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HSMAdvisor v1.150 released

April 25, 2015, 11:04 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

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.


HSMAdvisor v1.146 released

March 29, 2015, 9:08 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

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.


  • 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

FSWizard 1.40 Released

February 14, 2015, 9:47 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

I have just finished uploading the latest update for FSWizard apps to both iOS and Android stores.

Your iOS update should be available in about 3 to 5 days, while it is already available on Google Play.

As always my thanks go to Apple for killing 90% of my day on trying to find and fix stupid xCode quirks.
Thanks, apple guys! I wouldn't know what to do with all of my time if your stuff worked the way it was supposed to!

Here are just some of the changes in the latest version v1.40

  • Added new materials
  • Fixed Turning MRR/HP Calculation
  • Fixed Sticky Lead Angle
  • Changed WOC label in Turning mode to DOC

HSMAdvisor v1.140 Released

February 8, 2015, 11:14 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

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, 5:41 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

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

First FSWizard video!

January 17, 2015, 4:43 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

I have just uploaded my first FSWizard CNC MAchinists Speed and Feed Calculator video tutorial.

This is a quick walk through the basic functionality when using milling tools.

Please excuse my tired voice and occasional stuttering. This was my 9th take- every time either my computer crashed or i was interrupted by my kids running around and causing mess.

I am planning to release more videos. So please let me know what other topics i need to cover.

I've got mail

January 10, 2015, 12:26 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

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:

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

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!

Thank You!

January 1, 2015, 4:51 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

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, 10:11 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

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, 6:09 pm by Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

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!!



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:

Have a nice New Year!

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