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CAD software for complex parts, electrode design, and modeling for manufacture

Overview

Create complex 3D geometry for multi-axis, high-speed CNC machining

PowerShape® manufacturing CAD software combines surface, solid, and mesh modeling to help engineers prepare molds, dies, and other complex parts for additive, subtractive, or hybrid manufacture.

Boost CAM programming with flexible modeling tools

Import, analyze, and repair with PowerShape (video 2:12 min.)

Create complex 3D geometry to better control CAM software such as PowerMill and FeatureCAM.

  • Work with any combination of surface, solid, or mesh data
  • Import, analyze, and repair third-party designs
  • Fix faults that can complicate downstream processes

Work faster with focused modeling for manufacture tools

Automated electrode production (video 2:12 min.)

Access wizards in PowerShape to 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

Which PowerShape product is right for you?

  • PowerShape Standard

    Wireframe, surface, and solid modeling tools designed to help engineers prepare complex models for CNC machining.

  • PowerShape Premium

    Automated design and manufacture of electrodes for electrical discharge machining, point cloud and triangle mesh modeling, drag-and-drop assembly modeling.

  • PowerShape Ultimate

    Specialized tools to create mold bases, sliding cores, and lifters, plus addendum and shut-out faces on press-die tools.

See how PowerShape works with other Autodesk software

  • PowerShape + PowerMill

    Rapidly create 3- and 5-axis toolpaths, and optimize NC programs for use on CNC machines. (video: 1:48 min.)

  • PowerShape + Moldflow

    Create, simulate, and optimize tooling design to produce more accurate and complex molds. (video: 1:54 min.)

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Learn how people are using PowerShape

  • Video: PowerShape, Moldflow, and PowerMill allow for the rapid manufacturing of high-quality parts and mold tools

    3-DIMENSIONAL SERVICES GROUP

    Optimizing tool designs

    Michigan-based firm uses PowerShape and Moldflow software to design, simulate, and optimize complex tooling to prepare for CNC machining with PowerMill.

  • Video: PowerShape and PowerMill help this company re-engineer, design, and manufacture highly complex car parts

    STEELE RUBBER PRODUCTS

    Cutting lead times in half

    North Carolina-based maker of after-market replacement parts for collectible automobiles reduces lead times by 50% with PowerShape and PowerMill.

  • Video: PowerShape lets this manufacturer enjoy significant growth and cost savings

    CAVALIER TOOL AND MANUFACTURING

    Streamlining EDM manufacture

    Canadian firm uses PowerShape to automate the production of electrodes for EDM, increasing productivity and enabling outsourced work to move in-house.

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