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Welcome

September 19, 2014, 3:06 am

This is the online Help section for HSMAdvisor - Advanced CNC Machinist's Speed and Feed Calculator.

Please select a category on the right to begin exploring

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Contact

September 21, 2014, 6:34 pm
 

We listen closely to suggestions and feedback and always try to understand and accommodate your requirements.

Please use one of the following ways to get in touch with us

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HSMAdvisor Units System (in/mm)

September 29, 2016, 12:42 am
 

HSMAdvisor operates both in imperial(in) and metric(mm) systems.

Every field on the main Speeds and Feeds page can toggle between "in" and "mm" simply by clicking on the in/mm label located next to the field.

For example, if you enter 0.5 in diameter, you can convert it to 12.7 by clicking on the "in" label like so:

It is totally normal to have some fields metric and others imperial.

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International Language Support

November 26, 2016, 5:32 pm

HSMAdvisor supports multiple user interface languages.

Here is how you can switch the UI language:

  • Launch HSMAdvisor and go to Settings->General
  • Find the button called "Select Language" and click on it.
  • A new dialog shows where you select one of the available languages from the list and click OK.

You can create your own translation.

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Launch HSMAdvisor

September 21, 2014, 6:01 pm
 
Start by finding HSMAdvisor icon on your desktop screen.
Installer will also create "HSMAdvisor" group in your Start menu.

Double Click on the HSMAdvisor icon to launch the program.

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Silent or automatic installation

April 25, 2021, 5:50 pm
 

HSMAdvisor is using an open-source installer builder called Inno Setup. So you can refer to the Inno Setup documentation page for reference.

If you are a system administrator and wish to install HSMAdvisor silently using the command line you can use the following parameters:

  • /SILENT
  • /VERYSILENT

For example:

Code
./HSMAdvisor_v2.3.6.2854_NET4.5.exe /VERYSILENT

Please note that HSMAdvisor installation requires elevated Administrator privileges.

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Plugins

August 10, 2021, 7:52 am

To move more of the HSMAdvisor's functionality into open-source space and allow users to extend HSMAdvisor, I created an external public repository for core HSMAdvisor plugins:

https://github.com/swindex/HSMAdvisorPlugins

HSMAdvisor plugins are .NET v4.5 DLL libraries and must reference and extend HSMAdvisorPlugin and/or ObjectDataBase assemblies.

More information on creating a plugin is available on the GitHub page linked above.

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Introduction

September 19, 2014, 3:27 am
 
We offer various types of licensing options

Our goal is to be highly competitive in both the quality of our product and pricing

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Account Details

September 20, 2014, 9:44 pm
 

This topic lists and explains the kind of information we need from our users to setup their license accounts.

List of customer-provided information

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Computer ID
    (Permanent License only)
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License Types: Which one is best for you?

September 20, 2014, 11:00 pm

 
Here is a list of license types we offer with HSMAdvisor

As of now, there are 3 license types:

  • Trial License
  • Floating License
  • Permanent License

Below you can read each License Type's description and find out which one suits you best.

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EULA (License Terms and Conditions)

April 24, 2017, 12:13 am

LICENSE TERMS and CONDITIONS

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT. BY CLICKING ON THE “I AGREE” (OR SIMILAR) BUTTON THAT IS PRESENTED TO YOU AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE, OR BY DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING, COPYING, SAVING ON YOUR DEVICE, OR OTHERWISE USING HSMADVISOR OR FSWIZARD SOFTWARE, SUPPORT, OR PRODUCTS, YOU BECOME A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU DECLARE YOU HAVE THE LEGAL CAPACITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT, AND YOU CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW.

1. PARTIES

1.1. “Customer” or “you” means the individual or an organization making the purchase of a license or a subscription to a service, who is at least 13 years old.

1.2. “HSMAdvisor” or “we” means HSMAdvisor Inc.

1.3. HSMAdvisor Inc and Customer may each also be referred to individually as a “Party” or jointly as the “Parties”.

2. DEFINITIONS

2.1. “Affiliate” means, with respect to any Party, any entity that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control of such Party; “control” for such purposes means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or affect the direction of the management and policies of a person or entity, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise.

2.2. “Agreement” means this HSMAdvisor and FSWizard LICENSE AGREEMENT.

2.3. “Machine” means a computing device used by the Customer for running the Product.

2.4. "License Seat" means the license assigned to a particular terminal of the end-user by means of obtaining a License Key

2.5. “Product” means any generally available HSMAdvisor or FSWizard software intended for mass distribution on HSMAdvisor’s website at https://HSMAdvisor.com. HSMAdvisor does not develop Products according to the Customer’s specifications, nor are Products customized through modification or personalization.

2.6. “Redistributable Product” means an independent module of a Product or a standalone HSMAdvisor development tool designated by HSMAdvisor as “Redistributable” in its name or in its official description, such as a Software Development Kit (SDK), Application Programming Interface (API), or Command Line Tool application (CLT), and which may be subject to additional terms.

2.7. “Subscription” specifies the subscription term, Products provided to the Customer, subscription fees, and payment schedules. Subscriptions do not apply to Redistributable Products.

2.8. “Subscription Confirmation” means an email confirming the Customer’s rights to access and use Products (excluding Redistributable Products), including Subscription plans, and stating the applicable use limitations for the Product (such as, for example, the number of users and the license period).

3. GRANT OF RIGHTS

3.1 The Product is provided to the Customer on a ‘per seat’ basis, where the Customer may deploy the Product on multiple Machines in accordance with the Product documentation, provided that the number of concurrent users does not exceed the number of Seats allowed in the License Account

3.2. Unless the Subscription has expired or this Agreement is terminated, HSMAdvisor grants you the non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use each Product covered by the Subscription as stipulated below:

(A) You may:

(i) install and use any version of the Product covered by the Subscription on any number of Machines and on any operating system supported by the Product; and

(ii) make one copy of the Product solely for archival, security, and/or backup purposes.

(B) You may not:

(i) allow the same Subscription to be used concurrently by more users than is specified in the License Account

(ii) rent, lease, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, distribute, sell, or transfer the Product or a License Account;

(iii) provide a third party with access to the Product or your License Account, or the right to use the Product;

(iv) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, translate, or make any attempt to discover the source code of, the Product; or

(v) remove or obscure any proprietary or other notices contained in the Product.

3.3. Customer acknowledges that no ownership rights are conveyed to you, irrespective of the use of terms such as ‘purchase’ or ‘sale’. HSMAdvisor has and retains all rights, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Products, any and all related or underlying technology, and any modifications or derivative works of the Products, including without limitation as they may incorporate Feedback (as defined below).

3.4. If an independent module of the Product or the Product as a whole is a Redistributable Product, the following provisions shall apply in addition to Sections 3.2, unless specified otherwise in the terms relating to the use of the particular Redistributable Product:

(A) You may:

(i) use the Redistributable Product without the quantitative restrictions set out in Sections 3.1 and 3.2(B)(i);

(ii) transfer, reproduce, redistribute, and provide access to the Redistributable Product to a third party;

(iii) sell your product containing or using the Redistributable Product to a third party, but not the Redistributable Product on its own;

(iv) redistribute the Redistributable Product onto another Machine for legitimate purposes in accordance with this Agreement and applicable law, and use the Redistributable Product on that Machine, provided that you have received authorization from the owner of that Machine to deploy and use the Redistributable Product in this way. You will indemnify HSMAdvisor against any losses, costs, or damages arising from your deployment of the Redistributable Product onto another Machine in violation of this Section.

(B) You agree that any Redistributable Product you reproduce, redistribute, or provide a third party access to must be governed by an agreement concluded between the relevant third party as a Customer and HSMAdvisor, and that the third party must be bound by that agreement prior to the use of the reproduced or redistributed Redistributable Product. HSMAdvisor is the exclusive owner and licensor of the Redistributable Product. You acknowledge that you are liable to HSMAdvisor for any loss or damages in connection with any breach of this Section.

4. PURCHASING THROUGH RESELLERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

This Agreement applies whether you purchase a Subscription directly from HSMAdvisor or through an authorized HSMAdvisor reseller or distributor. If you purchase through a HSMAdvisor reseller or distributor, the Subscription details shall be as stated in the Subscription Confirmation issued to you by the reseller or distributor, and the reseller or distributor is responsible for the accuracy of any such Subscription Confirmation. Neither resellers nor distributors are authorized to make any promises or commitments on HSMAdvisor’s behalf, and you understand and agree that HSMAdvisor is not bound by any obligations to you other than as specified in this Agreement.

5. ACCESS TO PRODUCTS

5.1. All deliveries under this Agreement will be electronic. You must have an Internet connection in order to access your HSMAdvisor Account and receive any deliveries. You are responsible for downloading and installing the Products, which are made available for download on the HSMAdvisor website at https://HSMAdvisor.com.

5.3 You may activate and access Products in one of the following ways:

(A) Automatic Registration - for computers, connected to the Internet by entering your License Information into the License Activation dialog.

(B) Email - for offline computers by sending us your Computer ID taken from the License Activation dialog

6. FEES

6.1. Customer shall pay Subscription fees in accordance with the HSMAdvisor current prices (available at https://hsmadvisor.com/buy) or an authorized HSMAdvisor reseller’s terms of purchase, whichever are applicable.

6.2. The Subscription fees must be paid in full, and any levies, duties, and/or taxes imposed by Customer’s jurisdiction (including, but not limited to, value added tax, sales tax, and withholding tax) shall be borne solely by Customer. Customer may not deduct any amounts from fees payable to HSMAdvisor or an authorized HSMAdvisor reseller, unless otherwise specified in the applicable terms of purchase.

7. THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE

The Products include proprietary code and open source libraries, licensed under MIT license.

8. TRIAL

8.1. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Customer is granted a one-time right to install and use each major version of a Product for evaluation purposes, without charge, for a period of thirty (30) days (or such other period as may be specified in the official Product documentation) from the date of Product installation (“Evaluation Period”). Customer’s use of the Product during the Evaluation Period shall be limited to evaluation and testing of the Product for the sole purpose of determining whether the Product meets Customer’s requirements and whether Customer wishes to continue using the Product.

8.2. Customer may end the Evaluation Period at Customer’s sole discretion any time. Upon the expiration of the Evaluation Period, Customer has the right to continue using the Product with limited functionality, unless Customer purchases a Subscription to the Product. The Product contains a feature that will automatically limit the functionality of the Product upon the expiration of the Evaluation Period.

9. WARRANTY LIMITATIONS

9.1. ALL PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. USE OF THE PRODUCTS IS AT CUSTOMER’S OWN RISK.

9.2. HSMAdvisor MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE PRODUCTS’ USE OR PERFORMANCE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HSMAdvisor (AND ITS AFFILIATES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, AND EMPLOYEES), ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING THE PROVIDERS OF THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE), AND RESELLERS (COLLECTIVELY HEREUNDER, “HSMAdvisor PARTIES”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT) WITH REGARD TO THE PRODUCTS AND THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT SERVICES.

9.3. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HSMAdvisor PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE PRODUCTS: (A) ARE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR CORRECT; (B) WILL MEET ANY CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS; (C) WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED, OR SECURE; (D) ARE FREE OF DEFECTS OR ERRORS AND THAT ANY, IF FOUND, WILL BE CORRECTED; AND/OR (E) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

9.4. ANY CONTENT OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PRODUCTS ARE DOWNLOADED AT CUSTOMER’S OWN RISK; CUSTOMER AGREES IT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO ITS PROPERTY AND/OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD.

9.5. CUSTOMER MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY NOT BE LIMITED OR EXCLUDED AND WHICH MAY VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT INTENDED TO NEGATIVELY AFFECT SUCH RIGHTS.

10. DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES

10.1. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL HSMAdvisor PARTIES BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER, CUSTOMER’S AFFILIATES, USERS, OR ANYONE ELSE FOR: (A) ANY LOSS OF USE, DATA, GOODWILL, OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE; (B) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF CUSTOMER’S ACCESS TO THE PRODUCTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS AGREEMENT; OR (C) LOSS OF LIFE, DISABILITY, INJURY;  OR (D) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (EVEN IF THE RELEVANT HSMAdvisor PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES), INCLUDING THOSE (X) RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE FORESEEABLE, (Y) BASED ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT OR WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR (Z) ARISING FROM ANY OTHER CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH CUSTOMER’S USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE PRODUCTS OR SUPPORT. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

10.2. THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE HSMAdvisor PARTIES IN ANY MATTER ARISING OUT OF OR IN RELATION TO THIS AGREEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT PAID OR PAYABLE BY CUSTOMER DURING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE EVENT FOR THE PRODUCTS GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY. THIS LIMITATION WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE HSMAdvisor PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF LIABILITY EXCEEDING SUCH AN AMOUNT AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.

11. TERM AND TERMINATION

11.1. The term of this Agreement will commence upon acceptance of this Agreement by Customer as set forth in the preamble above, and it will continue for each Product through the end of the applicable Subscription period specified in the respective Subscription Confirmation.

11.1 The Recurring Subscription and this Agreement will automatically renew in respect to each Product for a successive Subscription period unless terminated in accordance with this Agreement.

11.2. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by canceling your Product Subscription by contacting support or through your PayPal account. If such termination occurs during a Subscription period, this Agreement will continue to be effective until the end of that Subscription period. Such termination does not relieve you of the obligation to pay any outstanding Subscription fees owed to HSMAdvisor, and no credits or refunds will be issued to you for prepaid Subscription fees

11.3. HSMAdvisor may terminate this Agreement and the associated Subscription if:

(A) Customer has materially breached this Agreement and fails to remedy the breach within thirty (30) days of written notice;

(B) Customer fails to make timely payment of Subscription fees in accordance with Section 6 of this Agreement;

(C) HSMAdvisor is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Product to Customer is, or becomes, unlawful); or

(D) HSMAdvisor elects to discontinue providing the Product, in whole or in part.

11.4. HSMAdvisor reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and the Subscription in cases of breach of this Agreement by the Customer

11.5. Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, Customer must stop using this software.

11.6. The term of this Agreement will continue for each respective Redistributable Product until terminated by either Customer or HSMAdvisor, unless specified otherwise by specific terms governing the use of the Redistributable Product.

12. TEMPORARY SUSPENSION

12.1. HSMAdvisor reserves the right to suspend Customer’s access to HSMAdvisor Products if:

(A) Customer fails to pay Subscription fees on time in accordance with Section 6;

(B) Customer’s use of Product is in violation of this Agreement or disrupts or imminently threatens the security, integrity, or availability of a Product.

12.2. If HSMAdvisor suspends Customer’s access to Products for non-payment in accordance with Section 12.1(A), Customer must pay all past due amounts in order to resume access to Product.

13. EXPORT REGULATIONS

13.1. Customer must comply with all applicable laws and regulations with regard to economic sanctions, export controls, import regulations, restrictive measures, and trade embargoes (all herein referred to as “Sanctions”), including those of Canada and United States. Customer declares and warrants that it is not a person targeted by Sanctions nor is it otherwise acting on behalf of any entity or person targeted by Sanctions. Customer agrees that it will not download or otherwise export or re-export the Product or any related technical data directly or indirectly to any person targeted by Sanctions or download or otherwise use the Product for any end-use prohibited or restricted by Sanctions.

14. GENERAL

14.1. Reservation of Rights. HSMAdvisor reserves the right at any time to cease its support of the Product and to alter prices, features, specifications, capabilities, functions, terms of use, release dates, general availability, and other characteristics of the Product. Nothing in this Agreement limits any rights a consumer may have under applicable consumer protection laws.

14.2. Changes to this Agreement. The Agreement can be updated from time to time, to reflect changes in the Product and how it is offered to you.

(A) Any updated Agreement will start (‘be effective’) on the date specified in the updated Agreement. By continuing to use the Product after the effective date you agree to be bound by the modified Agreement.

(B) We respect that you may not agree to the updated Agreement. If that is the case, you can terminate your Subscription any time up to 30 days after the effective date of the updated Agreement. Termination according to this Section entitles you to a pro-rata refund of the pre-paid unused Subscription fees.

14.3. Opportunity to Review. You declare that you have had sufficient opportunity to review this Agreement, understand the content of all of its sections, negotiate its terms, and seek independent professional legal advice before entering into it. Consequently, any statutory “form contract” (“adhesion contract”) regulations shall not be applicable to this Agreement.

14.4. Severability. If a particular term of this Agreement is not enforceable, the unenforceability of that term will not affect any other terms of this Agreement.

14.5. Interpretation. Headings and titles are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation of this Agreement. Terms such as “including” are not exhaustive.

14.6. No Waiver. Our failure to enforce or exercise any part of this Agreement is not a waiver of that section.

14.7. Notice. HSMAdvisor may deliver any notice to Customer via electronic mail to an email address provided by Customer, or via Customer’s HSMAdvisor Account, registered mail, personal delivery, or reputable express courier (such as DHL, FedEx, or UPS). Any such notice will be deemed to be effective (i) on the day the notice is sent to Customer via email, (ii) upon being uploaded to Customer’s HSMAdvisor Account (irrespective of when Customer actually receives it), (iii) upon personal delivery, (iv) one (1) day after deposit with an express courier, or (v) five (5) days after deposit in the mail, whichever occurs first.

14.8. Governing Law. This Agreement is governed by the laws of Canada, without reference to conflict of laws principles and specifically excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The Parties to the agreement constituted by this Agreement undertake to use their best commercial efforts to amicably settle any disputes arising hereunder (“Dispute”).

14.9. Data Privacy. By accepting this Agreement, the Customer acknowledges that HSMAdvisor will process personal data in accordance with HSMAdvisor’s Privacy Policy (https://hsmadvisor.com/help?article_id=5169_privacy-policy-en)

14.10. Force Majeure. Neither Party shall be in breach of this Agreement, or otherwise liable to the other, by reason of any delay in performance, or non-performance, of any of its obligations under this Agreement (except payment obligations), arising directly from an act of God, fire, flood, natural disaster, act of terrorism, strike, lock-out, labor dispute, public health emergency, civil commotion, riot, or act of war.

14.11. Children and minors. If You are under 18 years old, then by entering into this Agreement you explicitly stipulate that (i) you have the legal capacity to conclude this Agreement or that you have valid consent from a parent or legal guardian to do so and (ii) you understand the HSMAdvisor Privacy Policy available at: https://hsmadvisor.com/help?article_id=5169_privacy-policy-en. You may not enter into this Agreement if you are under 13 years old. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS SECTION, DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE HSMAdvisor PRIVACY POLICY, OR DO NOT KNOW WHETHER YOU HAVE THE LEGAL CAPACITY TO ACCEPT THESE TERMS, PLEASE ASK YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN FOR HELP.

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Purchasing Floating License

September 20, 2014, 11:04 pm
 

Floating License type allows HSMAdvisor be installed on as many computers as desired; however, at any one time, can only run on the maximum number of computers for which licenses have been purchased.

This licensing scheme is ideal for cases where HSMAdvisor is to be installed on large number of computers and used by few individuals concurrently.

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Purchasing Permanent License

September 20, 2014, 11:51 pm

With the Permanent License, each seat can only be used on the computer it was purchased for.

This licensing scheme is ideal for cases when HSMAdvisor has to be installed on a computer that is not connected to the internet. Or when the customer does not wish to use the subscription system.

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Activating Your HSMAdvisor Seats

September 20, 2014, 11:55 pm

After purchasing the License, you need to activate your seats
This is how you can do this

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Installation Procedure

September 21, 2014, 3:54 pm
 

HSMAdvisor is supplied as a single installer file.
Installer filename will contain the name of the product, its version and the version of .NET framework it is compiled to work with.

Currently, we only support .NET 4.5.

To install HSMAdvisor on your computer you need to get it from our Download page.
From three download links choose the one that corresponds to your .NET version.

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Hardware / OS Requirements

September 21, 2014, 4:08 pm
 

HSMAdvisor is designed to run on Microsoft's Windows Operational System.
It requires Windows XP or later.
Just like thousands of other software products it also requires Microsoft's .NET framework that most often comes pre-installed with your copy of Windows.

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Select Workpice Material

September 21, 2014, 6:27 pm

Select your Workpiece Material by clicking on the drop-down list located in the Workpiece panel.

You can also search for available materials using the search function.

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Opening Machine Definitions Dialog

September 21, 2014, 6:58 pm
 

Click on Edit button, located on the right of the Machine Definitions drop-down list to launch the dialog

What can i do here

In this dialog you can Create, Edit, Import and Export machine definitions

 

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Editing Machine Definition Parameters

September 21, 2014, 7:12 pm

Select the Machine Definition you would like to edit from the drop-down list located on Machine Definitions window.

You can edit machine parameters to better suit your real-world needs.

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Select Machine

September 22, 2014, 2:28 am

Select the Machine from the drop-down list.

There are thousands of machines available on the market and we could not add many.

There are, however, machine definitions in the list common in both the industrial and hobby machine shops.

Using machines supplied with the program as templates, users can very often easily create their own machine definitions

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Select Tool Type, Tool Material and Coating

September 22, 2014, 4:01 am

Choose your Tool Type, Tool Material and Tool Coating

Cutting parameters depend not only on the type of tool you are using, but also on the material it is made of and its coating.

We have the largest number of tool types, tool materials and coatings to choose from than any other Speed and Feed calculator out there

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Tool Material and Coating Application Guide

September 22, 2014, 4:35 am

Here is a short Application Guide for use of different cutting tool materials and coatings.

Tool Materials and Coatings are listed from least preferable to most preferable.
(IE: line "Recommended tool materials: HSS, HSCobalt, Carbide, Diamond" means that HSS is the least preferable material and Diamond is the Most preferable one)

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Entering Cutting Tool Geometry

September 24, 2014, 1:09 am

 

Enter Your cutting tool geometry starting with Tool Diameter (Turn diameter for Lathe)
All input fields displayed on the screen are important.

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Entering/Adjusting Cut Parameters

September 24, 2014, 1:48 am
 

Enter/Adjust your cutter engagement parameters

The expandable Cut panel is visible when either Milling or Turning Tool Type is selected.

When a Turning tool type is selected, only the DOC input field is visible.

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Balancing Cutter Engagement

September 24, 2014, 3:31 am

One of the handiest functions of HSMAdvisor is the ability to suggest Depth of Cut (DOC) and Width of Cut (WOC) based on tool type and user-specified tool geometry.

When Cut data matches the default or ideal data specific for the selected Tool Type, the DOC and WOC fields turn Green in color:

This article describes how to balance the Cutter Engagement and find the most efficient way of removing material.

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Reference and Geometry pages within HSMAdvisor require Medium security level for the Internet zone.

If you navigate to those tabs and see content not displayed or displayed incorrectly, please perform the following steps:

  1. Click on the Windows icon in start and start typing "Internet Options":
  2. Click on the Internet Options (Control Panel) result.
  3. Go to the "Security" tab and make sure the Security level for the "Internet" zone is set to Medium:
  4. Click the OK button and restart HSMAdvisor.

This should fix the issue.

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How HSMAdvisor Floating License Works

October 6, 2019, 10:25 pm
 

The Floating License is a preferred type of license when a computer is connected to the internet.

It has multiple advantages, like the ability to be used on multiple computers and easier license transfers, that do not involve sending an email with a license transfer request.

Here is how Floating License works:

To activate a Floating License, you need to enter the license First Name, Last Name, and Email and click on the "Automatic Registration" link.

HSMAdvisor will connect to the licensing server and request a seat.
The seat will remain parked on the computer for another 10(or more) minutes.

For as long as HSMAdvisor is open on that computer, it pings the license server every 10(or more) minutes to renew the seat.
The computer that currently has the parked seat is given priority when renewing.

If you launch HSMAdvisor and there are not enough free seats available, you will get an error message saying that "The seat is busy."

This usually only happens when you try to use HSMAdvisor on more than one computer simultaneously.
In such cases, consider upgrading to a 2 seat license.

You can also change how often HSMAdisor pings the server by going to Settings and choosing a different "Floating License Parking Period."

I can also free up parked seats for users who need license renewals on other computers (i.e., accidental choosing of longer than needed License Parking Period, or other things like changing of the employer, computer upgrades, etc.)

The default 10-minute renewal interval can be changed in HSMAdvisor settings. The license owner can also control the maximum parking interval online on the User Keys page.

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Performance Slider

September 20, 2015, 10:59 pm
 

Because in real world any tool can be used for roughing, finishing and general machining, also machining conditions may vary.
HSMAdvisor allows you to choose the preferred material load on your tool.

Performance Slider is available for Milling and Turning Tools.
You need to expand Speed and Feed Adjustments Panel to see it.

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Custom Speeds and Feeds

January 16, 2020, 10:43 pm

HSMAdvisor allows users to create their own Speeds and Feeds tables for various Tool-material combinations.

Custom Speeds and Feeds tables (aka Custom SF Tables) are linked to the tool by using the combination of manufacturer's Brand Name, Series Name, and optionally Insert Name (aka. Manufacturer Names)

Whenever the tool's Manufacturer Names match one of the Custom SF Tables, HSMAdvisor tries to fetch the custom Speed and Feed information for the currently selected material. The Custom Speeds and Feeds panel will then display a green "M" icon.

If Custom SF Table contains a definition for a Material Group, all materials withing such Material Group will have the same custom Speeds and Feeds.
Is this case, the Icon will be Yellow/Green - A/M

Here is how the whole process looks like from the creation of the tool to the creation of the Custom SF Tables:

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Adding More Seats to Your License

March 25, 2022, 3:54 am

You don't have to purchase all seats you might need right away!

If you purchased, for example, a one-seat license and then realized that you need more seats, you can easily purchase more seats while still enjoying the same multiple-seat discount you would get if you bought all seats in advance.

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FSWizard Widget

June 13, 2022, 5:40 am

An effort is currently underway to allow FSWizard Widget (FSWidget) to be inserted into the client's web applications.

It is currently possible to add FSWidget in the following ways:

  • IFrame at https://widget.fswizard.com

Adding FSWidget as an IFrame

Code
<iframe width="450" height="500" src="https://widget.fswizard.com"></iframe>

The code above will produce the following result:

Additional parameters

You can send additional query parameters to FSWidget to change the way it looks and operates:

  • injectCSSLink
    Injects an URL to a custom CSS file
  • injectCSSText
    Injects a custom CSS directly without the need for the file
  • numericKeyboard = true
    Displays numeric keyboard for numeric input types within the iframe

 All query parameters must be URL encoded

Here is a sample that sets the default widget text color to red:

Code
<iframe width="350" height="500" src="https://widget.fswizard.com/?injectCSSText=%3Aroot%20%7B--tm-body-color%3A%20red%3B%7D&numericKeyboard=true"></iframe>

Theme CSS Variables

To simplify theming the app you can use the following CSS variables:

Code:DEFAULT LIGHT THEME
:root {
  --tm-body-color:  #000;
  --tm-body-background:  white;
  --tm-body-link:  #2196f3;
  --tm-body-margin: 0;
  --tm-body-padding: 0;
  --tm-body-font-size: 1.4rem;
  --tm-page-header-background: #039be5;
  --tm-page-header-color: #FFF;
  --tm-page-subheader-background: #009688;
  --tm-page-subheader-color: #FFF;
  --tm-table-background: white;
  --tm-table-background-alt: #f4f4f4;
  --tm-table-background-selected: #AECEAF;
  --tm-table-border: 1px solid #dcedf6;
  --tm-table-color: #333;
  --tm-table-header-background: #009688;
  --tm-table-header-color: #fff;
  --tm-canvas-text-color: #000;
  --tm-canvas-background: #FFF;
  --tm-canvas-point-color: #F00;
  --tm-canvas-geometry-color: #00F;
  --tm-gauges-button-font-size: 0.8em;
  --tm-gauges-button-label-color:#d1dbe0;
  --tm-gauges-button-value-color:#FFF;
  --tm-gauges-button-value-font-size:1.25em;
  --tm-gauges-button-unit-color:#d1dbe0;
  --tm-gauges-button-arrow-color: white;
  --tm-gauges-button-arrow-font-size: 0.75em;
  --tm-tab-border: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
  --tm-tab-background:  #FFF;
  --tm-tab-button-padding:  0.75em;
  --tm-tab-button-background:  #dbdbdb url('../img/gray_header_inv.png');
  --tm-tab-button-border-radius:  0;
  --tm-tab-button-border: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
  --tm-tab-button-color: #222222;
  --tm-tab-button-font-weight: bold;
  --tm-tab-button-font-size: 1.25em;
  --tm-tab-button-collapsed-background:  #fafafa url('../img/light_header.png');
  --tm-tab-button-collapsed-border:  1px solid #CCCCCC;
  --tm-tab-button-collapsed-color: #8a8a8a;
  --tm-tab-content-background: white;
  --tm-tab-content-padding:  0px 5px ;
  --tm-tab-content-border:  1px solid #CCCCCC;
  --tm-tab-content-border-radius:  0;
  --tm-input-font-size:  1.25em;
  --tm-input-height:  2em;
  --tm-input-padding:  0 0.25em 0 0.25em;
  --tm-input-border-radius:  0;
  --tm-input-border:  1px solid #dcdcdc;
  --tm-input-background:  white;
  --tm-input-color: black;
  --tm-input-icon-color: black;
  --tm-input-default-background: #6FEB6F;
  --tm-input-default-color:  black;
  --tm-input-editing-color: white;
  --tm-input-editing-background: white;
  --tm-input-selected-color: white;
  --tm-input-selected-background: #296fff;
  --tm-input-disabled-color: black;
  --tm-input-disabled-background: lightgray;
  --tm-range-background: #ccc;
  --tm-range-height: 5px;
  --tm-range-border-radius: 3px;
  --tm-range-shadow: 0px 0px 2px 0px black;
  --tm-range-margin: 10px 5px;
  --tm-range-slider-background: #03A9F4;
  --tm-range-slider-height: 20px;
  --tm-range-slider-width: 20px;
  --tm-range-slider-border-radius: 30px;
  --tm-range-slider-shadow:  0px 0px 2px 0px black;
  --tm-button-primary-background: #03a9f4;
  --tm-checkbox-checked-background: var(--tm-input-background) url("../img/check.png") left top no-repeat;
  --tm-input-focus-shadow:  0 0 5px rgba(81, 203, 238, 1);
  --tm-input-focus-border: 1px solid rgba(81, 203, 238, 1);
  --tm-fieldgroup-margin: 0.25em;
  --tm-fieldgroup-padding:  0.25em 0;
  --tm-fieldgroup-background: white;
  --tm-fieldgroup-odd-background: whitesmoke;
  --tm-fieldgroup-error-color: red;
  --tm-dropdown-text-align:  left;
  --tm-dropdown-padding:  0 30px 0 0.25em;
  --tm-dropdown-font-size:  1.25em;
  --tm-dropdown-border-radius:  0;
  --tm-dropdown-border:  1px solid #9cccf2;
  --tm-dropdown-background: white;
  --tm-dropdown-color: black;
  --tm-dropdown-icon:  url(../img/icon_downarrow.png);
  --tm-dropdown-icon-width:  30px;
  --tm-dropdown-icon-color:  #5bd3ff;
  --tm-material-dropdown-border:  1px solid #CCCCCC;
  --tm-material-dropdown-padding: 0.75em;
  --tm-material-dropdown-font-size: 1.25em;
  --tm-toggle-slider-color: rgb(3, 155, 229);
  --tm-toggle-background: rgb(255, 255, 255);
  --tm-toggle-color: black;
  --tm-toggle-selected-color:white;
  --tm-toggle-border: 1px solid #dcdcdc;
  --tm-toggle-border-radius: 0;
}

Code:DARK THEME

:root {
  --tm-body-color: #DDD;
  --tm-body-background: #222;
  --tm-body-link:  #2196f3;
  --tm-body-margin: 0;
  --tm-body-padding: 0;
  --tm-body-font-size: 1.4rem;
  --tm-action-color: #607d8b;
  --tm-page-header-background: #333;
  --tm-page-header-color: #FFF;
  --tm-page-subheader-background: #333;
  --tm-page-subheader-color: #FFF;
  --tm-table-background: #333;
  --tm-table-background-alt: #444;
  --tm-table-background-selected: #AECEAF;
  --tm-table-border: 1px solid #525252;
  --tm-table-color: #EEE;
  --tm-table-header-background: #252525;
  --tm-table-header-color: #fff;
  --tm-canvas-text-color: #FFF;
  --tm-canvas-background: #222;
  --tm-canvas-point-color: #F00;
  --tm-canvas-geometry-color: rgb(187, 187, 255);
  --tm-gauges-button-font-size: 0.8em;
  --tm-gauges-button-label-color: #d1dbe0;
  --tm-gauges-button-value-color: #FFF;
  --tm-gauges-button-value-font-size: 1.25em;
  --tm-gauges-button-unit-color: #d1dbe0;
  --tm-gauges-button-arrow-color: white;
  --tm-gauges-button-arrow-font-size: 0.75em;
  --tm-tab-border: 1px solid #666666;
  --tm-tab-background: #222;
  --tm-tab-button-padding: 0.75em;
  --tm-tab-button-background: #333;
  --tm-tab-button-border-radius: 0;
  --tm-tab-button-border: none;
  --tm-tab-button-color: #DDD;
  --tm-tab-button-font-weight: bold;
  --tm-tab-button-font-size: 1.25em;
  --tm-tab-button-collapsed-background: #444;
  --tm-tab-button-collapsed-border: none;
  --tm-tab-button-collapsed-color: #8a8a8a;
  --tm-tab-content-background: #222;
  --tm-tab-content-padding: 0px 5px;
  --tm-tab-content-border: none;
  --tm-tab-content-border-radius: 0;
  --tm-input-font-size: 1.25em;
  --tm-input-height: 2em;
  --tm-input-padding: 0 0.25em 0 0.25em;
  --tm-input-border-radius: 0;
  --tm-input-border: none;
  --tm-input-background: #111;
  --tm-input-color: #e7e7e7;
  --tm-input-icon-color: #FFF;
  --tm-input-default-background: #3a893a;
  --tm-input-default-color: #dcdcdc;
  --tm-input-editing-color: white;
  --tm-input-editing-background: white;
  --tm-input-selected-color: white;
  --tm-input-selected-background: #296fff;
  --tm-input-disabled-color: black;
  --tm-input-disabled-background: #817e7e;
  --tm-range-background: #ccc;
  --tm-range-height: 5px;
  --tm-range-border-radius: 3px;
  --tm-range-shadow: 0px 0px 2px 0px black;
  --tm-range-margin: 10px 5px;
  --tm-range-slider-background: var(--tm-action-color);
  --tm-range-slider-height: 20px;
  --tm-range-slider-width: 20px;
  --tm-range-slider-border-radius: 30px;
  --tm-range-slider-shadow: 0px 0px 2px 0px black;
  --tm-button-primary-background: var(--tm-action-color);
  --tm-input-focus-shadow: 0 0 5px rgba(81, 203, 238, 1);
  --tm-input-focus-border: 1px solid rgba(81, 203, 238, 1);
  --tm-checkbox-checked-background: var(--tm-input-background) url("../img/check.png") left top no-repeat;
  --tm-fieldgroup-margin: 0.25em;
  --tm-fieldgroup-padding: 0.25em 0;
  --tm-fieldgroup-background: transparent;
  --tm-fieldgroup-odd-background: #2a2a2a;
  --tm-fieldgroup-error-color: red;
  --tm-dropdown-text-align: left;
  --tm-dropdown-padding: 0 30px 0 0.25em;
  --tm-dropdown-font-size: 1.25em;
  --tm-dropdown-border-radius: 0;
  --tm-dropdown-border: 1px solid #9cccf2;
  --tm-dropdown-background: white;
  --tm-dropdown-color: black;
  --tm-dropdown-icon: url(../img/icon_downarrow.png);
  --tm-dropdown-icon-width: 30px;
  --tm-dropdown-icon-color: #5bd3ff;
  --tm-material-dropdown-border: none;
  --tm-material-dropdown-padding: 0.75em;
  --tm-material-dropdown-font-size: 1.25em;
  --tm-toggle-slider-color: var(--tm-action-color);
  --tm-toggle-background: rgb(255, 255, 255);
  --tm-toggle-color: black;
  --tm-toggle-selected-color: white;
  --tm-toggle-border: 1px solid #dcdcdc;
  --tm-toggle-border-radius: 0;
}

To be continued....

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Activating FSWizar PRO License

February 27, 2015, 8:50 pm

Most HSMAdvisor License packages come with a FREE FSWizard license that you can use on your Android, iOS devices, or online.

Please check out our HSMAdvisor Store web page for details on currently available packages.

Here is how you can enable FSWizard PRO features on your Android, Apple device, or web browser:

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HSMAdvisor installer requires Administrative permissions to install into Program Files folder.

If a .ZIP folder is used, its contents should be extracted into "User Documents" folder.

After installation HSMAdvisor needs to be able to access its own data files located in "C:\Users\{User_Name}\AppData\Roaming\HSMAdvisor" for reading and writing.

Also initial Permanent License Activation and and Floating License require internet access.

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Internet Access Permissions

March 1, 2015, 8:58 pm
 

Certain features in HSMAdvisor require Internet access.

Such as all Floating License types require Internet connection at least once a month to our licensing server.

Permanent Licenses do not depend on licensing server for license authorizations, so they do not require Internet access.

We care for our customers and we want them to receive latest updates that improve stability, performance and overall user experience.

Thus HSMAdvisor will, by default, connect to the Internet upon startup to check for updates and notify our users when updates are available.
You can turn this feature off on "Settings" tab.

Whenever a firewall or anti-virus is installed on computer, you may be prompted by it to either deny or allow HSMAdvisor Internet connection.

It is advised to allow HSMAdvisor to connect to the Internet as you may be denied your Floating License renewal or you may not receive notifications about important updates.

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Circular Interpolation / Ramping Calculator

December 19, 2015, 8:54 pm

HSMAdvisor allows you to properly calculate cutting speeds and feeds for various cutting modes including Circular tool path compensation and Ramping.

The button that enables Circular/Ramp compensation is located on Cut Data panel below DOC and WOC input fields.

This button launches Circular Interpolation/Ramping dialog where you can specify your cutter engagement and various machining modes.

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HSMAdvisor allows to import and export machine definitions, thus allowing you to use third-party definitions and share your custom ones with other HSMAdvisor seats.

Here is how you can Import and Export a machine definition:

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About Tool Database

February 16, 2016, 1:41 am

 

An integral part of HSMAdvisor is its powerful Tool and Cut Database.

Tool Database allows you to store your tools in one convenient location, sparing you the time needed to key-in your tool type, size, etc.
It is very flexible and, since its inception, has grown both in size and functionality.

With every update, the list of its features keeps growing, and at present, it can (among many other things) do the following:

  • Store and Edit geometric Tool data, Including automatic creation of tool data from a sample tool entry.
  • Store/Create/Manage Custom Tool Manufacturer Cutting data using Manufacturer Brand/Series names.
  • Store and Manage Tool Handling data like Number of Tools in stock, Ordering Vendor Information, Physical location in the shop
  • Set up Low Tool Stock warning levels and add tools that are low on the stock to a Request List to be ordered.
  • Create and Export customizable Tool Request Orders for use in purchasing.
  • Restock received tools into the Tool Database
  • Attach Cutting Data (Known as just "Cuts") to tools for various cutting scenarios in different materials.
  • Store complete MasterCAM Tool and ToolPath parameters for easy importing/Exporting of MC operations
  • Organize Tools into Libraries
  • Share a single Tool Database between many HSMAdvisor seats in real-time.
  • Import Tool Databases in Fusion 360 format.

 In the following articles, we will describe the main functions of the Tool Database.

 

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Tool Database Tab

February 25, 2016, 12:49 am

Most Tool Database controls are located on the Tool Database tab.

Here is a quick overview of it's main elements:

 

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Database Actions

February 25, 2016, 1:05 am

Database Actions menu allows you to perform such major actions as Create/Open a new Tool Database and Import/Export/Create Tool Libraries.

To access Tool Database actions, you need to go to the Tool Database tab and click on the "Actions" button in the top-right corner.

A pop-up menu will show:

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Tool Library Actions

February 25, 2016, 1:26 am

Tool Libraries were created to better organize tools in the Tool Database.

"Tool Library" is simply a group of Tools that share the same "Library Name" tag.
You assign Library Name to a tool when you initially create it.

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Adding New Tools to the Database

February 25, 2016, 1:50 am

The main point of having a Tool Database is to streamline access to frequently-used tool sizes and custom cutting data, preserving your manufacturing knowledge for future use by you and perhaps to share it with your co-workers.

Tools have to be added by clicking the "Add Tool" button on the "Tool Data" panel of the "Speeds and Feeds" tab.

Once a tool has been loaded, you will not be able to edit it's Tool geometry or access the "Add Tool" functionality. Please click on the "Edit New" or "Reset" button on the Tool Data panel to unload the current tool.

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You can manipulate a large number of tools simultaneously by selecting multiple Tool records in the Tool Database tab.

You can select multiple tools in sequence using your mouse and/or keyboard.

When one or more Tool and/or Cut rows have been selected, you can perform various actions on them by right-clicking on the Tool Table control.

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Supported Materials List

March 23, 2016, 8:12 pm

Here is the complete unsorted list of supported Work-piece Materials
Both HSMAdvisor and FSWizard:mobile share it, with FSWizard being several weeks late to update:

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Supported Tool Types

March 23, 2016, 8:22 pm
  • Solid End Mill
  • Solid Ball Mill
  • HP/Roughing End Mill
  • Indexed End Mill
  • Indexed Ball Mill
  • Indexed Face Mill
  • Jobber twist Drill
  • Reamer
  • High Feed Mill
  • Hi-Helix Parabolic Drill
  • Straight Flute for hard metal
  • Spade Drill
  • Thread Mill
  • Helical Indexed End Mill
  • V-bit Engraver
  • Turning-Profiling
  • Turning-Grooving
  • Turning-Boring
  • Tap
  • Forming Tap
  • Counterbore
  • Chamfer Mill
  • Indexed Drill
  • Boring Head

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Supported Tool Materials

March 23, 2016, 8:24 pm
  • HSS
  • HSCobalt
  • Carbide
  • Diamond
  • Ceramic

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Supported Tool Coatings

March 23, 2016, 8:32 pm
  • TiN
  • TiAlN
  • AlTiN
  • TiCN
  • AlCrN
  • ZrN
  • nACRO
  • nACo

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High-Speed Machining is becoming more and more popular each day.

While definitions of HSM may vary between tool manufacturers and even individual shops, the physics behind it remains the same.

High-Speed Machining is a set of programming, machining, and tooling techniques aimed at a radical increase in productivity.

Chip Thinning and HSM machining switches allow HSMAdvisor to account for chip thinning in certain machining modes.

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HSMAdvisor allows to store your Machine Profile in online cloud storage for easier access and sharing.

Whenever a user is requesting a new machine profile to be added to HSMAdvisor i create it on my computer and simply Upload it to the cloud, so the person asking and everybody else can access it immediately and not wait for the next HSMAdvisor update.

Here is how you can Upload and/or Download a machine profile:

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