CAD/CAM Software Buyers' Guide©

Program Name Machine Tools Supported Interfaces Other Capabilities CAD CAM
L = Laser
O = Oxyfuel
P = Plasma
PB = Press Brake
PP = Punch Press
RF = Roll Forming
W = Waterjet
AutoCAD Autodesk Inventor Pro Engineer SolidWorks Solid Edge Cost Estimating Link to ERP Lind to MRP 2 D 3 D Wire frame 3 D Solid Modeling Folding Unfolding File Exchange Formats Nesting Punching Cutting Material Handling
DWG DXF IGES STEP Dissimilar Parts Part in Part Remnant Single part True Shape Tool Selection Special Tool Selection Repositioning Automatic Cutting Conditions Automatic Lead in and Lead out Automatic Path Optimization Automatic Pierce Point Position Common edge Cutting

 Hot Link - Amada America, Inc. - CADCAM AMADA AMERICA, INC. Buena Park, CA United States   Email Icon - Amada America, Inc. - CADCAM Video Icon - Amada America, Inc. - CADCAM

SheetWorks PB, PP                                
Dr.ABE_Bend PB                                                      
AP100US L, O, P, W, PP     B B B
AmNest L, P, PP                                 B B B  
Dr.ABE_Blank L, PP                         B B B
FabriWIN L, O, PP, P, W     B B B
FabriBEND PB                                                      

 Hot Link - Bystronic Inc. - CADCAM BYSTRONIC INC. Elgin, IL United States   Email Icon - Bystronic Inc. - CADCAM Video Icon - Bystronic Inc. - CADCAM

Bysoft 7.0 L, PB, W              

 Hot Link - Hypertherm Inc. - CADCAM HYPERTHERM INC. Hanover, NH United States   Email Icon - Hypertherm Inc. - CADCAM Video Icon - Hypertherm Inc. - CADCAM

ProNest L, O, P, PP, W           B B B
TurboNest P, O                              
NestMaster P, O                                      
Design2FAB P, L                                                          

 Hot Link - Lantek Systems Inc. - CADCAM LANTEK SYSTEMS INC. Mason, OH United States  

Lantek Expert L, O, P, PB, PP, W   B B B

 Hot Link - LVD Strippit - CADCAM LVD STRIPPIT Akron, NY United States   Email Icon - LVD Strippit - CADCAM Video Icon - LVD Strippit - CADCAM

CADMAN L, O, P, PP, W, PB   B B B

 Hot Link - Metamation Inc. - CADCAM METAMATION INC. Reno, NV United States  

MetaCAM L, O, P, PB, PP, W       B B B  

 Hot Link - Prima Power North America Inc. - CADCAM PRIMA POWER NORTH AMERICA INC. Arlington Heights, IL United States   Email Icon - Prima Power North America Inc. - CADCAM Video Icon - Prima Power North America Inc. - CADCAM

NC Express L, PP       B B B

 Hot Link - SigmaTEK Systems - CADCAM SIGMATEK SYSTEMS Cincinnati, OH United States  

SigmaNEST L, O, P, PB, PP, W B B B

 Hot Link - TRUMPF Inc. - CADCAM TRUMPF INC. Farmington, CT United States   Email Icon - TRUMPF Inc. - CADCAM Video Icon - TRUMPF Inc. - CADCAM

TruTops L, PP, PB, W   B B B

 3R SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS Hamm, Germany

RoniIsoBuilder                            

 ACCURATE DIE DESIGN INC./LOGOPRESS3 New Berlin, WI United States

Logopress3 Die Design Software                                          

 ADVANCED LASER SOLUTIONS Charlotte, NC United States

CAM2000S L, PP, O, P, W           B B B

 ALMA CAM USA Schaumburg, IL

Action CUT L, O, P, PB, PP, W   B B B

 ARBOR IMAGE CORP. Ann Arbor, MI United States

Cutting Shop L, O, P, PP,W                                              

 CAM-SERVICE GMBH Hannover, Germany

CAGILA L, O, P, W              

 CATALCAD Grenoble, France

Step Unfolder                                                      
SpaceClaimSMOPlus L, O, P, PB, PP, RF, W                                
SpaceClaimSMOPlus 2014 L, O, P ,PB, PP, RF, W   B B B  
SMOPlus Addin for SpaceClaim Engineer L, O, P, PB, PP, RF, W                                  

 CINCINNATI INCORPORATED Harrison, OH United States

CINCINNATI Bend Simulation Module PB                                  
CINCINNATI Laser Program & Nesting L           B

 FARO Lake Mary, FL United States

CAM2 Measure X L                                      
CAM2 Q L                                      

 FASTCAM INC. Chicago, IL United States

FastCAM L, O, P, W                                

 FCC SOFTWARE AB Falkoping, Sweden

AutoPOL Bend Simulator for Windows PB                                        
AutoPOL Unfolder for Windows L, P, W, PP                                              
AutoPOL Designer for Windows L, P, W, PP                                                        

 FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC SYSTEMS Rapid City, SD

ModusCAM L, P, W                         B B B  

 HENNING INDUSTRIAL SOFTWARE INC. Hudson, OH United States

Visual EstiTrack ERP & Shop Management Software                                                            

 IQMS Paso Robles, CA

EnterpriseIQ                                                        

 JETCAM INTL. , Monaco

JETCAM Expert L, O, P, PP, W             B B B

 JETCAM NESTONE SOLUTIONS Duluth, GA United States

JETCAM Expert CAD/CAM, AutoPOL Bend Simulator L, P, PP, W, O, PB   B B B

 MERRY MECHANIZATION INC. Englewood, FL United States

SMP/IS L, O, P, PP, RF, W   B B B

 NCELL AUTOMATION Wayzata, MN United States

AccuFAB Professional L, O, P, W, PB          
iManufacturing L, O, P, W, PB          

 OPTIMATION® Independence, MO United States

OptiPunch PP                 A A A
OptiLaser L                 A A A
OptiNest O, P, W                 A A A  
JIT Automated Nesting L, O, P, PP, W                 A A A

 PEP TECHNOLOGY Irvine, CA United States

Best Automatic Nesting Technology L, O, P, W     A
Best ERP to Automatic Nesting Technology L, O, P, W     A
Best Automatic Quoting & Scheduling L, O, P, W     A
Best 3D, 2D & PDF CAD to CAM L, O, P, W     A
Best Hole & Bevel Technology L, O, P, W     A
Best Punch & Combo Technology L, PB B B B          

 RADAN (PLANIT SOLUTIONS) Forest Lake, MN United States

Radan L, O, P, PB, PP, W   B B B

 STEEL PROJECTS Vienne, France

Steel Projects PLM L, O, P                            

 STRIKER SYSTEMS White House, TN United States

FAB Professional L, O, P, PB, PP, RF, W B B B
STRIKER CAD/CAM L, O, P, PB, PP, RF, W B B B

 WARDJET INC. Tallmadge, OH United States

IGEMS W                              
WARDCAM W                                                  

 WITTLOCK ENGINEERING LLC Cullman, AL United States

WE-CIM Advanced Fabrication L, O, P, PP, W                     B B B  

A = Automatic, M = Manual, B = Both