Articles tagged with: Operation Manager

20
June
2014

Drag/Drop Operations

Did you know you can drag and drop operations onto geometry? It's easy!

Step 1: Identify operation to Copy.

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

28
July
2012

Compare & Edit Multiple Operations

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The Compare and Edit dialog.

To edit multiple operations, simply select two or more operations by holding Ctrl while clicking each of the operations. You can also select a range of operations by holding Shift, or by dragging a box around the operations.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

27
July
2012

Protect Operations

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The toolpath for a protected operation after a change to the model.

HSMWorks allows you protect individual operations from getting invalidated when changing the model. This is useful if, for example, you have operations that have already been run on the machine, and want to do rest machining from these operations, while accommodating changes to the model.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

20
July
2012

Operation Manager Inline Information

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Inline information shown for a Job, and various operations.

HSMWorks can show additional information in the operation manager alongside the name.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

13
July
2012

Suppressing Operations

HSMWorks supports switching between different configurations in a part or assembly. This is useful if you have different sized variations of the same part. In some cases you may also have different features in the different configurations which again require different toolpath operations. In these cases, suppressing operations can be useful.

Use of the suppress feature is best illustrated with an example. The following screenshot shows a part with two configurations:

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A part with two different configurations.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

13
July
2012

Using Jobs and Folders

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A 3+2 part with a job for each side to be machined.

HSMWorks supports multiple jobs in a document and grouping of operations in folders. This tip explains how to use these new features.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

13
July
2012

Using the HSMWorks Task Manager

HSMWorks allows you to continue working inside SolidWorks while generating toolpaths in the background. In this tip we will explain how to best use this feature.

The main interface for controlling toolpath generation is the HSMWorks Task Manager:

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The Task Manager with two jobs running on a dual-core
system, while two additional jobs are pending.

 

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

13
July
2012

Using the Split Operation Manager

HSMWorks fully supports splitting the SolidWorks feature manager. This allows you to see two different views of the operation manager at the same time - one in the bottom and one in the top part of the feature manager. This feature opens up for new ways to manage operations, since you are allowed to see the top operation manager while editing an operation in the bottom (which is normally locked).

To show the top operation manager, either drag the splitter located just above the tabs, or simply click the operation manager tab:

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Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Setting the "Default Folder"

Setting the "Default Folder"

When using multiple folders in HSMWorks, it is possible to make one of them the default folder. When adding new operations, they will be added to the default folder.

In the following example, creating a new operation will add it at the end of the Finishing folder:

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

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