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  1. #11
    The original pre Autocad buy out Artcam was written by Mark Moran and Tony McKenzie who then went on to start Vectric.

    Vectric incidentally has won the Queens Award for industry two years on the trot.

    Not sure how the subscription service for Artcam works as regards copies and being online but I have a copy of VCP on about 4 machines here, all on the same licence and only one machine can get on the net.
    Last edited by John S; 05-10-2016 at 12:16 PM.
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    Lives in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 1 Week Ago Has been a member for 2-3 years. Has a total post count of 36. Received thanks 3 times, giving thanks to others 0 times.
    I have VCarve Desktop and absolutely love it. Intuitive and very easy to use. My only beef with the software, apart from the cost, is it being limited to 625 mm x 625 mm jobs. It also lacks any 3D modelling ability; so you can't draw or create your own 2D to 3D shapes. For that I'd need to upgrade to Aspire, but there's no way I could justify spending 1,500 on it.
    Bought a Chinese 6040...if only I'd known better :(

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    So i think we all agree they need to be punished . I hope you all know how to use google and search for "getintopc" and search there the relevant section.
    Last edited by Boyan Silyavski; 06-10-2016 at 12:12 PM.
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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    Generally, yes, this is true.

    But, consier that Aspire is US $2000.
    ArtCAM, with comparable features, is $360/year............
    I actually use Artcam at the moment and wonderful though it is it exceeds my present requirements and it is 54 a month so 648 a year convert that back to US dollars and it would be $824.

    looks like we loose again in the UK Brexit was such a good idea wasn't it, stuffed our currency :(

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    Lives in Detroit, United States. Last Activity: 9 Hours Ago Has been a member for 5-6 years. Has a total post count of 508. Received thanks 68 times, giving thanks to others 0 times. Referred 1 members to the community.
    If you pay by the year, you save 33%.
    In the US, ArtCAM is $45/month, but only $360 if you pay for a year. They also have 2 and 3 year subscriptions that lower the price a little more, 3 years for $970.
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  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    If you pay by the year, you save 33%.
    In the US, ArtCAM is $45/month, but only $360 if you pay for a year. They also have 2 and 3 year subscriptions that lower the price a little more, 3 years for $970.
    Pretty significant price difference really, a year with Artcam here is 408 so using today's rate that's $517 usd for 1 year or (1,104.00) $1,398 usd for 3 years.

    I've been paying monthly till i find an alternative and Vcarve looks like it really.

    Just looked at Artcam premium prices OMG!
    Last edited by davo453; 06-10-2016 at 12:35 PM.

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    Brexit has nothing to do with the prices. We were shafted on the pounds to dollars thing years before that.
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  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    Brexit has nothing to do with the prices. We were shafted on the pounds to dollars thing years before that.
    Obviously I realise that, but it has still made a total mess of the present exchange rate which will only make things worse, everything is going to be more expensive.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    But, consier that Aspire is US $2000.
    ArtCAM, with comparable features, is $360/year.

    Roughly, every 2-3 years, an Aspire upgrade is $400.

    After 5 years, you'll have paid $1800 for ArtCAM, and always have a current version.

    To remain current after 5 years with Aspire, you'll have paid more than 50% ($1000) more.
    IF you can't afford the up front price of Aspire, you can get into ArtCAM with a much smaller up front investment. And it would be about 8-9 years before it actually became more expensive.
    There's a 50% discount on a 1-year subscription to Autodesk ArtCAM Standard when buying from the Autodesk Store until 31st July 2017. The price is currently 204 for UK customers and $180 for US customers.

    If you're in the UK, you could try buying through Quidco to potentially obtain an additional 15% cashback on a 1-year subscription, or Topcashback to potentially obtain an additional 12.6% cashback. If you're in the US, you could try buying through Topcashback to potentially obtain an additional 10% cashback.

    Every little bit helps!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    I've heard that this version of ArtCAM is comparable to the older ArtCAM Insignia, but I'm not sure.
    The functionality in Autodesk ArtCAM Standard is near equivalent to ArtCAM Insignia, or ArtCAM Express and all of its modules. The features in Autodesk ArtCAM Standard are listed here, and the features in ArtCAM Insignia 2015 R2 are listed here.
    Last edited by DogBeagle; 22-05-2017 at 12:49 PM.

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