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Fusion 360 with PowerMill

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What’s new in PowerMill 2021.1

PowerMill 2021.1 offers automatic collision avoidance for area clearance toolpaths, improved arc fitting, dynamic machine control for roughing toolpaths, safer steep and shallow finishing, and more.

  • Roughing collision avoidance

    Automatic collision avoidance using 5-axis machine motion is now available for area clearance toolpaths. (video: 1:17 min.)

  • DMC for area clearance

    Use dynamic machine control in PowerMill to edit the tool axis for localized regions of area clearance toolpaths. (video: 1:18 min.)

  • Steep and shallow ordering

    Enhanced “top first” ordering of toolpaths in PowerMill including steep and shallow produces safer, more reliable results. (video: 49 sec.)

  • Safer collision avoidance

    Automatic tool axis updates using "edit within region" now produces better quality results up to 98% faster. (video: 1:52 min.)

  • Improved arc fitting

    More accurate toolpath arc fitting improves machine motion, reduces cycle time, and increases part quality. (video: 1:24 min.)

  • Faster collision drawing

    The calculation and display of colliding toolpath sections is now multi-threaded and up to 68% faster. (video: 4:09 min.)

  • Combined profile and faster DED

    Combine profile and raster strategies in a single toolpath for better-quality additively manufactured parts.

PowerMill 2021

  • Speed improvements

    Start machining parts sooner with faster toolpath calculations, shorter project opening times, and more. (video: 1:05 min.)

  • Steep and Shallow enhancements

    Improvements to Steep and Shallow finishing result in increased surface finish quality. (video: 43 sec.)

  • Faster model filleting

    Model filleting respects active boundaries, resulting in up to 90% reduction in calculation times. (video: 1:33 min.)

  • Smoother collision avoidance

    Automatic collision avoidance now finds and avoids more issues, with safer, smoother 5-axis motion. (video: 1:33 min.)

  • Additive updates

    Improved strategies include faster profiling and new alternating raster option for stronger parts. (video: 53 sec.)

  • Safer Optimized Constant Z

    Constant Z toolpaths produce better quality outcomes, including in cases where form tools are used.

PowerMill 2020

  • Speed enhancements

    Reduce programming time with faster toolpath calculation, simulation, and verification. (video: 2:05 min.)

  • Faster leads and links

    Leads and links calculations now use multi-threading for even faster processing times. (video: 1:28 min.)

  • Uphill corner finishing

    Machine steep corners with uphill cutting for more stable cut conditions and better surface finish. (video: 1:17 min.)

  • More model export options

    Export CAD models using a wider selection of file formats to improve collaboration across teams. (video: 1:03 min.)

  • PowerMill Viewer

    View, analyze, and simulate project content on multiple computers at no additional cost. (video: 1:26 min.)

  • Improved model filleting

    Automatically add fillets to internal corners in finishing toolpaths to help minimize damaging tools. (video: 1:15 min.)

PowerMill 2019

  • Additive manufacturing

    Ultimate (Subscriber benefit)

    Access dedicated tools to program, control, and simulate high-rate additive manufacturing processes.

  • Vortex from stock

    Create more efficient roughing toolpaths with adaptive clearing technology.

  • Surface probing

    Ultimate (Subscriber benefit)

    Create probing toolpaths to measure parts with spindle mounted probes. Share 3D inspection reports with Autodesk Drive.

  • Auto-tool tilting


    New automatic tool tilting makes it easier to avoid collisions and near misses on 5-axis machines.

  • Interactive collision avoidance

    Use new interactive tools to help identify and repair toolpath motion that could cause collisions or near misses.

  • 2D machining improvements

    Create open pockets with a new side feature type. Use selected surfaces to build features faster.

  • Machining setups

    Synchronize toolpaths and NC programs to help program parts with multiple setups or fixture offsets.

  • 3+2 arc output

    Preserve arcs in 3+2 toolpaths that use orientation vectors to improve surface finish and reduce cycle time.

  • Automatic orientation vectors

    Improve the safety of 5-axis toolpaths by automatically adding orientation vectors to control CNC machine motion.

  • ViewMill thickness shading

    Use colors to quickly identify unmachined stock for increased confidence that parts have been fully machined.

  • Pattern turning

    Create turning toolpaths using user-defined geometry for greater control when mill-turn machining.