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What's new in PowerMill 2019

PowerMill® 2019 offers new abilities for additive manufacturing. Get improved high-efficiency roughing, simpler 5-axis collision avoidance, enhanced collaboration and CNC machining setups.

  • Additive manufacturing

    (subscription only)


    Access dedicated tools to programme, control and simulate high-rate additive manufacturing processes.
    (video: 2:41 min.)

  • Vortex from stock

    Create more efficient roughing toolpaths with adaptive clearing technology.
    (video: 1:06 min.)

  • Auto-tool tilting


    New automatic tool tilting makes it easier to avoid collisions and near misses on 5-axis machines. (video: 58 sec.)

  • Autodesk Drive

    (subscription only)

    Securely store, preview and share your 2D and 3D design data.

  • ViewMill thickness shading

    New shading mode helps identify and visualise unmachined stock in ViewMill simulations. (video: 1:16 min.)

  • Machining setups

    Synchronise toolpaths and NC programmes to help programme parts with multiple setups or fixture offsets. (video: 1:35 min.)

  • 2D machining improvements

    Create open pockets with a new side feature type. Use selected surfaces to build features faster. (video: 1:04 min.)

  • Stock model improvements

    Identify unmachined stock more accurately when programming undercuts or overhanging geometry. (video: 45 sec.)

  • GUI improvements

    Get enhanced second-level tool tips, keyboard accelerator shortcuts and an improved browser.

  • Online help

    Access the latest 'Getting started' and 'Help' documentation via the Autodesk Knowledge Network.

PowerMill 2018

  • Shared views

    (subscription only)

    Share your engineering data with key stakeholders, anywhere, anytime with cloud-connected devices. (video: 2:32 min.)

  • Ribbon interface

    Improved user experience. Better use of the 3D view and quick access to commonly used commands. (video: 1:44 min.)

  • Dynamic machine control in a region

    Premium, Ultimate

    Use a virtual machine to dynamically update toolpath regions to use alternative tool axis motion. (video: 1:27 min.)

  • Stock simulation

    ViewMill rotatable mode now offers improved image quality and stock collision detection. (video: 1:17 min.)

  • 2D strategies

    New finishing strategies cut the sidewalls and bases of 2D features as well as convex fillets.

  • 3D offset with centreline

    Optionally include centreline passes to remove more stock left during 3D offset finishing.

  • Editable feed rates on surfaces

    Change cutting feed rate for specific groups of surfaces for improved control of surface finish and precision.

  • Turning collision checking

    Check turning toolpaths for collisions and near misses involving the workpiece, fixture, tool assembly and stock.

  • Turning stock models

    Apply turning toolpaths to a 3D stock model and use to drive more efficient milling toolpaths and operations.

  • Blisk tool axis control


    Combine blisk tool axis mode with other toolpath types for increased programming choice on cylindrical parts.

PowerMill 2017

  • 2.5D programming

    Enhanced 2D programming tools interactively select features on your 3D model. Create safer, more reliable 2D toolpaths.

  • Turning CAM

    Calculate spun profiles and convert into turning features and toolpaths for use on 5-axis mill-turn machines.

  • Rib machining

    Tool-friendly milling of deep/thin slots. Maintain constant cutting forces, prolong tool life and minimise breakages.

  • Logical leads and links

    User-defined rules to control non-cutting links. Combine constraints for better control and reduced air-cutting.

  • Toolpath simulation controls

    Increased control of machining simulations. Visualise individual toolpath segments, leads, links and tool changes.

  • Tool axis limits

    Create toolpaths that automatically remain within the rotary axis limits of your virtual CNC machine tool.

  • 3D offset finishing

    Control the ordering of 3D Offset toolpaths to machine parts from the 'outside in' or 'inside out'.

  • Stock model accuracy

    Get increased accuracy of 3D stock models when machining components with undercuts or overhanging features.

  • Text creator

    Use an integrated text utility to create geometry for part engraving. Control text font, size, shape and position.