Southfield, MICHIGAN, July 2005 – The latest NC Software and Related Services Market Assessment from the US market research company, CIMdata, establishes Pathtrace, the developer of EdgeCAM as the leading supplier in terms of seats shipped to the education market in 2004, with projections to continue this position in 2005. Over 6000 seats were installed in educational institutions in 2004 with double digit percentage growth expected in 2005.
Education is a key market for EdgeCAM, enabling a more diverse group of students to be successful in engineering technology using the latest generation CAM software. Pathtrace has contributed to a number of initiatives for education, including Project Lead the Way. Project Lead the Way (
www.pltw.org) is a national program forming partnerships between educational institutions and the private sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating in the United States. The programs are used by over 1300 schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Pathtrace has been the CAM partner to the PLTW program since 2004.
The United States is not the only country in which Pathtrace has a significant share of the educational market for CAM software. EdgeCAM can be found in hundreds of schools and colleges worldwide including the UK, Japan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Canada and Australia. To find a school in your area that is using EdgeCAM, please visit our education section on
Commenting on the CIMdata report, Steve Sivitter, CEO, Pathtrace Systems, Inc. stated, “Education is an important market for EdgeCAM. Through our participation in initiatives such as PLTW, we are encouraging a new generation of engineers to develop their skills using full versions of our latest generation products. We are pleased that this has been recognized by our leadership in the Educational market for NC software.”
Pathtrace Engineering Systems is a division of Pathtrace plc. Pathtrace has offices in the UK, USA, China and Japan, complementing a worldwide network of resellers.
Pathtrace Engineering Systems is the developer of EdgeCAM an extremely powerful, but easy to use software solution devoted to automating the process of NC programming for metal cutting machine tools. For information about Pathtrace and EdgeCAM visit our website
www.edgecam.com. EdgeCAM is Windows 2000 Professional and XP compliant and has over 32,000 users worldwide.