HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Direction Stock Colorization

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HSMWorks 2010 introduces a new stock colorization option called "Direction" useful for analysis of cutting direction. The toolpath of interest would be the indicated by abrupt changes in color. The new option is available through the right-click menu during normal simulation.

 

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12
July
2012

Merge Drill Hole Segment

When drilling a hole with multiple segments, HSMWorks by default only drills the depth of the selected segment(s):

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Drilling a single hole segment.

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12
July
2012

Verifying Connection to the License Manager

When using floating licenses, and especially if using VPN or similar connections, HSMWorks may not be able to see or connect to the license manager, resulting in a "No licensemanager found" error when starting HSMWorks.

To verify the connection to the license manger HSMWorks includes a command-line tool "clientlm.exe" that can be used to verify the license manager connection.

From a command prompt, navigate to the HSMWorks installation dir, and run the following commands:

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12
July
2012

Adaptive Clearing Shallow Areas

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HSMWorks 2010 introduces support for shallow area machining in Adaptive Clearing.

 

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12
July
2012

Selecting Geometry Using the Split Feature Manager

When selecting geometry in HSMWorks it is often useful to select features directly from the fly-out FeatureManager tree.

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A HSMWorks property page with the fly-out FeatureManager tree visible.

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12
July
2012

Make Pattern From Selection

HSMWorks 2010 introduces a new shortcut for making a pattern directly from a selection of operations.

Previously you had to add the operations to a new folder first, and then add a pattern to the folder.

To add a pattern in HSMWorks 2010, simply select one or more operations, right-click and choose Make Pattern.

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12
July
2012

Updating the License Manager


To update the license used on a license manger, you need to perform the following steps:

1. Close HSMWorks on all PCs that are using the license manager

2. Start Product Activation from the Windows Start menu under All Programs and HSMWorks License Manager (x64)

3. Run through the activation dialog by pressing Next until you get to the final screen showing the updated license info.

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12
July
2012

Using "From Point" Heights

As a shortcut to setting a height from a point, it is not necessary to select "From Point" first. Instead, just move focus to the height in you wish to set, by clicking on the height offset field, and then pick a point on the model.

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Picking a vertex on the model as the bottom height for a contour finishing strategy.

By default, the bottom field has focus, so picking a point right after activating the heights tab will set the bottom depth.

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12
July
2012

Simulation Bookmarks

In HSMWorks 2010 we have introduced a new bookmarks feature in the simulation window.

You can add, view and remove bookmarks by right-clicking in the model window while in Simulation, and then navigating to the Bookmarks menu.

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The Bookmarks menu in Simulation.

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12
July
2012

Understanding the Heights Tab

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In HSMWorks 2010, each height now have a mode drop down along with an offset value, which together determines the actual height value.

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The Height Tab

 

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