mastercam-graphThe Machining Industry’s #1 Software is also #1 in Education
As the only CAD/CAM software company with a division dedicated to the education market, it is no wonder that an independent research company found that Mastercam continues to rank #1. Mastercam gives you the tools you need to incorporate a successful CAD/CAM course into your program. With an easy-to-learn and use interface, easy-to-teach curriculum with motivational projects, and a knowledgeable and responsive support team, Mastercam is clearly a cut above.

The Mastercam Educational Suite
The Mastercam Educational Suite delivers the full power of the world’s #1 CAM system in one package. This comprehensive suite contains everything your students need to learn many machining methods from a single, easy-to-use program.

Design: Model in wireframe, surfaces, and solids. CAD files from any of today’s leading packages such as AutoCAD®, Autodesk Inventor®, and SolidWorks® can be opened in Mastercam, ready for programming. More on Design.

Solids: Fully integrated Parasolid®-based solid modeler for easy, yet powerful construction and solids import/export. More on Solids.

Mill: Machine everything from basic pockets and contours to complex 3D models and 4-axis control. More on Mill.

Lathe: 2-axis and Mill/Turn applications. More on Lathe.

Router: Program with functions specific to woodworking applications. More on Router.

Wire EDM: Tools designed for easy programming of 2- and 4-axis parts. More on Wire.

Mastercam Art (add-on)


Add artistic flair to conventional CAD/CAM in a simple, fast process with Mastercam Art. Your students can quickly bring their 2D sketches, clip art, photos, and CAD files to life by crafting them on screen and cutting them with easy, specialized toolpaths. Students can visually adjust their model, delivering the exact 3D look they imagined. More on Art.
Mastercam Multiaxis (add-on)


For schools that go above and beyond 3-axis machining, there is Mastercam Multiaxis. Program your 5-axis CNC machine using one of the many multiaxis toolpaths found in Multiaxis. There’s simply no better way to program your 5-axis machine. Whether it’s a table-table trunion, tilt head, or a combination of both, Mastercam is the right choice. More on Multiaxis.
Mastercam for SolidWorks® (standalone)


Your students can use the toolpaths and machining strategies preferred by machine around the world, directly inside SolidWorks. Mastercam for SolidWorks combines the best of both worlds, delivering a powerful set of automated toolpaths that get parts off the machine more easily, with little or no handwork. More on Mastercam for SolidWorks.
Mastercam QuickPart® (standalone)

CAD/CAM can be challenging to learn, and even more challenging to teach. Mastercam QuickPart gives students a fast, easy way to design and cut parts, while learning the principles of CAD/CAM, and have fun doing it. Mastercam QuickPart is easy to use, and provides a path for instant success.

Mastercam Demo/Home Learning Edition (standalone)

Mastercam Demo/HLE provides students with many powerful Mastercam features. It allows them to practice what they are learning in the classroom at home, on their own time. Students can save their files and continue their work at school.

Mastercam Curricula

Mastercam has been designed for any level of skill or machining. From middle school exploratory classes to a university research lab making complex molds, Mastercam provides the tools to fit the application.

Just as Mastercam has software functions for any use, there is a curriculum for almost any level of instruction. Below is a list of the curricula available from CNC Software and our business partners. Simply choose the curriculum that is right for you.

mastercam-universityMastercam University Online Training
With MastercamU™, you learn tips and tricks at your own pace, in your own time, and from experienced Mastercam trainers. Use these new online classes to get up to speed quickly, keep your skills sharp, or even prepare for official Mastercam Certification. MastercamU is open to anyone with internet access and is purchased through Authorized Mastercam Reseller. Benefit from the knowledge of expert certified corporate trainers who bring their extensive industrial experience and Mastercam mastery to each lesson. Courseware is delivered in over 180 videos using proven industrial techniques. This format lets you learn at your own speed, reviewing all of the tips and tricks to unleash the power of Mastercam. Learn more here.


Mastercam High School Curriculum Suite
Mastercam’s new High School Curriculum Suite integrates the best-in-class interactive and virtual training for industry-leading engineering tools and automation by using Mastercam, Haas Automation, and GE Fanuc controls and simulators.

With this powerful training environment, students have their own Mastercam software and virtual CNC controller that drives a virtual CNC machine. Easy access to industrial-grade engineering and manufacturing tools enables students to learn more, in less time. Virtual learning allows students to try new approaches without fear of making costly or dangerous mistakes. It not only delivers truly realistic training, it provides unrivaled flexibility.

The High School Suite integrates STEM principles and industry standards and is designed to give the best baseline instruction available for secondary students in CAD/CAM/CNC, engineering, and automated manufacturing. Upon completion of each module, the student will be required to demonstrate knowledge comprehension and learned skills through online testing and virtual CNC operation.