies are working together to provide customers with the best in CAD and CAM software. The Mastercam and Autodesk Inventor integration offers users a way to easily work between the two products and stay ahead of their competition."
Mastercam X has a direct add-in for Autodesk Inventor, a new way to boost productivity. Free to the Mastercam and Autodesk communities, Mastercam Direct enables users to open a model in Mastercam while in an Autodesk session, and then update toolpaths to reflect changes to the model. Mastercam X is able to read in native Inventor files for design purposes and toolpath generation.
"Mastercam X enables Autodesk Inventor software users to import part files and manufacture them quickly," says Richard Runnells, senior manager of partner programs Manufacturing Solutions Division, Autodesk. "Mastercam's support in the Autodesk Certified Application Program demonstrates the company's commitment to a high level of interoperability between our products."
Mastercam Direct for Inventor is available at no charge from www.mastercam.com or through your local Mastercam Reseller.
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Developed by CNC Software, Inc., Mastercam is Windows®-based CAD/CAM software for 2- through 5-axis milling and turning; 2- and 4-axis wire EDM; 2D and 3D design, surface, and solid modeling; artistic relief cutting, and 2D and 3D routing. CNC Software is a privately owned corporation founded in 1984. The U.S.-based company provides Mastercam CAD/CAM solutions to more than 85,000 installations in 75 countries in industries including mold-making, prototyping, automotive, medical, aerospace, and consumer products. Mastercam runs under Windows 2000 and Windows XP and is compatible with all other CAD/CAM systems. For more information about CNC Software, Inc. and its Mastercam family of products, contact CNC Software, Inc., M - F, 8 AM - 6 PM EST at (800) 228-2877 or (860) 875-5006, 671 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084. Or visit www.mastercam.com.
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