ArtCAM is a unique software program which enables you to create impressive, high-quality three-dimensional products starting out as two-dimensional bitmap or vector based artwork.
Artcam is CAM (Computer-aided manufacturing) software. If you are working in manufacturing, especially with wood engraving machines or similar machines then you probably need to use Artcam.
In AutoCAD, you can only draw and print your drawing. Autocad is CAD (Computer-aided Design) software and hasn't any functionality to send drawn object to manufacture. While in CAM software like Artcam you can draw and send your drawing directly to some machines. Artcam has drawing tools but it is a little bit hard to draw difficult drawing in Artcam. You can draw your objects in Autocad, Coreldraw, Illustrator and after import them into Artcam.
Artcam developing by company Delcam and offering in 4 different packs. you can download free Artcam Education from here. In free education version you can learn how to draw but there no functionality to connect and send project into machine. In education version some pro features are not available.
Also, you can download trial versions of Artcam Express and Artcam Insignia from here. These versions are light versions.
In Artcam you can draw and manufacture from a simple object to 3D designed
artworks. You can easy send them to engraving machines and get your physical item.
Delcam also offers a special version of Artcam for the jewellery industry.
This is introducing post and very soon I will begin post new tutorials about Artcam for new beginners.