CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) refers to computer software that is used to both design and manufacture products.
CAD is the use of computer technology for design and design documentation. CAD/CAM applications are used to both design a product and program manufacturing processes, specifically, CNC machining. CAM software uses the models and assemblies created in CAD software to generate tool paths that drive the machines that turn the designs into physical parts. CAD/CAM software is most often used for machining of prototypes and finished parts.
Autodesk CAM solutions
HSMWorks and Inventor HSM software are integrated CAM solutions. Whether you are producing prototypes or finished parts, these products put you in control by delivering:
Seamless integration with Inventor 3D CAD software and SolidWorks offers an intuitive user experience.
Native multicore, 64-bit CAM engine makes easier work of the most demanding tool path calculations and post-processing jobs.
Efficient tool paths reduce cycle time, reduce machine and tool wear, and produce the highest-quality finished parts.