Question:How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?
Solution:The trick is to have the right files and know where to put them! Watch the video below as Jim tells us where to put the files that can be downloaded at the link below. Be sure to unzip them first.
|Download the Post Processor and the Toolstore|
Question:What else do we need to really teach CIM? Are there any “extras” that you recommend?
Answer:We get this question weekly. So here’s what we are going to do. Give you a preview to a Google doc that is live so we can update it on the fly. You will see it right below this paragraph. Be sure to scroll left and right and up and down to see all of the content! Links are live too! Continue Reading
Question:Since I switched from EdgeCAM to HSM, the vocabulary is a little different. Do you have any Key Terms that you use in your classroom that you wouldn’t mind sharing?
Answer:Of course not! The terminology is a little bit different when you switch from EdgeCAM to HSM, but the concepts are the same. PLTW has not updated their key terms in many years, but I have in my classroom. Please understand that these are definitions that I made up for use in my classroom; I do not utilize definitions from a dictionary. That being said, feel free to utilize the attached vocabulary list.
Also, please feel free to edit the definitions to your liking, and then send them back to me to update them. Thank you in advance!
Question:How do I get G&M code from Inventor HSM to make my actual part on the milling machine?
Answer:post-code-with-hsm It’s really gotten very easy to do with HSM. Follow the directions below, and you should be all set! Be sure to download the PLTW tool library, and watch video 0 at the link below so that when you verify it in CNCmotion, it will work. This link shows you how to install the post and tool store, and provides a link below Video 0 to download the toolstore and post for the Intellitek machines: HERE
|Step 1||Click on the Post Process tool in the toolbar as shown above.|
|Step 2||Choose the type of machine you have. In this case I am using an Intellitek mill.|
|Step 3||Chose where you want it to save the NC file.|
|Step 4||Click on the Post button at the bottom. Your code will then open in a code editor, and be saved in the folder where you told it to be. You should now be able to open it in CNCmotion and simulate it or run the code on the machine of your choice!|