Pathtrace named as Autodesk?s Global Preferred CAM Partner

Southfield, Michigan, December 9, 2003—Pathtrace ( today announced that it has been selected as Autodesk’s Global Preferred Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM) Partner. Pathtrace will work closely with Autodesk to ensure the tightest integration between EdgeCAM and Autodesk Inventor� software, the award-winning 3D mechanical design application, providing true data integrity and model-to-toolpath associativity. Autodesk Inventor users worldwide will benefit from EdgeCAM’s capabilities in production machining and mold and die applications. In particular, the latest release of EdgeCAM brings new functionality and ease-of-use to programming multi-spindle and B axis turning centers.

Pathtrace was selected as Autodesk’s Global Preferred CAM Partner after extensive research showed that:
  •         Pathtrace offers Autodesk customers leading-edge CAM technology that is fully associative with the Autodesk Inventor design model. If the design is revised, EdgeCAM will automatically update the CNC toolpath to reflect the updated design model, ensuring data accuracy and accelerating time to market.
  •         Pathtrace is committed to developing and implementing its file format to fully support Autodesk’s vaulting strategy, giving customers a complete design creation, data management and CAM solution.
  •         Pathtrace has a corporate presence, including direct sales offices and support, in all of Autodesk’s major markets around the world so that the broadest number of customers have access to the latest innovative solutions.

    “Autodesk is committed to working with industry leaders and innovative technology, and Pathtrace meets both these criteria,” said Richard Runnells, partner program manager, Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions Division. “Through this partnership, our customers will have a tightly integrated design and CAM solution that enables them to more quickly and cost effectively manufacture their product.”

    “This announcement further confirms EdgeCAM’s position as the standard in solids-based machining. By integrating with Autodesk Inventor, we are offering Autodesk’s worldwide customers a fully associative CAM solution that addresses the major manufacturing disciplines, and enables them to bring their products to market faster,” said Steve Sivitter, CEO, Pathtrace Systems Inc.

    About Pathtrace
    Pathtrace Engineering Systems is the developer of EdgeCAM an extremely powerful, but easy to use software solution devoted to automating the process of NC programming for metal cutting machine tools. For information about Pathtrace and EdgeCAM visit our website EdgeCAM is Windows 2000 Professional and XP compliant and has over 28,000 users worldwide. Pathtrace Engineering Systems is a division of Pathtrace plc. Offices are established in the USA, China and Japan, complementing a worldwide network of resellers.

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