CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design & computer-aided manufacturing. CAD/CAM software is used to design and manufacture prototypes, finished products, and production runs. An integrated CAD/CAM system offers one complete solution for design through manufacturing.
What is CAD/CAM used for?
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 toolpaths that drive machine tools to turn designs into physical parts. CAD/CAM software is used to design and manufacture prototypes, finished parts, and production runs.
Integrated CAD/CAM software
Fusion 360 eliminates your disconnected design to manufacturing process with a single, integrated CAD/CAM platform.
Communicate with your customers, suppliers, and internal stakeholders to get your part manufactured on time, the first time.
Easily import files with a comprehensive set of data translators for 50 different file types.
Direct edit existing features or model fixtures for the imported model with integrated CAD.
Maintain control of who has access to view, comment, and edit on projects.
With unified workflows in Fusion 360, you can design soft jaws and fixtures, prep CAD data, and create assemblies. Automatic data translation and toolpath updates save time. (video: 1:31 min.)
Get CAD/CAM at a fraction of the cost
Stretch your budget by swapping costly, disparate CAD/CAM tools for one affordable, integrated solution. (video: 1:23 min.)
Work smarter, not harder
Seamless updates deliver new functionality without disrupting your interface. You'll maintain high efficiency rates, since everyone will use the same version of Fusion 360. (video: 2:44 min.)
How is CAD/CAM used?
Magna Advanced Technologies
Magna Advanced Technologies produces prototypes and tooling for the highly competitive automotive market. PowerMill and PowerShape enable the firm to design and manufacture complex parts faster while conserving capital expenditure.