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 v2.6.3

Please Read. Major Update!

In this update, I recalculated chip load values for all metal materials from group 1 to group 22.

While chip loads for most materials have not changed by more than 10%, there were those that got either reduced or increased by up to 30%.

I am confident these changes will make your machining outcomes even better than before, but please make sure to keep an eye on your results. Especially in cases where you have saved Tools with Feed overrides over 100%.

What's new in this update:

  • Re-calculated chip loads for all metal materials according to the new model.
    From now on materials will have independent chip loads for HSS and Carbide tools.
  • Remove critical RPM from milling operations.
  • Fix the deletion of a synced tool in the cloud database.
  • Fix inconsistent English language tooltip spacing.
  • Improve Tool Database recovery.
  • Add Macor Ceramic Glass material.
  • Fix a typo in the Inch Taps table (2.6.1).
  • Add the Drill Breakthrough Amount to the Calculation printout report (2.6.1).
  • Fix zero Turning Feed Rate (2.6.1).
  • Fix S&F Overrides when loading tools from the Select Tool/Cut dialog (2.6.2)
  • Added the Portuguese language
    Thanks to the fine gentleman TribeJoint - www.instagram.com/tribejoint/ for providing the translation!
  • Fixed Translation uploading issues.
  • Minor fixes that will improve the accuracy of chip load calculations.
  • Set the High Feed Mill default lead angle to 15 degrees (2.6.3)

For MasterCAM 2023 HSMAdvisor_For_MasterCAM_2023_v2.6.3.exe Size:4.91 MB For MasterCAM 2022 HSMAdvisor_For_MasterCAM_2022_v2.6.3.exe Size:4.9 MB For MasterCAM 2021 HSMAdvisor_For_MasterCAM_2021_v2.6.3.exe Size:4.89 MB For MasterCAM 2020 HSMAdvisor_For_MasterCAM_2020_v2.6.3.exe Size:4.89 MB
HSMAdvisor For MasterCAM Hook Information

Older versions

HSMAdvisor always supports the latest version of MasterCAM

Please check out the older (2018, 2017, and X9) versions here: HSMAdvisor v1.533


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.

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: