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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 optimization 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
Probing (additional subscriber benefits)
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 including adaptive clearing strategies.
Full access to all 3-axis finishing toolpath types (excludes Rib machining).
Make global or localized 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 positional 5-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.
Optimize 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
Create probing toolpaths to measure parts using spindle mounted probes. Subscribers can produce 3D inspection reports using Autodesk Drive.
User defined macros and templates
Shared views (subscription only)
Autodesk Drive (subscription only)
Fusion Production (requires license)
Posts in the cloud (subscription only)
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.
Use a secure cloud-based platform to store, manage and share post-processor option files with your team.
Stock removal simulation
Predictive surface finish visualization
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. Activate thickness shading to identify any unmachined stock.
Dynamically manipulate a virtual 5-axis machine tool to produce safer, more efficient 5-axis machine motion.
Export tool, part, setup, and G-code data to CGTech Vericut and Fidia ViMill for additional verification.
Visualize 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.
Analyze toolpaths to identify axis reversals and other undesirable machine motion.
Check NC programs 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.
Download a free 30-day trial of PowerMill Ultimate. Access 3- and 5-axis toolpath creation with NC code output.
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