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What’s new in PowerShape 2020

PowerShape® 2020 offers improved usability, enhanced model analysis, and more robust Parasolid solid modeling.

  • Enhanced

    Selecting surfaces

    Quickly select all surfaces in a model with the same color using Ctrl+Shift+Alt.

  • Enhanced

    Spun profiles

    Spun profiles contain fewer spans, resulting in more aesthetically pleasing models.

  • Enhanced

    Selected area information

    Access information on the total surface area of multiple selected objects.

  • Enhanced

    Parasolid modeling

    Get more robust solid modeling with the latest Parasolid kernel (31.0.228).

PowerShape 2019

  • Enhanced

    Solid model enhancements

    Use a color filter to quickly select multiple faces or features within a solid model (video: 58 sec.)

  • New

    Lightweight holes

    Identify additional hole features found in complex models imported without a solid modeling history. (video: 1:35 min.)

  • Enhanced

    GUI improvements

    Use keyboard hotkeys to run commonly used commands. Access online help and getting started tools. (video: 1:10 min.)

  • Enhanced

    GUI customization

    Customize the PowerShape interface to add shortcuts to the quick access toolbar and ribbon interface. (video: 1:23 min.)

  • New | Autodesk Drive

    (Subscription only)

    Securely store, preview, and share your 2D and 3D design data.

PowerShape 2018

  • Shared views

    (subscription only)

    Share your engineering data with key stakeholders, anywhere, anytime with cloud-connected devices. (video: 2:18 min.)

  • Ribbon interface

    This release groups commands in a ribbon interface, making it easier to find the modeling tools you need. (video: 1:26 min.)

  • Sketch with parameters

    Use parameters and mathematical expressions to construct 2D sketches and solid models. (video: 37 sec.)

  • Mesh Doctor

    Use the Mesh Doctor to quickly find and repair common faults found with imported STL meshes. (video: 47 sec.)

  • Extend primitives

    Extend the edges of multiple primitive surfaces and solids with a single command.

  • Mesh outline

    Create wireframe geometry representing the outline of STL meshes and use to create surfaces and solids.

  • Mesh selection tools

    PowerShape 2018 offers improved flood-fill tools to help select regions in a STL mesh.

  • Add triangle

    Interactively sketch triangles to close complex holes found in STL meshes.

  • Enhanced | Data Exchange

    Get real-time access to the most up-to-date native CAD file translators on the Autodesk cloud.

  • Solid from text

    Create multiple 3D solid extrusions using 2D text. Combine with TrueType fonts for added choice.

PowerShape 2017

  • Constraint sketching

    Add powerful constraints to 2D sketches for greater control of 3D modeling activities.

  • Rib capping

    Create smooth capping surfaces to cover the tops of ribs and slots that will be produced by EDM.

  • Segment mesh

    Automatically create prismatic surfaces over the top of imported STL meshes for improved reverse engineering.

  • Cage morphing

    Use a 3D control cage to distort the size and shape of surface, solid, and mesh models.

  • Accessibility shading

    Check the machinability of complex parts. Identify undercut features that require 3+2 or 5-axis machining.

  • Replace solid face

    Replace faces on multiple solid models with fewer mouse-clicks.

  • Spun profile

    Create revolved wireframe curves and use to assist mill-turn programming with PowerMill and FeatureCAM.

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