There has been a real need in the manufacturing industry among users to have a tightly integrated CAM package that works hand in hand with users’ CAD systems. Users wanted CAM functionality but didn’t want to learn a whole new tool. Today, Autodesk announces that Inventor users now have such a package.
Autodesk got to this point after a key acquisition in October 2012 of HSMWorks technology, which was originally developed for SolidWorks users. Though there was skepticism in the market–and fear among HSMWorks users–regarding what the company’s real intentions were with the technology, Autodesk committed to continue development of the technology and announced plans to integrate it into the entire portfolio of desktop and cloud-based products.
An integrated CAM product for multiple users
HSM 2015 will help machinists, designers and engineers turn their Inventor models into manufacturable parts by generating machining tool paths from directly within Inventor.
Inventor HSM 2015 includes a full license of Inventor 2015 software, so users would have a complete CAD/CAM package with integrated design-to-manufacturing capabilities.
Inventor HSM includes the following features:
* Flexible 2.5D, 3D, and 3+2 toolpath options and settings for the best possible surface finish
* Simulation tools that help users verify the machining process before CNC programs are run on a machine * Highly customizable post-processors and a powerful CNC editor that enable users to tailor their programs to their CNC machine.