Key features of Fusion 360 with PowerShape

Fusion 360 with PowerShape® helps manufacturers import, fix, and prepare complex models for CNC machining. Use it as a modeling companion to get more from PowerMill.

PowerShape interface showing the core plate from an injection mold tool

CAM modeling companion

Create CAM-specific geometry and use with PowerMill for enhanced control of your CNC machines

Import, analyze, and repair models

Analyze imported CAD models to identify and fix faults that could complicate downstream processes

Tolerant solid modeling

Convert imported CAD designs into models ready for CAM programming, even if the model is faulty

Flexible surface modeling

Produce the most complex geometry using powerful surface creation and manipulation tools

Direct modeling

Make major changes quickly to imported solid models without the need for a solid history

Core and cavity splitting

Split models into core and cavity halves, including parting surfaces, sliders, and shut-out faces

Electrode modeling

Automate electrode design for EDM. Add clearance, extensions, holder geometry, and spark gaps.

Rib capping

Avoid damaging cutting tools by preventing access to slots that will be produced with EDM

Specialist press-die surfaces

Simplify the creation of highly complex addendum and parting surfaces, used in the design of press tools

Mold-base design

Use built-in catalogs to complete the mold-base design. Add sliding cores, lifters, mold locks, and cooling circuits.

Reverse engineering

Use reverse engineering tools to convert STL meshes into wireframes, surfaces, and solid models

Mesh modeling

Access tools to manipulate large STL meshes. Fix gaps, smooth regions, and combine with surface and solid data.

Features of PowerShape

Modeling for manufacture

CAM modeling companion

Create CAM-specific geometry and use with PowerMill for enhanced control of your CNC machines. (video: 2:25 min.)


Import, analyze, and repair

Analyze imported CAD models to identify and fix faults that could complicate downstream processes. (video: 2:13 min.)


Tolerant solid modeling

Convert imported CAD designs into models ready for CAM programming, even if the model is faulty. (video: 1:34 min.)


Flexible surface modeling

Produce the most complex geometry using powerful surface creation and manipulation tools. (video: 1:56 min.)


Direct modeling

Make major changes quickly to imported solid models without the need for a solid history. (video: 2:13 min.)


Shared views

Subscription only:

Share 3D views of model data with stakeholders. View anywhere, anytime on cloud-connected devices. (video: 2:18 min.)


Autodesk Drive

Subscription only:

Save model data to Autodesk Drive, a secure cloud site. Organize data and let team members review and collaborate.


Accessibility shading

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


Sketch with parameters

Use parameters and mathematical expressions to construct 2D sketches and solid models.


Extend primitives

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


Lightweight holes

Identify additional hole features found in complex models imported without a solid modeling history.


Cage morphing

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


Assembly modeling

Define libraries of a component and form complex assemblies using drag-and-drop attachment points.


Nesting

Automatically nest groups of wireframe geometry into pre-defined outer boundaries.


Curve wrapping/unwrapping

Wrap curves onto 3D surface and solid models. Unwrap 3D curves to produce 2D outlines for trimming applications.


Every CAD support

Import neutral and third-party files from mainstream CAD systems into PowerShape.


Mold, tool, and die

Core and cavity splitting

Split models into core and cavity halves, including parting surfaces, sliders, and shut-out faces. (video: 2:06 min.)


Electrode wizard

Automate electrode designs for EDM. Add clearance, extensions, holder geometry, and spark gaps. (video: 2:12 min.)


Rib capping

Avoid damaging cutting tools by preventing access to slots that will be produced with EDM. (video: 1:27 min.)


Complex electrode modeling

Combine Direct Modeling tools with the PowerShape electrode wizard to create complex electrodes with vector burning.


Multi-impression electrodes

Burn multiple EDM features with a single roughing and finishing electrode for improved productivity.


Automated electrode machining

Connect with PowerMill and apply user-defined machining templates to families of electrodes for automatic CAM programming.


Integrated electrode inspection

Connect with PowerInspect to validate the size and position of the electrode during CNC machining and subsequent EDM.


Connect your EDM hardware

Interface with shop-floor hardware to automate the EDM process and avoid human setup errors.


Replace solid face

Replace faces on solid models with a single command, and reduce the time needed to incorporate design changes.


Solid from text

Create multiple 3D solid extrusions using 2D text. Combine with TrueType fonts to simplify text additions to models.


Specialist press-die surfaces

Simplify the creation of highly complex addendum and parting surfaces, used in the design of press tools.


Mold-base design

Use built-in catalogs to complete the mold-base design. Add sliding cores, lifters, mold locks, and cooling circuits.


Reverse engineering

Import scan data

PowerShape integrates with scanning devices to capture measurement data and quickly convert into usable 3D models. (video: 2:13 min.)


Mesh Doctor

Find and fix common faults seen in imported STL meshes to avoid potential issues. (video: 47 sec.)


Reverse engineering

Use reverse engineering tools to convert STL meshes into wireframes, surfaces, and solid models. (video: 2:23 min.)


Mesh alignment

Accurately and automatically align meshes with other triangle models, surfaces, or solids.


Mesh outline curve

Produce a 3D curve representing the outline of STL meshes and use to assist with surface and solid modeling.


Mesh modeling

Access tools to manipulate large STL meshes. Fix gaps, smooth regions, and combine with surface and solid data.


Interactive triangle modeling

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


Morphing compensation

Use morphing to counter the effects of gravity and stress relief on parts, reducing quality-related concessions.


Adding textures

Add logos and badges to your 3D model. Wrap repeating patterns of textures onto entire models or localized regions.


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