Autodesk® powershape®

Preparing complex parts for manufacture

PowerShape continues to offer modeling for manufacture tools to help prepare complex parts for manufacture with Autodesk CAM software.

This latest release offers improvements to solid modeling including the introduction of a new lightweight hole feature type.
User experience has been enhanced with new tools to customize the ribbon interface to access commonly used commands
and macros.

Lightweight holes

PowerShape 2019 introduces the concept of lightweight holes to help recognize 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


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

User experience improvements

Use enhanced second-level tool tips to learn more about PowerShape. Access commonly used commands and macros with keyboard accelerator shortcuts. Use the new view flyout menu to manipulate 3D views more easily.

GUI customization

Customize the PowerShape interface by adding shortcuts to your favorite tools. Combine with personalized icons on the quick access toolbar and ribbon interface for even faster modeling.

Make Great Products

Autodesk manufacturing software helps you make better quality products, faster. Machine, print, inspect, and fabricate parts efficiently.

  • Complete modular manufacturing solutions – CAM, additive, composites
  • Manufacturing expertise to automate, optimize and integrate your manufacturing processes, in addition to your software
  • Cloud-connected so you can collaborate and manufacture anytime, anywhere.

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