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HSMAdvisor Units System (in/mm)

September 28, 2016, 7:42 pm by admin

HSMAdvisor supports both imperial (in) and metric (mm) measurement systems.

You can switch between the two systems for each field on the Speeds and Feeds page by clicking on the in/mm label next to the field.

Some fields can be imperial while others are metric, and that's fine.

There are two global switches on the Speeds and Feeds page that allow you to quickly change all units on the page to either inches or millimeters.

The Input in/mm label changes the units for all Tool Geometry and Cutting Parameters fields, while the Result in/mm label changes the units for all Speeds and Feeds and Gauges fields.

On the Machine Profile page, the app starts up in imperial mode and you can toggle between imperial and metric values. The unit system selected in the Machine Definition page will not affect the speed and feed calculations and the app will handle all conversions internally. You only need to make sure the numbers are correct for the selected unit mode.

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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:

To Import a new machine in to the active machine list

  • Click on Edit button next to the Machine list on HSMAdvisor Speeds and Feeds tab
  • Click on Import button on the "Machine Definition" dialog
  • A standard windows "Open File" dialog appears prompting you to select a file that contains the machine you wish to import.
  • After selecting a file and pressing OK, you will be asked to choose which machine you would like to import from the file. This is necessary because each file may contain many definitions.
  • Find and select your machine in the drop-down list to make sure its parameters are correct.
  • Click on Save button to save the changes and close the dialog

To Export a machine or many to an outside file

(to share it with your friends, coworkers, or maybe even me)

  • Click on Edit button next to the Machine list on HSMAdvisor Speeds and Feeds tab
  • Click on Export button on the "Machine Definition" dialog
  • A dialog appears where you are prompted to choose which machines from your current list you would like to export.
  • After selecting your machines, click OK and select a file name where you would like to save your machine list.

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