This Black Friday and Until Monday.
Save 15% on Everything in our HSMAdvisor Store !
Resources and Software For High-Performance CNC Machinists
Amid the huge amount of work that has been put lately into development of HSMAdvisor and FSWizard Speed and Feed Calculators, I have completely forgot to mention something important.
Since version 1.37 iOS (as well as Android) version of FSWizard Lite Mobile calculator can be "unlocked" and upgraded to the full PRO version for free!
For that, you need to purchase an eligible License Package from our HSMAdvisor Online Store and follow these steps to enable the PRO features on your Android or iOS device: FSWizard PRO Bundled with HSMAdvisor
I have just uploaded the latest version of HSMAdvisor
In this one I made some changes (again) to the layout of the FSWizard tab.
Changes were made according to Your feedback, so i hope you guys like it!
As you can see from the screen shot above Tool Type selection drop-down lists have been moved to the Tool Data panel.
This was made to make it more obvious which values get saved and loaded when user does operations with saved tools.
For the same purpose Saved Cut drop-down is now located on top of all cut parameters that it affects.
The top-most panel (Workpiece) now contains Machine and Tool Library drop-down lists.
I urge everybody to download this update as it fixes all of the existing issues regarding layout changes.
Also in the previous version, when Trial version gets expired, the Splash Screen blocks the License Activation dialog, which would make it impossible to purchase a license or enter your license information.
This glitch and many others have been fixed and i would like to ask everybody to download the latest release as soon as possible!
This will translate to much better loading times for our users. Especially those who use the FSWizard:Online Calculator
Thank you for patience.
Once again I would like to thank everyone who invested into development of this software.
Each one of you is not just a customer, but a co-creator. Thanks to your contributions our software gets better and better with every release.
And all of it comes back to our users in a form of features they have suggested or asked for.
At this point in time i can see the results of adding the subscription-based floating licensing model.
NOT surprisingly the Permanent License Type is still more popular than the subscription-based one.
Perhaps it is attributed to the fact that most people only use HSMAdvisor on one computer anyway, which most of the time is their CAD/CAM station and relatively few people need to move their seat from one computer to another.
I am in the process of re-vising the work-flow of loading a Tool/Cut From the database.
Tool and Cut drop down lists will disappear from the screen. Instead a couple of buttons will be added that would allow loading a Tool/Cut from the database, editing/viewing parameters etc.
This should greatly unload the screen and make things easier to read.
Have a good and productive day!
There is more than one way to skin a cat!
Previously i have showed how to machine multiple pieces out of a flat plate holding only on to 0.010" thick material on the outside of the part. (here)
But there is more than one way to do it.
Sometimes your part is so hard to hold, that using tabs or skin is the best, or even the only way of machining something.
Very often, working in prototyping, I have to make only one single part and designing and producing special fixturing is also not feasible.
Here is how you can easily machine a difficult-to-hold part from both sides without using a separate fixture:
Setup: Put or part in vise. Make sure to square off at least two sides contacting the jaws for accurate positioning and minimum distortion.
Program part normally. Perform as many operations on the first side as possible.
When machining outside profile, machine to the exact depth of your part.
Here is how your part might look after completing the first OP:...
New version 0.900 includes one big improvement:
A new "Load Tool" button was added on the Toll Data panel.
When you click on that button, a brand-new "Select Tool/Cut" dialog box appears.
Using this dialog box you can quickly find and load any Tool/Cut from your Tool Database:
When you click on the "Toll Library" header, panel expands allowing user to filter out the tools and cuts that he wishes to see.
Also Expand All checkbox allows to expand all tools on the table.
In the future updates i am planning to completely replace the functionality of the two separate Tool and Cut Drop-Down lists with this single dialog window.
If you have any feedback, positive or negative or any ideas, please let me know!
Halloween sale is ON!
All HSMAdvisor Licenses worth more than $70 are currently 15% off!
You can buy a 3 year Subscription or Lifetime Permanent license now for just $82.45 HSMAdvisor Store
Let me remind you that FSWizard PRO for Android (worth $30) is included into those prices as well. So if you were thinking of buying both of them, why not save right now?
Most HSMAdvisor License packages come with FREE FSWizard license for Android and iOS devices
Please check out our HSMAdvisor Store web page for details on currently available packages.
Yesterday I uploaded another update to FSWizard:Mobile app.
Apart from the newest materials and coatings that are already present in HSMAdvisor PC calculator, i also added Socket Head and Imperial Flat head screw reference.
You can download the updated app on Google Play appstore
I have just uploaded another update to HSMAdvisor. You can download the updated version over here -> http://hsmadvisor.com/index.php?page=Download
This update resets trials on ALL unlicensed computers.
In it i addressed some of your concerns regarding readability of the screen.
A qualified committee, consisting of me and my lovely wife, who no-doubt has better taste than me, decided upon the new screen layout.
Basically i am returning to the old layout where controls are grouped in blocks and not in rows like in previous version.
Please let me know if you have any feedback and want something improved upon!
Other new things in this update include 2 new high performance coatings - nACo and nACRo.
Also in this update i improved licensing by granting floating license holders a grace period when they are unable to connect to the server.