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.
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:
Autodesk has partnered with CAM industry leaders to provide customers access to the tools they need. AutoCAD and Inventor software are fully interoperable with manufacturing products such as EdgeCAM or InventorCAM, GibbsCAM, and MasterCAM.
The Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) offers a variety of CAM tools that work with AutoCAD and Inventor. With more than 1,000 partners for AutoCAD alone, ADN offers a full range of manufacturing-partner products.
Autodesk’s Digital Prototyping tools help engineers and designers experience their 3D CAD designs virtually, before they’re built. By connecting every phase of your design process through a single digital model, our Digital Prototyping solution lets your teams test and optimize 3D CAD designs, helping to drive innovation, achieve higher quality, and speed time to market.