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Changes to Multiple Seat Discount and Return Policy

July 15, 2015, 5:03 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

From this point on all license types will have a 30% progressive multiple seat discount.

Also

A 30 Day Money Back Guarantee has been introduced for all floating licenses.

If you for any reason are not satisfied with our product, simply let us know and we will refund your full purchase amount!


HSMAdvisor Partners up with Micro 100

July 7, 2015, 8:46 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

Micro 100 Specialty Carbide Tooling company has approached me asking for a branded version of my FSWizard:Online Speeds and Feeds Calculator.

Customer requests for Speeds and Feeds amount for a large portion of their customer support calls.

I hope this partnership will unload their phones AND bring some new users to my commercial products such as desktop HSMAdvisor and FSWizard for mobile platforms.

And here is the link for the custom Speed and Feed calculator i made for them http://micro100.hsmadvisor.com/

PS.

A big. A VERY BIG and VERY GOOD news are coming to those of my users who also use MasterCAM  :)


Upgrades to the Online Store

July 2, 2015, 1:43 am by Eldar Gerfanov

I have made some changes to the HSMAdvisor online store.

As of now users can purchase any number of seats they want.

Be it 1,2, 5 or 50. Does not matter any more. User gets to choose the number he wants. A progressive 25% discount will be applied on purchases of multiple seats.

Which means discount will start from 25% for 2 seats and end with 37% for 50 seats.

This should help great deal for people who want some odd number of seats.

And just a remainder: the current 15% on over 90$ is still active until July 4.

Cheers!


Its HSMAdvisor Sale Time!

June 21, 2015, 11:40 am by Eldar Gerfanov

We have not had any discounts for almost half a year.

I think it ifs time for a sale.

Check out our HSMAdvisor web store page for currently available deals.

Basically everything above $90 is on 15% sale until Fourth of July.

Happy Canada Day and Happy Fourth Of July!


HSMAdvisor v1.152 released

June 15, 2015, 9:22 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

I have not announced the previous update here, so i am going to cover the latest changes here.

New and Improved Things:

  • Fine-tuned Speeds for drilling tools
  • Added more database self-repair capability
  • Added "Uddeholm" vendor' material family

An update to port those changes to Android and IOS apps is under way

Would like to thank everyone for their continuous support and feedback.

I do not know what i would do without you guys!

Thanks!


HSMAdvisor v1.150 released

April 26, 2015, 12:04 am by Eldar Gerfanov

New and updated features

  • New workpiece materials
    Cutlery stainless steels have been added
  • Better scaling and control positioning on "Speeds and Feeds" page
  • Tool Database page now displays Libraries in multiple rows, which makes it easier to find stuff.
  • HSMAdvisor now installs by default into "Program Files (x86)" folder
    It will still copy data files into your "AppDataRoamingHSMAdvisor" folder. So it will still pick up your old tool library and license file.
  • HSMAdvisor.ZIP archive now does not contain installer files, but rather ready-to use application folders, which you can unpack and use without installation.

As usual check our downloads page to get the update.

Now i know you are wondering when i will release updates to the mobile versions as well.
That should (hopefully) be done by this Monday.

Cheers!


HSMAdvisor v1.146 released

March 29, 2015, 10:08 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

We have one major feature in this release and a lot of small improvements:

Starting form this update every HSMAdvisor installer and executable file will be digitally signed.
This will keep both your IT guy and your Antivirus Program happy.

I made a decision to invest into signing my executables because users were complaining about AV programs like Norton shutting down my software.

You can download the latest version in our downloads section


What's New:

  • Digital signing added to the executable files
  • Maximum Tapping RPM added to the Machine Definition dialog to recognize the fact that tapping speed is often a lot smaller than the maximum spindle speed available on most machines.

Improvements:

  • Major work is being done to translate HSMAdvisor to other languages
  • Typos fixed all over the place
  • Machine Definition dialog functions improved
  • Thread Milling tool type now includes DOC and WOC fields
  • Cutting speeds for several materials have been adjusted
  • Fixed condition where restoring the window in "Narrow" mode would cause controls to disappear until Maximize button was pressed
  • Tool drop-down box now better scales and crops extra-long values to make room for all columns

HSMAdvisor v1.140 Released

February 9, 2015, 12:14 am by Eldar Gerfanov

We have one major new feature and a couple of fixes

What's new:

  • Tool Database Search and Filter options are now available on the myCut DB tab
  • A new tab All in the myCut DB Library List shows tools and cuts from all libraries
  • Added Rest button to the Load Tool dialog, that resets filter options

Here is how the new myCut DB tab looks like:

As you can see now we have filter options on the bottom of the tab

What's improved:

  • Threadmill Tool Type internal hole calculation fixed
  • Tool List column ordering now saves without a delay
  • Added more error-checking to various places

HSMAdvisor v1.130

January 31, 2015, 6:41 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

This Update Resets Trials for All Unlicensed Users!

What's New

  • New Workpiece Materials
  • Added Open Tool DataBase option to myCut DB "Actions" menu
  • New and updated myCut DB tool/cut list.
  • Ability to choose visible columns on myCut DB tool/cut list (Right mouse click on headers area)

What's Improved

  • Occasional errors fixed

I've got mail

January 10, 2015, 1:26 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

Most of email correspondence i receive is questions regarding use of my software, feature suggestions, material requests etc. Purely technical.

But sometimes i receive thank-you letters that make me feel all fuzzy and warm inside. It is a great feeling to know that something you do makes other people's work easier and more productive.

Yesterday I received a letter from one of HSMAdvisor's early users. He actually sent me a couple of short videos with a part he is currently making.

With his permission i am posting his letter:

Quote:
Your calculator is great… after a few years of using it, I am 100% confident in it. Great job!

http://instagram.com/p/xovWZJisss/

http://instagram.com/p/xkJ802Csvw/

I have used the software daily for probably close to two years now... Anything from aluminum to 17-4 to A2 Rc65 and any tool I throw at it, in any length. The numbers that your calculator give have never failed. The HSM and chip thinning functions have elevated my milling capabilities without question. Hands down the best money I have ever spent on a manufacturing tool. Thank you!

Craig W. Hargrave
All Out Mfg

Thank you Craig,

Over more than last two years you and many others have supported me with very valuable feedback and suggestions. Without all of you, it would have never come as far as it did.

And there is a lot more to come!


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