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Autodesk HSM software, part of the Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions, is a CAM add-on bundle which integrates into Inventor and SOLIDWORKS, the two most widely used design packages. Take control of your manufacturing and achieve higher productivity, reduced costs, and shorter time to market using HSM.

It provides a seamless workflow from design through CNC manufacturing, maintaining model associativity for automatic update with part changes. HSM creates reliable and efficient CNC cutterpaths for 2.5D, 3-axis, 3+2 axis, 5-axis, turning and mill-turn CNC applications. Advanced functions like Adaptive Roughing allow for reduced mill time while extending tool life. Multi-core CPU support and distributed CAM provide the industry’s fastest calculations.

Why HSM?

Adaptive Clearing

Adaptive clearing is an advanced roughing strategy that sets the bar for efficient, high-volume material removal. Using constant tool engagement and optimized cutter paths, Autodesk HSM reduces roughing time by a factor of 4 or more compared to conventional roughing, and increases tool life by as much as a factor of 10, depending on material hardness. Enhanced multi-core support and improved linking make adaptive clearing the most advanced adaptive roughing technology to date.

Post processors

No CAM system is complete without a post processor that produces ready-to-run code tailored to your machine, control, and programming style. Autodesk HSM uses a flexible, open, and exceptionally fast post processor to perform this critical task.

JavaScript programming language, enabling on-site customization by customers and resellers, resulting in a significant reduction in post development time.

Autodesk HSM comes with numerous generic post processor configurations. Each post processor is customizable to the user’s specific requirements. Our aim is to produce 100 percent ready-to-run code for your machine.

Drilling and hole making

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

 3+2 axis machining

All 2D and 3D strategies support 3+2 machining (5-axis positioning) by rotating the part or the head of the machine tool through a combination of A, B, or C axis motions. Create 3+2 operations by simply selecting a work plane for the operation. Autodesk HSM takes care of the rest. Once parts are positioned, all machining strategies are available. Tools and holders are gouge protected for all strategies that normally support this feature. (note: Ultimate version required for 3+2 axis in Fusion 360)

3D toolpath tilting

Many parts contain deep cavities and small radii that need to be machined with small-diameter tools. With Autodesk HSM these areas can be machined effectively by automatically tilting the tool and holder away from the workpiece, enabling the use of shorter tools to reduce vibration and deflection.

And much more! To read about all of the HSM features, download the brochure -


Product details

  • Adaptive clearing
  • 2.5- and 3-axis milling
  • 4- and 5-axis milling
  • Turning and mill-turn
  • AnyCAD in Inventor
  • Slope machining
  • Water jet, plasma and laser cutting
  • Stock and tool path simulation
  • Probing
  • CNC output edit
  • Tool holder avoidance
  • Analysis tools
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This software is perfect for

CNC Programmers

Autodesk HSM CAD/CAM solutions deliver unbeatable performance and quality that puts you in control of your CNC programming operations.

Designers & Engineers

Whether you are prototyping or producing finished parts, Autodesk HSM provides a seamless integrated CAD/CAM experience that puts you in control of the design to manufacturing workflow.

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