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Expert surface and solid modeling to rapidly prepare complex parts for manufacture.
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Automatic electrode modeling and reverse engineering tools for meshes and point clouds.
Integrated mold base catalogs and specialized press tool design.
Neutral CAD import
Third-party CAD import
CAD model export
Autodesk Drive (subscription only)
Shared views (subscription only)
Import neutral CAD files, including IGES, STEP, VDA-FS, STL, and AutoCAD files.
Load model files from third-party CAD software, including Siemens NX and Catia.
Export CAD models in a range of neutral and third-party CAD file formats including IGES, STL, and Parasolids.
Save model data to a personal cloud site and invite project stakeholders to review and collaborate.
Share 3D views of your model data with key stakeholders. Access anywhere, anytime with cloud-connected devices.
Smart Surface creator
Model comparison analysis
Create lines, arcs, and curves using intelligent cursor sketching or precision coordinate entry.
Create and manipulate surface geometry. Define planes, cones, cylinders, spheres, and doubly-curved forms with ease.
Use this intelligent wizard to automatically produce surfaces based on selected wireframe geometry.
Create complex solid models and combine with associative model history.
Make history-free changes to your solid model. Move individual faces or features and ehnance your poor quality, imported data.
Use boolean commands to combine open surfaces and solid models.
Quickly analyse and repair faults in imported solid model files.
Analytical shading modes including; undercut, smoothness, minimum radius, wall thickness, accessibility.
Visualize the differences between two CAD models. Simplify customer design changes and modifications.
2D drawing creation
Draft surface/curve creation
Morph to point cloud/meshes
Specialist press-die surfaces
Mold base design wizard
Standard component catalogs
Create 2D drawings of your part. Include elevation, isometric, and sectional views and detail with text and dimensions.
Create draft curves and surfaces on your model. Use for improved part ejection from your molds and dies.
Convert models into die blocks. Apply shrinkage, create split curves and surfaces and simulate tool functioning.
Split your CAD model into core and cavity halves. Visualize undercutting features and automatically design sliding cores.
Accurately distort the shape of your 3D models using whole model morphing.
Nest groups of wireframe geometry into pre-defined outer boundaries.
Rapidly create surfaces to cap off long, thin rib features on molds and dies.
Define libraries of components and form complex assemblies using drag-and-drop attachment points.
Distort your 3D model to match the shape of a point cloud or STL mesh. Counter the effects of gravity or stress relief on pressed parts.
Add intelligent clearance information to your assembly components. Use to automatically add holes and pockets.
Wrap curves onto 3D surface and solid models. Unwrap 3D curves to form 2D profiles for trimming applications.
Create addendum and other parting surfaces used in the design of press-tools.
Build complete mold-bases using standard plates and components from Hasco, DME, DMS, Strack, and others.
Use catalogs of components to create assemblies of parts.
Electrode setup sheets
Electrode integration with PowerMill
Electrode integration with PowerInspect
Export data to EDM hardware
Automatic creation of electrodes. Detect burn regions, define libraries of blanks and holders, and collision checking.
Create electronic setup sheets to assist with electrode manufacture and subsequent EDM burning.
Export .trode file to PowerMill. Transfer spark gap and manufacturing data for automatic CAM programming.
Define critical measurements and integrate with PowerInspect for electrode inspection prior to EDM.
Export burn position, rotation, and spark gap data to your EDM hardware for automated burning of electrodes.
Import/export STL meshes
Import point clouds
Connect with scanning hardware
Point cloud editing
Texturing and logos
Reverse engineered surfaces
Interactive mesh sculpting
Import large, unorganized STL mesh files. Export STL meshes in binary or ascii format.
Import point cloud data files in various formats including ASCII.
Connect with scanning hardware including Artec, Creaform, Faro, and Kreon.
Manipulate imported point clouds. Limit, delete, smooth, refine. Remove undesirable faults to predefined tolerances.
Modify imported meshes. Tangential hole-filling, refine and tolerance, and auto-fixing of faulty meshes.
Automatically align meshes and other models using best-fitting.
Wrap 3D reliefs onto your surface and solid models to add high-value logos and textures.
Automatically fit prismatic planes, cones, and cylinders to STL meshes.
Sketch doubly curved surfaces onto your imported STL meshes. Create complex shrink wrap surfaces in one command.
Combine surfaces, solids, and meshes with boolean commands to create tribrid CAD models.
Dynamically add and subtract material from your meshes. Interactively blend regions with ease.
Autodesk Fusion 360 (requires active PowerShape or Fusion 360 Subscription)
Share results with stakeholders using Moldflow Communicator so they can more easily visualize, quantify, and compare simulation results.
Access improved data translation via AnyCAD, enhanced solid and assembly modeling, plus additional 2D and 3D CAM programming capacity.
Manage Moldflow simulation data and results in a centralized, searchable database with version control and user permissions.
Analyze as-manufactured properties using powerful tools for enhanced FEA (finite element analysis) of composite structures, including progressive failure analysis.
Identify design for manufacture (DFM) concerns during CAD creation, using a standalone version or with the CAD software plug-in.
Download a free 30-day trial of PowerShape Ultimate, or contact us to request a demonstration. Access surface, solid, and mesh modeling tools to help prepare complex parts for manufacture.
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