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Fusion 360 with PowerShape® helps manufacturers import, fix, and prepare complex models for CNC machining. Use it as a modeling companion to get more from PowerMill CAM software.
Analyze imported CAD models to identify and fix faults that could complicate downstream processes.
Convert imported CAD designs into models ready for CAM programming–even if the model is faulty.
Produce the most complex geometry using powerful surface creation and manipulation tools.
Make major changes quickly to imported solid models without the need for a solid history.
Share 3D views of model data with stakeholders. View anywhere, anytime on cloud-connected devices.
Save model data to Autodesk Drive, a personal cloud site. Organize data and let team members review and collaborate.
Improved user experience with enriched tooltips. Quickly access common commands and discover unused features.
Check the machinability of complex parts. Identify undercut features that require 3+2 or 5-axis machining.
Use parameters and mathematical expressions to construct 2D sketches and solid models.
Extend the edges of primitive surfaces or solids with a single command dynamically or by a user-defined distance.
Customize the PowerShape interface to add shortcuts to the quick access toolbar and ribbon interface.
Identify additional hole features found in complex models imported without a solid modeling history.
Use a 3D control cage to distort the size and shape of surface, solid, and mesh models.
Define libraries of component and form complex assemblies using drag-and-drop attachment points.
Automatically nest groups of wireframe geometry into pre-defined outer boundaries.
Wrap curves onto 3D surface and sold models. Unwrap 3D curves to produce 2D outlines for trimming applications.
Import neutral and third-party files from mainstream CAD systems into PowerShape.
Avoid damaging cutting tools by preventing access to slots that will be produced with EDM.
Combine Direct Modeling tools with the PowerShape electrode wizard to create complex electrodes with vector burning.
Burn multiple EDM features with a single roughing and finishing electrode for improved productivity.
Connect with PowerMill and apply user-defined machining templates to families of electrodes for automatic CAM programming.
Connect with PowerInspect to validate the size and position of the electrode during CNC machining and subsequent EDM.
Interface with shop-floor hardware to automate the EDM process and avoid human setup errors.
Replace faces on solid models with a single command, and reduce the time needed to incorporate design changes.
Create multiple 3D solid extrusions using 2D text. Combine with TrueType fonts to simplify text additions to models.
Simplify the creation of highly complex addendum and parting surfaces, used in the design of press tools.
Use built-in catalogs to complete the mold-base design. Add sliding cores, lifters, mold locks, and cooling circuits.
Find and fix common faults seen in imported STL meshes to avoid potential issues downstream.
Use reverse engineering tools to convert STL meshes into wireframe, surfaces, and solid models.
Accurately align meshes automatically with other triangle models, surfaces, or solids.
Produce a 3D curve representing the outline of STL meshes and use to assist with surface and solid modeling.
Access tools to manipulate large STL meshes. Fix gaps, smooth regions, and combine with surface and solid data.
Interactively sketch triangles to close complex holes found in STL meshes.
Use morphing to counter the effects of gravity and stress relief on parts, reducing quality-related concessions.
Add logos and badges to your 3D model. Wrap repeating patterns of textures onto entire models or localized regions.