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

Hypertherm Inc.  Hanover, NH

NestMaster P, O
Design2FAB P, L  
ProNest L, O, P, PP, W B B B
TurboNest P, O

LVD Strippit  Akron, NY

CADMAN L, O, PP, PB B B B

Lantek Systems Inc.  Mason, OH

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

Metamation Inc.  Elk Grove Village, IL

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

Prima Power North America Inc.  Arlington Heights, IL

NC Express L, PP B B B

SigmaTEK Systems  Cincinnati, OH

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

TRUMPF Inc.  Farmington, CT

TruTops L, PP, PB, W B B B
         

3R Software Solutions  Hamm, Germany

RoniIsoBuilder

ALMA CAM USA  Schaumburg, IL

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

Advanced Laser Solutions  Charlotte, NC

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

Arbor Image Corp.  Ann Arbor, MI

Cutting Shop L, O, P, PP,W

CAM-Service GmbH  Hannover, Germany

CAGILA L, O, P, W

CATALCAD  Grenoble, France

SpaceClaimSMOPlus L, O, P, PB, PP, RF, W  
Step Unfolder  
SpaceClaimSMOPlus 2014 L, O, P ,PB, PP, RF, W B B B
SMOPlus Addin for SpaceClaim Engineer L, O, P, PB, PP, RF, W  

Cincinnati Incorporated  Harrison, OH

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

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products  Florence, SC

         
 Columbus  L, O, P, W

FARO  Lake Mary, FL

CAM2 Measure X L  
CAM2 Q L  

FCC Software AB  Falkoping, Sweden

AutoPOL Bend Simulator for Windows PB  
AutoPOL Unfolder for Windows L, P, W, PP  
AutoPOL Designer for Windows L, P, W, PP  

FastCAM Inc.  Chicago, IL

FastCAM L, O, P, W

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  

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

Logopress3/Accurate Die Design Inc.  New Berlin, WI

Logopress3 Die Design Software  

Merry Mechanization Inc.  Englewood, FL

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

Ncell  Wayzata, MN

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

Omegacube Technologies  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

Steel Projects  Vienne, France

Steel Projects PLM L, O, P  

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

WARDJet Inc.  Tallmadge, OH

WARDCAM W
IGEMS W

Wittlock Engineering LLC  Cullman, AL

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

A = Automatic, M = Manual, B = Both