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hsm-icon-400px-socialAutodesk HSM 2018 provides a seamless workflow from design through CNC manufacturing. This bundle includes an integrated HSM CAM solution for SOLIDWORKS® and Autodesk® Inventor, the two most used design software packages. Additionally, Fusion 360 is included in the bundle for designing and manufacturing in the cloud.

A truly integrated design environment allows users to turn their ideas into machined parts utilizing a familiar interface, with part associativity for automatic updating with changes. Autodesk HSM Ultimate includes functionality for 2.5D, 3-axis, and 3+2 axis, as well as lathe and mill turn applications. Advanced toolpaths like Adaptive Clearing allow for shorter mill times while simultaneously extending tool life. Stock models allow for automatic rest material machining, while automatic tool holder collision avoidance ensure safe milling conditions. Standard and custom post processors, with the ability to create new post processors, round out a complete solution.
Note: 3+2 axis and Mill Turn not in Fusion 360, and require the Ultimate version.

*Previously sold as a standalone solution, HSM is only available through the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

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  • Best Value in CAM
    You can use tried and true HSM solutions in the two most used 3D design solutions SOLIDWORKS and Inventor. Plus take your work on the road with the cloud based Fusion 360. Where other systems charge for modules and functionality, you get advanced milling and turning functions in one package.
  • Seamless workflow
    Work between CAD and CAM environments using intuitive navigation tools integrated into the Inventor user interface. Design fixtures and clamping systems as needed without switching back and forth between CAD and CAM systems.
  • Adaptive Clearing
    This advanced roughing strategy, sets the bar for efficient, high volume material removal using constant tool engagement and optimized cutter paths to reduce cycle times, minimize tool and machine wear, and produce quality finished parts. Enhanced multi-core support and improved linking make Adaptive Clearing the most advanced adaptive roughing technology to date.
  • Probing
    Quickly utilize probes on your CNC machine to set and verify part orientations and origins. Saving time during machine setup.
  • Full model associativity
    Define machining geometry and parameters by selecting entities directly from the design, maintaining full associativity between the 3D models and machining operations. Changes to the design are automatically reflected in the toolpath. Late design changes no longer result in delayed delivery or introduction of last-minute programming errors.
  • Powerful Post Processor system
    Generate CNC code at incredible speeds of up to 400,000 lines of code per second, cutting down wait time for CNC programmers to almost a fifth of what it takes in other comparable CAM solutions
  • Distributed CAM
    Reduces calculation time by allowing users to harness additional computing resources (CPU cores) across their local area network.
  • Modern architecture
    Take advantage of native multi-core kernel and a Post Processor System, which leverage the maximum computing power of your workstation or PC and allow you to continue programming jobs while toolpath calculations and CNC code are being processed in the background. The native 64-bit architecture allows improved support for working with large models and assemblies.
  • Full-featured CNC Editor
    Includes NC functions, math functions, side-by-side file compare, CNC templates, graphical backplotter, and serial communications for transferring your CNC programs to RS232 based CNC controls.

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