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HSMAdvisor 2.8.1

April 20, 2024, 3:19 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

The other week we have released HSMA v2.8.1

Here is what's different:

  • Install-time License Setup added
  • Main window resize performance improvements
    Fixed occasional incorrect element re-floating.
  • Cloud Status added on the Tool Library Drop-down
  • Opening HSMA window outside of visible bounds fixed
  • Upgraded to .NET 4.8
    Use default TLS protocol to avoid "server not reached" or "unable to establish secure connection" errors
  • Added Countersink tool
  • Fixed and improved the critical drilling speed calculation
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

As always you can get the latest update over here:

New HSMAdvisor License Upgrade Options

March 24, 2024, 3:18 am by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

There have been some improvements in the purchasing system that I think our users will find VERY useful.

From now on here is how you can upgrade your HSMAdvisor license:

  1. Adding More Seats to Existing License (OLD)
    As before you can add more seats to an existing license.

  2. Upgrade from 1 and 3 HP Licenses (NEW)
    If you're currently using a 1 HP or 3 HP license you can upgrade to either the Unlimted Floating or Unlimited Permanent license.

  3. Transitioning from Cancelled or Active Subscription (NEW)
    You can now switch from a subscription-based model to any other license type.
    Your current subscription will be canceled (if it isn't canceled already) and a new license will be sent to you.

In all cases, you will only have to pay the difference between the new and the existing license.

The minimum upgrade fee is USD 10

Please read more about the upgrade process here: HSMAdvisor License Upgrades


Gonna leave it here because someone might find it useful and my googling didn't come up with the answers that I liked.

So. I successfully switched my TerraMaster D2-310 from RAID1 to SINGLE mode, where each physical drive corresponds to a distinct logical one. Despite multiple sources stating that such a switch requires wiping the drives, I found a method that worked for me. Keep in mind that results may vary, and this might not apply to all enclosures.

Here are the steps:

  1. Power down the enclosure, disconnect it from your PC, and remove Drive 2 from the enclosure.

  2. Connect Drive 2 to your PC motherboard using a SATA cable.

  3. Turn on your PC and ensure Drive 2 functions properly, allowing you to read and write data.

  4. With the enclosure powered off, switch the MODE setting on the back of the device to SINGLE mode. WARNING: Do not, DO NOT press the Reset button, as it will most likely wipe your drive!

  5. Power on the enclosure with Drive 1 inside and connect it to the same PC where Drive 2 is already connected.

  6. Windows cannot mount Drive 1 due to its signature matching that of Drive 2, which is desired.

  7. Open Disk Management, locate your "Offline Disk," right-click on it, and select "Online." This action changes the signature of Drive 1, effectively removing it from RAID.

  8. You can now navigate to the root of each disk and delete any hidden folders containing RAID information. I removed the 2 folders starting with a "." (dot).

That's it. Aside from other obvious benefits of NOT having to tie 2 drives together, I believe I will get better longevity of my second drive now because I will use it to back up only the important stuff once a day.

Multilingual support in FSWizard is coming!

January 10, 2024, 10:21 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

Change long overdue. FSWizard now has support for multiple interface languages.

So far there is only 3 available, and only in the web app at

The only languages I know is English and Russian, so please let me know if the current Spanish translation has issues and you would like to help me fix it.

I very much would like to outsource this work to native speakers, so I will be releasing the language files shortly.

Prolight 2000 Documents

December 19, 2023, 10:42 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

PLM 1000/PLM 2000 Mechanical Specs

Travels/Work envelope:

  • X: 12.0"
  • Y: 6.0"
  • Z: 9.0"

Table Size:

  • X: 19.5"
  • Y: 6.0"

Table T-slots:

  • Number of slots: 3
  • T-Nut Size: 3/8-16 - 7/16 (11/16 base)


  • PLM 2000: 5000 RPM 1HP
  • PLM 1000: 10000 RPM 1HP

Both use R8 collet spindle.

Spindle Options:

  • Automatic Clamp/Unclamp option, that requires compressor.
  • Rack-style ATC for 4 tools. Also air-powered.

Dumping all available PLM 1000 and 2000 docs here.

proLIGHT_2000_DOS_Manual.pdf proLIGHT_2000_DOS_Manual.pdf Size:7.74 MB ProLight Spindle Head Assembly.pdf ProLight Spindle Head Assembly.pdf Size:0.17 MB proLIGHT_1000_WIN_Manual.pdf proLIGHT_1000_WIN_Manual.pdf Size:9.46 MB SUPER_proLIGHT_Manual.pdf SUPER_proLIGHT_Manual.pdf Size:1.38 MB proLIGHT_1000_ ATC_Setup.pdf proLIGHT_1000_ ATC_Setup.pdf Size:0.18 MB

HSMAdvisor v2.7.2

September 17, 2023, 4:49 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

Good news, everybody!

HSMAdvisor now has a G and M-Code reference page:

Also in this update, I have fixed error messages that appeared after the clean install.
These weren't critical as they appeared only once, but I assume they caused a few new users not to continue using the app, which is quite unfortunate.

The latest update can be downloaded from here:

Thanks to everybody who sends feedback and suggestions!

Updated G and M-Code reference in FSWizard

August 30, 2023, 1:01 am by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

The FSWizard app, available on iOS, Android, and web browsers, recently received a substantial update for its G and M code reference page.

This update includes the addition and updating of the most commonly used Fanuc G and M codes.

Notably, the G code within the sample snippets is now highlighted, enhancing readability.

You can download the update from:

or access it through your web browser:

Thank you to everyone who keeps sending suggestions and feedback!


HSMAdvisor v2.7.1 for MasterCAM 2024

August 5, 2023, 10:50 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

The HSMAdvisor plugin for Mastercam has undergone an update, making it fully compatible with Mastercam 2024. The following improvements have been implemented:

  1. Upgraded plugins for MC2020-2024 to incorporate the core assembly of HSMAdvisor v2.7.1.
  2. Resolved the issue where the .hsmlib import/export plugins were not visible in the Import/Export menu commands when HSMAdvisor was loaded as a plugin.

To access the update, kindly visit:

Thank you for your continued support!

HSMAdvisor v2.5.12

November 8, 2022, 9:50 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

A new version of HSMAdvisor has just been released!

This minor update adds the Portuguese language and fixes the Language upload feature.
Thanks to TribeJoint - for providing the translation!

Also, minor tweaks were made to improve drill chip load calculations for tiny and very large drills.

In related news. Big work is currently happening with expanding and improving the HSMAdvisor's Material Database.

You can download the latest HSMAdvisor Update over here:


Dark theme for FSWizard

July 21, 2022, 12:12 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

Please check out the new dark theme in FSWizard web app on

The theme can be changed in app settings page.

Any feedback or recommendations are welcome!


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