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By: Mastercam  09-12-2011
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Mastercam is the Industry Standard

The most recent analysis of CAM software seats produced by CIMdata, Inc. shows that CNC Software’s Mastercam® is the world’s most widely-used CAM software. With more than 150,000 installed seats, Mastercam has more than twice the installed base of the closest competitor.

What does this mean for you? It means that when you choose Mastercam, you’re using innovative CAM software that has helped more shops achieve success than any other. It also means that skilled Mastercam users are much easier to find.

Mastercam’s Support is Second to None
Mastercam is supported by a worldwide network of dedicated, expert resellers who focus exclusively on ensuring that Mastercam fits your needs. They know the software, know your area, and are there when you need them.

Mastercam also enjoys a large online user community that offers advice, help, tips and tricks to fellow Mastercam programmers.

Mastercam is Dedicated to the Future
As one of the pioneers in PC-based CAD/CAM, Mastercam has a long history of company security and health. As a privately-owned company, we continue to focus exclusively on the needs of NC programmers. And as a CAD/CAM innovator, we’ll be here to work with you as you move into the future.

Being certified as a Gold product with SolidWorks means that the product has achieved the highest level of integration with SolidWorks. Once you are finished designing in SolidWorks, you simply use Mastercam for SolidWorks to program toolpaths. The toolpaths are applied directly to your SolidWorks model…in their native environment. The power of Mastercam toolpaths right at your fingertips…in the SolidWorks interface!

Mastercam for SolidWorks supports both Part and Assembly environments, as well as configurations.


  • 2.5 GHz Intel Pentium 4 (or equivalent) minimum
  • 32-bit or 64-bit Intel®-compatible processor

Note:  The processor must be SSE2-compatible. Intel-compatible processors manufactured since 2003 should be SSE2-compatible.

Operating System

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista® (Business or Ultimate), or Windows 7 (Professional or Ultimate) including the latest service packs and recommended updates


  • 2 GB minimum
  • Additional RAM recommended for optimal performance

Graphics Configuration

  • 256MB OpenGL-compatible graphics card (minimum)
  • Professional-level graphics card designed for CAD/CAM applications required, NVidia Quadro or AMD FirePro series recommended
  • Integrated graphics controllers are not supported
  • 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution (minimum)
  • Full hardware acceleration display setting is recommended

Hard Disk Drive Space

  • 3 GB available hard disk space (minimum)


  • 2-button (minimum)
  • 3-button or 2-button with middle mouse wheel (recommended)

Network Protocol

  • (NetHASP users only) TCP/IP protocol for NetHASP installation

Additional Supported Hardware

  • Dual monitors
  • Multi-core processors (one or more processor per instance of Mastercam)
  • SpaceBall® motion controllers

Additional Software

You will need the latest version of Adobe® Flash® to view the videos that accompany Mastercam.
You will need Adobe® Reader® 6.0 (minimum) to display the PDF documentation.
You can download both applications from

Take a look at the High Speed, Cobalt, and Carbide series products to learn more.

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