PowerShape: Modeling for manufacture software for molds, tools, electrodes, and more

Why use Fusion 360 with PowerShape?

Improve your CAM programming

Access specialized modeling tools designed to speed-up CAM programming.

Handle any complex CAD data

Work with any combination of surface, solid, or mesh, even with poor quality data.

Prepare CAD models for manufacture

Automate the production of manufacturable molds, tools, electrodes, and more.

What you can do with PowerShape

Import, analyze, and repair with PowerShape (video 2:13 min.)

Boost CAM programming

Create complex 3D geometry to better control CAM software:

  • Mix surface, solid, or mesh data seamlessly
  • Import, analyze, and repair third-party designs
  • Fix faults that can complicate downstream processes

Automated electrode production (video 2:12 min.)

Work faster with modeling for manufacture

Automate common modeling tasks. Quickly convert product designs into molds, tools, and dies ready for CNC machining.

  • Core and cavity splitting
  • Electrode design and manufacture
  • Automated rib capping for EDM

Validate 3D designs prior to manufacturing (video: 2:17 min.)

Access advanced simulation

Use powerful mechanical and thermal simulation tools inside Fusion 360 with PowerShape to verify your 3D designs.

Discover valuable PowerShape resources


Self-paced learning

Access free on-demand training videos to learn the fundamentals of Fusion 360 with PowerShape.


Resource hub

Learn about some of the more advanced capabilities provided by Fusion 360 with PowerShape.


Customer stories

See how others are using Fusion 360 with PowerShape and its modeling for manufacture tools.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Fusion 360 with PowerShape used for?

Fusion 360 with PowerShape is CAD modeling software designed to help manufacturers simplify the process of converting product designs into the molds, tools, and dies used to make them. PowerShape is an ideal modeling companion for CAM software, such as PowerMill or FeatureCAM, and helps create geometry to aid CAM programming.

PowerShape can work with native CAD data from mainstream design systems. Intelligent workflows help you import, analyze, repair, and prepare complex parts for CNC machining.

Who uses Fusion 360 with PowerShape?

PowerShape is commonly used by manufacturers who receive a finished product design and need to convert it into manufacturable parts (often molds, tools, dies, electrodes) used for mass production.

PowerShape is typically used by manufacturing engineers and CNC machine operators who generate NC machining code that will be used to produce these same parts with CNC machinery.

What’s included in your Standard plan?

Product usage reporting

  • See an aggregate summary of how many people are using each product and version, and the overall frequency of use.

Administration and security:
2-step verification

  • Add another layer of security to user accounts.

Bulk import and assign

  • Upload a .csv file to add and assign a large number of users at once.

Support and adoption services:
8x5 live support

  • Contact an Autodesk specialist for help during your local business hours.

Autodesk Drive

  • Securely store, preview, and share design data.

Shared views

  • Quickly and securely share work with stakeholders.

Click here to see full list of plan features and frequently asked questions

What’s available in the Services Marketplace?

Need help with training, implementation, and other support to get the most out of your software? Hiring the right qualified professional is as simple as an online search.
Visit the Autodesk Services Marketplace to find Autodesk-approved professionals to help you with:

  • Training and implementation
  • Systems integration
  • Business process and workflow optimization
  • BIM services and much more

Note: Any service contracted with providers is a direct, paid engagement between customers and providers.

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Support and learning

Get Fusion 360 with PowerShape documentation, tutorials, downloads, and support.