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FSWizard:Mobile Cross-Platform License

January 3, 2015, 6:27 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

Due to popular demand I am adding a new item into our web store.

From this point on you can purchase a Right to Access additional databases to your free FSWizard LITE app, that turn it into a FSWizard:PRO version.

Please read here for more details->

http://hsmadvisor.com/index.php?page=buy&shell_id=233&article_id=4486

 


Thank You!

January 1, 2015, 5:51 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

I would like to thank everyone who has helped with the development of our software by investing your time and money, making suggestions, reporting bugs, recommending our software on various professional online message boards and to your colleagues.

Every bit of money I charge for our software goes back to development.

Unlike most other software developers, who often hold back on features to not allow their products to compete with each-other, every useful feature available on mobile FSWizard goes to the desktop-based HSMAdvisor and vise-versa. Even if it ends up hurting overall sales.

I was the first developer who was able to bring a speed and feed calculator as complex as FSWizard to the mobile platform and I have just uploaded another update to FSWizard Mobile app, that makes it even more powerful. Almost as powerful in fact as HSMAdvisor.

Why bother? Why create a competing product that does almost as much, but costs almost 3 times cheaper?

Because I know that most of our mobile users are not only unable to buy a more expensive desktop product, but they are also often younger, less experienced and hold machinist positions without access to desktop computers.

These users deserve every help they need to grow skills and their careers.

And when they grow to be CNC Programmers and get to sit in the office, they would need something more convenient and more powerful.

I hope they then remember that the same guy who develops FSWizard:Mobile also develops an even cooler desktop application called HSMAdvisor, that will certainly help keep their bosses even happier than before!

Once again, thank you, guys. Please have a Safe and Prosperous New Year.

 

Here is the list of recent changes to FWizard:Mobile v1.38

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HSMAdvisor v1.120

December 27, 2014, 11:11 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

We have 2 new calculators available on Reference tab.
It is Oblique Triangle Calculator and a Fillet calculator.

I also fixed Floating Window's missing fields.

I have finally bought a proper microphone and was able to record a tutorial video, where i show a way to calculate speeds and feeds for pocketing in D2 tool steel and also calculate ramping feed rate.

during my meetings with shop programmers i have found out that some people did not really understand the functionality behind Helical Ramping calculator. A more detailed video on Circular Compensation and Ramping to follow.

This video is already on my YouTybe channel:


HSMAdvisor Status Update

December 23, 2014, 7:09 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

First of all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

There has been a spur in development in the last couple of weeks.
Mainly due to the fact that i took a vacation from my day job.

I also used this time to pay a visit to some businesses operating in the area to get some feedback on my software, hear out their needs and desires.

I have not been able to post about the latest updates, so let's summarize what we have at this moment in the latest v1.110 update

  • New 90 Degree metric Flat Head screw reference tool
  • Ability to use comma sign instead of dot as a decimal point.
    HSMAdvisor will still convert comma to dot, but now it treats input properly
    This was done to accommodate users whose language settings use comma on their numpad
  • Fixed scaling for all DPI types.
  • Added a bunch of materials like Machinable Wax, Plywood, some Steels etc.
  • Improved and made more predictable loading of tools and cuts from the database
  • Made improvements to Machine definition window.

Most of the work has been finished on the CAM integration feature.
If any of you, my users, feel like you want the FREE integration with their favorite CAM, please nag your CAM support and/or sales desk!!

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Now did I mention I plan on NOT changing a dime for the integration feature?

If not, then let me repeat it again.

CAM Integration feature will come at no price for my users!

So if i were you, i would file support tickets (make some phone calls, write letters) to your CAM providers and ask them to consider enabling their software to speak with mine.

My contact details can be found here: http://hsmadvisor.com/index.php?page=help&shell_id=241&article_id=4426

Have a nice New Year!


HSMAdvisor v1.100

December 18, 2014, 2:42 am by Eldar Gerfanov

I have just uploaded another update to HSMAdvisor.

In this version we have 2 new tool types.
It is Solid Ball Nose and Indexed Ball Nose.

Also 4 more Workpiece materials were added: Soft and Hard Plywood, and two types of HYTAC material.

Aside from new goodies, a lot of old ones were improved upon and fixed.

More details on the downloads page!


End of the Year Holiday Sale!

December 14, 2014, 12:09 am by Eldar Gerfanov

Save 30% on any HSMAdvisor license when you purchase a package worth $100 or more

Biggest sale of the year

Single Seat Permanent License + Lifetime Updates is now just $153, and Lifetime Floating License is just $136 !

Be safe and have a Happy holiday season!


HSMAdvisor v1.000

November 29, 2014, 9:17 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

We have finally reached version 1.00!

Here is a list of new and improved features:

What's New

  • Material Drop-Down list now shows 'X' on the row when the current Library Tool has Custom Surface Speed and Chipload settings.
  • Load Tool dialog box now has Tool Type Icon. The same column shows a readable Operation Type Icon for finishing, roughing, etc.
  • Drilling Tool Types now allow user to enter a custom Pecking value
  • Milling Tool Types now have Editable Plunge RPM and Plunge Feedrate
  • Milling Tool Types' updated Circle/Ramp Dialog now allows to specify whether ramp settings apply to Plunge feedrate of Milling feedrate

What's Improved

  • Custom Speeds and Feeds tab on Edit Tool Dialog was improved with new buttons to reset custom Surface Speed and Chipload settings
    Glitch with certain diameters in metric mode being missed is fixed
  • Load Tool/Cut Dialog box' Search was improved
  • Load Tool/Cut Dialog box now features much improved tool and cut list with better readability and usability
  • Ballnose Tools have been improved to better show changing effective diameter for different depths of cut.

Now, because a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some screenshots as well.

Updated and Improved Load Tool/Cut Dialog:

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Black Friday Special

November 28, 2014, 7:25 am by Eldar Gerfanov

This Black Friday and Until Monday.

Save 15% on Everything in our HSMAdvisor Store !


HSMAdvisor v0.950

November 10, 2014, 10:48 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

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!

Cheers!


Status Updates

October 31, 2014, 9:18 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

We have changed a Web-Server hosting company

This will translate to much better loading times for our users. Especially those who use the FSWizard:Online Calculator

Thank you for patience.

Our Halloween Sale is now Officially Over

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.

More User Interface Improvements are Coming

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!


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