“Dear Machinist friend, Guess what? You know that program I told you about after all that whining about, “There’s no integrated CAM solution for Autodesk Inventor! Whah hahah!!” Well, I know they taunted you with the announcement last September. Now, it is actually here. I know, I know, I accidentally swallowed some cutting oil as well when I heard.”

You can download Inventor HSM Express absolutely free. With that, you get 2-1/2 axis milling and drilling right inside Inventor. For 2.5D, 3D and 3+2 Milling operations, it’s a bump up to the next version, Inventor HSM, and a big jump in price to $7500 for a perpetual license (subscription is available for $2,470/year). The Pro version with 5-Axis (or Multi-Axis) Milling sits at $10,000 ($3,700/year subscription). You can see all the CAM pricing here.

Via: In the fold


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