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Mastercam is described as 'is the most widely used CAM software worldwide and remains the program of choice among CNC programmers. Mastercam Mill is the next generation of our popular program, delivering the most comprehensive milling package with powerful new toolpaths and techniques'* and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Mastercam for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is MoI - Moment of Inspiration. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control) or Ink/Stitch. Other great apps like Mastercam are Embroidermodder, Blender CAM, TYPE EDIT and jscut.

Mastercam alternatives are mainly CAD Software but may also be 3D Modelers or Prototyping Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Mastercam.
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Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software worldwide* and remains the program of choice among CNC programmers....

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  1. MoI - Moment of Inspiration icon

    MoI - Moment of Inspiration

    • Mac
    • Windows

    MoI’s sleek intuitive UI blends a fluid easy workflow with powerful tools, making it the perfect choice for someone who has been frustrated with the complexity of existing CAD tools.

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  2. LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control) icon

    LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    LinuxCNC controls CNC machines. It can drive milling machines, lathes, 3D printers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, robot arms, hexapods, and more.

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  3. Ink/Stitch icon

    Ink/Stitch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Inkscape

    An Inkscape extension for designing machine embroidery patterns.

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  4. Embroidermodder icon

    Embroidermodder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi

    Embroidermodder is a free machine embroidery software program which allows editing, scaling, and translating sewing machine embroidery files to a variety of formats. It allows the user to add custom modifications to their embroidery designs.

    Embroidermodder runs on all major operating systems.
  5. Blender CAM icon

    Blender CAM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blender

    Blender CAM is an open source solution for artistic CAM - Computer aided machining - a g-code generation tool.

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  6. TYPE EDIT is an artistic CAD/CAM software for milling applications. Cut, Engrave & Design in Brass, Steel, Wood with high level of details using vector edition.

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  7. jscut

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    A CAM in your browser! Convert your SVG files to CNC cutting paths with this tool.

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  8. Vectric Aspire icon

    Vectric Aspire

    • Windows

    The complete software solution for CNC Routing, Sign Making, Wood Carving & Engraving at a truly remarkable price!

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  9. PyCAM icon

    PyCAM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PyCAM is a toolpath generator for 3-axis CNC machining. It loads 3D models in STL format or 2D contour models from DXF or SVG files. The resulting GCode can be used with EMC2 or any other machine controller.

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  10. CamBam icon

    CamBam

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CamBam is an application to create CAM files (gcode) from CAD source files or its own internal geometry editor. CamBam has many users worldwide, from CNC hobbyists to professional machinists and engineers.

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