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HSMAdvisor 0.201 Update has been released.

May 26, 2013, 9:48 pm by admin

This is a bug fix release.

Because of amount of new features that was added to the front and back end in the previous version some bugs have crawled in.

Bugs fixed in this update

  • Fixed the behaviour of Manufacturer Settings- Speed and Chipload

  • Fixed Slotting Checkbox getting stuck when it was supposed to be unchecked

  • Fixed Edit Tool and Edit Cut dialogs that did not update changed data properly

  • Click on DOC label in turning mode now resets DOC to default

  • Removed the nag screen that appears after 15 days of usage - was never intended to be there

Again thanks to everybody sending their bug reports and suggestions to me.

Without you my job would have been much harder.


HSMAdvisor 0.200 Is available for download

May 12, 2013, 11:36 pm by admin

This HSMAdvisor v0.200 release is a major step forward.

Aside from major rewrites that i did to improve stability of the code there are also new features that will improve user experience 
and move us one step ahead towards making it the best tool for machinists. 

New Features

  • Circular Interpolation feedrate compensation
    Now you can get compensated feedrates for milling inside and outside round features.
  • HSM and Chip Thinning 
    are now two separate check boxes.
    Chip thinning allows to compensate for thinning chip thickness at low radial and axial engagements.
    HSM allows to increase cutting speed when chip thinning occurs. 
  • Manufacturer's Speed and Chipload input
    For when you need to enter manufacturer recommended S&F values.
  • .NET 2.0 Framework 
    Starting from this release i have downgraded required framework version from 4.0 to 2.0
    This will allow us to target wider audience as it immediately drops requirements for Windows computers.
  • UNEF and UNS threads
    New thread sizes were added into the Threading section. 
  • Drill Chart 
    was expanded to drills up to 1.5" in diameter

Bugs Fixed

All the existing bugs were tackled when code re-write happened.
I took a long time testing and fixing all of the problem and suspect areas, so at this poing it should be bug-free.


HSMAdvisor v0.101 (FIXED)

April 14, 2013, 11:31 pm by admin

HSMAdvisor v0.1 is now available.

(newest version is 0.101)

A decision has been made that updates containing new features will increment by 0.1 each time

Bug fix updates and improvement updates will increment by 0.01

This should be a hint that first fully commercial release is in sight. (you still have another 6 months or so of free updates).

There is only one major feature

  • Machinery with gear boxes is now supported- users can enter a list of RPM machine can have set and FSWizard will force all calculations to stick to those pre-defined numbers.
    There is a sample machine called "Manual Lathe" that demonstrates this feature. You can use "Import" function in Machine Definitions dialog to load that machine and see how it works

Several bugs have been fixed

  • Manually entered RPM for lathe tools have been fixed
  • Minimum RPM entered in Machine Definitions dialog now actually forces FSWizard to not go below that value and generate a warning.

 

How Sticky RPM works:

  • Create new machine in Machine Definitions by clicking Add button and giving it a name you would recoginze.
  • Fill up all of the input boxes including Min and Max RPM, Horse Power and Torque.
  • Enter list of RPM values your machine supports into the Power Curve table.
    (Note RPM values HAVE to be in incremental order)
  • Against each RPM row enter the max Horesepower your machine has (because its a gear-box, machine HP value is constant at any spindle speed)
    Tip: if Max torque was unknown, now you can enter the highest value you see in Torque row.
  • Check Calculations Stick to pre-defined RPM only check box (Yes i know the picture shows that box unchecked, but you have to CHECK it)
  • Check Use Horse Power Curve Compensation check box

Thats it!

Now FSWizard will force calculated RPM to match the closest RPM value from the table.


HSMAdvisor 0.024 Update

April 9, 2013, 9:59 pm by admin

Please download this latest update to fix a couple of problems with sticky fields and improperly suggested Tapping%


HSMAdvisor 0.023 Has just been released

April 7, 2013, 10:29 pm by admin

This release is a major step forward.
We are starting to wander away from just Speeds and Feeds calculator part of the project.

All reported and known bugs have been fixed.

New features:

  • Threads page: You can now get thread cutting and tapping data for most popular threads in north America (UNC/UNF/ISO).
    The list of supported threads and features will grow according to necessity and user feedback.
  • Machine Profiles now have 2 new buttons: Clone and Import.
    Clone button simply copies selected machine definition with a different name.
    Import button is needed to be able to update/add machine definitions from default machine list. As users modify and customize their Machine List, thay are now able to add machine definitions hassle-free from default_machines.xml file that is supplied with every update.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Sticky Ball nose check box

  • Max HP improperly rounded

Additions:

  • Thanks to Greg Jackson and Matt Doeppers from Tormach i was able to create Horse Power/RPM curves for Tormach PCNC770 and PCNC1100 models (if you install over previous version, you can use import function to add those machines to the list)


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