Articles tagged with: HSMXpress

25
June
2013

5 Ways Autodesk is Proving Their Long-Term Commitment to HSMWorks for SolidWorks

1) HSMXpress for SolidWorks - Just Got Better

Autodesk has removed the firewall between HSMWorks and HSMXpress. The files are now 100% compatible which means you can move files between HSMWorks and HSMXpress seamlessly.  You can even open, review and verify HSMWorks files in HSMXpress!

Download the latest release of HSMXpress now: http://www.hsmworks.com/download/hsmxpress/

2) Distributed CAM - Free to all HSMWorks for SolidWorks users!

Distributed CAM lets you distribute toolpath calculations across a local area network. By borrowing unused CPU power in your company or office we dramatically reduce CNC programming time for complex jobs. This is a great way to get the most from your computer hardware and gain a competitive advantage in your business! Autodesk has made distributed CAM free to all HSMWorks users.

To start using distributed CAM simply install the DCS client on a PC in your local area network you want to offload calculation too.

http://www.hsmworks.com/download/other/

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

04
May
2013

Check in With Luke - HSMXpress Enthusiast

Luke

One of the things we most love about our job is hearing from our customers how much HSMWorks and HSMXpress has made our customers' lives easier and more productive. We thought you'd enjoy hearing what your peers are doing, so we plan to start sharing these stories.

For example, we recently heard from Luke from CruddCNC (www.youtube.com/cruddCNC) who has been using HSMXpress to make parts for his Quadcopters on a retrofitted desktop CNC machine.

If you have a great story, let us know!  We'd love to share your story to help inform and inspire the user community.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

02
May
2013

Adaptive Clearing in HSMXpress - The Free CAM Solution for SolidWorks

Key Facts About Adaptive Clearing

  1. Remove material up to 3 times faster
  2. Reduce tool wear by using the full flute length of the cutter
  3. Eliminate tool breaking.
  4. HSMWorks pioneeried modern high-speed machining.
  5. While others have tried to copy us we continue to innovate and remain the leader in high speed machining.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

06
December
2012

The Future of HSMWorks for SolidWorks

Friends,

The acquisition of HSMWorks by Autodesk, Inc. obviously created some uncertainty about the future of an HSMWorks for SolidWorks product. We have been relieved since to get many direct and unambiguous commitments, from the highest levels at Autodesk, on continuing to offer and update HSMWorks for SolidWorks. I am glad to report that everyone else I have been in contact with at Autodesk has echoed and amplified this commitment.

Last week I attended Autodesk University (think: Autodesk's version of SolidWorks World). The event started off with a keynote by Jeff Kowalski, Chief Technology Officer at Autodesk stating, "At Autodesk we are tool makers. We make tools for you guys -the ones who are imagining, designing and creating a better world." This statement was profound because it reflects a big shift underway at Autodesk and how the HSMWorks acquisition is a major part of this change.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

07
September
2012

Edit HSMWorks/HSMXpress Expressions

Most of the parameters in HSMWorks has default values based on expressions involving other parameters, such as the tool diameter (referenced by tool_diameter in an expression). You can enter a new expression directly in a parameter field or you can modify an existing expression by using the Edit Expression option.

To edit an expression, right-click in the parameter field and choose Edit Expression, or simply press F2 while the parameter field has focus.

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Edit Expression menu

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

24
August
2012

Job WCS From Model & Orientation

Model & Orientation is similar to Stock & Orientation but the WCS origin will be associative to the model rather than the stock.

While the distinction between the two modes is fairly subtle, it can be very handy in some situations.

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WCS with Use Stock & Orientation.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

29
July
2012

Operation Manager Drag and Drop

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Moving an operation to a different position in the operation manager.
The black line indicate the position where the operation will be moved to.

The HSMWorks Operation Manager supports dragging and dropping operations, tools and geometry.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

29
July
2012

Continue Machining From Previous Job

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Job1 roughing.

When using multiple jobs from different orientations, you can perform rest machining between the jobs.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

29
July
2012

Setup Sheet Pictures

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Setup Sheet with a custom picture

By default HSMWorks include a single picture of the model at the beginning of the setup sheet. It is, however, also possible to include a custom picture per operation in the generated setup sheet.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

29
July
2012

Renumber Tools

The tools in a library can be sequentially by right-clicking in a library, on a selection of tools, or in the tree, and choosing "Renumber Tools".

The tools will be numbered sequentially beginning at 1, and in the order they are currently listed in the view.

You can use this function if, for example, you want to populate the tool magazine with just the tools needed for a particular job.

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Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

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