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Prepare complex models for manufacture

PowerShape® CAD software combines surface, solid, and mesh modeling to help engineers prepare molds, dies, and other complex parts for manufacture. Ideal for use with PowerMill CAM software.

PowerShape features

  • CAM modeling companion

    Create additional geometry to use inside PowerMill, and get enhanced control of your CNC machinery. (video: 2:25 min.)

  • Repair imported CAD data

    Prepare third-party CAD models for manufacture. Find and repair common faults with ease using automatic wizards. (video: 2:12 min.)

  • Tolerant solid modeling

    Access solid modeling tools designed for real-world manufacturing problems. Quickly make whole model edits on imperfect data. (video: 1:34 min.)

  • Flexible surface modeling

    Produce complex surface geometry using Smart Surfacer. Make precise edits to create the manufacturing surfaces you need. (video: 1:56 min.)

What's new

  • Ribbon interface

    Improved interface and user experience with enriched tooltips. Quickly access commonly used commands and discover unused features.

  • Parametric sketches

    Construct wireframe geometry with user-defined parameters and mathematical equations. Use for improved control of surface and solid modeling.

  • Mesh Doctor

    Use this wizard to automatically identify and fix common faults with imported 3D STL meshes. Combine with powerful mesh modeling tools.

  • Extend primitives

    Extend the edges of multiple primitive surfaces or solids with a single command. Choose to extend dynamically or by a user-defined distance.

Customer stories

Steele halves typical lead times

Steele Rubber Products uses PowerShape and PowerMill to make after-market replacement parts for collectable automobiles. See how Steele uses surface modeling to make better quality parts while reducing lead times by 50 percent.

Cavalier automates its EDM process

Cavalier invested in PowerShape and its automated electrode production tools. Find out how integrating its shop-floor CNC machines and EDM hardware resulted in productivity gains, enabling costly outsourcing work to be pulled back in-house.

ACE manufactures composite parts

Applied Composites Engineering (ACE) combine PowerShape with PowerMill to manufacture a range of composite parts. Hear how PowerShape helps create the geometry ACE needs to safely drive its 5-axis CNC routing machines, 24 hours a day.