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GibbsCAM 2010 version unveiled at SolidWorks 2010 World Congress
American Gibbs Corporation, a subsidiary of Israel's Cimatron Group, as the developer of GibbsCAM software for efficient programming of CNC machine tools, presented at the SolidWorks 2010 Global User Conference (January 31-February 3, 2010 in Anaheim, California, USA The 2010 version of GibbsCAM was successfully displayed in the exhibition area of u200bu200bAnaheim Convention Center. Gibbs has participated in the SolidWorks global conference for the 12th consecutive year, which is enough to prove that the GibbsCAM software has been recognized by SolidWorks. Demonstrations during the event included GibbsCAM's powerful interoperability with SolidWorks 2010, which enables users to 'quickly move from model to solid machining,' as well as the new features and enhancements of the GibbsCAM 2010 release. GibbsCAM is a SolidWorks-certified CAM product capable of collaborating with SolidWorks designs in many different ways, ensuring the two applications are seamlessly connected. A special menu option SolidWorks-to-GibbsCAM data conversion plug-in in SolidWorks directly converts the model to GibbsCAM for NC programming. Key enhancements to this CAM product for solid machining include new and more powerful plunge roughing, advanced 3D machining enhancements, and stock option additions. Among them, the plunging and roughing module is no longer a plug-in, but has been put into the CAM panel, and a material removal strategy suitable for carbide-tipped drills can be considered. Avoid interference in tight places. And advanced 3D machining enhancements include tapping planes with special tools for grooving, plane tolerances can be specified in plane cuts to ensure that all desired 'plane' areas are machined, in shortest paths and minimal vertical retraction Position high feed rates, add trim to inclined feed as an option for waterline contour milling, select stepover or stub height parameters to set surface finish, use stock border as additional machining range. In addition, the stock option add-on, based on previously machined faces or face bodies generated by importing a data file, can now be used as the initial stock for solid pocket machining. A major advance in the 2010 version of GibbsCAM is support for 64-bit operating systems, enabling support for more powerful multi-core computers with 4GB or more of memory. This also makes GibbsCAM software more interoperable with 64-bit CAD systems, making it compatible with GibbsCAM. In addition, when dealing with particularly long programs or complex geometries, using a 64-bit operating system can also reduce computing time. Users can also take advantage of these enhancements when running GibbsCAM software under the Windows 7 operating system. With these seamless operation functions, SolidWorks designed parts can be processed without worries, without worrying about losing valuable geometric model data information. SolidWorks users with component machining needs will find GibbsCAM a simple and powerful solution. Machining from model to solid is very easy and can be done in no time.