More than 200,000 seats of Mastercam’s CNC Software have been installed by machine operators in the global manufacturing industry, setting CNC Software at the top of the list of widely used CAM software products for its 20th consecutive year. Analysis of the CAM software seats was performed by CIMdata, Inc.

Competitors include NX Cam, with approximately 100,000 installed seats, as well as Edgecam and Creo Elements Pro (Pro/E), each with between 50,000 – 100,000 seats.

CNC Software President, Mark Summers says the data reflects feedback and suggestions from programmers and machine operators, as well as a commitment to the strengthening the manufacturing industry.

"If you’re looking to hire, it means there are many qualified Mastercam programmers in the workforce, and, if you're looking for work it means you have more opportunities with a shop that uses Mastercam. It means there is a greater variety of training tools available to help you make sure your skills stay sharp. And it means that you have access to the largest community of CAM users on the planet." Summers says.

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