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SolidCAD launches their newest tool MAKE Productivity for Autodesk PowerMill®

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MAKE Productivity can also allow users to automate 90-100% of their complex finish programming by using the guided workflow.

TORONTO &mdash On Aug. 23, SolidCAD, an Autodesk Platinum Partner, announced the launch of their newest product, MAKE Productivity. MAKE Productivity for PowerMill® is a tool to boost CAM programming productivity, provide staffing flexibility to overcome skilled labour shortages, and better optimize machine scheduling and utilization by programming ahead of run-time.

MAKE Productivity provides more capabilities for automating simple and complex multi-axis manufacturing processes, along with “on-demand” digital learning modules and training for the user’s self-directed learning plans.

MAKE Productivity can also allow users to automate 90-100% of their complex finish programming by using the guided workflow. Paired with Autodesk’s PowerMill® Ultimate, this product allows for simultaneous 5-axis programming automation and enhanced machine simulation of NC programs, tool changes, and laser cycles. Users can now better optimize after-hours license use by creating a batch calculation queue for “lights-out” calculation of multiple projects.

“SolidCAD is responding to our customer’s needs for a robust and customizable solution to automate their complex CAM programming processes,” says Robert Kobielski, Sales Manager of Advanced Manufacturing at SolidCAD. “MAKE Productivity is providing the enhancements and value-added tools for which our customers have been requesting, and we are pleased to have developed this collaboratively to suit these needs.”


SolidCAD offers two versions of the product that work with Autodesk’s Standard or Ultimate versions of PowerMill®. With MAKE Productivity and PowerMill® Standard, users will have the ability to create NC code for high-speed 3-axis machining, 3+2 programming, 2.5D milling, turning, and toolpath safety verification. While MAKE Productivity and PowerMill® Ultimate will have all the standard features plus machine simulation, tool change and laser cycle validation, and access to full 5-axis programming, and more.

To learn more about this product, visit SolidCAD’s website at

SolidCAD will also be attending this year’s Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) from October 4-7, 2021, in Toronto at the International Centre. Stop by to get a first look in-person of MAKE productivity at Booth #2631.


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