Mastercam X2 Now Certified for Autodesk Inventor 2009

June 5, 2008 Tolland, CT – CNC Software, developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, announces that its Mastercam X2 CAD/CAM Software has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2009 software by the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. 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 2009. 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 X2 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 Inventor session, and then update toolpaths to reflect changes to the model. Mastercam X2 is able to read in native Inventor files for design purposes and toolpath generation.

“Autodesk Inventor software users can import part files and manufacture them quickly using Mastercam X2 MR2” says Hilde Sevens, CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) senior product line manager, Manufacturing Solutions at Autodesk. “Having partners, such as Mastercam in the Autodesk Certified Application Program assures users that the same standards of product quality we want for Autodesk Inventor are being extended to the Mastercam suite of solutions.”

Mastercam Direct for Inventor is available at no charge from or through your local Mastercam Reseller.

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About Mastercam

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 124,936 installations in 75 countries in industries including mold-making, prototyping, automotive, medical, aerospace, and consumer products. Mastercam runs under Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista, 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

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