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What is HSM?

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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Autodesk
Description
Autodesk software has helped designers, engineers, visual artists, students and makers imagine, design and create a better world. Advances in accessible 3D design and fabrication technology are disrupting the design, engineering and entertainment professions as we know them.
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Year Founded
1982
Total Revenue (USD mm)
2,031
HQ Location
San Rafael, CA
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NASDAQ: ADSK
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10,623
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@Autodesk
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Hospital & Health Care
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(11-50 employees)
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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 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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"How many programs will you gonna make it more?"

What do you like best?

AutoDesk still reflects his quality into their products. Quite same interface in every program they've built. Because it's user friendly and so easy to use. Smooth and high quality animations ( with above middle-high quality computers because you can't buy quality for free ). So many guides online. You probably find answer you're looking for.

What do you dislike?

They have so many different programs for everything. I mean HSM is very good for 5-axis machning but they have PowerMill, Fusion 360 and FeatureCAM too. They could mix and serve to us as one program. You could want money for all of it. If anyone needs only one of that. You could ask before buying items with checkbox.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It'll be worth every penny of yours. Don't hesitate to use it. AutoDesk is great company in this industry so you won't walk alone :)

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

I made some good money from my friend's homeworks and projects at university :)

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"Simple for everything."

What do you like best?

Program is builded for every person in every knowledge level. If you're new you won't getting hard to find a solution and learn this program. If you're familiar with CAM programs before, you already know what to do and this program makes you more comfortable. I really like their UI. It makes everything easier.

What do you dislike?

It represents you very high quality animations and of course it has a cost :) You may need to upgrade your computer to next level ( not the best one ). But if you change the resulotion you'll be fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As much as I remember program gives you a very high quality services from the beginning. You can change speed of the simulation and colors makes you understand your project more. Don't hesitate to use it. Highly recommended. AutoDesk did a great job.

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

Just looking what to use as an integrated CAM program.

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"You will be extremely delightful after having your product!"

What do you like best?

If you're familiar with AutoCAD's top menu bar, it's quite same. Learning this program is so simple. So many tutorials online, you won't lose the guiding light. Animation is so fluent and smooth. If you have a little bit good computer, you'll be locked in front of the screen.

What do you dislike?

UI could be developed. We used to see AutoCAD's menu and looking but if it takes years people are boring.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're familiar with these programs HSM Inventor could be one of the best solution for your company. AutoDesk services are also great. They're helping a lot when you facing with a problem which you can't solve for searching answers online. You probably find so many users from this program and tutorials are great.

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

Worked on few projects at university.

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"Excelent so far - I have used Autodesk Products for around 12 years, and have found them amazing! "

What do you like best?

All the different pieces of software included in the package, and the great support system they have in place

What do you dislike?

Sometimes crashed randomly - but this is mainly due to my overloading my PC with multiple screens!

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great piece of software - lots of useful other tools come with the package to make it even greater for makers/engineers and other industries.

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

I run my down 3D printing and design service business, so it helps me to design test and create anything I need.

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Information Technology and Services
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"End to end data encryption "

What do you like best?

I really love using this software on a daily basis as it is incredibly secure physical device used for crypto processing and manages digital keys for strong authentication .Its powerful architecture can combine different nshield HSM modem to build a unified ecosystem which delivers scalability.It protects your proprietary applications and data. I would really recommend my friend to use this software.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing which I don’t like about HSM . It’s hasslefree and I love it

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just try this software and enjoy the benefits

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

Following are the benefits I have realized while using on a daily basis.

1- secure generation of keys

2-Physical access protection

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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 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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"The ease of using the program"

What do you like best?

One of the best CAD programs used in a long time.It enables to visualize the difference in planes of machining and to know the ability of them.

What do you dislike?

A lot of improvements needed compared to other CAD programs available.Hope it get developed up to the standard.

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

the process from design to prototype is very convenient and allow to make changes on products.

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"Powerful tool"

What do you like best?

When I started using HSM and machining, it was very straightforwards and easy. I had not used any other CAM software, and it was very intuitive

What do you dislike?

It can be a little complicated and difficult to make custom tooling profiles in the software

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

Baja SAE, we have realized how nice it I'd to have it paired with Solid works and the ease of compatibility

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Food & Beverages
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"Good Software"

What do you like best?

I believe HSM has created an easy to use software and it’s not hard to navigate when using the software at work .

What do you dislike?

I don’t dislike anything about the software because I believe the software is already doing well.

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

I’m solving simple security issues with using HSM and it benefits the company by allowing us to keep our business confidential

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"Great"

What do you like best?

It's some what ok, but has it downfall ..Can be redone

What do you dislike?

It could be better in detail and show u what to do if run into a problem

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

A lot of small projects

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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 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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"HSM was user friendly and straight forward to use for producing custom fixtures."

What do you like best?

HSM was Intuitive and easy to use. It made it easy to create custom parts.

What do you dislike?

The software was limited for simple parts. It wasn’t capable for more complex components with the version we used.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure it is capable of doing what you need.

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

We were able to produce custom fixtures and optimize manufacturing processes with repeatable results.

HSM Features

  • CAD-CAM Import
  • CAM Data Exchange
  • CAD/CAM Compatibility
  • CNC Workflows
  • CNC Feature Recognition
  • Programming Control

HSM User Ratings

8.7
Ease of Use
Average: 8.2*
8.9
Quality of Support
Average: 8.3*
10.0
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.1*
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