Affordable, integrated CAM for SolidWorks
The truth is, much of what you'll read from all the various integrated CAM software solutions for SolidWorks® will sound the same. The reason for this is simple: most of them are similar, and so it is difficult for you, the user, to determine the best value for your hard earned dollar. While many will promote their ease of use, their powerful feature set, and even some customizability for users needs, only VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks® provides all three plus more!
Easy to Use
Let's face it, all integrated CAM software solutions for SolidWorks® (including ours) will promote the benefits of how easy they are to use because you already are familiar with the SolidWorks® interface. They will also discuss how much time they will save you because of the benefit of never having to leave the single-window environment. They will also mention how associativity between your CAM setup and the 3D model will make life easier if you need to do any changes within the 3D model. We agree with our competition on this matter, but frankly, easy means different things for different people, so there HAS to be more.
Powerful CNC Programming
VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks® is based on our industry leading VisualMILL CAM software that has over a decade of production testing and thousands of installations worldwide. It has an extremely powerful feature set that allows the user the ability to generate 2 ˝ axis, 3 axis, 4 axis, and 5 axis tool paths for CNC machining for your SolidWorks® 3D models. Some operations include continuous roughing, continuous finishing, facing, pocketing, profiling and engraving, as well as surface/ solids/ meshes based machining such as roughing, finishing, and curve projection machining. We also provide hundreds of free post-processors, as well as the ability to generate your own with our included post-processor generator. Of course, we would be happy to work with you should you have some specific machining needs.
Affordable Integrated CAM Software
This is one of the main differentiators between VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks® and other "Solid-x" or "y-CAM" named companies. We don't believe SolidWorks® users should have to pay more for their CAM Software than the price of their main design tool.
Please note that VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks runs in the Parts mode of all the various product configurations of SolidWorks 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013. VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks will not work in the Assembly or Drawing mode of SolidWorks.
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You've read the information, heard the saleshype, and probably have a few too many "lingo" words etched into memory. We hope to make it simple: we offer the same intuitive, single-window seamless feature that many of our competitors do with their integrated products for SolidWorks®, and we also can do custom development for your needs, but we also offer VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks® to you with two (2) main differentiating factors:
Affordable for all users
This is the key differentiator between VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks® and other "Solid-x" or "y-CAM" named companies. We don't believe SolidWorks® users should have to pay more for their CAM Software than the price of their main design tool. Infact, let's take a look at a few of those (in)famous sales/marketing type phrases our competition have undoubtedly attempted to throw at you in order to confuse you from what is, really, a very simple solution.
Cost of purchase
This is the cost of the software at the time of initial purchase. Many companies will attempt to pass over this cost and justify their expensive software by using Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment (listed below). The truth is, VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks® prices range between 1.250,- EUR and 9.995,- EUR, giving it the lowest cost of purchase for any integrated CAM software solution for SolidWorks® on the market.
Cost of ownership
Cost of ownership is how much the software costs over a period of time. This is a justification method for those companies who try and convince you that the 8.000,- EUR to 15.000,- EUR you are going to spend with them at the initial purchase, in addition to the support, subscription, and/or maintenance costs are not only "economically viable" for your company, but REQUIRED for you to keep up with your competition!
MecSoft doesn't believe it is our business to tell you how to run your business. We are compelled to explain that VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks® has only a nominal 295,- EUR to 1.995,- EUR annual fee. This is FAR lower than what you'll be paying for those other high priced integrated CAM programs. If they start with high cost of purchase, and add expensive support and maintenance/subscription packages, and you still may pay as much annually to maintain these packages as you will to buy new seats of VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks®.
If you add our small fees to the lowest price integrated CAM software on the market, it is easy to see VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks® also has the lowest cost of ownership!
Return on Investment (ROI)
This is the age old sales method used traditionally by high priced products that attempt to justify taking YOUR hard earned money. ROI provides a detailed, and sometimes exhausting, accounting methodology used to overwhelm you into realizing you can't live without their high priced software. We at MecSoft simply want to point out, in the vast majority of situations; our software has similar or better functionality than our competition, costs a fraction of what their software costs, and simply shows a much faster ROI than anyone else on the market. Let's face it, if you only pay 1.250,- EUR for easy-to-use, powerful, and integrated CAM software such as VisualMILL-for-SolidWorks®, your ROI may only take weeks!