As manufacturing is one of the major growth opportunities for Autodesk, during the recent Autodesk University 2013 conference the vendor unveiled Autodesk CAM 360 , the industry’s first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), based on the 2012 acquisition of HSMWorks Apps. By leveraging the cloud, CAM 360 allows users to take advantage of collaboration tools and shared data storage, and provides users with ease of use and flexibility.
plans with recently acquired Delcam until the acquisition closes early next year, my guess is that it is going to be the on-premises CAM system for perhaps more complex requirements (it has long been certified for Autodesk Inventor). This offering will more likely compete with Dassault Systemes’ CATIA Machining and Siemens PLM Software ’s NX CAM , both strong CAM solutions on the market. PTC has Creo 3D CAM extensions, which, as relatively new solution, have yet to prove themselves in the market.