Autodesk Powershape software (formally know as Delcam) combines surface, solid and mesh modelling to help engineers prepare moulds, dies and other complex parts for manufacture. Powershape is ideal for use with PowerMill CAM software.
PowerShape's latest updates introduces the concept of lightweight holes to help recognise additional hole features when working with imported CAD models that lack a solid history. Use this option to identify hole features that could have been missed with previous versions, then send to Autodesk PowerMill and use to create 2D drilling toolpaths and NC code.
Solid model enhancements
Simplify the selection of faces and features on solid models using a new colour selection filter. Activate the filter, select a face and allow PowerShape to automatically pick all faces that share the same colour for faster solid
Customise the PowerShape interface by adding shortcuts to your favourite tools. Combine with personalised icons on the quick access toolbar and ribbon interface
for even faster modelling.
Use automated wizards to help find and fix critical faults that could negatively impact CAM programming. Help reduce wasted modelling time by identifying and ignoring insignificant faults to allow CNC machining to begin sooner.
Tool & Die
Use Powershape modelling tools to meet the needs of mold, tool and die manufacturers. Interactively find more optimal line-of-draw to ensure tooling is more cost effective.
Automated EDM Electrode
Access a suite of modelling tools for the design, manufacture, inspection and utilisation of electrodes for EDM. Quickly extract burn regions and combine with holders from major suppliers. You are then also able to output your data to Powermill for automated toolpath generation.
Import models from all mainstream design systems and use analysis tools to quickly identify faults that could complicate downstream manufacturing processes.
PowerShape manufacturing CAD software combines surface, solid, and mesh modelling to help engineers prepare moulds, dies, and other complex parts for additive, subtractive, or hybrid manufacture.
Create geometry to better control CAM software such as PowerMill and FeatureCAM.
Work with any combination of surface, solid, or mesh data.
Import, analyse, and repair third-party designs.
Fix faults that can complicate downstream processes.
Access wizards to automate common modelling tasks. Quickly convert product designs into moulds, tools, and dies ready for CNC machining,
■ Working with imported CAD files from
a variety of different CAD systems and
■ Time wasted fixing faulty models (e.g.
poor quality solids, gaps, or missing
■ Customer designs that cannot be
manufactured (e.g. insufficient draft,
missing fillets, thin wall sections).
■ Under pressure to convert designs into
core and cavity halves plus associated
tooling as quickly as possible.
■ Manufacturing engineers needing
to create geometry to help the
programming of 5-axis CNC machines.
■ Managing the design, production, and
use of EDM electrodes.
■ Regular design changes during the
■ Scanning physical parts and converting the data into high quality, 3D models.
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