SolidWorks World 2014 Partner Spotlight: Mastercam

Every year in the weeks leading up to SolidWorks World, we give attendees a chance to learn about some of our Solution Partners attending the event and setting up booths in the Partner Pavilion. Our partners play a big role in making the event great every year, and they always come with some of the newest technology and tools that help make SolidWorks users more productive. Now through January 26, we’re giving some of these partners a chance to let attendees know what they can expect–in their own words. Today we hear from Mastercam.


Mastercam for SolidWorks Blog (no logo)Mastercam develops software to run CNC machines, including mills, multi-tasking machines, routers, wire EDM, Swiss machines, and lathes. We started in 1983 and are currently celebrating our 30th anniversary! Modern CNC machines run on g-code, which is the common name for the most widely used numerical control (NC) programming language. Used mainly in automation, it is part of computer-aided engineering and instructs the machines to move in a certain manner. Our Mastercam Family of Products produces the g-code based on your CAD design. You design it, we help you machine it!

We offer a range of products to suit the various needs of machine shops.  From Mastercam Mill (for milling machines) to Mill-Turn, Mastercam® for SolidWorks®, Mastercam Lathe, and Mastercam Swiss Expert, our products are developed to handle the most complex jobs a machine shop may have. We also handle waterjets, lasers and similar machines, can control 5-axis machines with our Multi-Axis Add-On, and recently released a product called Mastercam Swiss Expert which is developed specifically to control Swiss-style machines.

SolidWorks users are very creative when it comes to designing. Combined with the power of SolidWorks, there is almost nothing that can’t be designed. We help take those designs and turn them into reality. By designing in 3D, you are capturing everything about the design. In Mastercam, or in our integrated product Mastercam for SolidWorks, we apply toolpaths directly on your design, following the contours, surfaces, and anything else that is part of the design. There are less chances for errors too, since the design does not have to be “redrawn” in the CAM product.

SolidWorks World attendees should visit our booth because we have a wide variety of products to suit your needs. If your company has a machine shop, most likely those machines run on G-code, and we can help!  If your company doesn’t have a machine shop but perhaps sends their files out, we can still talk with you so your communication and experience working with your vendors is efficient and enjoyable. We will also have an ISCAR rep in our booth, and their experience with tooling will help any shop gain a competitive advantage by saving both time and money cutting parts. You can find us in the Partner Pavilion in booth number 400. You can also find us online at:


Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.