Onshape is a cloud-based CAD package from MecSoft Corporation, which is headquartered in Irvine, California. VisualCAMc leverages MecSoft’s Windows desktop CAM software VisualCAM.

Headquartered in Sheffield, MachineWorks software is a development toolkit used by manufacturers looking to simulate any type of CNC machining and check for clashes and gouges in the full machining environment.

More than 60% of CAM developers in the world have integrated MachineWorks software, it is integrated not only into CAM applications but also into stand-alone verification applications and controller-based applications, including collision avoidance systems.

For VisualCAMc, MachineWorks’ cloud-based libraries are incorporated, with server-run simulations displayed on one or more remote clients. Says Joe Anand, president and CEO of MecSoft Corporation: “We chose simulation libraries from MachineWorks for our cloud CAM product VisualCAMc because of the unparalleled quality and speed of their libraries, ease of integration and also their excellent support. These factors combined with our long and valued relationship with MachineWorks made it a natural choice for us. We are very happy with the results and are excited to be one of the first companies to implement production level CAM on the cloud.”

Speaking for MachineWorks, says Richard Baxter, sales manager adds: “We are delighted that MecSoft has chosen MachineWorks for their cloud-based product line. MecSoft has always been at the forefront of innovation. Their new VisualCAMc product brings serious CAM and CNC simulation to the cloud and provides opportunities for more efficient ways of working through continuous installation-free upgrades and real-time collaboration across geographically distributed sites.”

Cloud-computing is radically changing the way industries work and communicate, says MachineWorks, which highlights that manufacturing software providers seeking to provide their users with cloud-based capability can now benefit from MachineWorks’ client-server APIs.