GibbsCAM

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GibbsCAM® is a state-of-the-art, PC-based computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools. GibbsCAM is organized as a single application. The base package's capabilities can be optionally extended through the addition of seamlessly integrated modules. This way the system can be configured for your initial needs and be gradually expanded as your needs grow, protecting your investment. GibbsCAM's graphical user interface was designed for machinists by machinists, resulting in a user environment that is both familiar and efficient. This manufacturing orientation ensures that GibbsCAM's powerful functionality is also extremely easy to learn and use.

GibbsCAM's free-form interaction style allows you to move easily between geometry creation, toolpath creation, process visualization/verification and post processing.

GibbsCAM's ease-of-use, programming efficiency, speed and short training time makes GibbsCAM, the CAM industry's ease-of-use leader, the best tool for programming your parts.

GibbsCAM's modules support 2- through 5-axis milling, turning, mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining and wire-EDM.

Early versions of GibbsCAM were called Virtual Gibbs, the name by which the product is still known in Germany.

The Cimatron Group announced the release of GibbsCAM 2009 in October 2008. The new version includes enhancements for milling, turning as well as general user interface and productivity improvements [1]

Major features[edit]

1. Wireframe, Surface and Solid Based Machining
2. Native Graphical User Interface (GUI)
3. Context Sensitive, On-line Help
4. Interactive and Automatic Feature Recognition
5. Associativity between Geometry, Processes and Toolpath
6. Import native CAD files: AutoCAD DXF/DWG, Autodesk Inventor, CATIA V4 & V5, Pro/ENGINEER, Rhinoceros, Solid Edge, SolidWorks
7. Import industry standard CAD formats: IGES, STEP AP203 & AP214, VDA-FS
8. Template-based, Do-It Yourself Post Processors
9. What-You-See-Is-What-You-Machine Custom Post Processors

References[edit]

http://www.cimatron.com/ http://www.gibbscam.com/

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