Applied Engineering’s Autodesk software sales division acquired by NexGenCAM

Published February 21, 2022

Applied Engineering pivots to an entirely service oriented model following the sale of its Software Sales and Support division to NexGenCAM, LLC.

February 1st, 2022 - Applied Engineering has reached an agreement with NexGenCAM that has resulted in NexGenCAM purchasing the Software Sales and Support department of Applied Engineering.

“This acquisition is an exciting opportunity for us to put more focus on our relationships with our customers and expand not only our engineering and software development capabilities but also the regions in which we do business.”, Applied CEO, Dave Raatz, said of the transition.

Applied Engineering customers have come to know and expect a high level of customer care, and they can continue to expect that following this transition. The entire Software Sales and Support team will continue on with NexGenCAM, so customers will continue to receive the high-quality and consistent care they have come to know and expect from their Autodesk reseller. Additionally, Applied’s team of over 100 engineers and software developers are available to provide a broad range of expertise and experience to all existing and future NGC customers.

“We came to a point in our discussions with NexGenCAM where both parties realized this move made a lot of sense for not only our stakeholders, but for our customers as well,” said Raatz. “We are looking forward to partnering with NexGenCAM, and we feel this acquisition puts them into a position to provide a more concentrated effort and delivery of new and rapidly expanding Autodesk CAD, CAM, and PDM solutions.”

“We are excited about the expansion of our team. Applied will further align and deepen our resources, which are committed to expertise in all Design and Manufacturing solutions in the Autodesk Portfolio. This new partnership also extends to all Applied Engineering customers, the benefits of working with an Autodesk GOLD Partner that has been repeatedly recognized for our accomplishments”, says Mark Fischer, NexGenCAM CEO. “This increase in software partner status means more certifications, more applications and support resources, and a highly responsive and local support team in the Applied markets.”

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About Applied Engineering

Since 1986, Applied Engineering has been blending top-notch talent and technology to give its customers the engineering and manufacturing solutions they need. Applied’s team of over 100 engineers and software developers has created long-standing relationships with engineering and manufacturing companies of a variety of sizes and geographics. Offering engineering consulting, software development, factory analysis, printing and scanning services, and more, Applied is your go-to resource for all things engineering. Applied has offices in Bismarck, ND, Fargo, ND, Brooklyn Park, MN, and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information, visit

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About NexGenCAM

NexGenCAM has offered best-in-class training, consulting, and support for the leading CAD/CAM software since 2008. With a team that started on the manufacturing floor, we provide the best services to get your CNC machines performing. Based on customer demand, NexGenCAM has expanded to support all the products in the Autodesk Manufacturing Portfolio.  Autodesk has recognized NexGenCAM to be its top Manufacturing focused CAD/CAM partner for 6 of the last 7 years. For more information, visit