By DE Editors
CNC Software’s Mastercam X5 CAD/CAM Software has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2012 3D mechanical design software under 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 software. Certification is given only after the product has been tested and approved.
“We are very happy to be certified for Autodesk Inventor 2012. 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 X5 has a direct add-in for Autodesk Inventor. 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 X5 is able to read in native Inventor files (.IPT and .IAM) for design purposes and toolpath generation.
For more information, visit CNC Software’s Mastercam site.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.