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Autodesk® PowerMill® software offers expert levels of NC programming for 3-axis, high-speed and multi-axis applications.

PowerMill bases on advanced machining strategies, thanks to which it allows to achieve the highest quality of a part in the shortest possible time. PowerMill is available in three versions. Standard, Premium and Ultimate.

Facing these challenges?

  • Part size or complexity is beyond the capabilities of your existing CAMsoftware.
  • Existing machining strategies are inefficient, containing excessive amounts of air-cutting.
  • You need to produce parts that require no manual polishing.
  • Your customers demand greater levels of precision and surface finish, and you’re struggling to deliver.
  • You invested in a new 5-axis CNC machine and need software capable of capitalizing on its true capabilities.
  • You regularly machine large, unorganized STL meshes.
  • You know how you want to cut your parts and need CAM software that provides the level of control and flexibility to match.

10 reasons to choose PowerMill

  • Rapidly create high quality toolpaths on large, complex parts.
  • Works with surfaces, solids and large STL meshes.
  • Gouge and collision free toolpaths.
  • Highly efficient roughing strategies.
  • Comprehensive range of finishing toolpaths.
  • User-defined macros and templates for automated CAM.
  • Extensive library of tool types for use with 3- and 5-axis milling.
  • Flexible toolpath editing and optimization.
  • Powerful 5-axis programming with automatic collision avoidance.
  • Specialist tools for demanding industries and applications.

PowerMill Standard is advanced tool supporting programming of 3-axis milling and 3+2 milling of complicated parts.

3+2 Milling

Indexed 5-axis machining, allowing to create 3+2 toolpaths

3 +2 milling in the PowerMill enables to turn a tool from vertical position to an angled position, which not only improves cutting conditions, but also allows to reach hardly-accessible areas of a workpiece. Intuitive user interface makes it easy to create paths, allowing the machine to work parts more aggressively, shorten a cycle time and improve the surface finish.

Milling with turning

Profile machining, grooving, boring and machining of face surfaces for 5-axis mill-turn machines.

Milling with turning on a PowerMill is the function that enables to perform turning operation for 5-axis mill-turn machines. It allows to automatically create rotary profiles from and imported CAD, in order to obtain the proper blank model. “Milling with turning” module allows profile machining, grooving, boring and machining of face surfaces.

Simulation and detection of collisions

Quick detection of potential errors.

Simulation and detection of collisions in PowerMILL are the functions which assist the user to quickly detect potential errors. Read-in 3D model of your machine into PowerMill and use it to carry out high-performance and multi-axis tool paths.

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PowerMill Premium is advanced tool supporting 5-axis milling and programming of industrial robots.

Electrode machining

Function assisting efficient production of EDM electrodes.

Electrode Machining in PowerMill is the function assisting efficient production of EDM electrodes.  Irrespective of the material subjected to machining, PowerMill supports the user in the process of creation and production of electrodes in the shortest possible time.

Programming of industrial robots

Quick and precise programming of industrial robots.

Robot interface is a quick and precise programming of industrial robots. This module is integrated with the PowerMill and offers wide range of advantages to its users. Robot Interface is used among the others for: laser and plasma cutting, laser beam build-up welding or grinding.

5-axis milling

Wide range of machining strategies for efficient 5-axis programming.

5-axis milling in PowerMill offers wide scope of machining strategies for efficient 5-axis programming Combination of power, flexibility and operating comfort allows to use PowerMill in many different fields, e.g., finish cutting of composites or engraving of bottle moulds.

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PowerMill Ultimate is advanced tool assisting machining of electrodes, rotors and channels.

Port and manifold manufacture

Quick and effective programming of toolpaths for machining of port and manifold.

Port and manifold in the Power Mill is the ideal solution for machining of cylinder head and other tubular shapes. This allows for quick and effective programming of toolpaths. Even though the module is first of all intended for machining port and manifold of engines, it is also the ideal solution in the production of shields or other tubular shapes.

Blade, blisk and impeller milling

Simple way of producing complicated parts for industry.

Blades, blisk and impeller milling in the PowerMill enables to produce complicated operations in a simple way. Automated approach in the Power Mill allows for effective programming of machining of complicated parts with minimum effort of a worker. Intelligent avoidance of collisions ensures safe program operation.

Additive manufacturing

Control and simulate high-rate additive manufacturing.

Additive manufacturing in PowerMill is it access a suite of tools to help program, control, and simulate high-rate additive manufacturing. Create specialized toolpaths to drive wire-fed and powder-blown processes on a range of hardware platforms.

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CAD Imports

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Neutral CAD import

Import neutral CAD files including IGES, STEP, VDA-FS, and STL.

Native CAD import

Open model files from third-party CAD software, including Siemens NX and Catia.

Modeling companion

Create basic wireframe and surface geometry to assist with your CAM programming.

CAM programming PowerMill

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2.5D machining

Interactive programming of holes, pockets, slots, and other 2D features.

Mill-turn turning

Generate turning toolpaths for your 5-axis mill-turn machines.

3-axis roughing

Create high efficiency roughing and rest-roughing toolpaths.

3-axis finishing

Full access to all 3-axis finishing toolpath types (excludes Rib machining).

3-axis toolpath editing

Make global or localized edits to toolpaths after calculation. Divide, limit, reverse, and reorder for improved milling control.

3+2 machining

Use the rotary axes of your machine to access key features with 3-axis milling.

4-axis programming

Create rotary toolpaths for use on your 4-axis machine tool.

5-axis machining

Simultaneously use all five axes of your CNC machine to manufacture complex parts.

5-axis toolaxis editing

Optimize toolaxis motion on whole toolpaths or individual segments.

Automatic 5-axis collision avoidance

Avoid collisions by automatically applying 5-axis tool tilting to toolpaths

Robotic programming

Offline programming of industrial robotics with control over travel limits and singularities.

Additive manufacturing (subscription only)

Create, control and simulate deposition strategies for driving high-rate additive processes.

Project collaboration PowerMill

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User-defined macros and templates

Embed your manufacturing expertise into macros and milling templates and share with your team.

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Setup sheets

Share key process information with your team via electronic setup sheets.

Tool database

Embed your tool and holder details into a searchable database and share with your engineering team.

Shared Views (subscription only)

Share views of your PowerMill data with key stakeholders, anywhere, anytime with cloud-connected devices

Autodesk Drive (subscription only)

Save PowerMill projects to your personal Autodesk cloud and invite collaborators to review using 3D viewers.

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Fusion Production (subscription only)

Send key manufacturing data to Fusion Production for cloud based, job tracking, scheduling and CNC machine monitoring.

Collision checking and simulation

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Toolpath simulation

Simulate tool motion along your toolpaths.

Machine simulation

Simulate toolpaths using a virtual 3D CAD model of your CNC machine.

Tool collision-checking

Detect gouges, collisions, and near-misses between cutting tool assembly and workpiece.

Stock removal simulation

Use ViewMill to simulate the removal of stock from a virtual block.

Predictive surface finish visualization

Visualize the effects of feed, speed, and number of teeth on surface finish.

Machine collision checking

Detect collisions and near misses involving a virtual 3D CAD model of your CNC machine.

Dynamic machine control

Dynamically manipulate your virtual 5-axis machine tool. Update toolpaths for safer, more efficient 5-axis machining.

Simulation analysis

Analyze toolpaths to identify axis reversals and other undesirable machine motion.

Project verification

Check NC programs and toolpaths for collisions, tool and shank gouges, machine over-travel, and other faults.

Interface to third-party verification software

Export tool, part, setup, and NC code information to CGTech Vericut and Fidia ViMill for additional G-code verification.

Industry machining solutions

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Electrode machining

Import TRODE files from PowerShape and use to automatically machine families of electrodes.

Rib machining

Create toolpaths for the efficient milling of thin/deep slots and grooves.

Blade milling

Create 5-axis toolpaths for the manufacture of blades, vanes, and other airfoil geometry.

Blisk milling

Advanced 5-axis machining strategies for the production of blisks and IBRs.

Impeller milling

Dedicated roughing and finishing strategies for the 5-axis milling of impellers

Port and manifold manufacture

Machine automotive ports and inlet manifolds with 3- and 5-axis toolpaths.