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Which CAM software

Which CAM software

Which CAM software

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Hello everyone, in my country, technicians with associate degrees usually work on CAM in companies, instead of engineers with bachelor's degrees. However, as a mechanical engineer, I also want to learn CAM. However, each production area uses a different CAM software. Which one would you recommend learning?

RE: Which CAM software

Hi Saigul

I would suggest you learn the CAM software that is the most used one in your country and line of work.

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RE: Which CAM software

Curious which country?
Here in USA Mastercam is popular.

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RE: Which CAM software

Some CAD systems have their own CAM modules. Creo and NX do, not sure about CATIA. SolidWorks and SolidEdge rely on third-party CAM packages and MasterCAM is very popular as is Esprit and TechSoft.

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RE: Which CAM software

What do you want to do?

CAM software selection generally varies with process. The major machining ops packages like Mastercam, Featurecam, etc generally arent great at tube bending or sheet/plate/other forming processes so specialty packages are used as-needed. I would start with one of the major machining packages then learn others as-desired.

Stateside most engineers dont run CAM, that's generally a tradesman who may/may-not have a degree and whose job is setting up and limited operation of machinery, a "programmer."

RE: Which CAM software

Instead of learning any particular CAM Tool, I suggest that you focus your study on the underlying functions that all CAM Tools must provide.

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