Powermill is a 3D Computer-aided manufacturing app developed by Autodesk Inc. It runs on Microsoft Windows and is used in many different engineering industries to determine optimal toolpaths to reduce time and manufacturing costs.
Powermill rapidly creates toolpaths on large, complex parts, works with surfaces, solids and STL meshes. It uses efficient roughing strategies and can create gouge and collision free toolpaths, which can be edited and optimized. The software obtains comprehensive range of finishing toolpaths, user-defined macros and templates for automated CAM, extensive library of tool types for use with 3- and 5-axis milling, and specialist tools for demanding industries and applications.
Tekla, owned by Trimble is a software product family that consists of programs for analysis and design. Tekla software includes several applications.
Tekla Structures is 3D BIM software widely used in the building and construction industries. The software allows users to create and operate 3D structural models in concrete or steel and leads them through the process from concept to fabrication.
Tekla Structural Designer is a software app for analysis and construction design. It is used by structural engineers.
Tekla Tedds is a software solution for automating repetitive calculations. It is used in engineering for creating output such as calculations, sketches and notes.
Tekla BIMsight is an application for building information model-based construction project collaboration.
A CAD file is an output of a CAD software, containing key information about the designed object: its geometry and topology representation, 3D model hierarchy, metadata, and visual attributes depending on the format of the file.Read more
In the 4th part of the series, we will take a look at the features of working with wireframe models in 3D CAD software.Read more