HSMAdvisor v0.1 is now available.
(newest version is 0.101)
A decision has been made that updates containing new features will increment by 0.1 each time
Bug fix updates and improvement updates will increment by 0.01
This should be a hint that first fully commercial release is in sight. (you still have another 6 months or so of free updates).
There is only one major feature
- Machinery with gear boxes is now supported- users can enter a list of RPM machine can have set and FSWizard will force all calculations to stick to those pre-defined numbers.
There is a sample machine called "Manual Lathe" that demonstrates this feature. You can use "Import" function in Machine Definitions dialog to load that machine and see how it works
Several bugs have been fixed
- Manually entered RPM for lathe tools have been fixed
- Minimum RPM entered in Machine Definitions dialog now actually forces FSWizard to not go below that value and generate a warning.
How Sticky RPM works:
- Create new machine in Machine Definitions by clicking Add button and giving it a name you would recoginze.
- Fill up all of the input boxes including Min and Max RPM, Horse Power and Torque.
- Enter list of RPM values your machine supports into the Power Curve table.
(Note RPM values HAVE to be in incremental order)
- Against each RPM row enter the max Horesepower your machine has (because its a gear-box, machine HP value is constant at any spindle speed)
Tip: if Max torque was unknown, now you can enter the highest value you see in Torque row.
- Check Calculations Stick to pre-defined RPM only check box (Yes i know the picture shows that box unchecked, but you have to CHECK it)
- Check Use Horse Power Curve Compensation check box
Now FSWizard will force calculated RPM to match the closest RPM value from the table.