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GibbsCAM® Products

 

PACKAGES
Available for Windows® 7 and Windows® 8 on both 32 bit and 64 bit platforms. The hardware security key is available in either parallel port or USB format. Annual Maintenance provides 12 months of updates for GibbsCAM® licensed software, ensuring continuing compatability with current CAD software releases and providing you with an ongoing position at the cutting edge of CAM technology. All packages include PosteHASTE for GibbsCAM post processor with an initial set of 225 post templates. Custom post processor modification requires current software versions.

Virtual Gibbs® Milling Package - Includes Mill module and ability to import and export IGES, DXF, and import DWG file formats.

Virtual Gibbs® Turning Package - Includes Lathe module and ability to import and export IGES, DXF, and import DWG file formats.

Virtual Gibbs® Milling and Turning Package - Includes Mill and Lathe modules and ability to import and export IGES, DXF, andand import DWG file formats.

Virtual Gibbs® 2.5D Solids Milling Package - Includes Mill moodule, Advanced Mill, Solids Import, and 2.5D Solids options.

Virtual Gibbs® 2.5D Solids Milling and Turning Package - Includes Mill and Lathe modules, Advanced Mill, Solids Import, and 2.5D Solids options.

Virtual Gibbs® 3D Milling Package - Includes Mill module, Advanced Mill, Solids Import, 2.5D Solids, and SolidSurfacer® options.

Virtual Gibbs® 3D Milling and Turning Package - Includes Mill and Lathe modules, Advanced Mill, Solids Import, 2.5D Solids, and SolidSurfacer® options.

 

MODULE OPTIONS/UPGRADES to Packages

Mill Module (addition to Lathe Package only) - Create 2-, 2.5-, an dsimple 3-axis geometry. Generate 2-, 2.5-, and simple 3-axis toolpaths with no air cutting; includes drilling, contouring, and pocketing. Post Process to multiple environments. Upload and download to any CNC machine with RS-232 (requires wiring).

Lathe Module (addition to Mill Package only) - Quickly create 2-axis geometry. Generate 2-axis toolpaths with no air cutting and automatic clearance calculation. Post Process to multiple environments. Upload and download to any CNC machine with RS-232 (requires wiring).

CutDATA™ - Over 71,000 machining recommendations for feeds and speeds for use with Material Database; capability for Milling and Turning, and works with all packages.

Advanced CS - Program in multiple coordinate systems with 4- and 5-axis rotary positioning capabilities. Requires Mill, Mill/Turn, or MTM (requires Post Processor upgrade).

Solids Import - Import solid model designs from Parasolid and IGES format CAD files with ability to machine with Mill module functionality. Also includes the dirct read of SolidWorks and Solid Edge model files. ACIS SAT read is optional. Advanced Mill is required for full functionality.

2.5D Solids - Directly create or import, edit, and machine 2.5D solid parts. Includes automated feature recognition for holes. High-quality toolpath maintains analytic elements. Requires either Milling or Turning packages and Advanced Mill and Solids Import options.

SolidSurfacer - Create and machine 3-axis solid and surface part models. Import Parasolid and IGES CAD files with ability to repair and modify. Generate automated roughing and finishing cycles with gouge-free toolpaths. Requires the Milling package, Advanced Mill, Solids Import, and 2.5D Solids options.

Polar and Cylindrical (Rotary) Milling -Simultaneously program an additional axis with the ability to wrap a shape or toolpath around a cylinder via rotary axis interpolation. Create posted outputs of feed rates for rotary axis based on either linear or angular values. With Mill module, machine with one wrapped axis (typically using the A-axis). Also supports B-axis for horizontal mills. Works with all Milling packages (requires post upgrade).

4-Axis Milling - Simultaneously drives one rotary axis (A, B, or C) with X, Y, and/or Z. Supports Y-axis off-center milling for radially prismatic parts defined by solid models or 3D geometry. Requires a 4-Axis/5-Axis post upgrade.

5-Axis Milling - Simultaneously drives two rotary axes (A, B, and/or C) with X, Y, and/or Z. Supports freeform 3D solids and geometry (impellers, etc.) Requires 2.5D Solids or SolidSurfacer, and a 4-Axis/5-Axis post upgrade.

VoluMillTM Wireframe for GibbsCAM - Adds powerful high speed roughing functionality and controlled material removal rate for GibbsCAM Milling. Requires Production Milling, and Advanced CS is recommended for full functionality.

VoluMillTM Solids for GibbsCAM - Adds powerful high speed roughing functionality and controlled material removal rate for GibbsCAM Milling. Requires VoluMill Wireframe and 2.5D Solids option.

MTM™ - Multi-Task Machining (3 levels) - Allows sub- and multiple spindles, multiple tool groups/turrets, and advanced turning capabilities/ Requires Turning Package and Multi-Task Machining Post. Also requires Mill module and appropriate options for live tooling. We recommend Rotary Milling for most MTM applications.
   Level 1: Supports single flow operations (sub-spindle, B-axis, bar feeder, parts catcher, and tailstock)
   Level 2: Supports dual flow operations (typically 4-axis CNC machines)
   Level 3: Multiple flow operations (typically more thatn 4-axis CNC machines)

TMS - Tombstone Management System - Position and program multi-part setups on tombstone fixtures, automatically generating WFOs and rotary moves. Requires the Mill Package and Advanced Mill options. 2.5D Solids option highly recommended.

Machine Simulation - Model machine tool and simulate machine tool motions to verify setup and machining strategies. Requires 2.5D Solids option.

Wire-EDM - Supports 2-axis parallel, 2-axis tapered with/without parallel lands and 4-axis tapered with/without land. Post processors for most popular Wire-EDM machines included. Requires Mill module.

 

SOFTWARE LICENSING OPTION
The standard software licensing mechanism is a hardware dongle in either parallel port or USB port format, which must be specified at time of purchase.

Network License - Provides a network server version of the GibbsCAM software to share licenses within that network. The software controls modules and options that users can check-in/check-out, based on the number of modules and options purchased by the customer. Consult your Reseller for optimum configuration. NOTE: Mainenance purchase is also required for individual seat licenses.

 

CAD INTEROPERABILITY OPTIONS
All of the following options require either 2.5D Solids Milling or Turning, 2.5D Mill/Turn, 3D Milling, or 3D Milling and Turning.

ACIS/SAT - Directly read ACIS SAT solids files from many CAD sources. Required to support Autodesk Mechanical Desktop of Invento Add-ins.

Solid Exchange Built on Granite - Directly read Pro/ENGINEER model files. Also, read STEP AP203 and AP214 files. Requires Windows NT, 2000, or XP.

CATIA V4 Reader - Directly read native CATIA V4 model files.

CATIA V5 Reader - Directly read native CATIA V5 model files.

UGS/NX Reader - Directly read native UGS Unigraphics/NX files.

VDA-FS Reader - Import VDA-FS (German automotive industry standard) trimmed surface files.

 

TRAINING MANUALS
Manuals are provided on the installation DVD in PDF format. Hard copy manuals are available for purchase. Contact us for more information.