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Learn more about Rapid Progress as a company and the CAD/CAM industry as a whole. This is a comprehensive overview of Rapid Progress and the merit of CAD/CAM technologies.

About Us

Rapid Progress Ltd. is an engineering company based in Bulgaria. It is a major provider of CAD, CAM, CAE, CIM, FEA, PDM, CNC, DNC and MDC software for the region and a preferred partner among the biggest companies in Bulgarian machine building industry. It offers holistic solutions for enterprises with closed cycle of production. Its team consists of young professionals with outstanding expertise in the fields of automation and optimization of production processes. Company’s knowledge is also streamlined in development of engineering for specific needs of customers and innovative products. Rapid Progress Ltd. is a reliable partner who offers training for partners and has built its own academy for this purpose. The company also has its all production department, which is dedicated to perfection of developed products and implementation of its own innovative projects.

Company Mission

To meet the demand for sophisticated and reliable software products on the market in the region and to provide solutions to all challenges in production. To train new employees, increase the need of quality engineering products and enhance proficiency and competence in the industry.


More than 500 customers, 25 % average annual growth, operating in six countries, more than 10 major international partners.


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Our History

2009 – 2011 – Founded by General Manager Ivan Valkov in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Ivan developed a successful career in DP Technology Esprit CAM, USA and decided to conduct his knowledge and experience to Bulgarian industry. Rapid Progress Ltd. hired two more employees and initially contracted with two main customers.

2011-2013 – The firm quickly gained momentum as its reputation and successful stories in the fields of production efficiency spread. Its team grew up and moved to a bigger facility, operations expanded to all big towns in Bulgaria. By the end of 2013, Rapid Progress already reached 100 customers.

2013 – 2017 – Rapid Progress established partnerships with leading international companies for industrial software and expanded its product portfolio with solutions for all cycles of production processes. It opened a production department where all applications were implemented, tested and adjusted. Operations spread to five more countries in Eastern Europe.

2017 – 2020 – The firm understood the demand for quality professionals in Bulgarian industry and built its own academy in Sofia offering wide range of training in the fields of CNC machine operation, CAM, 3D CAD design, DNC networks and others. Company’s management realized that availability of well-prepared employees is the key to successful implementation of all software solutions on the market. Its academy unit contributed to the overall modernization of Bulgarian industry. By the end of 2019 company’s main product Esprit CAM was the most popular CAM software in Bulgaria.

Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.

Reached first 100 clients
Contracted with clients from five countries in Eastern Europe
Opened offices in 2 more towns in Bulgaria, reached 200 clients
Launched its training academy, opened office is Sofia, Bulgaria
Registered its first patent for utility model
Doubled its revenue from 2018

Is CAD|CAM right for you?

Modeling with CAD systems offers a number of advantages over traditional drafting methods that use rulers, squares, and compasses. For example, designs can be altered without erasing and redrawing. CAD systems also offer “zoom” features analogous to a camera lens, whereby a designer can magnify certain elements of a model to facilitate inspection. Computer models are typically three dimensional and can be rotated on any axis, much as one could rotate an actual three dimensional model in one’s hand, enabling the designer to gain a fuller sense of the object. CAD systems also lend themselves to modeling cutaway drawings, in which the internal shape of a part is revealed, and to illustrating the spatial relationships among a system of parts.

One of the key areas of development in CAD technologies is the simulation of performance. Among the most common types of simulation are testing for response to stress and modeling the process by which a part might be manufactured or the dynamic relationships among a system of parts. In stress tests, model surfaces are shown by a grid or mesh, that distort as the part comes under simulated physical or thermal stress. Dynamics tests function as a complement or substitute for building working prototypes. The ease with which a part’s specifications can be changed facilitates the development of optimal dynamic efficiencies, both as regards the functioning of a system of parts and the manufacture of any given part. Simulation is also used in electronic design automation, in which simulated flow of current through a circuit enables the rapid testing of various component configurations.

Recent technical developments have fundamentally impacted the utility of CAD/CAM systems. For example, the ever-increasing processing power of personal computers has given them viability as a vehicle for CAD/CAM application. Another important trend is toward the establishment of a single CAD-CAM standard, so that different data packages can be exchanged without manufacturing and delivery delays, unnecessary design revisions, and other problems that continue to bedevil some CAD-CAM initiatives. Finally, CAD-CAM software continues to evolve in such realms as visual representation and integration of modeling and testing applications.