AutoCAD is a suite of popular CAD software products for 2 and 3 dimensional design and drafting,
developed and sold by Autodesk. The AutoCAD family of products, taken as a whole, are the most
widely used CAD software in the world.
CNC Software/Mastercam was one of the first companies to introduce PC based CAD/CAM software.
The company was founded in Massachusetts in 1984 and currently resides in Tolland, Connecticut.
Its Mastercam software is the most popular CAM program suite on the market today.
Autodesk Inventor is a 3D-CAD modeling package produced by U.S. based software company Autodesk.
It is similar in functionality to SolidWorks and SolidEdge. Inventor is based on newer,
more advanced parametric modeling techniques.