A very flexible way to machine different configurations of a part is to insert the part in an assembly in multiple configurations. Lesen Sie mehr.
Custom shaped milling tools in HSMWorks are collectively know as Form Mill tools, and can be created from a sketch or revolved solid saved in a separate SolidWorks part file. Lesen Sie mehr.
HSMWorks allows you protect individual operations from getting invalidated when changing the model. This is useful if, for example, you have operations that have already been run on the machine, and want to do rest machining from these operations, while accommodating changes to the model. Lesen Sie mehr.
Choosing "None" as the machining boundary puts the Pocket Clearing strategy in Core Roughing mode, where it starts from outside of the Job Stock instead of ramping down. the conical face. Lesen Sie mehr.
The 2D Slot strategy allows selecting one or more entry positions, which lets you specify which end of the slot to plunge into. This is useful if you have pre-drilled holes in your slots. Lesen Sie mehr.
HSMWorks provides a unique way to drill conical faces such as countersinks. When you select a conical face, the drill depth is automatically adjusted so that the tool tip touches the end of the conical face. Lesen Sie mehr.
If you do many similar parts from time to time, re-using an existing assembly with a set of toolpaths can save you a lot of time. In this tip, we will look at using a "Machining Assembly" as a template. Lesen Sie mehr.
In the 2D Contour strategy, there are several options for controlling the number and behavior of the passes. In this tip, we will look at the "Multiple finishing passes" and "Roughing passes" options. Lesen Sie mehr.
The latest version of HSMWorks introduce a new option on the Facing strategy: From other side. Together, the Direction and From other side options give you full control over how the facing tool path should be laid out, and in which corner of stock the tool path should start. Lesen Sie mehr.
HSMWorks supports duplication of entire jobs using the multiple work offset feature. This feature is generally used when the individual position of each instance is not known precisely. Lesen Sie mehr.
Stock to Leave is the amount of material that is to be left after the operation has finished. Axial Stock to Leave is the amount to leave along the tool axis, ie. on the floors of the part. Lesen Sie mehr.
Using the "Create Derived Operation" users can create a new operation based on an existing operation. E.g. a parallel followed by a contour, but with same settings (stock to leave, tolerance, stepover, boundaries...). Lesen Sie mehr.
HSMWorks 2011 introduces a new feature for rounding inner corners for the 3D contour strategy. This feature is used to avoid sharp corners and allows machining with higher feeds. Lesen Sie mehr.
This weeks version of HSMWorks 2011 improves the tab flyouts introduced in 2011 R1 by adding options for expanding often used groups of strategies. Lesen Sie mehr.