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HSM

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Inventor HSM and HSMWorks CAM software simplify the machining workflow with CAD-embedded 2.5-axis to 5-axis milling, turning, and mill-turn capabilities. Available only as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

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HSM review by Scott H.
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"Very easy software to use - but not a replacement for Mastercam."

What do you like best?

The ease of being able to visually see what the different planes of machining are is a great assistance for knowing what the machine will do.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that I am unable to select and manipulate individual chains in the machining operations. I can change start points in the chains, but I'm not able to tell the software what order I want the machine to cut the parts in.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Like my review heading states, we come to use HSM with a background in Mastercam. Mastercam is the industry standard, and for good reason. The ease of use, flexibility and years of experience cannot be dismissed as old school or unintelligent. So coming from that background, HSM has a lot of ground to cover. I think it's headed in the right direction.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes it easy to allow for easy product changes so that there is a consistent flow from design to prototype to manufacturing.

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HSM review by Consultant in Medical Devices
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"Using HSM as a CAM solution for rapid prototyping"

What do you like best?

The visualization/simulation of the milling tools. The comprehensive options to specify the tool paths

What do you dislike?

There is not quick solution, like a step-by-step wizard to complete quick milling jobs. Therefore, it is not suitable for rapid prototyping. The development team may benefit if have a look on the Roland Software (SPR Player or Modela Player)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Before you proceed, contact the technical support team of both, CNC machine manufacturer and Autodesk to identify the compatibility between HSM and your Milling Machine. In some cases you may need to post-edit the generated code by HSM.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Micromilling. The benefit using HSM is that you can specify in detail the milling path properties reducing the tool break frequency, especially the vertical cutting speed (Z axis).

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"HSM is awesome"

What do you like best?

SmartKey generates, stored, and uses security objects, such as cryptographic keys, certificates, or secrets.

What do you dislike?

The platform at first is difficult to work around but just needs to be tweaked a bit and it would work well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I love how it simplifies data protection across any cloud architecture. Smartkey provides key storage, encryption and tokenization, addresses performance and GRC requirements at the digital edge close to clouds, carriers and counterparties, and restricts key access to authorized users.

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