What is Mastercam for SolidWorks?
Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS®
Mastercam is a Windows based manufacturing CAD/CAM solution for 2 through 5 axis milling/routing, turning, mill-turn, 2 & 4 axis wire EDM, 2D and 3D design, and surface and solid modeling. It serves aerospace, automotive, energy, medical, die/mold, composites, and consumer products industries.
Is Mastercam better than SOLIDWORKS?
If you are already familiar with both Mastercam and SOLIDWORKS design tools you’ll generally prefer SOLIDWORKS for design work if you can justify the purchase. SOLIDWORKS is the superior design tool, but for just creating and modifying 3D models for programming Mastercam Design can get the job done.
Is Mastercam free for students?
Mastercam Educational Suite is not free, but it is a cost-effective option for educational institutions to teach students to use the CAD/CAM software they are most likely to encounter when they enter the workforce.
What extension does Mastercam file have?
Can Solidworks open MCAM files?
You can export a STEP file from Mastercam, but it may open as a bunch of surfaces in Solidworks which will require some cleanup & knitting. You can save a completed file as a stock model in MasterCam, which you could then open up in SolidWorks.