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HSMAdvisor v1.402 Hook For MasterCAM

August 20, 2016, 11:50 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

Huge "Farewell to MasterCAM x9" HSMAdvisor Hook update has been released.

The MC 2017 has been out for a few month now and because it has received quite mixed reviews from the machinist's community, i decided to release one more big update to our MCx9 hook before starting to fully work on adapting it for MC 2017.

This update v1.402 is a double update. The hook version has now caught up to the standalone AND we have some new features in standalone HSMAdvisor as well.

Here is a quick video showcasing most of the new features:

What is new and improved in this HSMAdvisor update

  • New Hardened D2 and M2 Steels
  • New 17-4 and 13-8 Stainless Steels in various conditions
  • Mew DB Contents Tree in Select Tool Dialog
  • Plunge Speed Lock
  • New Free GD&T Reference Tab
  • Updated Look and functionality of Scientific Calculator
  • Updated look of all Geometry Calculators.

Whats new and improved in HSMAdvisor Hook:

  • Improved Toolpath import and export
  • New Improved Select Tool/Cut Dialog with Side Contents Tree
  • Plunge RPM lock for toolpaths, that do not support Plunge RPM different from the main RPM
  • Ability to choose which data is read and written into the toolpath.
  • Full ToolDB Functionality including editing and saving tools is now free.

As usual Here you can download the latest updates: http://hsmadvisor.com/ 

Questions, troubles? Let us know via email or our support forums!

Regards. 


Get it here if you have not already : Download HSMAdvisor Advanced Speed and Feed Calculator

New Licensing options!

  • From now on expired floating licenses do not stop working. We just limit your available Horse Power by the number of years in your subscription. If you had 1 year, then you will have 1HP power limit. etc
  • Expired Trial versions also do not stop working.
    You will be given ONE material option to work with and the rest of the functions will continue working as usual.

This means that from now on the access to Tool Database and Reference functions is completely free no matter whether you paid for our software or not!

This also means that Expired Floating licenses roll back to "Lite" mode where your machine power is limited by the number of years in your subscription.

A single 1 year subscription will buy you one year of unlimited use and then your machine power will be limited by whatever many years you have been subscribed for.
It will in fact work as a more expensive lifetime subscription!

Similarly a 3 year subscription will give you unlimited use for 3 years after which your power will be limited by 3 Horse Power.

In both cases You will also get all the updates and support that naturally comes with all paid options!

I believe this will be a great help for those running light underpowered machines like Tormach 770, Carbide 3d and such.

Comments?
Suggestions?

Let us know!


HSMAdvisor 1.304 Released!

July 4, 2016, 10:53 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

This update fixes the no-message shutdown when your trial expires!

What else is new and improved in this update:

  • Fixed no-message shutdown upon expiration of the trial.
  • Improved cutting speeds and feeds for milling.
  • Added 416 SS material
  • Added "Insert" check box and input field to treat Tools as if they were inserts.
  • Added internal "Copy/Paste" functionality to quickly populate custom S&F tables.
  • Added icons to the bottom taskbar.
  • Installer now checks which .NET version you are running and offers to download if it is missing.

Below are most of the new features in a nutshell:

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HSMAdvisor 1.303 Released

June 28, 2016, 9:29 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

Latest update has some important features and improvements.

New and improved in this update:

  • New T-Slot cutting tool type. Also known as Woodruff cutter.
  • Fixed Startup issue
  • Improved DOC/WOC suggestion.
  • Reduced executable size.

New T-Slotting tool type

HSMAdvisor inheritantly supported calculating cutting parameters for T-Slotting (Woodruff) cutters before. All that needed to be done was to specify prope shank size and helix angle.

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FSWizard v1.49 Released (Now for IPhone Too)

June 6, 2016, 11:37 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

I have been working hard to improve not only HSMAdvisor lately, but FSWizard Mobile CNC Machinist App too!

The latest update improves productivity, speed, fixes a lot of small glitches.
And it also adds a completely new GD&T reference tab to both the FSWizard Free and PRO apps.

Update: FSWizard PRO and Free apps have just been approved by the iTunes and are available on the AppStore!


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HSMAdvisor 1.301 Released!

May 27, 2016, 10:31 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

There had not been any updates to HSMAdvisor for several months now.
And there is a very good reason for that.

We have been working hard on a lot of new super-cool features and improving the old functionality.

BTW: This Update Resets the Trial Counter!

Let us cut to the chase.
Here is a list of all the latest changes and improvements:

  • New Cut Cloud controls added (beta only!)
  • New Cast Aluminum materials
  • New combined Tool Torque and Deflection Limit controls
  • New and Improved Tool Display Graphics. Now for Turning too!
  • Lathe Tools now consider Shank size when suggesting chip-load.
  • New Mass Edit - > Set SFM/Feed Overrides command in the Tool Database
  • Improved Tool Deflection calculations
  • Improved and refined a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff

I am going to explain the most important improvements below.

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HSMAdvisor is moving to the Rolling Release model

April 21, 2016, 8:33 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

From this point on, all holders of valid HSMAdvisor licenses will be eligible to free Life-Time updates and upgrades to their HSMAdvisor product.
Likewise there is not going to be a big functionality jump between the version 1.99 and 2.0 like in some other software products.

This release model is called "rolling release" and it is becoming the new industry norm.
It offers smoother transition and no steep learning curve for existing users. It also helps prevent unavoidable bugs when a large amount of changes is introduced all at once.Read More 


FSWizard:Mobile 1.47

March 29, 2016, 9:43 am by Eldar Gerfanov

There have been reports of troubles our FSWizard users were having after updating to Android 6.0

I issued some hotfixes before but they did not help.

So I would like to announce that with the latest update all the problems have been fixed. There were also minor updates in the UI, but nothing major.

Cheers!

 

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HSMAdvisor Heads UP

March 14, 2016, 12:02 am by Eldar Gerfanov

I just have to tell.

I know, I know I should not. But I am working on a very cool feature right now and I am extremely happy and proud with how well it comes together.

Okay. I can tell you that it has a word "Cloud" in it and that I have VERY high hopes for it.....Once fully implemented it will unite all of our Speeds and Feeds products in a huge way.

Keep tuned in. Closed testing is about to start very soon.

If you would like to participate in something groundbreaking and new, shoot me an email!

Only license holders can apply, though. I don't want it to leak too early.


The New Help Category: Tool Database & Inventory

February 24, 2016, 11:41 pm by Eldar Gerfanov

Being as vast and as complex as it is HSMAdvisor Tool Database may seem overwhelming for many users despite all the benefits of using it.

To address this issue I have just added a new category to our HSMAdvisor on-line Help resource called Tool Database & Tool Inventory

Here is a the opening article of that category:

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An integral part of HSMAdvisor is its very powerful Tool and Cut Database also known as Tool Database

Tool Database allows you to not only store your tools in one convenient location sparing you the time needed to key-in your tool type, size etc.
It is very extensible and since its inception has grown both in size and functionality.

With every update the list of its features keeps growing and at present it can (among many other things) do the following:

  • Store and Edit geometric Tool data, Including automatic creation of tool data from a sample tool entry.
  • Store/Create/Manage Custom Tool Manufacturer Cutting data using Manufacturer Brand/Series names
  • Store and Manage Tool Handling data like: Number of Tools in stock, Ordering Vendor Information, Physical location in the shop
  • Set up Low Tool Stock warning levels and add tools, that are low on stock to a Request List to be ordered.
  • Create and Export customizable Tool Request Orders for use in purchasing.
  • Restock received tools into the Tool Database
  • Attach Cutting Data (Known as just "Cuts") to tools for various cutting scenarios in different materials.
  • Store complete MasterCAM Tool and ToolPath parameters for easy importing/Exporting of MC operations
  • Organize Tools into Libraries
  • Share a single Tool Database between many HSMAdvisor seats in real-time.

 In the following articles we will describe the main functions of the Tool Database

In all there are 5 articles in there already describing many of its functions in detail.
Please check them out if you are not sure what the Tool Database does and how to use it.

And as always: when in doubt - ASK :)

 


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