Inventor HSM Development Versions

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The following lists recent development versions along with the changes available in each version.


Inventor HSM 2019 6.1.0.14876 - Mar 09, 2018

New in this version

  • Fixed the issue that it cannot post process with non-default post processors. #9644

Inventor HSM 2019 6.1.0.14850 - Mar 06, 2018

New in this version

  • Added Inventor HSM API. #9319
  • Fixed the issue that CAM Browser nodes do not display all information. #9526
  • Fixed the issue that toolpath shown in Simulation is different than preview if using In Control compensation. #9456
  • Fixed potential issue where Turning Profile could ignore an area of the given part. #9574
  • Fixed wrong ordering issue for 2D Contour. #9415
  • Fixed wrong toolpath issue for Turning Grooving. #9489

Inventor HSM 2018 5.4.1.79 - Feb 21, 2018

New in this version

  • Fixed the issue that secondary spindle operations plane selection is showing cylinders instead of planes. #9477
  • Fixed the issue that speed and feed values set to 0 when create new operation using milling tool via Drill operation. #9367
  • Fixed potential generation failure for Adaptive Clearing. #9361
  • Fixed potential generation failure for Adaptive Clearing. #9483
  • Fixed the issue where stock would not be machined for 2D Adaptive Clearing. #9351

Inventor HSM 2018 5.4.1.76 - Feb 13, 2018

New in this version

  • Improved rest machining quality for Turning Profile/Grooving. #8385
  • Fixed wrong multi-axis handling for feed optimization. #9509
  • Fixed crash when switch to model browser after activating assembly sub-component. #9470
  • Fixed issue where lead would hit stock for Turning Grooving. #9394
  • Fixed issue where cutting feedrate would be used instead of lead/in/out feedrate for certain linking moves for Adaptive Clearing. #8845
  • Fixed missing compensation in control when using back trimming of cutting passes for 2D Contour. #9391
  • Fixed preserve order when using roughing passes for 2D Contour/Pocket. #9290
  • Fixed potential lead-out issue when using back cutting (Sandvik PrimeTurning) for Turning Profile. #9073
  • Fixed issue where Adaptive Clearing was not using plunge feedrate. #8708
  • Improved lead-in for finishing passes by extending beyond the safe distance for 2D Contour. This will avoid skipped passes in additional cases. #9260
  • Improved linking for Adaptive Clearing to avoid stay further away from stock when moving down outside of stock. #9066

Inventor HSM 2018 5.4.1.73 - Jan 30, 2018

New in this version

  • Fixed issue that disabled the direction arrow after clearing geometry input in Flow and Swarf. #9397
  • Fixed crash in "Flow" when switching Flow direction. #9368
  • Fixed unsupported stroke scaling for Internet Explorer / Edge browsers. #9352
  • Fixed crash due to invalid plane/origin for protected operation. #9317
  • Fixed regression where Mouse clicking no longer worked after renaming a browser node. #9282
  • Post Processing: Fixed issue where getGlobalParameter() always returns the value in MM. #9347

Inventor HSM 2018 5.4.0.234 - Dec 22, 2017

New in this version

  • Fixed constant surface speed setting (turning) modified when specify "No" on "update speeds and feeds" dialog when change tool #9100
  • Fixed the issue where undo multiple CAM operations doesn't refresh browser nodes. #8868
  • Ensured the correct value is suggested for turning insert thickness when insert code is typed into tool editor dialog. #6541
  • Fixed the regression - getting 0 Leed-in feedrate warning for Probing operation. #9266

Inventor HSM 2018 5.3.0.120 - Aug 19, 2017

New in this version

  • Added "Only Same Hole Depth" and "Only Same Z Top Height" to Drill when using "Select Same Diameter". #8030
  • Added "Keep Original" option to Duplication and Component pattern. #8073
  • Changed default rounding for relative size cylindrical stock to 0. #7739
  • Set the focus of the Compare and Edit dialog to be the text filter on launch. #7908
  • Avoid license dialog when upgrading from previous version. #8090
  • Fixed crash trying to show preview on certain models. #8072
  • Fixed issue in 2D Chamfer where no vertical lead out radius was produced when "Same as lead in" is checked. #8041
  • Activate selection control when choosing "Selection" on heights tab. #3614
  • Hide Stock to Leave parameter for Turning Chamfer #1465

Inventor HSM 2018 5.2.1.48 - Aug 08, 2017

New in this version

  • Stop prompting for serial number after installing new build. #7186

Changes to toolpath generation

  • Changed turning to return error when multiple disjoint contours are provided. #6156
  • Added support for merging multiple contours when they are touching for turning. #6156
  • Improved support for predrilling for 2D Contour to support cases where tool size is very close to the pocket being machining. #7675
  • Improved retract linking for Turning Profile. #7498
  • Improved toolpath quality near rotary axis for Turning Profile. #7545
  • Changed movement to using predrilling feed for Adaptive Clearing when using the predrill feature. #7743
  • Fixed issue when Adaptive Clearing would get stuck during calculation. #7327
  • Fixed potential failure for Turning Grooving. #7844
  • Fixed potential failure for Adaptive Clearing. #6587
  • Fixed issue with leads not remaining in fixed orientation when cutting at an angle for Turning Profile. #7782
  • Fixed retract exceeding clearance for Turning Profile. #7837
  • Fixed potential failure during staydown for Adaptive Clearing. #7825
  • Fixed potential failure for Adaptive Clearing. #7294

Inventor HSM 2018 5.2.1.44 - Jun 30, 2017

New in this version

  • Improved turning toolpath preview for ID operations. Toolpath is now shown through the model, and the stock area preview is shown without edges. #6423
  • Added parametric confinement for turning, and removed the old confinement. #2894
  • Added retract height to Profiling and Grooving. #7290
  • Added retract height to turning Face, Part, Single Groove and Chamfer. #7291
  • Added support for embedding pictures in Setup Sheet.
  • Added relevant turning tool information in Setup Sheet.
  • Added support for turning tool preview in Setup Sheet. #2501
  • Added retract height for turning threading. Removed inner and outer radius as they did not affect the generated toolpaths. #4042
  • IdeaStation: Support ability for user to choose which license level (Premium/Ultimate) to use. #7412
  • Added dwell option for the Single Groove opration #7451
  • Allow user to disable toolpath generation on creation/change of an operation. This option can be changed in Inventor HSM options. #6422
  • IdeaStation: Use program name/comment from setup if only operation(s) selected. #7138
  • Fixed wrong stock simulation issue when milling comes after a Turning Thread operation. #7582
  • Simple ordering functionality for Parallel operation is now obeying the setting. #7593
  • Ensure that vertical moves for 2D Contour are generated with Plunge feed. #7512
  • Prevent unnecessary invalidation of operations using rest machining from tool (instead of operations) when re-ordering operations. #7458
  • Fix misspelling in Preserve Order tooltip. #7517
  • Prevent overwriting of all tool parameters just by re-selecting the same tool (with no changes). #7450
  • The Leads on all Finishing Passes parameter in 2D Contour / 2D Pocket is now being obeyed. #1366
  • Fixed wrong start position for bore milling cycle when using conventional milling direction. #7496
  • Avoid text truncation on Product Information button. #7026
  • When copying a pattern containing a drill operation from one document to another, Fusion would crash when attempting to fix the missing selections in the pasted pattern/operations. #7506
  • Custom value specified as size of a turning insert is now being persisted #7443
  • Calculating proper compensation point when selecting 'Tip tangent' for inserts without holder. #6742
  • Fix scenario in Inventor 2018 where CAM-specific marking menu would not be shown in simulate command if CAM browser is not active. #7383

Inventor HSM 2018 5.1.3.51 - May 12, 2017

New in this version

  • Added new error validation for turning tools: Overall Length must be greater than Head Length. #3488
  • Fixed performance issue on parts with many operations using Rest Machining. #7282
  • Fixed issue where "Live tool" setting was not saved correctly. #7309
  • Fixed issue where selecting a solid for "From Solid" would not always be possible. #6780

Inventor HSM 2017 4.2.0.042 - Dec 06, 2016

New in this version

  • Added support for both sides ordering for Face to reduce machining time when doing multiple stepdowns. #4469
  • Add support for entry position for 2D Chamfer. #5208
  • Fix side arrow is shown in wrong place for Swarf and machine other side. #5452
  • Fixed wrong probe work offset when using multiple work offsets feature in Setup. #5754
  • Fixed precision issue with parts where the WCS or Tool View origin are far from the model origin. #5088

Inventor HSM 2017 4.1.0.106 - Nov 04, 2016

New in this version

  • Stock transfer strategies Secondary Spindle Chuck and Secondary Spindle Return added. Also remove menu entry for the old strategy Stock Transfer. #5504
  • Added "Wrap Toolpath" option to 2D Contour, 2D Pocket, 2D Adaptive for creating 4-axis substituted operations.
  • Using a Spot drill for drilling exposes linear feedrates. #5413
  • Allow open contour selections for Slot again. #5503
  • Improved behavior when specifying inconsistent tool dimensions (e.g. corner radius equal or more than half the diameter). #5493
  • Fixed issue where vertical lead-out radius remained unchanged. #5365
  • Fixed wrap from sketches so it supports arbitrary sketch planes. #5260
  • Fix model override with a non closed curve, when doing ID turning. #4903
  • Fixed wrong stock simulation issue for Standard mode when turning off shaft/holder during stock simulation.
  • Fixed toolpath generation for turning operations when using a tool without holder. #5258
  • Better error message when selecting cyclic geometry for Wrap Toolpath. #5259
  • Fixed issue where the turning origin could be off-center if the model was not symmetric and Model Front or Model Back were chosen. #5258
  • Take confinement settings into account when using model override in turning. #4900

Inventor HSM 2017 4.1.0.075 - Sep 26, 2016

New in this version

  • Probing: Added support for probing corners. #4306
  • Added support for "Order by Area" to 2D Adaptive.
  • Added "Minimum Stay-Down Clearance" parameter to 2D and 3D Adaptive.
  • Add shortcut key support on the CAM ribbon. #4539
  • Re-enabled "Chamfer" option in Trace strategy. #3136
  • Turning: No longer show model profile outline since it can cover parts of the toolpath.
  • Changed default for "Keep Tool Down" to Off for 2D Contour. #3619
  • Probing: Fix support for probing a rectangular pocket by selecting bottom face. #4471
  • Probing: Improved handling of invalid geometry selections. #5035
  • Probing: Fixed incorrect probing position for this example. #4978
  • Probing: Improved handling of changing WCS. #4845
  • Probing: Fixed issue when regenerating #4157
  • Change label from Coolant to Through Tool Coolant in cutter definition dialog. Removes redundancy from two coolant selections, and makes it clear what the options here actually mean. #4678
  • Fixed potential hang during load of part file for certain newer PCs. #4702
  • Modified ordering of tool info to list Description ahead of Vendor and Product ID. #4681
  • Fix case when default folder removal from browser tree doesn't assign another default folder. #4636
  • Fixed the default value of the thread pitch for turning threading. The default value is now the pitch set for the tool. #4576
  • Fixed visualization issue for radial heights with value equal to 0 (or less) by not rendering the parts that are invalid. #4593
  • Fix Adaptive with rest not being marked as dirty when operations before it are changed. #4568
  • Fixed potentially false collision for turning threading retracts in Simulate. #4559
  • Fixed issue where Max RPM for turning tools was reset to 0 after making changes via the tool library. #3091
  • Fixed regression where Adaptive could sometimes clip edges at rapid and rapid plunge into stock. #4477
  • Fixed hang issue when entering zero as pecking depth in Turning Single Groove. #4150

Inventor HSM 2017 4.1.0.028 - Jul 11, 2016

New in this version

  • Fixed issue where drilling from faces in assemblies was not working. #4487
  • Fixed support for maximum spindle speed for turning. #4494
  • Fixed issue where Simulate would report collisions for non-engagement moves for Adaptive Clearing toolpath. #4489
  • Fix toolpath doesn't get dirty on model change in an assembly. #4212
  • Fix entering surface speed looks like its being converted to meters from inch input. #4041

Changes to post processor

  • Added plane/orientation of toolpath for XML post.

Inventor HSM 2017 4.1.0.022 - Jun 28, 2016

New in this version

  • Added option to open the Online Post Library from the post dialog menu.
  • Added short description, vendor, and long description for the post selection tool tip. The long description is now also shown for the properties.
  • Added Turkish translation.
  • Prevent out of memory issue when using Simulate by hard limiting toolpath expanded for drilling cycles. Simulate will fail rather than using up all memory. #4408
  • Renamed "Morphing" to "Morph" and "Projection" to "Project" for consistency with other strategies.
  • On model change, operation generation should be aborted. #3225
  • Fix for Simulating or posting when selecting root / document node causes pattern source to be repeated #4437
  • Fixed issue where Scallop could fail to generate when using a tapered tool. #4381
  • Fix operations that did not get aborted when changing the Setup. #3225
  • Fixed potential crash when simulating milling toolpath in Stock Simulation. #4386
  • Ramp height in 2D Adaptive incorrectly calculated when 'stock to leave' is used. #1681
  • Fixed "keep original" parameter in nested patterns. #4242
  • Fixed missing highlighting when high feed or no-engagement moves cause collisions in Simulate. #4362
  • Fixed deleting a pattern object leaves visual tool path. #4095
  • Fixed wrong stock simulation issue when using dual spindle turning. #3620
  • Fixed potential crash when using Spun Profile for mill/turn parts.
  • Fix crash in Inventor when select pattern with suppress operations. #4195
  • Fixed problem with the single groove operation that did not work for ID. #4151

Changes to toolpath generation

  • Improved progress support for Adaptive Clearing. #3215
  • Improved stay down linking for Contour.
  • Fixed wrong toolpath issue for Slot. #1505
  • Fixed potential gouge when ramping for Contour. #3523
  • Fixed potential linking gouge when using tapered tool. #3522
  • Fixed gouge on the rotary axis for ID profile turning. #3803
  • Fixed a rare gouge when using smooth transition linking. #3944
  • Fixed potential shaft or holder collision for Contour. #3893
  • Fixed potential generation failure for Adaptive Clearing. #3450
  • Fixed an issue where linking moves for 3D strategies in very rare cases could gouge the part with less than 2 times the tolerance. #4074
  • Fixed potential generation failure when doing undercut milling for Contour. #4189
  • Fixed wrong retract motion issue for Turning when moving to home position. #4127
  • Fixed wrong toolpath issue when minimum cutting radius for 2D Contour for 180 degree arcs. #4191
  • Fixed wrong retract motion for Adaptive Clearing. #4253
  • Fixed wrong linking issue for 2D Chamfer. #3671
  • Fixed an issue where in very rare cases a wrong arc could be output for toolpath generation. #4002

Changes to post processor

  • Added support for multi-axis simultaneous toolpath for generic Heidenhain 407 post.
  • Improved coolant handling for generic Haas milling posts.
  • Added support for dust collector for generic CNC Router Parts post.
  • Fixed repositionToCycleClearance() which could reposition to undesired position. This would in general happen more likely for inch mode rather than for metric mode. #4213
  • Fixed failure for generic Multicam HPGL post.
  • Added C9 macro call at tool change for generic Shopbot posts.
  • Fixed multi-axis support for generic Shopbot posts.
  • Fixed order of M3/M4 and S-word for the generic TinyG post.

InventorHSM 2017 4.0.0.027 - May 03, 2016

New in this version

  • Added sample tools for probing.
  • Added option to choose standard or Pro during installation.
  • For Morphing automatically align newly selected contours.
  • Various minor fixes to probing.
  • Fixed potential crash when moving or deleting items.

InventorHSM 2017 4.0.0.023 - Apr 28, 2016

New in this version

  • Added 3D Morph strategy.
  • Added WCS Probe strategy.
  • Added support for optional toolpath for Haas UMC-750 post.
  • Notes can now be saved and retrived as part of operation template. #3509
  • Support Inventor 2017. #3437
  • Added alternate flanking feature for turning threading. This feature will give more even utilization of both sides of the thread insert for longer tool life.
  • Updated UI translations.
  • Expand "Ramp" group by default. #3644
  • Turning: Show model profile outline.
  • The "Minimum cutting radius" parameter box is now located higher up in the the Command Page. #3326
  • The Tool Library now preserves the expansion state for folders. #3305
  • Fixed occasional crash during chaining. #3664
  • Fix toolpath preview after release the Pattern browser node. #3656
  • Fixed wrong Chamfer Mill Tool profile. #3490
  • Fixed issue with "Select same diameter" for conical holes on opposite sides of the model. #3449
  • Fix pattern previewing only first operation in the folder. Also fix nested pattern previewing. #1812
  • Fixed potential error when editing an operation with sketch selection. #3387
  • Fixed potential wrong validation error for derived operations. #2264
  • Fixed issue where an operation could be edited even when it was marked as 'protected'. #2698
  • Mills with Taper Angle can now be used with the "To Chamfer Width" and "To Chamfer Diameter" height modes in Drilling. #3320
  • Fixed issue with the High Feed Mapping dropdown list not updating in the Post Processing dialog. #3172

Changes to toolpath generation

  • Improved toolpath generation time for leads in Adaptive Clearing. This improvement can reduce the generation significantly when the toolpath has a lot of lead moves. #3538
  • Fixed generation failure for Adaptive Clearing. #3325
  • Fixed wrong toolpath issue for turning Grooving. #2586
  • Fixed potential hang issue for Adaptive Clearing. #3367
  • Changed the behavior of the retract to home position to keep the tool away from the rotary axis when doing ID turning. #2393
  • Fixed generating failure for Adaptive Clearing. #3445
  • Fixed lead issue for Adaptive Clearing. #3501
  • Fixed very tiny gouges that could happened for Spiral. #3512
  • Fixed potential toolpath generation failure. #3560
  • Fixed long retract along Z-axis for turning when moving to home position. #3391
  • Fixed too long retract to the home position for turning ID grooving. #3335

Changes to post processor

  • Added program name in title for Epilog Laser post.
  • Added forceIJK property for force output of IJK for G2/G3 when not using R word for generic Fanuc post.
  • Added option to turn off G28 for generic Denford post.
  • Updated generic Haas UMC-750 post to do fast C-axis unwind.
  • Changed description for Tormach milling post to include PathPilot.
  • Fixed incremental pecking depth for Heidenhain turning.
  • Fixed machine retracts for generic Okuma post.
  • Fixed circular output and scaling for generic ISEL post.
  • Fixed flipped orientation of SVG post.
  • Fixed flipped orientation of SVG output for Epilog Laser post.
  • Fixed incremental pecking depth for FANUC turning.