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?