Originally Posted by Lboogie
If you already have Rhino, I recommend MadCAM for the CAM tool paths. MadCAM has far exceeded my expectations. I have the 4Axis version. Jokim is the main man at MadCAD and has never let me down. Every time I had an question he had the right answer the first time, every time.
I finally decided on MadCAM based on:l9
1) What it can do per dollar spent
2) Ease of use inside of Rhino
3) Availability of tutorials and direct help from the software's creator
4) No reoccurring costs
I called up Novedge and negotiated a price after I did the full trial period.
I can't say enough good about MadCAM for Rhino 4. Jokim wrote this software for use in his own mold manufacturing business, he uses it every day to build molds for industry.
I don't have any affiliation with any of these companies other than being a very satisfied Rhino4 + MadCAM user.
I'll add a +1 to Rhino with Madcam.
I shopped and tried many others and finally ended up with those two for CNC design and machining.