Articles tagged with: News

24
July
2014

Where to build? FirstBuild!

FirstBuild is an online and physical community dedicated to designing, engineering, building and selling the next generation of home appliances. Think of it like TechShop with engineers on staff. This is very exciting for my home town of Louisville. It is a successful cooperation of G.E., University of Louisville and Local Motors. We here at NexGenCAM are glad HSMWorks can be a part of it.








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Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

27
June
2014

5 Axis Machining Demonstration

Autodesk was recently invited to Selway Machine Tool Company to participate in their West Coast Manufacturing Expo. This part was programmed in HSMWorks to showcase the versatility of the new Haas UMC-750, 5-axis universal center. Try HSMWorks today!

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08
May
2014

Term Pricing- You Can "Rent" HSMWorks!

We are very pleased to announce a new way to get HSMWorks for SolidWorks or Inventor: Desktop Subscription. Think of it like "renting" HSMWorks year-to-year. This is the exact same software you would get if purchasing outright (not a cloud-based solution).

"We are really excited to offer this option to our customers", says Charles Davis, CEO of NexGenCAM. "This is an attractive program, especially for start-ups and small businesses that need to conserve cash. Renting reduces the marginal risk of starting a new enterprise or moving up to 3D machining. It does not take a lot of work to justify the $2470 per year to get professional 3D CAM."

 

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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

18
May
2013

What's Happening With HSMWorks?

This is a status update on HSMWorks for SolidWorks and the family of CAM products resulting from the acquisition by Autodesk.

HSMWorks, The CAM Solutions for SolidWorks, is here to stay. Thankfully, enough time has passed that we no longer need to ask everyone to take our word for it. Carl Bass (CEO), Buzz Kross (SVP), Carl White (Director), and anyone else authorized to discuss the matter, have stated their commitment to the SolidWorks platform. Next week we will release another update with toolpath enhancements and support for sharing HSMWorks and HSMXpress files with each other. And stay tuned for a big announcement about HSMWorks with the next release (sorry, no hints).

HSMXpress is not only still here, it still offers all HSMWorks 2D (2-1/2 Axis) strategies, still has no banners or ads, and still does not cost one penny. HSMXpress is available at no cost to licensed users of SolidWorks 2010 or newer. If you are just now reading this and don't believe that Autodesk is giving away the world’s best 2D CAM system complete with simulation, graphical setup sheets, post processing, and the world’s best CNC editor, just go to HSMXpress | Integrated CAM for SolidWorks.

So, what does the future hold?

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

06
December
2012

2013 HSMWorks International User Group Meeting

Orlando, Florida January 24, 2013

Who can attend?

HSMWorks Customers.

The HSMWorks Development team will be joined by Carl Bass (CEO), HSMWorks Resellers including NexGenCAM, and others to provide you direct access to the people who are responsible for the development and support of HSMWorks. 

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

16
November
2012

Open Letter to HSMWorks Customers From Autodesk

Dear HSMWorks Customers,

We are very excited to have acquired the technology and team responsible for HSMWorks. We recognize that HSMWorks is the best CAM product in the world and we intend to keep it that way. I want to assure you of Autodesk's commitment to developing and supporting the HSMWorks products and customers.

Supporting and developing HSMWorks on the SolidWorks platform is a priority for us. We will continue to deliver on the high level of integration and support you have come to expect. To that end, we have already added additional resources to enhance the integration and development.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

28
July
2012

HSMXpress vs. HSMWorks 2D Milling

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HSMXpress Screenshot

HSMXpress essentially is HSMWorks 2D now. The MachineWorks-based solid verification is disabled simply because it js licensed from another company so we cannot give it away. However, HSMWorks has it's own 64-bit Solids based verification (Right click, Show Stock in Simulate) which is very good and continues to be developed. HSMXpress does not include Multi-axis machining or verification.

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