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GibbsCAM® Products

 

PACKAGES
Available for Windows® 7, 8, and 10 on 64 bit platforms. The hardware security key is available in USB format. All packages include PostHASTE generic post processor for GibbsCAM with an initial set of 225 post templates. Native GibbsCAM compiled post processors are also available for the ultimate in posting accuracy.  Custom post processor modifications require current software versions.

GibbsCAM® Production Milling - 2.5D wireframe milling, VoluMill Wireframe and ability to import and export IGES, DXF, and import DWG file formats.

GibbsCAM® 2.5D Solids Milling Package - Includes Production Milling, Advanced CS, Solids Import, 2.5D Solids, ACIS/SAT, and VoluMill Wireframe options.

GibbsCAM® 3D Milling Package - Includes Production Milling, Advanced CS, Solids Import, 2.5D Solids, SolidSurfacer®, ACIS/SAT, and VoluMill Wireframe options.

Add GibbsCAM® Production Turning to any Mill Package (Mill/Turn) - Adds 2-axis wireframe turning, Mill/Turn, and MTM L1.

GibbsCAM® Production Turning (Stand-Alone) - 2-axis wireframe turning and ability to import and export IGES, DXF, and import DWG file formats.

GibbsCAM® 5 Axis Milling & MTM Package - Includes Production Milling, Advanced CS, Solids Import, 2.5D Solids, SolidSurfacer®, Polar & Cylindrical Milling, 5-Axis Milling, MTM (L2 and L3), ACIS/SAT, and VoluMill Wireframe options. 

UPGRADES

Production Milling Upgrade (addition to Production Turn 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; includes VoluMill Wireframe. Post Process to multiple environments. Upload and download to any CNC machine with RS-232 capability (requires wiring).

Production Turning Upgrade (addition to Production Mill 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 capability (requires wiring).

Add any of the following options to a new GibbsCAM license for the price of Maintenance - STEP Spatial InterOp (requires 2.5D Solids), Polar & Cylindrical (requires Production Milling), Machine Simulation (requires 2.5D solids Milling or Turning).

OPTIONS

Advanced CS - Multiple coordinate systems for modeling and 4- and 5-axis rotary positioning. Requires Production Mill, Production Turn, or  Mill/Turn.  Requires Advanced CS Post Processor upgrade for 4- and 5-axis positioning.

Solids Import - Import solid model designs from Parasolid and IGES format CAD files with ability to machine with Production Mill functionality.  Also includes the direct read of SolidWorks and Solid Edge model files. ACIS SAT read is optional. Advanced CS 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 Production Milling or Production Turning and Advanced CS 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 Production Milling, Advanced CS, Solids Import, and 2.5D Solids options.

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

Polar & Cylindrical (Rotary) Milling -Simultaneously drives one rotary axis (A, B, or C), with one linear axis (typically X).  Includes the ability to wrap a shape or toolpath around a cylinder via rotary axis interpolation, keeping the tool on the centerline of the perpendicular linear axis (typically Y) and rotary face milling for mill/turn machines.  Supports Polar (mill/turn) and cylindrical (mill or mill/turn) interpolation functions for controls with these functions.   Requires a Polar & Cylindrical post upgrade.

Radial Milling - 4-axis 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 5-Axis Milling post upgrade.

5-Axis Milling - 5-axis 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 5-Axis Milling post upgrade.

5-Axis MultiBlade Level I - 5-Axis Milling option extension for impeller and turbo machinery applications; adds choices to the 5-Axis Milling process.  Requires SolidSurfacer®, 5-Axis Milling, and a 5-Axis Milling post upgrade.

5-Axis MultiBlade Level II - 5-Axis Milling option extension for advanced impeller and turbo machinery applications; adds choices to the 5-Axis Milling process.  Requires SolidSurfacer®, 5-Axis Milling, 5-Axis MultiBlade Level I, and a 5-Axis Milling post upgrade.

5-Axis Porting - 5-Axis Milling option extension for machining complex ports and tubular shapes; adds choices to the 5-Axis Milling process.  Requires SolidSurfacer®, 5-Axis Milling, and a 5-Axis Milling 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 USB port format, parallel port format is available but 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.