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PowerMill® CAM programming tools help manufacturers generate the high-quality toolpaths that they need to produce their molds, tools, and other complex parts.
PowerMill users benefit from regular updates and new functionality. Learn how the latest features can help your CAM NC programming.
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Share your engineering data with key stakeholders, anywhere, anytime with cloud-connected devices. (video: 2:32 min.)
Get real-time access to the most up-to-date native CAD file translators on the Autodesk cloud.
Improved user experience. Better use of the 3D view, and quick access to commonly used commands. (video: 1:44 min.)
Use a virtual machine to dynamically update toolpath regions to use alternative toolaxis motion. (video: 1:27 min.)
PowerMill 2018 highlights include a new user interface, enhanced turning and 2D machining, improved ViewMill simulation, and additional 5-axis controls.
New finishing strategies cut the sidewalls and bases of 2D features as well as convex fillets. (video: 1:30 min.)
Optionally include center-line passes to remove more stock left during 3D offset finishing. (video: 1:01 min.)
ViewMill rotatable mode now offers improved image quality and stock collision detection. (video: 1:17 min.)
Change cutting feed rate for specific groups of surfaces for improved control of surface finish and precision. (video: 1:20 min.)
Edit turning toolpaths without lengthy recalculations. Limit, divide, and reorder with new lead and link controls.(video: 1:10 min.)
Check turning toolpaths for collisions and near misses involving the workpiece, fixture, tool assembly, and stock. (video: 0:58 min.)
Apply turning toolpaths to a 3D stock model and use to drive more efficient milling toolpaths and operations.(video: 1:12 min.)
Combine blisk toolaxis mode with other toolpath types for increased programming choice on cylindrical parts. (video: 1:57 min.)
There’s more to learn about PowerMill 2018.
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PowerMill 2017 now supports the creation of turning programs for use on mill-turn machines. An expert 3- and 5-axis CAM solution, PowerMill 2017 offers greatly improved 2.5D programming.
Enhanced 2D programming tools interactively select features on your 3D model. Create safer, more reliable 2D toolpaths.
Calculate spun profiles and convert into turning features and toolpaths for use on 5-axis mill-turn machines.
Tool-friendly milling of deep/thin slots. Maintain constant cutting forces, prolong tool life and minimize breakages.
User-defined rules to control non-cutting links. Combine constraints for better control and reduced air-cutting.
Increased control of machining simulations. Visualize individual toolpath segments, leads, links, and tool changes.
Create toolpaths that automatically remain within the rotary axis limits of your virtual CNC machine tool.
Control the ordering of 3D Offset toolpaths to machine parts from the “outside in” or “inside out.”
Get increased accuracy of 3D stock models when machining components with undercuts or overhanging features.
Use an integrated text utility to create geometry for part engraving. Control text font, size, shape, and position.
There’s more to learn about PowerMill 2017.
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