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 easier manufacturing. Ideal for use with PowerMill CAM software.

PowerShape Overview

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.)

Modeling for Manufacture

Direct tool modelling
Use Direct Modeling to make major changes to solid models without the use of a solid history.
(video: 2:13 min.)

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

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

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

Case Studies

Omega Tool Corp: Solving complex engineering challenges

Learn how Omega uses PowerShape to succeed in the design and manufacture of large, complex molds. Hear how PowerShape imports 3D model data from multiple sources and enables designs to be enhanced in readiness for CAM programming.

“PowerShape allows me to load CATIA, NX, and Pro-Engineer data seamlessly. It gives me tools to make solids better than the customer originals.”

—Calvin Matte, Advance Design Engineer

Video (2:13 min.)

Chicago Mold Engineering: PowerMill plus PowerShape modeling for manufacture

Discover how Chicago Mold Engineering uses PowerShape to prepare incoming model data for use inside PowerMill. PowerShape enables customer revisions to be managed faster, helping its shop floor team produce better quality parts in less time.

“The interaction between PowerMill and PowerShape has definitely streamlined our ability to manufacture molds. We can start making chips right away.”

—Shawn McNamara, Designer

Video (2:12 min.)

Case studies courtesy of Autodesk Inc.

Compare the Features in PowerShape

Learn about the differences between PowerShape Standard, Premium, and Ultimate. PowerShape modeling software helps prepare complex parts for manufacture.


Key features

PowerShape Standard

  • Surface and solid modeling
  • 2D drafting and nesting
  • Direct modeling
  • Core & cavity separation
  • Rib capping
  • Third-party CAD import

PowerShape Premium

PowerShape Standard plus…

  • Reverse engineering
  • Point cloud and mesh modelling
  • Morph to point cloud/meshes
  • Curve wrapping/unwrapping
  • Electrode wizard

PowerShape Ultimate

PowerShape Ultimate plus…

  • Mold-base design
  • Specialized surfaces for press tools
  • Standard component catalogs


PowerShape Feature Comparison (PDF)

PowerShape Overview (PDF)

PowerShape 2018 New Features (PDF)

PowerShape System Requirements (JPG)

PowerShape Training (Link)

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