It has been an exhilarating learning journey with SME Houston so far this year! One such event was recently hosted by greater Detroit Chapter 069, where I presented a CAD/CAM overview using Solidworks and Mastercam software. Here is a link to the recording,
Sincere thanks to Farhad Ghadamli, Miguel Saez, and Bob Willig for joining in on this technical community event kick-off (please note this recording is only the software demo).
I hope to engage with you at future events, and look forward to learning with you.
Jacob Rahdarian, CMfgE
I work with a lot of different CAD/CAM software's in and around Houston. I've found the particular software depends more on the specific industry. while all of the CAD/CAM software I have encountered are used across the board ive found a greater sense of “Industry popularity”. For example, O&G companies specializing in building facilities will use more of Autodesk Inventor, PTC Creo, or ProE CAD's and MasterCAM. Manufacturing facilities focused on making parts will use more Solidworks, Fusion 360, etc. Recently with more companies become remote focused, i've seen an explosion with the use of OnShape, especially for smaller manufacturing start-ups & in the additive space.
I know this was done quite a while ago, but I joined the party late. Great job Jacob!
What are the most popular CAD/CAM software used in the industry, especially for Houston area?
Our program at UH teaches SolidWorks and SolidCAM. Previously I also taught PTC Creo CAD/CAM.