Fusion 360 with PowerMill® 2022 CAM software offers background verification of NC programs and toolpaths, enhanced projection finishing, improved toolpath limiting, a faster interface, and more.
Save time by verifying NC programs and toolpaths in a background process. (video: 1:46 min.)
New range controls simplify the creation of plane, line, and point projection finishing toolpaths. (video: 1:24 min.)
New macro security, better toolpath limiting, and a faster user interface. (video: 3:07 min.)
Automatically exclude planar surfaces from certain finishing toolpaths so they can be machined separately. (video: 1:20 min.)
Improved flat area detection creates more accurate Raster and 3D Offset finishing toolpaths. (video: 1:30 min.)
Simplify machining parts with undercuts by using Constant Z with improved collision avoidance. (video: 1:03 min.)
Automatic collision avoidance can now be used with 4-axis and rotary toolpaths for increased safety. (video: 1:28 min.)
Access advanced settings to control the extents of Surface and Curve Projection toolpaths. (video: 1:13 min.)
Redistribute toolpath start points for smoother machine motion and improved surface finish. (video: 1:23 min.)
Automatic collision avoidance using 5-axis machine motion is now available for area clearance toolpaths. (video: 1:17 min.)
Use dynamic machine control in PowerMill to edit the tool axis for localized regions of area clearance toolpaths. (video: 1:18 min.)
The calculation and display of colliding toolpath sections is now multi-threaded and up to 68% faster. (video: 4:09 min.)
Start machining parts sooner with faster toolpath calculations, shorter project opening times, and more.
Model filleting respects active boundaries, resulting in up to 90% reduction in calculation times.
Improved strategies include faster profiling and new alternating raster option for stronger parts.
Enhanced “top first” ordering of toolpaths in PowerMill including steep and shallow produces safer, more reliable results.
More accurate toolpath arc fitting improves machine motion, reduces cycle time, and increases part quality.
Automatic tool axis updates using "edit within region" now produces better quality results up to 98% faster.
Improvements to Steep and Shallow finishing result in increased surface finish quality.
Automatic collision avoidance now finds and avoids more issues, with safer, smoother 5-axis motion.
Constant Z toolpaths produce better quality outcomes, including in cases where form tools are used.
Combine profile and raster strategies in a single toolpath for better-quality additively manufactured parts.
Reduce programming time with faster toolpath calculation, simulation, and verification.
Leads and links calculations now use multi-threading for even faster processing times.
Machine steep corners with uphill cutting for more stable cut conditions and better surface finish.
Export CAD models using a wider selection of file formats to improve collaboration across teams.
View, analyze, and simulate project content on multiple computers at no additional cost.
Automatically add fillets to internal corners in finishing toolpaths to help minimize damaging tools.