Mastercam helps launch Onshape App Store

January 03, 2016 - 06:00pm

Mastercam developer CNC Software Inc., Tolland, Conn., late last month announced a partnership with the Onshape App Store that offers an open marketplace for a wide selection of CAD applications and seeks to modernize the way CAD users find and buy engineering apps. In the past, the comapny noted, desktop CAD users had to search multiple application vendor websites to find compatible products to purchase, register, license and install. 

Being released in private beta for selected users, the Onshape App Store reportedly will be opened to the public early this year, according to CNC Software's news release.

Among the apps available through Onshape will be CNC Software's free Mastercam Onshape Connect, which the software developer said will serve as a bridge between the world's most widely used NC programming software and an exciting new modeling tool. Mastercam users will be able to open Onshape models in Mastercam directly from their Onshape accounts.

“As an industry leader, we are excited to be participating with innovative new engineering tools that will help our users be more effective and more productive in their shops,” said Meghan West, CNC Software president.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.

  • numerical control ( NC)

    numerical control ( NC)

    Any controlled equipment that allows an operator to program its movement by entering a series of coded numbers and symbols. See CNC, computer numerical control; DNC, direct numerical control.