Go directly from CAD design to CAM programming to CNC milling machine, with one integrated workflow. Autodesk HSM software provides CAD/CAM tools for Inventor.
CAD/CAM integration and performance
AnyCAD in Inventor
Design changes in the source CAD system get automatically updated downstream in drawings and toolpaths.
Reduce roughing time by a factor of 4 or more compared to conventional roughing, and increase tool life. (video: 5:15 min.)
Use the familiar tools and user interface in Inventor or SOLIDWORKS software.
Faster toolpath calculation time
Multiprocessor/multicore CPU support reduces toolpath calculation times, especially on large or complex designs.
3-axis milling and 3+2 positioning
Select a work plane, and HSM software finds the most efficient rotations to orient the part.
5-axis and multiaxis operations
Advanced simultaneous 5-axis features for machining complex models include multiaxis contouring, 3D toolpath tilting, and more.
Improve productivity with traditional turning, facing, grooving, and boring functions.
HSM supports functionality for mill turn applications.
Advanced CNC functionality
Interface your CAM programming with electronic probes on CNC machines to quickly set and verify part locations.
Tool holder avoidance
Automatically avoid collisions between your part and tool holders during CNC calculations.
Control cutter engagement by using slope angles to minimize tool deflection and improve finish.
Engraving shapes and text
Carve shapes or text into parts, using a chamfer tool.
Simulation and verification tools
Stock and toolpath simulation
See stock being removed, and check for shaft and clamp/fixture collisions.
CNC output edit
Perform common text edits to NC program files.
Advanced analysis tools
Measure distances or dynamically view vital information, such as feed/speed and estimated machining time.