Autodesk Inc

Windsor,  ON 
Canada
  • Booth: 2314

Autodesk makes software for peple who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a toweing skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are your experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.

Within the manufacturing industry, Autodesk's CAM products combine the heritage of industry leadership in software from Delcam with Autodesk's 3D design expertise, presenting Autodesk CAM customers with a powerful and unique user experience. These products, PowerMill, FeatureCAM, PoewrShape and PowerInspect form part of a larger manufacutirng portfolio, addressing the needs of additive and subtractive manufacutirng, composites, robotics, cloud computing and factory layout.

Autodesk's CAM products are designed to help our customers learn, improve and master advanced manufactuirng techniques that lead to better products being brought to the market quicker. Make anything.

Brands: PowerMILL, PowerSHAPE, PowerINSPECT, FeatureCAM, PartMaker, ArtCAM,


 Press Releases

  • When a leader in one field joins a leader in another, great things happen.

    With Delcam on board, Autodesk has the manufacturing tools, expertise, and support to help you make anything.

    The major new update for the Delcam product integrated into Autodesk manufacturing group is a ribbon-style user interface, which is something the team has been working on since Autodesk acquired Delcam in 2014. You will still be able to easily find and access important tools, but the 2018 versions categorize functionality into similar groupings, with the most commonly used features front and center. The new interface is designed to provide an improved user experience and help shorten the learning curve. For more information go to

    http://www.delcamonboard.com/

  • The major new update for both PowerMill and FeatureCAM (includes PartMaker) is a ribbon-style user interface, which is something the team has been working on since Autodesk acquired Delcam in 2014. You will still be able to easily find and access important tools, but the 2018 versions categorize functionality into similar groupings, with the most commonly used features front and center. The new interface is designed to provide an improved user experience and help shorten the learning curve.

    Other customer-driven updates to PowerMill 2018 include:

    • Dynamic machine control: the ability for users to dynamically change the 5-axis motion of toolpaths using a virtual machine twin. This new update allows users to make localized edits to regions of toolpaths for greatly improved control of CNC machine motion whilst also helping to minimize programming time.
    • Improved stock simulation: PowerMill now provides a higher quality simulation image that can be zoomed, panned and rotated, allowing users to review the quality of their programs and, ultimately, provide greater confidence that the stock is being machined as specified.
    • Enhanced turning abilities, including collision checking, editable toolpaths and a greater choice of leads and links, which in turn provide users with increased flexibility and control.
    • New 2D strategies simplify the programming of prismatic pockets and bosses. Improvements help reduce the time taken to program 2D parts whilst also helping to minimize the need to use multiple CAM programs.

    The updates to FeatureCAM 2018 are also significant, including the updated ribbon-style user interface. This change enhances the look and feel of the software. With an icon, accompanying text and dynamic help, users will have easy access to the tools they use most often as well as more visibility and insight into different functionality they may not have known was available within the software. Finally, the layout of the ribbon is customizable so users will have the option of creating their preferred working environment.

    Beyond the user interface, the updates to functionality are also pretty cool:

    • Automatic toolpath angle: users can now quickly fine-tune the angle for their parallel finishing toolpaths, based on the region that is being machined and create more efficient toolpaths from multiple surfaces.
    • Automatic 3+2 positioning: New automatic 3+2 positioning allows users to use the axis limits of the machine to quickly determine whether the axis needs to be in a standard or an alternate position, which helps validate that the program is within the machine’s working envelope.

    PartMaker, available as part of FeatureCAM, also received a pretty significant makeover. PartMaker is production-oriented CAM software for complex, high-precision part manufacturing with Swiss-type lathes. The 2018 version now includes:

    • Laser machining: there has been a lot of interest around Swiss machines in the industry and they are becoming more and more popular. This new update will allow users to program and simulate Swiss machines with integrated laser cutting capabilities as well as control the pulse width, frequency, assist gas and power levels for intricate cutting results.
    • Keyway broaching: a popular technique for high production runs, keyway broaching allows the user to set the index position of the stock prior to machining and choose the number of cuts they want to make.
    • Workflow improvements: to further improve user experience, we have also created a new 3D view of models within setup sheets to enhance visualization. We have also updated toolpath verification with the ability to pause, rewind and display the tool shank and enabled undocking of windows for use on a second monitor.

    As you can tell, we think we have put together some pretty stellar offerings for 2018 and we’re excited to see what our talented users will create using the new updates this year. A sincere thank you from our whole team – be sure to check out the PowerMill and FeatureCAM product pages for more detailed information on the 2018 enhancements!


 Products

  • PowerMill 2018
    The major new update for PowerMill 2018 is a ribbon-style user interface, which is something the team has been working on since Autodesk acquired Delcam in 2014....

  • In PowerMill 2018 you will still be able to easily find and access importnat tools, but the 2018 versions categorize functioanlity into similar groupings, with the most commonly used features front and center. The new interface is designed to provide an improved user experience and help shortne the learning curve. Other customer driven updates to powerMill 2018 include improved stock simulation, enhanced turning abilities and new 2D strategies,
  • FeatureCAM 2018
    The major new update in FeatureCAM 2018 is a ribbon-style user interface, which is something the team has been working on since Autodesk acquired Delcam in 2014...

  • In FeatureCAM 2018, you will still be able to easily find and access important tools, but the 2018 versions categorize functionality into similar groupings, with the most commonly used features front and center. The new interface is designed to provide an improved user experieence and help shorten the learning curve.

    With an icon, accompanying text and dynamic help, users will have easy access to the tools they use most often as well as more visibility and insight into different functionality they may not have known was available within the software. Finally, the layout of the ribbon is customizable so users will have the option of creating their preferred working environment.

    Beyond the user interface, the updates to functionality are also pretty cool:

    • Automatic toolpath angle: users can now quickly fine-tune the angle for their parallel finishing toolpaths, based on the region that is being machined and create more efficient toolpaths from multiple surfaces.
    • Automatic 3+2 positioning: New automatic 3+2 positioning allows users to use the axis limits of the machine to quickly determine whether the axis needs to be in a standard or an alternate position, which helps validate that the program is within the machine’s working envelope.

    PartMaker, available as part of FeatureCAM, also received a pretty significant makeover. PartMaker is production-oriented CAM software for complex, high-precision part manufacturing with Swiss-type lathes. The 2018 version now includes:

    • Laser machining: there has been a lot of interest around Swiss machines in the industry and they are becoming more and more popular. This new update will allow users to program and simulate Swiss machines with integrated laser cutting capabilities as well as control the pulse width, frequency, assist gas and power levels for intricate cutting results.
    • Keyway broaching: a popular technique for high production runs, keyway broaching allows the user to set the index position of the stock prior to machining and choose the number of cuts they want to make.
    • Workflow improvements: to further improve user experience, we have also created a new 3D view of models within setup sheets to enhance visualization. We have also updated toolpath verification with the ability to pause, rewind and display the tool shank and enabled undocking of windows for use on a second monitor.

  • PowerInpsect 2018
    Autodesk PowerInspect simplifies the inspection of complex free-from shapes with a with range of measuring equipment....

  • Whether you are working with portable CMMs, Manual CMMs, CNC CMMs or measuring on the machine tool, PowerInspects powerful features offer significant process efficiencies. As an industry standard tool, engineers can identfiy the source of problems and quickly make decisions about any necessary changes, saving time and resource. Most noticeably for PowerInspect 2018, ther is a new ribbon interface built to maximize productivity and to help streamline. Other improvements include automatic machine collision checking, improved automatic collision avoidance for CNC CMMs, the use of scanned single points for alignments, new best-fit fitting practices to exploit tolerance allowances while maximizing stock for machining and the ability to digitize curves using polylines.