Articles tagged with: HSMWorks Settings

12
July
2012

Exporting and Importing HSMWorks Settings and Defaults

When changing an option or default in HSMWorks or SolidWorks the changes are stored in the Windows Registry.

The Windows Registry is a central facility in Windows and ensures that multiple users of the same PC can have different settings, and also that common settings can be easily deployed when performing network installations.

It is also possible to manually export and import settings and move these between PC's, using Windows' Registry Editor.

To start the Registry Editor, choose Run from the Windows Start menu and type regedit:

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Setting SolidWorks & HSMWorks Units

In HSMWorks as in SolidWorks - the units that values are entered and shown in do not depend on the internal representation of parameters, geometry and toolpaths.

As such, it is possible to change the units on the fly without any conversion of parameters, geometry or toolpath.

The display units can be changed by changing the unit of the SolidWorks document.

1. Open the Tools menu
2. Choose Options
3. Go to the Document Properties tab
4. Choose Units
5. Select the Unit System and individual units you wish to use

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

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:

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

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.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Editing Tools in Excel

When copying a selection of tools in the HSMWorks Tool Library, it is possible to paste these into Excel (or any other program that supports editing of tabbed text).

1. Select some tools that you want to edit.

 

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Select tools to copy

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks