MecSoft Corporation’s educational products are simply the best value for your investment in the CAM industry today. Do not take our word for it but read what our customers have to say about them.
“When looking for a CAM program for Hancock Central High School I started off using Fusion 360 but didn’t like it at all. That’s when I downloaded VisualCAD/CAM and really liked it! While at Ford Motor Company I used Surfcam exclusively. Today I find VisualCAD/CAM much easier to draw in and certainly much easier to program toolpaths in than Surfcam!”
“We really like how VisualCAMc is nested right in with Onshape. As soon we’re done drawing a part we can add VisualCAMc to the document and create the CAM file right there in Onshape. VisualCAMc saves us a lot of time, it‘s convenient, easy to use and the price is right!”
"Being so “visual” in the way that RhinoCAM presents the job, is where I’ve found it very easy to learn myself. To be able to visually see your setup, stock material, and operations in relation to the part is very helpful. The ease of use and step by step approach to the user interface walks you through the process of generating toolpath."
“Initially we were using a different CAM system for our 2-1/2 Axis toolpaths. Then when it came time to cut in 3 Axis, that system and their technical support was not up to the task. That was the day we purchased RhinoCAM. MecSoft Corporation provides the same quality technical support that I provide my customers and I like that!”
“When I needed a good CAM software to go with SOLIDWORKS a colleague recommended MecSoft. Since then I’ve learned CNC from research, videos and tech support from MecSoft! I know engineers who are shocked that I was able to teach myself CNC machining! You guys have been an integral part of this project. Thank You!”
"VisualMILL is easy to learn and easy to use! I self-taught myself how to use the program from the MecSoft training videos. I’ve also trained two apprentices to use the software and neither one of them has had any trouble learning it."
"When I help to opened this shop I knew that we were going to use Rhino and RhinoCAM! This combination together allows us to do both design and CNC programming. One of the many things I like about RhinoCAM is the High Speed Cut patterns. I can set our Haas VF2 to rough and remove a lot of material very quickly using RhinoCAM!"
"Why do we use VisualMILL? Ease of Use is the primary reason! We don’t want our kids getting overwhelmed by the software. I’ve discussed this with instructors from a nearby school who use Mastercam and the kids there are really struggling just to use the CAM software. It takes so much time to learn new software that when you find something that both works and is easy to use, you stay with it!"
"At Calton Cases I can use any CAD/CAM software I want and I have used many. I always find myself coming back to Rhino and RhinoCAM because of the freedom it gives me to model and machine the way I want. It’s actually quite liberating!"
"Once I tested RhinoCAM, it was like OK, this is what I want to use! RhinoCAM’s ease of use made learning and understanding the concepts of CAM and g-code programming much easier I think. I like how it’s integrated into Rhino. I had no previous CAD or CAM training or experience and your CAMJam self-training video archive was very helpful to me and still is."
"VisualCAM and VisualCAMc have been real time-savers for us! Many of our initial parts now happily end up in the recycle bin. That’s because we can design, machine, evaluate, redesign and machine again all within the same day! We now machine all of our development and prototype components in-house where design issues can be resolved quickly and economically before going to mass production."
"We chose VisualCAM to run our CNC machining centers because it runs as a plugin to SOLIDWORKS and supports both indexed and continuous 2½ through 5 axis machining strategies. We also found VisualCAM to be very cost competitive with other CAM software with similar features!"
"The support you guys have provided us has literally saved me from a tremendous loss of business! We took on a large amount of work at the time and because you were willing to work with us as we got up to speed with the software, we were able to get that work done on time and on budget! Thank you MecSoft!"
Bernie loves RhinoCAM so much that he actually puts it as a hashtag in his social media posts!
"Why do I do that? I guess it’s just that I’m the kind of a guy that says: Hey, this is what I use, I like it and it works really well!"
"I liked RhinoCAM immediately because I could make changes quickly. Changing the drawing did not mean that I had to start the whole CAM process over again. The G-Code adapted automatically. I started learning VisualMILL first and the transition to RhinoCAM was very easy."
"We chose to teach Rhino 3D to our students because of its dominance in the marine industry. RhinoCAM was a natural extension of that decision and honestly I love our RhinoCAM! I like the fact that its surface based. I can do just about anything with it. Also, the articles on the MecSoft Blog have been very helpful for setting up my curriculum. Every semester I feel that MecSoft supplies more ways to access support and that is huge for me."
"Why buy another piece of software that you will have to learn? RhinoCAM works directly within Rhino. After doing my modeling in Rhino, I don’t have to move it over to another program to do my CAM work when RhinoCAM is right there inside of Rhino."
"After my first training session I was just in awe of how much I learned in the first hour! I would highly recommend to anyone who is considering a CAM program to try RhinoCAM because of the quality of the training that MecSoft provides!"
What was your RhinoCAM learning experience like?
“There was a short learning curve to understand and learn how to apply the right toolpath for a given task. Overall however I found RhinoCAM to be quite easy to learn. Understanding materials and thicknesses was very easy to convey to my students.”
“Learning RhinoCAM was not difficult which in itself was amazing. When I first loaded RhinoCAM, it already had a Centroid post-processor for my CNC router. After learning how to create a toolpath, I took the g-code over to my router and it worked great the very first time! This was after I completed an evaluation of Mastercam, uncovering many shortcomings in the software.”
"We chose RhinoCAM because we use Rhino as our modelling and design software. RhinoCAM is awesome, it can do everything we require and more, it is extremely simple to use and every little detail has been thought of. The support team are amazing, very professional, friendly and responsive. It has been a pleasure learning to use this tool!"
"It’s always exciting to see what’s coming up in new releases, especially when you see your own suggestions show up in a new version. I believe I had 8 or 9 suggestions implemented with the last version. By contrast, I’ve been suggesting improvements to another CAM product for 25 years and I can’t name a single one that actually was implemented!!"
"VisualMill 3-D machining software filled a great need at the time of our purchase in May of 2003. Never before having done any 3-D milling, WE NEEDED SOFTWARE. After reviewing a few of the larger software companies, we looked at Mecsoft’s VisualMill, and since then have never looked back. The ease of use and implementation of VisualMill and the machining it’s capable of, has far exceeded our expectations, especially considering the cost savings of the software compared to the “big” software companies. Thanks Mecsoft!!"
By the way, MecSoft is the best software vendor I have ever dealt with. Thanks.
"...based on what I saw in the user community and knowing that VisualMILL has an excellent reputation, I recommend you see for yourself by registering for and downloading the RhinoCAM demo from the links in today’s Pick of the Week write-up. If you’re not ready for that, there are also a bunch of links to demos, case studies, testimonials, and so forth. RhinoCAM seems like a hot one. The price is right. So check it out."
“I’ve been really happy with the continued support that I am receiving from MecSoft as the VisualCAMc Beta is being further developed. I have worked a wide range of aviation and aerospace jobs over the past 30 years from Aerospace Engineer to Aircraft Mechanic. This is my first real venture into the Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) field. The integration with OnShape has been intuitive and relatively easy to learn. Within a couple hours I was able to import parts and being routing sheet metal on our Industrial CNC 203 unit.”
"RhinoCAM gets me to the end result I’m looking for with the minimum amount of hassle! Having toolpaths saved with the Rhino CAD file and the ability to easily reuse toolpath knowledge are two of the biggest time saving features that come to mind!"
"VisualMill [VisualCAM] gives me the capabilities that more expensive programs only promise. I can easily change parameters to drive ‘what-if’ scenarios and quickly move from idea to invoice. MecSoft is my secret weapon."
"When we find a design problem during the machining process, we don’t have to open two different programs – we just fix the design in Rhino, and then RhinoCAM immediately lets us know that we need to regenerate our toolpaths!"
"RhinoCAM is extremely fast and very efficient! Also, when I design something in Rhino, I know that RhinoCAM is reading my Rhino file directly, not a translated version of the file. I know from experience that in any file translation, you lose detail – Not so with RhinoCAM!"
"Thank you. Over and over again you guys have been amazingly helpful. These interactions confirm to me that I could not have made a better selection in picking MecSoft. Once again, thank you."
"I would like to say out of all the software & hardware companies I’ve had to deal with, everyone there at Mecsoft has been extremely helpful and respond very fast! I’m so happy we chose you guys and your software – RhinoCAM 2.0 for our CAM needs."
"Thanks for the excellent demo! I really appreciate your help and clarity on milling out undercuts. I also wanted to let you know that I really appreciate all the help you have given me and our company over the years. I don’t know another tech support or training person at any other company that knows their product better than you."
"After only a few minutes into the first VisualMill demo, we recognized and were inspired by the fact that VisualMill would change the way we work thereby eliminating most of our programming problems. In fact, our old problems would be replaced with an entirely new and larger set of challenges. VisualMill will enable us to do jobs we would otherwise have to subcontract. On the first day, the team was generating good CNC code or “toolpaths”, and on the second day the team was machining actual parts."
“I really like VisualCAM’s ease of use for setting up parts for machining. It allows us to have our own custom knowledge bases and tool libraries. We use them extensively to organize and accelerate our design through manufacturing procedures.”
"We use Rhino exclusively for 3D modeling and design so RhinoCAM is an excellent fit for us. Learning RhinoCAM is integrated right from our beginning classes where students learn how to integrate toolpaths into their design projects and run the g-code on our ShopSabre CNC routers."
"Since implementing AlibreCAM and CNC six years ago, we have increased our production volume here at Granberg International by 300%! AlibreCAM’s ability to quickly generate CNC programs from multiple Alibre Design configurations and iterations is one of the key factors of our recent success."
"VisualMill offers even the novice user to create toolpaths in a very short time, and with use difficult jobs become much easier. With an extensive array of machining operations to choose from, 3D machining in VisualMill is relatively quite simple yet extremely powerful. It is laid out with intelligence in mind, not bogging down the user with useless items on the screen. Great job at MecSoft."
"I model all of my designs in Rhino because I find it to be a very intuitive CAD program. For this reason, RhinoCAM was a natural fit for us. We have the 3-5 Axis Premium configuration and find the interface to be very user friendly and the the learning curve to be very smooth."
"RhinoCAM’s knowledge base tools allow the CAM programming to proceed very quickly using the same CAD interface that our Duna Insole Designer provides. We tested other CAM applications including Delcam. One of the reasons we decided on RhinoCAM is because it provides the 3 Axis toolpath strategies we needed directly inside of Rhinoceros."
"One of the concepts we teach students in the use of digital fabrication is the difference between the 3D model and the resulting part that comes off the CNC machine. During this hands-on process, the students learn both the limitations and the benefits of the technology."
“I find RhinoCAM very user friendly. Setting up a part to machine is very easy and intuitive. RhinoCAM has done everything that I have ever asked it to do and it does it well – it just works!”
"Why do we use RhinoCAM? It’s cost-effective, accurate and not difficult to understand! I like the integration between Rhino and RhinoCAM – it allows a workflow where changes in the design process are immediately visible to the CAM toolpaths which is invaluable. Plus, your tech support is always there when I need help. The close relationship we have developed over the years means a lot to me. I’m very happy with RhinoCAM!"
"Are you sure there is not a zero missing at the end of the price for this product?"
"VisualMILL has proven to be easy for the students to familiarize themselves with. We have students who only use the CNC once and for example only have experience in Adobe Illustrator. They typically want to mill out shapes in a sheet of plywood and they do not have any problems. The VisualMILL interface is logical and easy to understand. The students can easily find the functions they are looking for. With a short tutorial, they soon make their own Gcode."
"Most of the jobs in our workshop are now machined using VisualCAD/CAM. Even after many years, I’m still surprised at how user friendly it is. It’s ease of use and price/performance make it the #1 choice for entry-level metalworking workshops and a top-buy for woodwork/woodcarving shops!"