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Fundamentals of PowerMill

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PowerMill® CAM software provides strategies for 3- and 5-axis subtractive and additive manufacturing. Due to the complexity of setting up machine automation in a CNC shop, Autodesk, or one of its partners, will work with you on your Autodesk Technology process definition. Talk to your Autodesk account team or Autodesk partner to discuss an appointment. Before you schedule your appointment, make sure you maximize your time with an Autodesk consultant by going through the fundamental training below.
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PowerMill® CAM software provides strategies for 3- and 5-axis subtractive and additive manufacturing.

Due to the complexity of setting up machine automation in a CNC shop, Autodesk, or one of its partners, will work with you on your Autodesk Technology process definition. Talk to your Autodesk account team or Autodesk partner to discuss an appointment.
Before you schedule your appointment, make sure you maximize your time with an Autodesk consultant by going through the fundamental training below.

Course modules

~30 min.
PowerMill Essential Skills
Module

In a module tailor-built for trialists, you can expect to pick up on the essential skills required to start programming parts on your own in PowerMill. Explore the PowerMill graphical user interface. Learn how to import and view a 3D CAD model of a typical mold tool. Continue by defining the stock material to be machined as well as part datums to use on the CNC machine tool.

~1 hr. 40 min.
PowerMill Getting Started
Module

In this module, you'll learn the workflow of PowerMill, giving you the fundamental base you need to start programming your own parts in PowerMill.

~25 min.
PowerMill Additive
Module

This module will guide you through performing additive operations within PowerMill.

In this module, we will cover:

  • Additive Plugin
  • Feature Construction
  • Surface Coating
  • Netfabb Strategies
  • Tips and Tricks
~5 min.
PowerMill Probing
Module

This module will guide you through performing probing operations within PowerMill.