HSMWorks ApS announces release of HSMWorks 2011
New Toolpath Strategies and SolidWorks 2011 support drive the Latest Release of HSMWorks' Integrated CAM Solution Powered by SolidWorks.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — November 5, 2010 — HSMWorks ApS today unveiled HSMWorks 2011, the latest version of the HSMWorks advanced integrated CAM solution powered by SolidWorks technology.
HSMWorks 2011 is the fourth major release to be distributed worldwide through a network of leading CAD/CAM Resellers specializing in integrated solutions for SolidWorks. HSMWorks 2011 is available as both a standalone CAM solution and an Add-in for SolidWorks.
Building on the success of the HSMWorks kernel, the past year has been dedicated to optimizing existing high-speed toolpath strategies as well as adding new strategies like core roughing for 3D pocket machining and additional multi-axis simultaneous functionality.
"Less than 8 months ago we released HSMWorks 2010, setting the standard for Ease of Use in 3D machining. With HSMWorks 2011 we have been laying the ground work for bringing the same intuitive approach to toolpath programming found in our 2½D/3D machining strategies to customers that need turning or multi-axis machining," states Tom Mortensen, Managing Director of HSMWorks ApS. Continuing "In addition to new multi-axis strategies in HSMWorks 2011, we are also excited to announce that HSMWorks 2011 also contains a preview of the upcoming turning module which is scheduled for release later this year."
HSMWorks 2011 offers full support for multi-core CPUs and 64-bit processors that have become the standard of choice for the most demanding designers, manufacturing engineers, and CNC programmers. The true multi-threaded architecture allows HSMWorks to calculate both a single toolpath and multiple independent toolpaths concurrently on multiple processors/cores resulting in a significant reduction in calculation time.
"We have previously been optimizing our toolpath kernel toward 2-4 core 32-bit systems, however the rapid adaptation of the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and the introduction of new 6 core CPUs has changed our primary development target," states René Fonseca, Head of Development at HSMWorks ApS. "With HSMWorks 2011 we have focused on optimizing for 4-12 core 64-bit systems, resulting in significant performance gains when running HSMWorks on high-end workstations."
With a number of new enhancements, including optimization of all toolpath strategies, HSMWorks 2011 builds on the success of HSMWorks 2010 and retains the title as the standard for integrated CAM. Leveraging the power, flexibility, and design environment of SolidWorks 2011, HSMWorks 2011 combines the power of SolidWorks latest release with the improved toolpath technology of HSMWorks to provide the most efficient programming solution for users to create the highest quality toolpaths, with less effort, in less time, than ever before.
HSMWorks ApS, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the developer of next generation integrated CAM solution HSMWorks and the HSMWorks Add-in for SolidWorks. HSMWorks is a SolidWorks Gold Partner. For additional information on HSMWorks ApS and the HSMWorks product line please visit http://www.hsmworks.com/.
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