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Learn about the differences between PowerMill Standard, Premium and Ultimate. PowerMill is expert CAM software for complex high-speed and 5-axis CNC machining.
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Expert 3-axis and 3+2 milling of large or complex parts.
5-axis programming, simulation and optimisation for CNC machines and robots.
Specialist CAM for the machining of blades, blisks, impellers and ports
Neutral CAD import
Native CAD import
Import neutral CAD files including IGES, STEP, VDA-FS and STL.
Open model files from third-party CAD software, including Siemens NX and Catia.
Create basic wireframe and surface geometry to assist with your CAM programming.
3-axis toolpath editing
5-axis toolaxis editing
Automatic 5-axis collision avoidance
Additive manufacturing (subscription only)
Interactive programming of holes, pockets, slots and other 2D features.
Generate turning toolpaths for your 5-axis mill-turn machines.
Create high efficiency roughing and rest-roughing toolpaths.
Full access to all 3-axis finishing toolpath types (excludes Rib machining).
Make global or localised edits to toolpaths after calculation. Divide, limit, reverse and reorder for improved milling control.
Use the rotary axes of your machine to access key features with 3-axis milling.
Modify toolpaths to use alternative toolaxis orientations.
Create rotary toolpaths for use on your 4-axis machine tool.
Simultaneously use all 5 axes of your CNC machine to manufacture complex parts.
Optimise tool axis motion on whole toolpaths or individual segments.
Avoid collisions by automatically applying 5-axis tool tilting to toolpaths.
Embed your manufacturing expertise into macros and milling templates.
Offline programming of industrial robotics with control over travel limits and singularities.
Create, control and simulate deposition strategies for driving high-rate additive processes
User defined macros and templates
Shared views (subscription only)
Autodesk Drive (subscription only)
Fusion Production (requires licence)
Embed your manufacturing expertise into macros and milling templates and share with your team.
Share key process information with your team via electronic setup sheets.
Share views of your PowerMill data with key stakeholders, anywhere, anytime with cloud-connected devices.
Save PowerMill projects to your personal Autodesk cloud and invite collaborators to review using 3D viewers.
Send key manufacturing data to Fusion Production for cloud based, job tracking, scheduling and CNC machine monitoring.
Embed your tool and holder details into a searchable and shareable database.
Stock removal simulation
Predictive surface finish visualisation
Machine collision checking
Dynamic machine control
Interface to third-party verification software
Detect gouges, collisions and near-misses between cutting tool assembly and workpiece.
Simulate tool motion along your toolpaths.
Simulate toolpaths using a virtual 3D CAD model of your CNC machine.
Use ViewMill to simulate the removal of stock from a virtual block.
Dynamically manipulate your virtual 5-axis machine tool. Update toolpaths for safer, more efficient 5-axis machining.
Export tool, part, setup, and G-code data to select third-party software for additional process verification.
Visualise the effects of feed, speed and number of teeth on surface finish.
Detect collisions and near misses involving a virtual 3D CAD model of your CNC machine.
Analyse toolpaths to identify axis reversals and other undesirable machine motion.
Check NC programmes and toolpaths for collisions, tool and shank gouges, machine over-travel and other faults.
Port and manifold manufacture
Create toolpaths for the efficient milling of thin/deep slots and grooves.
Import TRODE files from PowerShape and use to automatically machine families of electrodes.
Create 5-axis toolpaths for the manufacture of blades, vanes and other airfoil geometry.
Advanced 5-axis machining strategies for the production of blisks and IBRs.
Dedicated roughing and finishing strategies for the 5-axis milling of impellers.
Machine automotive ports and inlet manifolds with 3- and 5-axis toolpaths.
Autodesk Fusion 360 (requires active PowerMill or Fusion 360 subscription)
Share results with stakeholders using Moldflow Communicator so they can more easily visualise, quantify and compare simulation results.
Access improved data translation via AnyCAD, enhanced solid and assembly modelling, plus additional 2D and 3D CAM programming capacity.
Manage Moldflow simulation data and results in a centralised, searchable database with version control and user permissions.
Analyse as-manufactured properties using powerful tools for enhanced FEA (finite element analysis) of composite structures, including progressive failure analysis.
Identify design for manufacture (DFM) concerns during CAD creation, using a stand-alone version or with the CAD software plug-in.
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