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01 October 2012


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Carl does indeed make things.

There was no perceived gap. There was a gap and there still is a gap until HSMWorks technology is fully integrated into Autodesk products.

Then you have this very serious mindset problem that many in the machining job shop business won't go along with:

“I’d say two to three years from now, every one of our products will be used online. The only way to use them will be online.”

For years Autodesk has tried to buy a CAM company and for whatever reason has never completed the deal. SolidCAM is one such company that Autodesk almost purchased and then backed out.

There are plenty of ignorant Autodesk fanboi's on Twitter who think CAM is a tiny market. The fact is that CAM sells CAD. Not having a CAM product has very badly hurt Autodesk sales for a long time. Purchasing HSMWorks is a step in the right direction. I hope I had something to do with getting Carl Bass and others at Autodesk to finally wake up and do something about this long standing problem even if I'll never get proper credit for it.

Jon Banquer
San Diego, CA
CADCAM Technology Leaders group on LinkedIn

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