CAM Express leverages the experience and success of Siemens PLM Software in the area of CAM applications to the mid-market as part of the Velocity portfolio. It offers capable, proven CAM software, providing excellent programming range and depth, delivering maximum machine tool performance. And as a part of the Velocity line-up, NXTMCAM Express software is easy to deploy, easy to learn and cost effective to own. Below are brief descriptions of the key attributes of CAM Express.


In-depth capability addressing a wide range of machining functions

CAM Express provides nc programming capabilities to address most of the key areas of machining - all in one system.   Many of the systems provided by "CAM only" vendors in the mid market have a focus on only a part of the market.  CAM Express offers proven capabilities with a high level of functional content. This combination of breadth and depth is important in providing the CAM capabilities needed for companies to be to program their latest, more advanced machine tools.  

Modular industry focused packages

CAM Express is available in modular packages with add-ons:


  • Foundation
  • Total Machining package (all-inclusive)
  • 5 Axis Milling package


  • Turning add-on
  • Wire EDM add-on
  • 2.5 Axis Milling add-on
  • 3 Axis Milling add-on
  • 5 Axis Milling add-on
  • Machine Simulation add-on
  • Feature Based Machining Author add-on
  • Turbomachinery Milling add-on

CAD neutral

CAM Express is designed to be used independently of any specific CAD system. It has key industry translators for data import. CAM Express is also available for integrated use with Siemens PLM Software CAD applications (NX or Solid Edge® software) based on the same packages outlined above.

A complete foundation of software

Each CAM Express package comes with a comprehensive base of core technology including access to the online postprocessor library, a graphical postprocessor build and edit application, toolpath verification, CAD file translators, online help, shop documentation output, assembly handling, access to machining parameter library with proven machining data and more. Plus, CAM Express is backed up with world-class technical support.

Pre-configured with industry best practices

Pre-configured user environments set the system for immediate use to address typical types of programming and help them apply industry best practices.


Siemens PLM Software offers online access to a postprocessor library supported by the Global Technical Access Center (GTAC). Customers can search for and download post files directly into CAM Express saving time, and making it easier to become productive. Additionally Siemens works with machine tool makers to create and offer proven combinations of post processor, machine model, and machine simulation drivers. 

Easy to Learn

CAM Express is provided with a series of tutorials that guide a new user through typical tasks. These reduce the need to conventional training classes and are quick to follow.  


CAM Express has a set of consistent navigators that manage key elements of the system. These make the software powerful yet easy-to-use. Templates are used extensively throughout the system to capture and re-apply methods, geometry, setups, operations and tool selections. Wizards take the user to a whole new level of automated interaction. Almost anyone can follow the steps. CAM Express comes with the drag and drop wizard builder.



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