This is really getting many in manufacturing industry excited on Twitter as this was the perceived gap in the manufacturing software portfolio of Autodesk. For those not aware of what CAM is, it is the machining, milling, and CNC machine programming portion of manufacturing and an integral part to the manufacture and design of many manufactured parts.
Our Autodesk CEO Carl Bass is a user of CAD and CAM at his own personal workshop, where he makes many different things from amazing custom furniture to creative products like complex geometrical sculptured dishes, lamps, and more. Yes, our CEO not only uses our Autodesk software himself, but makes things and has for over 20 years which provides him as CEO a very unique perspective for our software portfolio and the practical usage and workflow.
“Autodesk intends to integrate the HSMWorks technology with its industry leading software and cloud services for manufacturing, and will make current HSMWorks products available for purchase and HSMXpress available as a free download. Existing SolidWorks customers using HSMWorks will continue to receive support and product updates.”