HSM Tips and Tricks


Visualizing the Linking Parameters

A new preview feature has been added which allows the clearance height, retract height, feed height, stock height, and depth to be visualized when editing a 3D operation. The currently selected tool will also be shown such that the tip touches the previewed plane.

To visualize a specific linking parameter, click on the corresponding field on the operation property page. If no parameter is selected the clearance plane is visualized. The plane dimensions are derived from the bounding box of the selected geometry.

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Derived Operations

Using the "Create Derived Operation" users can create a new operation based on an existing operation.

E.g. a parallel followed by a contour, but with same settings (stock to leave, tolerance, stepover, boundaries...). Essentially, "Create Derived Operation" is a duplicate, but with the strategy type changed. Parameters are not associative when using a derived operation, i.e. if you change the stepover in one operation, it will not be changed in the other.

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HSMWorks and Windows 10

Before upgrading your Windows operating system to Windows 10, it is crucial that you first de-activate your HSMWorks software. If you do not, you will be unable to activate your software after the upgrade, even if a reseller resets your license. As of August 14, development has been working on a release to fix this issue, but for now there is a fairly simple work-around to prevent any problems:

Step 1: De-activate your license
Step 2: Run clean_activation.bat, which is installed in the main HSM directory
Step 3: Contact your reseller and request a license reset
Step 4: Once Windows 10 is up and running, re-install HSMWorks and reactivate it with the reset license.

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