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GibbsCAM's New Capabilities to be Demonstrated at SolidWorks World 2011  

CAM Software Brings Efficient Machining to SolidWorks 2011 3D CAD 

 

            MOORPARK, CA January 13, 2011 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM ® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, today announced that many GibbsCAM 2011 new capabilities especially beneficial for SolidWorks users will be previewed in Booth #621 during the SolidWorks World 2011 Conference. The conference will be held from January 23-26, 2011, at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. This will be the thirteenth time that Gibbs and Associates supports the SolidWorks World annual conference with its modular suite of CAM software. 

            GibbsCAM 2011 is optimized for machining parts designed in SolidWorks® 2011, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Partner Product. It further helps SolidWorks 2011 users with its unique interface, which makes CAM software easy to learn and easy to use, with language and icons that manufacturing professionals understand. 

 

SolidWorks with GibbsCAM

 

Among the many new features of GibbsCAM that conference attendees will see are recognition and preservation of SolidWorks features and colors, and the direct transfer of SolidWorks-wizard-generated holes to the GibbsCAM Hole Manager. Upon opening a SolidWorks model, GibbsCAM 2011 reads model attributes, then recognizes and preserves them as attributes in the GibbsCAM part file. Colors assigned by SolidWorks are preserved as CAD colors in the part file. All holes generated by the SolidWorks hole wizard transfer directly into the GibbsCAM Hole Manager and are automatically recognized. GibbsCAM’shole wizard has been enhanced and now establishes default values, letting users implement default-based hole-making operations with no more interaction than three mouse clicks.  

            “We expect that our current and prospective customers will be very pleased with the numerous improvements we have made in the past year, as well as the new enhancements made specifically for SolidWorks interoperability,” said Bill Gibbs, president and founder of Gibbs and Associates. “SolidWorks users will see why GibbsCAM continues to be the best NC programming system available to them, while our joint customers can continue to take advantage of GibbsCAM 2011’s interoperability