How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?


How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?


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.

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CNC Vocabulary For HSM


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?


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.

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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!



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How do I get G&M Code Using Inventor HSM?


How do I get G&M code from Inventor HSM to make my actual part on the milling machine?


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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!





















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How do I use HSM, the CAM tab in Autodesk Inventor?


Do we have some tutorials for you! Jim and I put this together, as Jim has been playing with it for some time now, and we feel comfortable enough to put out some videos. Please keep in mind that these videos are only one way to get HSM to do what you want. If you come up with a better way, please let us know!

Download the Inventor files for these tutorials right here, and then you can do them right along with Jim! This is a direct download…clicking here will send it directly to your downloads folder.
Post Processor and the Toolstore

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