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Inventor HSM 2016 / September 22, 2015
New in this version:
Added Engrave strategy. This strategy can carve text or other shapes using a Chamfer tool.
Improved "Sharp corner with loop" by changing the default lead-in sweep angle to 0. #1987
Changed default ordering for patterns to 'Order by tool'. #2459
Default stock option changed to relative box size for milling. #2271
Height groups are expanded by default in Height Tab. #1676
When no selection is made, Generate will now generate all operations in all setups.
Updated UI translations.
Improved performance when selecting complex 2D pockets.
Automatically exit sketch mode when editing an operation.
Fixed potential hang when using spun profile. #2580
Prevent generating multiple toolpaths in the same spot when using e.g. center points for radial. #2431
Fixed the darker color after hide and show it again in Simulation. #1693
Form Tool: Reset tip offset correctly when importing updated form tool models. #1342
Fixed WCS mini-toolbar to reset and clear up settings. #1507
Fixed loss of bounding box points after using reset in WCS mini-toolbar. #1870
Fixed wrong holder issue for collision detection in Simulate. #2483
Fixed issue where the Stock group was shown incorrectly when switching tabs in Setup. #1252
2D Pocket: Corrected stepover to avoid leaving cusps, and fixed allow Stepover Cusps option was not influencing toolpath. #2430
Fixed issue where WCS manipulator could not be selected after switching tab for Turning setup. #1395
Fixed the symbol fonts scaling in Trace toolpath. #2379
Fixed issue where Turning Groove toolpath did not respect the set Tool Orientation. #2444
Fixed wrong placement when exporting STL files for use by post processors like the CAMplete post.
Edit sketch text invalidates CAM info. #2378
Remove unsupported "Machine straight on" from Radial strategy #2458
The template operation name is restored to the newly template created operation. #1523
Fixed graphical issue for turning boring with round insert tools.
Fixed support for additional tools for the Bore, Thread, and Circular strategies. #2349
Fixed wrong stock simulation for spiral moves which are used for helical machining of tapered walls.
Toolpath is cleared when the tool is too large to fit for Thread and Circular and show log updated with an error message. #1558
Changes to toolpath generation:
The slot clearing feature now also applies to open pocket for Adaptive Clearing. Previously slot clearing was only used for opening up pockets.
Improved rest model for Adaptive Clearing to get closer to optimal cutting engagement. Previously the engagement could be less than desired/required due to overestimated rest material.
Changed Adaptive Clearing to generate a slight overlap for the final cuts at break-through areas. #2254
Improved straight linking style for finishing strategies. #2362
Fixed potential generation failure for Adaptive Clearing.
Fixed wrong toolpath issue for Turning Profile.
Fixed toolpath generation failures for Face and Pocket. #2403
Fixed toolpath generation failure for Adaptive Clearing. #2408
Fixed wrong toolpath issue when machining on open contours for Turning Grooving. #2391
Changes to post processor:
Added generic Roland RML post.
Added generic LinuxCNC (EMC2) post.
Added generic KOSY post.
Added generic MyDIYCNC post.
Added generic Siemens turning post.
Added generic Datron MCR English/German posts.
Added generic Carbide3D post.
Updated generic Roland RML post to ignore the work offset fully.
Roland RML post now assumes MDX15/MDX20 to allow post processing by default.
Added default high feedrate for generic Mektronix post to allow posting.
Changed generic OMAX post to convert to inches when using millimeters as unit instead of failing.
Updated generic Pocket NC post.
Major update of the generic Shopbot post. Added new properties to select 5-axis and 4-axis machines.
OMAX post bow value needs it's own format that does not have scale (arcs were wrong when posted in mm)
Fixed generic Biemmepi post.

Inventor HSM 2016 / August 14, 2015
New in this version:
Fixed regression where loading tool libraries and generating certain operations failed on German Windows. #2146
Duplication Pattern: Fixed issue where the toolpath at the source was omitted. #2376
Fix component pattern hidden even in assemblies.
Drilling: Can't select edges on a slanted face by using the "Selected points" option. #1640

Inventor HSM 2016 / August 10, 2015
New in this version:
Allow Form tool for Thread/Bore/Circular operations. #2349
Fixed crash after using Compare and Edit dialog. #2346
Clicking the help button on the CAM now takes you directly to the appropriate help topic. #2263
Tool Library: Show inch values for numbers larger than 1.0 as an integer and a fractional. #2220
Changes to post processor:
Updated generic HAAS UMC-750 post.

Inventor HSM 2016 / August 6, 2015
New in this version:
Added duplication pattern.
Added component pattern (when in assemblies).
Support selecting text boxes from sketches.
Added generic BoXZY post.
Trace: Updated default values so Keep Tool Down, Lead-in and Lead-out are disabled by default.
2D Adaptive: Removed unsupported "Round Walls" option.
Fixed regression where whole sketches could not be selected from the Model browser. #2315
Improved simulation speed slider response. #1563
Improved performance on parts with large amounts of faces. #2322
Do not regenerate an already running task. #1582
Renaming a running operation does not makes it invalid. #1575
Document turning tool tolerance can not be changed from default value. #2309
Fixed the tool number of the pasted operation from the copied one. #1643
Silhoutte machining boundary option added for Adaptive Clearing. #1331
Better error reporting when entering inccorrect expressions. #1471
Changed a few texts where Inner/Outer Radius was referenced as Inner/Outer Limit.
Select same direction selecting holes only at the side that the tool can drill them. #1308
Preserve Setup/Folder expansion while duplicate in the browser tree. #1424
Fix Create From Template method to create operation under selected container in browser. #1574
Fix the tool number of a pasted operation from one document to the other. #1643
Fixed derived operation always generated under default setup. #1403
Changes to post processor:
Fixed broken drilling support for turning only posts. #2079
Fixed missing support for ramp spindle speed in generic Fadal post.
Fixed motion modality for generic Selca post.

Inventor HSM 2016 / July 5, 2015
New in this version:
Fixed issue where simulation took too long to start. #2109
Fixed the Keep Tool Down option for Facing.
Fixed issue where stock in Standard mode would be updated incorrectly when jumping between positions for Simulate.
Moved "Boundary Overlap" parameter to Machining Boundary group.
Fix window banner when selecting output folder.
Clear toolpath generation command aborts generation task in Inventor Task Manager. #1633
Changes to toolpath generation:
Reduced longer than required lead-in length for turning grooving.
Fixed absolute/relative mode when using tapered wall for 2D Contour.
Fixed missing use of plunge feed issue when using tabs for 2D Contour.
Fixed wrong toolpath issue for Adaptive Clearing.
Changes to post processor:
Updated generic HAAS UMC-750 post.
Fixed G94/G95 for B/C mode for generic Fanuc turning post.

Inventor HSM 2016 / June 11, 2015
New in this version:
Protected operations are indicated with smaller lock icon so the operation type icon can still be seen.
Invalid operations can now be protected. This will make them valid until un-protected, regardless of model changes.
Fixed crash occurring sometimes when using stock "From Solid" and rest machining. #2249 #1357 #1979
Fixed issue where the model could sometimes disappear from view. #1181
Fixed potential issue where the application could block when simulating turning toolpath.
Fixed stock preview issue which could potentially cause improper visualization side effects.
Turning Profile: Fixed issue where "Roughing Overlap" parameter was shown together with finishing instead of roughing parameters.
Fixed issue where error dialog was shown when changing Inner/Outer Limit for Radial and Spiral operations.
Removed deg from the description of reamers and taps.
Changes to toolpath generation:
Changed 2D Contour/Pocket to use leads for roughing passes and not only finishing passes. Before you would get plunge in stock for safety.
Improved 2D Contour/Pocket to not use spiral motion for perfect circular pockets when entire pocket doesnt need to be machined.
Improved rest machining for turning to avoid air cutting in some cases.
Fixed wrong toolpath issue for Turning Grooving.
Fixed potential generation failure for Turning Grooving.
Fixed linking issue for Adaptive Clearing.
Fixed issue where lead-out could not be fitted as desired for 2D Contour.
Fixed potential generation failure for Adaptive Clearing.
Fixed potential generation failure for Turning Profile when using tool orientation.
Fixed wrong toolpath issue when undercutting for Turning Profile.
Fixed wrong finishing pass for Turning Profile.
Fixed wrong toolpath issue for Turning Grooving when using rest machining.
Fixed wrong toolpath for Turning Profile.
Fixed wrong linikng issue for Turning Profile.
Fixed offset for 2D Contour for taper tools when the height is defined relative to the select contour.
Fixed wrong toolpath issue when using stock to leave for Turning Profile.
Fixed wrong toolpath issue for Turning Profile.
Removed tiny arcs from Adaptive Clearing toolpath.
Changes to post processor:
Updated generic EMC, Grbl, TinyG, Mac2/Mach3 posts to allow turning off output of G28/G for safe machine retracts using the corresponding useG28/useG properties. When turned off the user must ensure that clearance height are set to safe values.
Fixed wrong expansion of break through drilling cycle.

Inventor HSM 2016 / May 21, 2015
New in this version:
Feed and speed will now say "SYNC" under Info in Simulation when the feed and speed are synchronized for threading.
The constant surface speed for turning and the ramp spindle speed for milling are now presented on under Info when using simulating.
Drill hole cannot be selected if tool orientation is different the hole orientation.
Fixed multi-selection in the CAM browser.
Fixed issue in "Sample Tools (Inch)" library, where the default flute length was for some tools.
Fixed issue with default stock cylinder or tube sometimes not being calculated correctly.
Fixed wrong stock issue when using go to previous and next moves for Simulation.
Fixed Create Derived Operation for Turning operations.
Fixed trunctation problem under the Drag and Drop list for CAM Options dialog.

Inventor HSM 2016 / May 7, 2015
New in this version:
Added Model Front and Model Back to WCS for Turning.
Added toolpath preview of Face, Chamfer, Single Groove, Part, and Thread for turning when editing operations.
Tool will now be shown as red for unsupported tool settings when editing an operation.
Changed post process/simulate to use all operations when no operations were selected.
Fixed issues with Spun Profile causing hangs or wrong profiles.
Fixed issue where too many options were shown for the "Direction" setting on Milling operations.
Fixed problem with browser loosing focus after an warning/error message was shown.
Fixed problem with long dialog shown when changing tool information in a large number of operations.
Fixed issue where turning Radii was rounded off to nearest millimeter.
Changes to post processor:
Generic CAMplete post requires TruePath build 667 or later.
Updated generic HAAS UMC- post.
Fixed missing tapping for generic Dialog post.

Inventor HSM 2016 / April 23, 2015
New in this version:
Added message when trying to create a setup sheet without any operations defined.
Added "Spun Profile" option to the Model group for turning setups. Use this when turning parts that are not rotationally symmetric.
Improved support for high-end multi-core/CPU workstations.
Updated German translation.
Changed CAM browser tree to edit folder/pattern when double clicking on folder/pattern item.
Fixed problem with renaming items (using F2) in the CAM browser not being disabled when no items were selected.
Fixed typo in the circular lead-in error message.
Fixed layout of "Send Feedback dialog"
Changes to post processor:
Updated generic CAMplete APT post.

Inventor HSM 2016 / April 14, 2015
New in this version:
Improved performance during calculation of turning toolpaths.
Improved graphics for cylindrical stock by highligting the edges of the cylinder
Enabled 2D turning model instead of 3D milling model for stock simulation for faster and better looking simulation.
Fixed issues where turning rest preview (yellow area) was not updated correctly. #2252 #2253
Fixed issue with wrong turning toolpaths when generating multiple operations using rest together.
Fixed missing collision detection for rapid motion for turning toolpath when using Simulate.
Fixed error when a Center Drill tool is copied from a spreadsheet to the Tool Library.
Fixed forced task termination on document close.
Fixed potential crash when using rest machining from previous operations.
Changes to post processor:
Added optional block support for generic Fadal post.
Added optional block support for generic Haas post.
Fixed generic HTML setup sheet.