Inventor HSM Express


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Autodesk® Inventor HSM™ Express is a free CAM solution that is seamlessly integrated inside the design environment of Autodesk® Inventor® software.

Features

  • Toolpaths for standard milling operations, including 2D roughing and pocketing, drilling, facing, and contouring.
  • Simulation capabilities for forward and reverse material removal
  • Customizable JavaScript-based Post Processor System with industry-standard posts included
  • Powerful CNC program editor with file compare, math ops, backplotter, and communications

Toolpath strategies

HSMXpress includes all the tools you need for precise control over all aspects of 2D machining, including lead in/out and transitions between passes

  • Drilling and hole making
  • Face
  • Pocket
  • Adaptive clearing
  • Contour
  • Slot
  • Thread milling
  • Bore milling
  • Trace
  • Contouring

HSMXpress offers several options to produce a smooth surface. Control lead-in and lead-out with or without tool compensation. Choose multiple roughing and finishing passes and multiple depth cuts for any contour. Machine open and closed contours without creating additional geometry, and eliminate sharp motion with corner smoothing.

Use Inventor HSM Express to easily machine 2D and 3D contours. Control lead-in and lead-out with or without tool compensation. Choose multiple roughing and finishing passes and multiple depth cuts for any contour. Machine open and closed contours without creating additional geometry and eliminate sharp motion with corner smoothing.

Pocketing

Pocket toolpaths machine closed areas with and without islands. Entry can be selected anywhere on the model and set for plunge, ramp, or at a pre-drilled position. The special high-speed option creates smooth toolpaths that allow for maximum tool engagement, significantly higher feedrates, and reduced machining time and reduced tool wear.

Drilling and Hole Making

Inventor HSM Express includes powerful tools for generating drilling, counterboring and tapping operations. All operations are optimized to minimize tool travel and overall cycletime. Both standard and customized cycles are supported for all point-to-point operations, including spot-drilling, deep drilling with chip break, and boring cycles.

Inventor HSM


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Generate best-in-class toolpaths for 2.5D, advanced 3D and 3+2 milling, and turning operations directly inside Inventor using the fully integrated CAM solution. Inventor HSM includes a free license of Autodesk® Inventor® CAD software, providing you complete control over the CAD model.

AnyCAD

with Autodesk Inventor is a CAD interoperability solution that removes or reduces the need to purchase and maintain multiple CAD systems for file exchange and support. AnyCAD supports most CAD file formats without the need for file translation, saving you valuable time and resources and avoiding costly errors. Keep your toolpaths up-to-date with notifications of design changes, and easily collaborate with all stakeholders, regardless of their 3D CAD tool.

Turning:

Inventor HSM features all the traditional turning toolpaths, including facing, roughing, grooving, threading, drilling and profiling. For drilling and hole making, choose between pre-programmed machining cycles and canned cycles, or use a combination of both. Inventor HSM supports programming twin-turret and twin-spindle lathes using all of the traditional turning operations. Mill/Turn operations are supported when combined with the 2D or 3D milling option.

Milling Best-in-class 3D toolpath strategies

Inventor HSM toolpaths are optimized to reduce cycle time, improve surface quality and extend tool life. In addition to the traditional pocket clearing strategy, Inventor HSM features the innovative Adaptive Clearing strategy that typically reduces roughing time by 40% or more and increases the tool life by as much as a factor of 10 depending on the material hardness. Finish paths follow the part faces to create the final part shape. Many machining strategies are available to suite the part topology. Inventor HSM provides superior finish machining technologies that incorporate smooth/tangent lead in/out moves to keep the tool moving in a smooth motion, reducing machine wear and tool marks.

  • Pocket
  • Adaptive Clearing
  • Contour
  • Parallel
  • Pencil
  • Scallop/Constant Stepover
  • Spiral
  • Radial
  • Horizontal Clearing
  • 3+2 Machining

Seamless Integration into Inventor

Inventor HSM provides a truly integrated CAM solution for Inventor users, allowing them to quickly get up to speed and become productive within minutes by using familiar tools and workflows. Seamless integration ensures full associativity between the design and toolpaths – design changes get instantly updated without any data loss.

Proven CAM Technology

Inventor HSM, just like all our Autodesk CAM solutions, is built on our next generation multi-core 64-bit CAM engine with support for distributed toolpath calculations, ensuring maximum performance. Innovative toolpath strategies like Adaptive Clearing help generate the most efficient toolpaths possible, resulting in reduced machining time, improved surface quality, minimal tool wear and extended machine life. Even the Post Processor system is designed to get programs to the shop floor more quickly by generating CNC code at speeds of hundreds of thousands of lines per second.

Distributed CAM

Inventor HSM uses a Distributed CAM server that enables users to respond even faster to design changes, by automatically utilizing idle PCs on the local network to reduce toolpath calculation time. Distributed CAM is automatically used by Inventor HSM when installed on selected PCs and requires no additional setup or interaction from the user.

Inventor HSM Pro


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Generate best-in-class toolpaths for 2.5D, advanced 3D and 5-Axis milling, and turning operations directly inside Inventor using the fully integrated CAM solution. Inventor HSM Pro includes a free license of Autodesk® Inventor® Professional CAD software, providing you complete control over the CAD model.

High Quality Finished Parts

Autodesk CAM’s 5-axis Contour and 5-Axis Swarf multi-axis milling strategies and 5-axis-tilt support for 3D Contour help users leverage the latest in 5-axis machining center technology to produce more complex parts, reduce setups, and superior surface finish. Improved 3D simulation capabilities with richer visualization, including support for multi-axis parts, help users verify the machining process before CNC programs are run on the machine. Highly customizable post-processors and a powerful CNC editor further enable users to tailor their programs to their CNC machine.

AnyCAD

with Autodesk Inventor is a CAD interoperability solution that removes or reduces the need to purchase and maintain multiple CAD systems for file exchange and support. AnyCAD supports most CAD file formats without the need for file translation, saving you valuable time and resources and avoiding costly errors. Keep your toolpaths up-to-date with notifications of design changes, and easily collaborate with all stakeholders, regardless of their 3D CAD tool.

Turning:

Inventor HSM features all the traditional turning toolpaths, including facing, roughing, grooving, threading, drilling and profiling. For drilling and hole making, choose between pre-programmed machining cycles and canned cycles, or use a combination of both. Inventor HSM supports programming twin-turret and twin-spindle lathes using all of the traditional turning operations. Mill/Turn operations are supported when combined with the 2D or 3D milling option.

Milling Best-in-class 3D toolpath strategies

Inventor HSM toolpaths are optimized to reduce cycle time, improve surface quality and extend tool life. In addition to the traditional pocket clearing strategy, Inventor HSM features the innovative Adaptive Clearing strategy that typically reduces roughing time by 40% or more and increases the tool life by as much as a factor of 10 depending on the material hardness. Finish paths follow the part faces to create the final part shape. Many machining strategies are available to suite the part topology. Inventor HSM provides superior finish machining technologies that incorporate smooth/tangent lead in/out moves to keep the tool moving in a smooth motion, reducing machine wear and tool marks.

  • Pocket
  • Adaptive Clearing
  • Contour
  • Parallel
  • Pencil
  • Scallop/Constant Stepover
  • Spiral
  • Radial
  • Horizontal Clearing
  • 3+2 Machining

Seamless Integration into Inventor

Inventor HSM provides a truly integrated CAM solution for Inventor users, allowing them to quickly get up to speed and become productive within minutes by using familiar tools and workflows. Seamless integration ensures full associativity between the design and toolpaths – design changes get instantly updated without any data loss.

Proven CAM Technology

Inventor HSM, just like all our Autodesk CAM solutions, is built on our next generation multi-core 64-bit CAM engine with support for distributed toolpath calculations, ensuring maximum performance. Innovative toolpath strategies like Adaptive Clearing help generate the most efficient toolpaths possible, resulting in reduced machining time, improved surface quality, minimal tool wear and extended machine life. Even the Post Processor system is designed to get programs to the shop floor more quickly by generating CNC code at speeds of hundreds of thousands of lines per second.

Distributed CAM

Inventor HSM uses a Distributed CAM server that enables users to respond even faster to design changes, by automatically utilizing idle PCs on the local network to reduce toolpath calculation time. Distributed CAM is automatically used by Inventor HSM when installed on selected PCs and requires no additional setup or interaction from the user.