eDrawings Pro for iPad–Full Review

cover-photo_thumbA few weeks ago I posted about the release of DS SolidWorks latest mobile platform app eDrawings Pro for iPad.  Now, after some time checking it out and playing with it, I am ready to give me full blown review of it.

At 1st glance, the app looked like a great tool and once I got settled into using it, I was not disappointed.  The folks at DS SolidWorks have done a great job of bringing their popular desktop CAD viewer and most of the tools that it offers to the mobile platform.

About 9-10 months ago I accepted a Sales & New Business Development position (although I am still performing my CAD Admin duties & still use SolidWorks on almost a daily basis) at my company so the need for me to be mobile has become important.  When eDrawings for iPad originally came out back in May 2012 I immediately started using it to show customers their own OR similar parts that they could rotate, zoom in or out, etc.

Now, with the availability of eDrawings Pro for iPad, the things myself and our customer or potential customer will be able to do on my iPad will be great!

First and foremost you will notice some differences with the UI included different slide out tabs on each side and less button on the top of the window (see below).

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One of my favorite new features (from a sales standpoint) is the ability to go full screen (see below).  This will be extremely helpful when multiple people are around a conference room table trying to all look at my iPad.

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Next, DS SolidWorks really started listening to the user feedback from eDrawings for iPad and implemented a lot of the tools that are available on the desktop version of eDrawings such as Measure, Section, Markup, Hide/Show Components, & Enable Transparency.  See all of these features in action in the pictures below.

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When messing around with all of the new features, I did think that the usability could be improved some with  responsiveness of the tools and selections.  However, keep in mind that the model I was playing with contained 113 components included bolts & fasteners and was 132KBS in size.

The one thing I would really like to still see added is the ability to link up file sharing services right inside of the app so that you don’t have to have an additional app on your iPad to access the files.  It would be nice to be able to link your Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, or Skydrive account directly into the app so that you can quickly pull off files from your web storage.

All in all, this is a GREAT APP and I will give it a 8.5 out of 10 and I will get a lot of use out of this app.  If you haven’t gotten it yet, you better do so quickly before the introductory price is $4.99 is changed to $9.99.

creating animations with solidworks…the review part 1

SolidWorks Corporation provided me with a free copy of “Creating Animations with SolidWorks step-by-step” for review purposes.

Over the course of the past week I have begun to read a newly released book book cover_creating animation with solidworksfrom SolidWorks Corporation called “Creating Animation with SolidWorks step-by-step”.

Before I get started with reviewing the book I want to give you a quick overview of my background with animations in SolidWorks.  I have 0 experience other than seeing it in some of the What’s New demos I have attended over the past few years.  With this in mind, I am hoping that this book will give me a good understanding of animations from a beginners standpoint.

This week, I got through the 1st chapter of the book which covered all of the basics of animation.  This included the many different types of animations that SolidWorks can perform, where you would use each and some brief examples of each kind.  This was a good chapter for me as it introduced me to not only what was available but it also got me thinking about where I could use this in a production environment.

This book is over 500 full color pages and also includes a DVD with the files that you need to complete the tutorials at the end of each chapter.  This book is very similar to the other training books that you would receive if you were to take a training course at your reseller.

Over the course of the next few weeks I am hoping to be able to continue reading through this book and posting reviews / updates on the book right here on my blog.  If you are interested in SolidWorks animations and are looking for a resource to learn more, make sure you continue to check back here for reviews or you can go and buy the book from the SolidWorks store.  The price of the book is $89.95 USD.  Follow the link below to purchase the book.

Creating Animations with SolidWorks step-by-step

solidworksmodel.com tutorials – rendering

SolidWorksModel.com provided me with a free copy of its tutorial package for review purposes.

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In my first review of SolidWorksModel.com last week I gave a thumbs up to the modeling portion of the tutorial package that is available on the website.  This week I have spent some time on the rendering portion of the tutorials and I was very, very impressed.

To start off, I have NO experience whatsoever with PhotoWorks.  I have dabbled with PhotoWorks 360 but never anything with PhotoWorks.  I figured that this would be good because it would give me a good insight as to how good the tutorials really were.  Let me tell you, I was not disappointed.  All of the tutorials were well written and easy to follow along with.  He broke the rendering portion into sections so that you could see exactly how everything needs to work.

By breaking it down into simpler pieces, it allows you to easily understand how all of the pieces are put together to get your end rendering.  The picture above shows just 1 of the many renders that I created once I completed the tutorial.  The package from SolidWorksModel.com includes assembly files that include cameras and lighting already set up for easy creation of your 1st render.

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Definitely 2 thumbs up on the review.  Overall this tutorial package was well composed, easy to follow, and very complete.  Like I mentioned in my 1st post, the modeling portion is not geared to beginner level users.  So if you are looking for a product that will teach you how to use SolidWorks, you should look elsewhere.  But for those of you that have been using SolidWorks for a little while and are looking for a way to sharpen your skills and create a really cool model doing so, this is the package for you.

I would recommend this package to anyone!

solidworksmodel.com tutorials–modeling

SolidWorksModel.com provided me with a free copy of its tutorial package for review purposes.

 

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A few weeks back I was contacted by Jan-Willem Zuyderdyn about his recently launched website SolidWorksModel.com.  Here is how he introduced himself in his email to me.

I will tell you something more about myself: My name is Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn and I am 25 years old. I studied Product Design & Engineering at the HU in the Netherlands. I am working with SolidWorks for almost six years now. I won the 3rd price in the SolidWorks Design Contest to design the ultimate sports car twice. (SolidWorks Design Contest Benelux in 2007 and SolidWorks 3D Challenge Europe in 2008). Currently, I work as an Automotive Designer at Modesi in Eindhoven, the Design city of the Netherlands.

I have been asked many times by friends, students and complete strangers how I model and render 3D models using SolidWorks. So, since I also enjoy designing websites I thought, why not create a website that shows my SolidWorks modeling and render process and bundle it into a complete SolidWorks tutorial package? So, that’s why I’ve been created this website.

I want to break it up into 2 posts, 1 that covers that modeling portion of his set of tutorials and the other covering the rendering portion of them.  I recently completed the modeling of the chopper and I have to say I was quite pleased with how it turned out (see pictures below).

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All in all I was impressed by the completeness of the tutorials.  The modeling portion was broken into 14 different PDF tutorials and each of the 14 tutorials included clear and concise step by step instruction as to how to model the different aspects of the chopper.  With that being said, I want to point out that this tutorial is not for a newbie.  There is a certain level of knowledge of the software that the author takes for granted that you know.  I would say if you have been using the software full time for 6 months or so you would be more than capable of completing these tutorials.

There were a few things that I would have liked to see changed as far as a modeling tutorial goes.  I wish there was more design intent incorporated into the tutorials.  The main one that I ran into time and time again was the use of extrude cuts in 2 directions to a dimension as opposed to a through all both ways when that is clearly what you were wanting your end product to show.  Another one in the assembly tutorial was the use of a parallel mate between planes at a distance of 0 as opposed to a coincident mate.  However, these did not diminish the fact that the rest of the tutorial was great all around.

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The RockSolid Recommendation

As I stated before, these tutorials are very well done.  For the price tag of 49 Euros (currently about $63.00 US), they are well worth your time and money.  The thing that I like about doing tutorials like this is that it gets you to think in a different way than what you normally might.  That alone could lead you to change the way you design something that will save you time and money done the road and make your ROI happen quickly.  I would recommend these tutorials to anyone.

To order, click here.

To learn more about these tutorials, check out the SolidWorksModel channel on YouTube.

Stay tuned for part 2 of my review which will cover the rendering of this chopper.

dimension palette fiasco – update!

screen3 Back in February I did a post titled “dimension palette fiasco” which discussed the usability of the SolidWorks interface when the “new to SolidWorks 2010” dimension palette was active.  This post received a lot of attention on my blog and drew a fair amount of comments from unhappy users who were unhappy with how the dimension palette worked.  This post also received some attention from Tom Spine, Senior Manager of User Experience Design at SolidWorks Corporation.

In the middle of March, Tom contacted me to see if I would be interested in participating in a usability test with the revamped dimension palette that was changed in service pack 3.0.  After looking at it then I was really pleased to see how the new product acted during creating drawings and was excited to see what some of our users thought of it when it was released.

So what is the big change from the original dimension palette design to the new one?  In the picture below you will notice that a MUCH smaller popup will appear when you add a dimension or select a pre-existing dimension.  By hovering over the new smaller popup you will then activate the original dimension palette popup.  But, the original palette does not stay active unless you click somewhere inside the popup.  You can also drag it out of your way in case you would like to see it in a different area.

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So what kind of feedback have I gotten about this new design?  The users here seem to really like it.  They definitely see the benefit of the dimension palette but the previous design did not offer enough value for the hassle that it caused.  With the new design being more compact, they are using it on a regular basis now.  I personally would like to see some additional things added to the palette as I still find myself having to go to the PropertyManager in order to get my dimensions to appear how I would like but this is a different story for a different day.

Look for an upcoming post on how YOU can influence the future of SolidWorks by participating in usability testing.  It is definitely time well spent.

closing the gap

Once again I start my post by trying to explain why the world there haven’t been more posts lately.  It is probably starting to sound like a broken record by now.  One of the reasons for this absence has been a hectic and crazy couple of months at work.  What is contributing to this?  I have been in the process of moving from a designer role into a CAE Administrator role where I will be responsible for things like managing our SolidWorks, TactonWorks, CAMWorks, and Esprit software.  This has led me into areas like researching potential new CAM software and other SolidWorks add on products which I hope to also give some reviews of here as I try them out (Vuuch and SolidMap are currently on my to do list).

camworks logo  Anyways.  I am currently reviewing possible new CAM packages for our company.  4 years ago we purchased our 1st CNC machine which was a mill.  At that same time we were in the process of moving from AutoCAD to a 3D modeling environment.  SolidWorks was determined as the CAD package of choice which in turn led us to CAMWorks as our initial CAM package.  One of the reasons that we chose CAMWorks was the integration and feature recognition it had with our SolidWorks models.  At this point there were not many CAM packages out there that offered this.  Fast forward to today, we currently have the same CNC mill, 2 CNC lathes, and another CNC mill in route.  Also, within the last year or so we have started to get more and more work for our CNC machines from customers and their data is not always in SolidWorks format.  This leads to having to import the data and possibly deal with ugly imported geometry.esprit logo

Taking all of this into account has led me to begin looking for a CAM package that is not reliant on SolidWorks to run but still is able to import SolidWorks models directly along with a lot of the other CAD package formats.  Insert Esprit.  We currently own a seat  of Esprit for the wire burning machine that we have so it caused me to look at their mill and lathe packages as well and all I can say is WOW!  The gap has definitely been closed in the last 4 years between CAM packages in my opinion.  Esprit now also has the ability to import your SolidWorks feature tree into its model and it has full feature recognition.

Now this post is not say that Esprit is the absolute best CAM package out there BUT I do want to encourage you to do your homework before buying your next license of CAM or any other SolidWorks Partner Product.  Things might have changed since you last look and it might be worth your while to do a little investigating.

For a list of SolidWorks Partner Products you can visit here and cycle through what is available.

thinking about a new graphics card?

solidworks graphicsGreg Corke of Develop3D, which is an awesome magazine about anything and everything related to 3D CAD, did an article about how to select a graphics card for use with SolidWorks.  To read the article you can see it here OR I would suggest signing up to receive this magazine every other month by clicking here.

SolidWorks graphics card article link courtesy of the SolidWorks UK & Ireland blog.

rocksolid review: 3dvia composer

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I finally found the time recently to review one of Dassault Systemes latest products, 3DVIA Composer.  I have been meaning to do this review for some time now and have always run out of time to get a good feel for this product.  To give you a feel for where I stand with this product I have no formal training and do not use this tool at all (at least right now) for my day to day job.  All of the things I discuss here are solely based on self training and there are probably a lot of additional functions that I haven’t come across yet.

Ease of Use

Like I said before, I had no formal training with this product.  However, I was pointed to some great resources that allowed me to get a feel for what this product had to offer.  The 1st resource that I used is a site called 3DVIA Composer Learning Center.  The learning center offers 10 well done videos that will help you get acquainted with some of the different aspects of the software.  The other resource is the SolidWorks Discussion Forums in the 3DVIA Composer area.  This section includes some “Tip of the Day” type posts that are given by Rakesh Keswani.  These 2 resources proved very valuable to me in my quest to do a review of this product for all of you.

User Interface

At an initial first glance the interface seemed a little overwhelming to me.  There seemed to be a lot of buttons with no text telling you what they were.  Now this is standard for most programs but deep down I was kind of hoping for something more similar to SolidWorks Command Manager.  This would allow me to have 1 standalone toolbar on the screen that could be quickly changed depending on what functionality you needed and it would allow me to have small buttons with no text, small buttons with text, large buttons with no text, large buttons with text.  All in all I think that the UI could use some work to be more “user friendly” but hey, you have to start somewhere.

Image Output

One of the biggest things for a product like this is how easy it is and how nice the image output is.  To begin with, it is extremely easy to publish pictures in this program and the quality is excellent.  As you can see below I produced a couple images using 3DVIA Composer, one with a marketing look and the other as more of a technical publication look.

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The 2 above images took me a total of probably 1 minute to create.  The hardest thing about creating these images is determining exactly how you want them to look.  There are many different options that all offer something a little different, and I am sure that there are more to them as well to someone who is well versed in creating technical publications.

Exploded Views

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Let me tell you what.  Exploded views in 3DVIA Composer are really easy to create and give you a lot of options for your end result.  For a technical publication tool like 3DVIA Composer this is one area that they need to excel at and they definitely hit a home run.  You can easily select your entire assembly and either explode it linear, spherical or cylindrical.  After this is complete you can quickly go back in a reposition whatever components you would like for your final output.

Final Conclusion

This tool is a must have if you create a lot of technical publications.  The nice thing about it is that whoever is creating these documents does not need whatever kind of software that was used to create the initial models.  I know that when this software 1st came out the price tag was close to being on the outrageous side but since then I have heard rumors that the price was coming down considerably.  I do not have a current price to give you for this product but if it looks like something that you could use I would definitely encourage you to contact your VAR and get a quote for it.

rocksolid review: 3dconnexion spacepilot pro

Today 3DConnexion launched a new product touted as the “most powerful 3D mouse ever”, the SpacePilot PRO.  Here is the official press release from 3DConnexion.

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3Dconnexion Launches Its Most Powerful 3D Mouse Ever: the SpacePilot PRO

Integrated Color LCD Workflow Assistant, QuickView Navigation Technology,and Intelligent Function Keys Save Time and Reduce Interruptions

FREMONT, Calif. – April 16, 2009 – To meet the rigorous demands of design engineers working in powerful 3D applications, 3Dconnexion today announced the new SpacePilot™ PRO. The company’s flagship 3D mouse is designed to deliver advanced control of 3D models, easier access to the power of professional 3D applications, fewer interruptions in the design workflow, and superior comfort. Specifically, the SpacePilot PRO features a new color LCD Workflow Assistant, second-generation QuickView Navigation technology, Intelligent Function keys, and an improved design for enhanced comfort and control.

“3Dconnexion’s 3D mice have rewritten the rules on the way design engineers and professionals interact with 3D environments,” said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. “Our new SpacePilot PRO builds on our market-leading industry experience, delivering the most powerful 3D mouse we’ve ever made. It enables increased performance that ultimately results in better designs, created in less time.”

The SpacePilot PRO 3D mouse provides the highest level of performance features ever available from 3Dconnexion, including:

- LCD Workflow Assistant: The color LCD lists function-key assignments and provides at-a-glance access to Microsoft® Outlook® e-mail, calendar and task lists, allowing professionals to access important information for a fully integrated design experience with fewer distractions. Through 3Dconnexion’s open software architecture, the workflow assistant can be further customized to meet the needs of individuals, companies and software vendors.

- Advanced MCAD Navigation: Five new dual-function QuickView Navigation keys
improve error detection, design review, and design presentation by providing one-touch access to the following views: top and bottom, right and left, front and back, two isometric views, and 90-degree view rotation of any view either clockwise or counter-clockwise – for a total of 32 views. A short press activates a key’s primary view command, while pressing and holding a key activates a secondary view command. In addition, new Navigation Setting keys offer simplified and customizable control, allowing professionals to turn pan-and-zoom, rotation and one-axis control on or off, making it easier to define navigation settings for certain work modes.

- Intelligent Function Keys: Five new fully customizable, dual-function keys offer immediate, one-touch access to 10 frequently used commands within any supported 3D application. The SpacePilot PRO automatically detects the active application and assigns appropriate function keys – whether default or customized. The color LCD denotes the function key assignments and application mode so engineers can easily identify commands and design states.

- Superior Comfort: The SpacePilot PRO has a new sculpted, soft-coated wrist rest that positions the hand in relation to the controller cap to support a balanced workflow. The micro-precision six-degrees-of-freedom sensor allows for fingertip control with minimal effort from the arm, wrist and hand, while frequently used commands are conveniently positioned at your fingertips. The intuitive and symmetrical layout of the function keys makes the device usable with either hand.

About 3Dconnexion 3D Mice

Unlike traditional mice confined to motion on one flat plane, 3Dconnexion 3D mice enable design engineers to move in all three dimensions simultaneously, using six-degrees–of-freedom sensor technology. By gently lifting, pressing and turning the controller cap, design engineers can easily pan, zoom and rotate without stopping to select commands. Using a 3D mouse together with a traditional mouse engages both hands into a balanced and cooperative work style.

3Dconnexion provides advanced and affordable 3D mice that are supported by more than 130 of today’s leading and powerful 3D applications, including Autodesk InventorTM, SolidWorksTM, CATIATM, Pro/ENGINEERTM, NXTM and Solid EdgeTM. For a complete list of applications supported by 3Dconnexion, visit www.3dconnexion.com/solutions.

Compatibility, Pricing and Availability

The SpacePilot PRO is backed by a three-year warranty, and is currently available at a suggested retail price of $499. The SpacePilot PRO is supported by Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Sun Solaris 8 (SPARC), Sun Solaris 10 (x86), and Linux® (Redhat Enterprise Linux WS 4, SuSE 9.3 or later). Linux and Solaris support workflow assistant function key assignments only.

The entire 3Dconnexion product line, including the Professional Series with the SpacePilot™ (MSRP $399) and SpaceExplorer™ (MSRP $299), and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator (MSRP $99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129), are available from professional CAD resellers and major online resellers including CDW, Insight, PC Connection, and PC Mall. For a complete list of resellers or to buy directly, visit www.3Dconnexion.com.

About 3Dconnexion, a Logitech Company
3Dconnexion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI), is the leading provider of 3D mice for 3D design and visualization. 3Dconnexion devices support today’s most popular and powerful 3D applications by offering users a more intuitive and natural way to interact with computer-generated 3D content. 3Dconnexion’s award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by 3D designers, animators and artists worldwide. 3Dconnexion is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. with European headquarters in Seefeld, Germany and offices worldwide. For more information, visit
www.3Dconnexion.com.

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© 2009 3Dconnexion. All rights reserved. 3Dconnexion, the 3Dconnexion logo, and other 3Dconnexion marks are owned by 3Dconnexion and may be registered. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

My Personal Review

I have had the distinct pleasure of using this product for the last day and a half and let me tell you what, it is an amazing new product that 3DConnexion is releasing.  As you have already read above this product offers some great features and there are a few that I wanted to point out and expand on for you.

The 1st thing that I really liked about this product was the 10 fully programmable (5 dual function) keys that it offers.  I am personally a huge proponent of having keyboard shortcuts and probably 90% of mine are on the left hand side of my keyboard.  Because of this I have always struggled getting into a good workflow going using a 3D Mouse.  However, the SpacePilot PRO relieves some of this pain for me.  I can now program 10 of my keyboard shortcuts right into the 3D Mouse and my hand will RARELY have to leave the SpacePilot PRO during my daily design processes.  This is a huge selling point for me and I would imagine for some of you that have moved to a 3DConnexion supported 3D modeling program from a program like AutoCAD.

The next thing that I wanted to touch on was the overall comfort of this product.  When you first open the package you see how big the 3D Mouse is and might be a little taken back by it, however, as soon as you start using it you forget the size and you get caught up in just how normal it feels to keep your hand on the SpacePilot PRO.  This covers everything from the extra comfort in the wrist resting area to the “joystick”.  This all in all is a very comfortable product to use and greatly aids in your daily designs because of this.

The last thing that I really wanted to write about was the LCD Workflow Assistant.  Now the integration with Microsoft Outlook Email, Calendar and Tasks are all great features but the one thing that really stood out for me was the ability to see all of the functions that you have mapped to the 5 dual function keys.  Now as time goes on you may get a feel for what all of your keys do but you have to remember that you have 10 commands programmed for working in assemblies, 10 for working in parts, and 10 more for working in drawings.  This is 30 commands that you are trying to remember as you go through your design process.  The ability of having a quick access guide to what your keys are programmed for is a huge benefit, especially when the guide is on a LCD screen right at your fingertips.

My Closing Remarks

In closing I want to say that I would highly encourage any SolidWorks (or other 3D CAD user for that matter) user that is in the market for a 3D Mouse to check out this product.  The initial price tag on it might be kind of eye brow raising but I think that the return of investment on it would be quick.  It is a great new product that will be the envy of the CAD community for a long time to come.  You will be able to buy this product at major online resellers such as Amazon, Buy.com, CDW, Dell, and PC Mall or directly at www.3Dconnexion.com

at first glance: hsmworks

hsmworks_logo Disclaimer:  This blog post is a 1st glance look at the software.  I have not actually downloaded the software and used it yet, but I plan on doing this soon and reviewing it more here.  This is meant to only let you know some of the software that is out there that works with SolidWorks.

In a world today with an increasing focus on software that is easy to use yet very efficient we have a player in the CAM market that is hitting it out of the ballpark.  HSMWorks was founded in 2007 by a team that had been delivering CNC tool path technology for the past 10 years.  HSMWorks is a CAM product that runs inside SolidWorks and has achieved Solution Partner and Certified Gold Partner status with SolidWorks.

At 1st glance HSMWorks looks like just another CAM product to me but as I start to look a little deeper at some of the functionality and capabilities, I see that there is much more under the hood than what 1st meets the eyes.  The ability to harness the engineers current knowledge of SolidWorks and use it to run HSMWorks seems to be a fairly large focus of this software.  There are a lot of engineers/designers that sit behind SolidWorks for 8 hours a day and could do the majority of the commands with their eyes closed yet when you introduce them to another product they at times struggle with the initial differences.  HSMWorks took a look at this it seems and have developed their product to run right inside in the SolidWorks FeatureManager.  Some key features of HSMWorks that I really like are Full Associativity, which means that it will automatically recognize SolidWorks features like Hole Wizard holes, pockets, chamfers, radii, etc.  The key is that with this associativity if you change a size of a feature on your model, the tool paths and sizes will automatically change in your CNC data.  This is really convenient and saves a lot of time during design changes.  The other feature that really stuck out to me was the ability to machine assemblies.  Now I actually work at a company that has CNC equipment and uses another CAM package that does not offer this feature and it becomes kind of a pain at times to have to save these assemblies off to a “dumb solid” so that they can be machined.  The last really important feature that I want to point out is that it supports and utilizes the 64-bit operating system and optionally utilizes multiple processors, dual cores and hyper-threading (according the their website).

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Here are some 3D Machining Strategies in HSMWorks (click for more in depth detail).

  1. Parallel
  2. Contour
  3. Horizontal Clearing
  4. Pencil
  5. Scallop/Constant Step over
  6. Spiral
  7. Radial
  8. Pocket
  9. Adaptive Clearing
  10. 3+2 Machining

Here are some 2D Machining Strategies in HSMWorks (click for more in depth detail).

  1. Drilling and Hole Making
  2. Contouring
  3. Pocket
  4. Facing
  5. Adaptive Clearing

And some additional features of HSMWorks that make this such an impressive product.

  1. Simulation
  2. Solid Simulation
  3. Post Processing
  4. HSMWorks Edit

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One quick downside of this product that I see is that it only has a 2 & 3 axis milling package and does not support lathe or even wire burning.  Now I have read that these things are being planned but are not available yet.  Like I mentioned in my disclaimer, I have a trial of this product and I am planning on testing it myself and giving you a more detailed look at HSMWorks after using it.  I am really looking forward to reviewing this product and comparing it to our current CAM package that our company uses. 

To see some great videos of the product in action check out their videos page on their website.

To get a great look at what this product has to offer and to get an idea of where this company has come from check out this article that was published in the American Machinist magazine.