PowerShape

    PowerShape

    Supplied ByCadspec Ltd

    Added to MTD CNC: Wed Dec 11 2019

    Cadspec is one of the UK's leading suppliers of 2D and 3D CAD & CAM software from Autodesk. With a wealth of technical expertise gained from worki

    Detailed Specification

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

    Autodesk PowerShape software (formally know as Delcam) combines surface, solid and mesh modelling to help engineers prepare moulds, dies and other complex parts for manufacture. Powershape is ideal for use with PowerMill CAM software.  

    Why PowerShape?

    Lightweight holes

    PowerShape’s latest updates introduces the concept of lightweight holes to help recognise additional hole features when working with imported CAD models that lack a solid history. Use this option to identify hole features that could have been missed with previous versions, then send to Autodesk PowerMill and use to create 2D drilling toolpaths and NC code.

    Solid model enhancements

    Simplify the selection of faces and features on solid models using a new colour selection filter. Activate the filter, select a face and allow PowerShape to automatically pick all faces that share the same colour for faster solid

    modelling.

    GUI customization

    Customise the PowerShape interface by adding shortcuts to your favourite tools. Combine with personalised icons on the quick access toolbar and ribbon interface

    for even faster modelling.

    Model Repair

    Use automated wizards to help find and fix critical faults that could negatively impact CAM programming. Help reduce wasted modelling time by identifying and ignoring insignificant faults to allow CNC machining to begin sooner.

    Tool & Die

    Use Powershape modelling tools to meet the needs of mold, tool and die manufacturers. Interactively find more optimal line-of-draw to ensure tooling is more cost effective.

    Automated EDM Electrode

    Access a suite of modelling tools for the design, manufacture, inspection and utilisation of electrodes for EDM. Quickly extract burn regions and combine with holders from major suppliers. You are then also able to output your data to Powermill for automated toolpath generation.

    Model Analysis

    Import models from all mainstream design systems and use analysis tools to quickly identify faults that could complicate downstream manufacturing processes.