CAD/CAM Software Buyers' Guide



Program Name Machine Tools Supported Interfaces Other Capabilities CAD CAM
L = Laser
O = Oxyfuel
P = Plasma
PB = Press Brake
PP = Punch Press
RF = Roll Forming
W = Waterjet
AutoCAD Autodesk Inventor Pro Engineer SolidWorks Solid Edge Cost Estimating Link to ERP Lind to MRP 2 D 3 D Wire frame 3 D Solid Modeling Folding Unfolding File Exchange Formats Nesting Punching Cutting
DWG DXF IGES STEP Dissimilar Parts Part in Part Remnant Single part True Shape Tool Selection Special Tool Selection Repositioning Automatic Cutting Conditions Automatic Lead in and Lead out Automatic Path Optimization Automatic Pierce Point Position Common edge Cutting Material Handling

Amada America, Inc.  Buena Park, CA

SheetWorks PB, PP  
Dr.ABE_Bend PB  
AP100US L, O, P, W, PP B B B
AmNest L, P, PP B B B
Dr.ABE_Blank L, PP B B B
FabriWIN L, O, PP, P, W B B B
FabriBEND PB  

Bystronic Inc.  Elgin, IL

Bysoft 7.0 L, PB, W

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products  Florence, SC

 Columbus  L, O, P, W
         

Hypertherm Inc.  Hanover, NH

ProNest® LTS P, O
ProNest® LT P, O
Design2FAB® P, L
ProNest® L, O, P, PP, W B B B

LVD Strippit  Akron, NY

CADMAN L, O, PP, PB B B B

Prima Power North America Inc.  Arlington Heights, IL

NC Express L, PP B B B

TRUMPF Inc.  Farmington, CT

TruTops L, PP, PB, W B B B

ALMA CAM USA  Schaumburg, IL

Action CUT L, O, P, PB, PP, W B B B

Advanced Laser Solutions  Waxhaw, NC

CAM2000S L, PP, O, P, W B B B

Arbor Image Corp.  Ann Arbor, MI

Cutting Shop L, O, P, PP,W

Cincinnati Incorporated  Harrison, OH

CINCINNATI Bend Simulation Module PB  
CINCINNATI Laser Program & Nesting L B
         

FARO  Lake Mary, FL

CAM2 Measure X L  
CAM2 Q L  

Flexible Robotic Systems  Rapid City, SD

ModusCAM L, P, W B B B  

Henning Industrial Software Inc.  Hudson, OH

Visual EstiTrack ERP & Shop Management Software  

IQMS  Paso Robles, CA

EnterpriseIQ  

IronCAD  Atlanta, GA

         

JETCAM NestONE Solutions  Duluth, GA

JETCAM Expert CAD/CAM, AutoPOL Bend Simulator L, P, PP, W, O, PB B B B  

Jetcam Intl.  , Monaco

JETCAM Expert L, O, P, PP, W B B B

Lantek Systems Inc.  Mason, OH

Lantek Expert L, O, P, PB, PP, W B B B

Logopress3/Accurate Die Design Inc.  New Berlin, WI

Logopress3 Die Design Software  

Mazak Optonics Corp.  Elgin, IL

 Mazak Smart System  L      
 FX Tube L      

Merry Mechanization Inc.  Englewood, FL

SMP/IS L, O, P, PP, RF, W B B B

Metamation Inc.  Elk Grove Village, IL

MetaCAM L, O, P, PB, PP, W B B B

Ncell  Wayzata, MN

 AccuCAM  L, O, P, W      
iManufacturing L, O, P, W, PB
AccuFAB Professional L, O, P, W, PB

OmegaCube Technologies, Inc.  Itasca, IL

           

Optimation®  Blue Springs, MO

OptiPunch PP A A A
OptiLaser L A A A
OptiNest O, P, W A A A
JIT Automated Nesting L, O, P, PP, W A A A

PEP Technology  Irvine, CA

Best Automatic Nesting Technology L, O, P, W A
Best ERP to Automatic Nesting Technology L, O, P, W A
Best Automatic Quoting & Scheduling L, O, P, W A
Best 3D, 2D & PDF CAD to CAM L, O, P, W A
Best Hole & Bevel Technology L, O, P, W A
Best Punch & Combo Technology L, PB B B B  

Radan - A Vero Software Company  Forest Lake, MN

Radan L, O, P, PB, PP, W B B B

SigmaTEK Systems  Cincinnati, OH

SigmaNEST PowerPack L, O, P, PP, W B B B
 SigmaNEST Techno L, O, P, PP, W  B  B  B
 SigmaNEST Companion  L, O, P, W      
 SigmaNEST 3D  L, P, W      
 SigmaTUBE  L, O, P      
 SigmaBEND  PB      
 SigmaMRP  L, O, P, PB, PP, W      
 Simtrans Automation  L, O, P, PB, PP, W  A  A  A

Striker Systems  White House, TN

FAB Professional L, O, P, PB, PP, RF, W B B B
STRIKER CAD/CAM L, O, P, PB, PP, RF, W B B B

Ursviken Inc.  Elgin, IL

 AutoPOL PB    
 Metalix  L, O, P, PP, W      

WARDJet Inc.  Tallmadge, OH

WARDCAM W
IGEMS W

Wittlock Engineering  cullman, AL

WE-CIM Advanced Fabrication L, O, P, PP, W B B B

A = Automatic, M = Manual, B = Both