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View Poll Results: What is the best 3D CAM software?

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  • Catia

    81 14.36%
  • Cimatron

    36 6.38%
  • Esprit

    46 8.16%
  • Mastercam

    283 50.18%
  • One CNC

    50 8.87%
  • Surfcam

    68 12.06%
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    What is the best 3D CAM Software?

    What is the most powerful + easy to use 3D CAM software that you have used and why?

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    That's kind of a loaded question, and you are missing quite a few packages as well. If you are basing the poll soley on power and price is of no concern, then my answer is Catia.

    If you are talking 2.5D components with similar features and such I would say Gibbscam.

    Each and every package has it's own strengths and weaknesses. The question to me is a bit vague, and the selections not in the same category. It's not really fair to put something like OneCNC up against Catia. Two totally different leagues. That's like asking what's the best car out there, and putting in a Mercedes SLK550 against anything from Kia or Hyundai.
    "It's only funny until some one get's hurt, and then it's just hilarious!!" Mike Patton - Faith No More Ricochet

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    What about EdgeCam????
    Been using it for 7 years now with good results!!

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    EdgeCam

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    WorkNC gets my vote.

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    Ive used Edge cam, Vx variometrics, Mastercam One cnc, Peps & Depocam
    Depocam for 3D milling beats them all for ease of use. it may not have fancy features like feature recognition etc but for 3D milling its very quick to get machining.

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    Wink Best Cam???

    As the old racer said "how fast do you want to go, how much you got to spend"? One of the other guys said it too. Do you really need full 3D software? Or will 2 1/2 do the trick for you? Catia is very powerfull 3D software. But that said you have to think like a French man to use it. Very strange user interface. And it's very spendy. Unigrafics is high end 3D software with good Cam but again very expensive. It boils down to how much you want to spend and how much time you have to learn how to use it.
    Mastercam has 235,000 seats world wide and you can be running it in a few days. Thats what I'm using right now. The Gibbs system is also "low impact"
    and works well. Also look at the people that are doing the teck support. If you like those people and can work with them well during startup thats a good thing "very important" If you don't need full 3D software don't go there it just makes life harder then it needs to be. Just so you know I'm not blowing smoke I've run all the brands I've talked about. Good Luck!

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    EdgeCAM

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    Rhino 4.0 + RhinoCAM

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    Does anyone use UGS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1987 View Post
    What is the most powerful + easy to use 3D CAM software that you have used and why?
    My preference goes to MASTERCAM (X)

    - recognises ACAD, INVENTOR, SOLID EDGE, and a lot more.
    - has a own drawing program
    - has a lot of postprocessors
    - simulation is possible
    - processes many types of machines: lathes, milling machines, engraver,...
    - a big library of cutting tools
    - many more features

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    worknc

    if we are talking about pure and hard 3D cad/cam worknc has no competitors.
    Mastercam same as Disastercam. others seem a nice product, but most of the products are 70% publicity and 30% headache.

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