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Automatic collision avoidance using 5-axis machine motion is now available for area clearance toolpaths.
Use dynamic machine control in PowerMill to edit the tool axis for localized regions of area clearance toolpaths.
Enhanced “top first” ordering of toolpaths in PowerMill including steep and shallow produces safer, more reliable results.
Automatic tool axis updates using "edit within region" now produces better quality results up to 98% faster.
More accurate toolpath arc fitting improves machine motion, reduces cycle time, and increases part quality.
The calculation and display of colliding toolpath sections is now multi-threaded and up to 68% faster.
Combine profile and raster strategies in a single toolpath for better-quality additively manufactured parts.
Start machining parts sooner with faster toolpath calculations, shorter project opening times, and more.
Improvements to Steep and Shallow finishing result in increased surface finish quality.
Model filleting respects active boundaries, resulting in up to 90% reduction in calculation times.
Automatic collision avoidance now finds and avoids more issues, with safer, smoother 5-axis motion.
Improved strategies include faster profiling and new alternating raster option for stronger 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.
Ultimate (Subscriber benefit)
Access dedicated tools to program, control, and simulate high-rate additive manufacturing processes.
Create more efficient roughing toolpaths with adaptive clearing technology.
Ultimate (Subscriber benefit)
Create probing toolpaths to measure parts with spindle mounted probes. Share 3D inspection reports with Autodesk Drive.
New automatic tool tilting makes it easier to avoid collisions and near misses on 5-axis machines.
Use new interactive tools to help identify and repair toolpath motion that could cause collisions or near misses.
Create open pockets with a new side feature type. Use selected surfaces to build features faster.
Synchronize toolpaths and NC programs to help program parts with multiple setups or fixture offsets.
Preserve arcs in 3+2 toolpaths that use orientation vectors to improve surface finish and reduce cycle time.
Improve the safety of 5-axis toolpaths by automatically adding orientation vectors to control CNC machine motion.
Use colors to quickly identify unmachined stock for increased confidence that parts have been fully machined.
Create turning toolpaths using user-defined geometry for greater control when mill-turn machining.