Integrated CAM for SOLIDWORKS and Inventor
Inventor HSM and HSMWorks, available only as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection, simplify the machining workflow with integrated 2.5-axis to 5-axis milling, turning, and mill-turn CAM for Inventor and SOLIDWORKS.
Get Inventor HSM and HSMWorks as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection. Drive concept to realization using 2D and 3D workflows, visualization, large model aggregation, as well as data management tools.
Autodesk HSM Overview video
Go directly from CAD design to CAM programming to CNC milling machine with one integrated workflow. Inventor HSM and HSMWorks provide CAD/CAM tools for Inventor and SOLIDWORKS.
CAD/CAM integration & performance
Design changes in the source CAD system get automatically updated downstream in drawings and toolpaths.
Reduce roughing time by a factor of 4 or more compared to conventional roughing, and increase tool life.
Use the familiar tools and user interface in Inventor or SOLIDWORKS software.
Multiprocessor/multicore CPU support reduces toolpath calculation times, especially on large or complex designs.
Strategies for 2D machining on flat planes. Included in the free Express and regular versions of HSMWorks and Inventor HSM.
Choose from several 3-axis styles, or select a work plane, and perform 3+2 axis positioning with the same CAM strategies.
Simultaneous 4- and 5-axis features for machining complex models include multiaxis contouring, 3D toolpath tilting, and more.
Improve productivity with traditional turning, facing, grooving, and boring functions. Includes support for live tooling mill-turning.
Advance CAM functionality
Automatically avoid collisions between your part and tool holders during CNC calculations.
Control cutter engagement by using slope angles to minimize tool deflection and improve finish.
Carve shapes or text into parts, using a chamfer tool.
Simulation and verification tools
See stock being removed, and check for shaft and clamp/fixture collisions.
Perform common text edits to CNC program files.
Measure distances or dynamically view vital information, such as feed/speed and estimated machining time.
See how Autodesk customers are using Autodesk integrated CAM software solutions to grow their business.
Robert Page Engineering
The addition of Inventor HSM has helped increase collaboration and workflow efficiencies from concept and design to manufacturing. “The transition to Autodesk’s manufacturing products has bridged the gap between the design team and production team, this allows us to be reactive to changes and updates and gives us better collaboration on projects,” says Gavin.
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Poriferous, LLC: Craniofacial implant manufacturer
Poriferous uses Inventor HSM to create toolpaths for complex designs, bring manufacturing in-house, and apply templates and systems to automate production to achieve scale.
“As a medical device company making cranial implants, Inventor HSM gives us the ability to make these products in a very predictable and linear method so we can rely on the results and produce the parts that we want.” —Aaron M. Noble, CEO
Sk8trip: High-performance products for skateboarders
Sk8trip designs combine precision parts for the next generation of skaters. The shop rapidly prototypes new ideas and quickly updates designs using HSMWorks for SOLIDWORKS.
“The clean UI and seamless integration with SOLIDWORKS allowed us to significantly increase our ability to revise our design and produce the best possible trucks for skaters.” —Chris Chaput, Owner and Designer
R Mac Shop: Full-service machine facility
“Inventor HSM has changed our business. It’s the only program that I have ran [sic] that is simplified, as far as drawing and programming at the same time. The adaptive technology has decreased the cycle time, but the coolest thing is the tool life. It doubles it, if not triples it. We can run more parts in less time, and we are not changing the tools all the time.” —Bob Paffumi, Owner
GT Virtual Concepts: Jig and fixture design and manufacturing
The intuitive, intelligent tools in HSMWorks, along with the software’s seamless integration with SOLIDWORKS, helps GT Virtual Concepts gain control over its design-heavy manufacturing process.
“GT Virtual Concepts is all about speed and quality, and HSMWorks is a crucial part of that formula.” —Steven Shaw, Tooling and Design Engineer
Advanced CNC milling and turning solution
2.5-axis milling and drilling applications for Inventor. Does not include Inventor software.
2.5-axis milling and drilling applications for SOLIDWORKS. Does not include SOLIDWORKS software.
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Reduce roughing time and increase tool life. (video: 5:14)
Maintain associativity with virtually any CAD format, and reduce file translations. (video: 57 sec.)
Multithreaded applications and multicore support reduce calculation times. (video: 1:03 min.)
2D functions found in free version. (video: 1:59 min.)
Utilize electronic probes to accurately position and measure parts.
Engrave shapes or test into your parts.
Chamfer corners while maintaining collision control with parts.
Perform wrapping of 4-axis parts.
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