Available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection
Note: Inventor CAM requires Inventor. If you don’t have Inventor, you can download a free trial.
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Download 2.5-axis CAM for milling and drilling applications in Inventor or SOLIDWORKS and start cutting parts today.
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Turn your ideas into machined parts using a familiar interface
Inventor® CAM software simplifies the machining workflow with CAD-embedded 2.5-axis to 5-axis milling, turning, and mill-turn capabilities.
Inventor CAM overview video (1:33 min.)
Inventor CAM is available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection
The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection provides the tools you need for the design and manufacturing of your products. The collection includes:
- Inventor Nesting
- Inventor Tolerance Analysis
- And more
Inventor CAM features
Reduce roughing time by a factor of 4 or more compared to conventional roughing and increase tool life. (video: 3:43 min.)
2.5- and 3-axis milling
Create toolpaths with powerful technology, such as 3D adaptive clearing, and the industry’s most complete package of finishing toolpaths. (video: 1:49 min.)
4- and 5-axis milling
Simultaneous 4- and 5-axis features for machining complex models include tilt, multi-axis contour, and swarf. (video: 1:52 min.)
Turning and mill-turn
Improve productivity with traditional turning, facing, grooving, and boring functions. Includes support for live tooling mill-turning. (video: 2:10 min.)
AnyCAD in Inventor
Design changes in the source CAD system get automatically updated downstream in drawings and toolpaths.
Waterjet, plasma, and laser cutting
Generate 2D profile cutting paths quickly with the ability to add all contours in the same plane, add tabs, and specify quality settings.
Automatically avoid collisions between your part and tool holders during CNC calculations.
Tool holder avoidance
Multiprocessor/multicore CPU support reduces toolpath calculation times, especially on large or complex designs.
Control cutter engagement by using slope angles to minimize tool deflection and improve finish.
Stock and toolpath simulation
See stock being removed, and check for shaft and clamp/fixture collisions.
CNC output edit
Perform common text edits to NC program files.
Measure distances or dynamically view vital information, such as feed/speed and estimated machining time.