Advanced Feed And Speed Calculator for Professional CNC Programmers and Machinists.

HSMAdvisor Integration with MasterCAM

  • Pass Toolpath parameters to HSMAdvisor and back
  • Recognize and Associate MasterCAM tools with HSMAdvisor

Save and Retrieve Toolpath parameters from HSMAdvisor database

  • Save MasterCAM Toolpath parameters with a click of a mouse



Apply saved parameters to new MasterCAM Tool Paths

  • ToolPath parameters are filtered out according to their tool names


Download and Install HSMAdvisor hook and add it to MasterCAM using "Customize Toolbar" menu

Download the latest update

HSMAdvisor v1.511

  • Added Spanish translation.
    Translation was provided by one of the users in exchange for a free license. Thank you, Andrés!
  • Added Tool Type selector to the Custom Speeds and Feeds Tables window.
    Now Each tool Type has its own list of Custom Speeds and Feeds Tables. And it makes a lot of sense, since you do not really want to use Drilling table on an end mill tool type.
    Your old Tool Library will be converted to the new format automatically. You do not need to make any manual changes to it.
    Still please double-check your numbers to make sure nothing got messed up!
  • Big improvements in cutting speeds and feeds.
    Slotting speeds and feeds now do not turn on at 80% engagement, but apply gradually.
  • Fixed Circular interpolation in Ramp-Milling mode.
  • Minor improvements here and there

Hook for MasterCAM X9 HSMAdvisor_For_MasterCAM_x9_v1.511.exe Size:3.96 MB Hook for MasterCAM 2017 HSMAdvisor_For_MasterCAM_2017_v1.511.exe Size:3.8 MB
HSMAdvisor For MasterCAM Hook Information

HSMAdvisor Hook for MasterCAM is still under active development

Please be careful with the results and use common sense.


HSMAdvisor setup requires administrative privileges to install into Program Files.

Although it is not required, we recommend you to install standalone HSMAdvisor prior to installing the hook: this will make sure you have default tool libraries, machines and languages.

HSMAdvisor Hook for X9 needs to be installed into C:\Program Files\mcamx9\ directory.

Hook for MasterCAM 2017 needs to be installed into C:\Program Files\mcam2017\ directory.

See Also

At this moment the following tool paths are fully recognized:

  • Face Mill
  • Contour
  • Pocket
  • Drilling
    (Boring, Tapping,C-Boring)
  • Circle Mill
  • All 2D HST Tool paths:
    Dynamic Milling
    Dynamic Area
    Blend Mill
    Peel Mill
  • All 3D HST Tool paths
  • All 3D Tool paths

Things to be added in the coming days/weeks/months:

  1. Turning
  2. Routing



Setting up HSMAdvisor hook for MAsterCAM 2017:

Setting up HSMAdvisor hook for MasterCAM X9:

Calculating cutting parameters for Face Milling, Saving Tool and Cut data and recalling it when needed:

 © Eldar Gerfanov