SmartCAMcnc Announces Software Subscription for CAM

SmartCAMcnc has announced a new software subscription option that cuts acquisition costs for CAM software. High acquisition costs are often cited as an impediment for CNC machine shops to obtain the CAM software they need.

In response to changing market demand, SmartCAMcnc is adding an annual subscription option to their existing ‘perpetual-use licenses’. For many years, the CAD and CAM industries have seen accelerated growth in “subscription-only software’ offerings, which is a major departure from the decades-old ‘buy a software use license with maintenance contract” method. Because both approaches have their place in the market. SmartCAMcnc now offers a choice.

New annual subscription customers pay no up-front software license fees, which for much of the CAM industry makes up the bulk of the start-up costs. An annual subscriptions for production level SmartCAM solutions start as low as $75/mo., and can be renewed at the customer’s option.

Those interested in finding out more are encouraged to view the SmartCAMcnc website, where a side-by-side comparison provides details of the two subscription offerings.

About SmartCAM & SmartCAMcnc

For over 30 years, the SmartCAM family of CAM software provides toolpath modeling and CNC programming for prismatic production work to complex molds, dies, and prototypes. SmartCAMcnc provides affordable maintenance contracts, updates, upgrades and technical support for all SmartCAM users. All SmartCAM applications include standard CAD translators, and optional native CAD translators.

SmartCAMcnc is an Oregon-based company that develops and markets the SmartCAM suite of CAM software. Gregg Olson, founder and president of SmartCAMcnc, has been involved in developing CNC programming systems since 1979, with over two decades of experience in various product development capacities for Weber Systems, Point Control, CAMAX, and SDRC.

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