Mastercam X and Direct for SolidWorks on Display at SolidWorks World

Las Vegas, NV - Mastercam® Direct and the newly released Mastercam X CAD/CAM software will be showcased at the SolidWorks World 2006 Conference in booth # 321 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. The Mastercam Direct for SolidWorks add-in, developed by the world's most widely-used CAD/CAM software, offers SolidWorks users a new way to boost their productivity.

Mastercam Direct, free to the Mastercam and SolidWorks communities, allows users to open a model in Mastercam while in a SolidWorks session, and then apply existing toolpaths to that model. Users can import the model into Mastercam, complete with the solids history tree intact. The Direct interface can detect changes made to the original file when re-imported into Mastercam and alert the user, allowing them to modify any associated data such as geometry or toolpath information.

Mastercam Direct can be added directly to the SolidWorks toolbar. When the add-in is selected, the current SolidWorks part will be opened directly into Mastercam where the user can immediately update existing toolpaths for the part, or easily select an entire set of operations from another part to apply to the CAD model.

CNC Software, Inc. will also have the new Mastercam X software on display. Mastercam X delivers "smart" functions, a streamlined interface, powerful new cutting techniques, and much more.

About Mastercam
Developed by CNC Software, Inc., Mastercam is Windows®-based CAD/CAM software for 2- through 5-axis milling and turning; 2- and 4-axis wire EDM; 2D and 3D design, surface, and solid modeling; artistic relief cutting, and 2D and 3D routing. CNC Software is a privately owned corporation founded in 1984. The U.S.-based company provides Mastercam CAD/CAM solutions to more than 85,000 installations in 75 countries in industries including mold-making, prototyping, automotive, medical, aerospace, and consumer products. Mastercam runs under Windows 2000, and Windows XP and is compatible with all other CAD/CAM systems. For more information about CNC Software, Inc. and its Mastercam family of products, contact CNC Software, Inc., M - F, 8 AM - 6 PM EST at (800) 228-2877 or (860) 875-5006, 671 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084. Or visit

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