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HSMAdvisor v2.8.1

April 14, 2024, 1:52 pm by admin

What's new in this update:

  • Install-time License Setup added
  • Main window resize performance improvements
    Fixed occasional incorrect element re-floating
  • Cloud Status added on the Tool Library Drop-down
  • Opening HSMA window outside of visible bounds fixed
  • Upgraded to .NET 4.8
    Use default TLS protocol to avoid "server not reached" or "unable to establish secure connection" errors
  • Added Countersink tool
  • Fixed and improved the critical drilling speed calculation
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

In the previous update:

  • Added the G and M-Code reference page to the Reference Tab.
  • Fixed error messages that appeared after the clean install.

Please use the "HSMAdvisor Installer" download option below.

HSMAdvisor Installer HSMAdvisor_v2.8.1.26383_NET4.8.exe Size:4.88 MB Zipped Installer HSMAdvisor_v2.8.1.26383_install.zip Size:4.85 MB Zipped Application Folder HSMAdvisor_v2.8.1.26383.zip Size:4.9 MB
Product Description

Download HSMAdvisor to try it for 30 days. No registration required.

The following languages are fully supported: English, French, Russian

Partially supported languages: Spanish, Turkish, Slovak, Czech, Polish. 

If the latest update does not work for you, you can roll back to a previous one! See HSMAdvisor Version History

Installation directory

HSMAdvisor setup requires administrative privileges to install into Program Files.

Please download and unpack the ZIP folder into "My Documents" if you do not wish to run the installer.

See Also

HSMAdvisor: The kind of CNC Software that works for professional machinists and hobbyists alike.

  • Confidently calculate cutting conditions for hundreds of work-piece materials and of combinations of tooling types and coatings.
  • Accurately Estimate cutting forces involved in the machining process and prevent tool breakage.
  • Estimate machine power requirements and help choose the best tool for the job.
  • Suggest safe and practical Axial and Radial engagement values.
  • Compensate for reduced-shank, long and extra-long tools.
  • Comes with MasterCAM hook

Speed and Feed Wizard | Tool Database | Threading and Tapping Reference

Key Features of HSMAdvisor:

Speeds and Feeds - The best feed and speed calculator on the market.

  • Fail-Safe Speeds and Feeds for Milling, Drilling, and Turning.
  • High-Speed Machining/High-Efficiency Machining.
  • Axial and Radial chip thinning.
  • Tool Life estimation.
  • Balancing Depth Of Cut against Width Of Cut and vise-verse.
  • Optimal Depth Of Cut and Width Of Cut suggestion
  • Reduces the depth of cut and feed rate for extra-long, tapered, reduced-shank tools.
  • The only calculator that accounts for flute length, helix angle, stick out, and shank diameter at the same time.
  • Trochoidal/Peel Milling or Dynamic milling feeds and speeds.
  • RPM Reduction for extra-long tools.
  • Maximum Horse Power, Spindle Speed, Feedrate, and Torque machine limits: using it is safer than your manufacturers cutting data!
  • Machining Horse Power and Torque estimation.
  • Cutting Force and Tool Deflection estimation.
  • Tool breakage prevention against torque and deflection.
  • Speed/Feed compensation for long cutters
  • NO internet connection required
  • On the fly INCH - METRIC conversion. for EVERY input field: you can specify all or one of the values to be either imperial or metric
  • All data is saved on exit and retrieved back on launch. So next time you open the program, everything is where you left it.

Currently, supported tool types include

Milling Tools

  • Solid Generic End Mill - endmills for generic applications designed for medium roughing, semi-finishing, and finishing on a large number of materials
  • Solid High-Performance End Mill - solid end mills marketed by their manufacturers as High-Performance.
    These tools are often designed for a specific group of materials and allow for increased material removal rates and tool life.
  • Indexed End Mill - Endmills with replaceable cutting edges and steel bodies.
    These tools allow for higher cutting speeds due to shallow depths of cut and the relative inexpensiveness of inserts.
  • High Feed End Mill - Indexed end mill with an extremely low lead angle that directs most of the cutting force in the downward direction. Feature high feed rates and shallow depths of cut.
  • Helical Mills
  • Thread Mills
  • V-Bit Engraving Cutters


  • Helical ramping and circular interpolation compensation calculator.
  • Recommended Peck distance according to the depth of the hole
  • 100% mathematical modeling of tools

Drilling Tools

  • Jobber Twist Drill - A HSS or Carbide twist drill with generic cutting geometry. Works for many applications.
  • Hi-Helix Parabolic Drill - A HSS or Carbide Drill with a special geometry of the tip and flute that allows for higher feed rate, better coolant penetration. In some cases allows drilling without or with limited pecking.
  • Reamer - a humble reamer

Tapping Tools

  • Cutting Taps
  • Forming Taps
  • ISO/UNC/UNF/UNEF/UNS threads
  • Tap hole size for both cutting and forming taps
  • Best tap hole suggestion
  • Tap drill selector to pick desired thread percentage


  • Profiling
  • Grooving
  • Boring

Built-in Tool Database - your one-stop for knowledge-based machining

  • Create tool Libraries
  • Create tools and add cutting data all from within the FSWizard page
  • Store best cutting conditions for future use
  • Store Ordering and handling Information

Machine Profiles

  • Create machine profiles to accurately compensate for the machine's power capability at different RPMs.
  • Ability to stick to pre-defined RPM to support machinery with gearboxes (i.e., manual mills and lathes)
  • HSMAdvisor Cloud Services: Upload and Download Machine Profiles from the cloud


  • ISO/UNC/UNF/UNEF/UNS threads
  • Three-wire measurement of external threads with custom wire size
  • Tap hole size for both cutting and forming taps
  • Best tap hole suggestion
  • Tap drill selector to pick desired thread percentage

System requirements


ZIP Package

Some users may have difficulties downloading the executable file, or they may lack the administrative rights to run the installer.

For those, there is a ZIP package that does not require installation and does not cause trouble during downloading.

EXE Installer

For those who just want to download and install, there is an EXE installer