Officials at Gibbs and Associates announces that it will participate in four sessions within the manufacturing track at Autodesk University 2012, where it will also have an exhibit. Bill Gibbs, company founder and president, will chair the panel discussion on the future of CAD/CAM, and will be a member of two other panels, one discussing integration and interoperability, and another on CAM selection criteria and considerations. Mario Guerrero, Gibbs’ technical support manager and GibbsCAM trainer, will conduct a hands-on demonstration of a GibbsCAM workflow for making and programming parts for CNC machining.
“We are pleased and excited to support Autodesk in its industry education and forum for discussing topics important to business, design, engineering and manufacturing,” says Gibbs. “Aside from helping manufacturers plan for the future and make critical decisions today, Autodesk University provides us a great opportunity to demonstrate GibbsCAM interoperability with Inventor, and GibbsCAM’s superiority in ease of use, flexibility, and efficiency in programming CNCs of all types, even the most complex multi-axis, multi-task machines, using models created with Autodesk Inventor.”
Early this year, GibbsCAM was certified for Autodesk Inventor 2013, marking the twelfth consecutive year that the software has been certified for Autodesk Inventor, and Gibbs and Associates continues to be an authorized member of the Autodesk Developer Network and an Autodesk Authorized Independent Software Vendor. GibbsCAM offers seamless integration with Inventor, directly reading Autodesk Inventor IPT (part model) files, preserving all color information assigned within Inventor to provide continuity in recognizing and communicating part and feature attributes.
GibbsCAM’s full associativity of geometry, processes, and toolpaths accommodates updates to Autodesk Inventor part geometry and process parameters. CNC programmers can quickly optimize parts and define the process for machining the parts, whether they have simple geometry needing only 2-axis turning or 2.5-axis milling, or complex geometry requiring the latest 5-axis machining centers, multi-task machines or Swiss-style turning centers. Once machining processes are defined in GibbsCAM, they are automatically updated when the Inventor model is revised. GibbsCAM also directly reads AutoCAD DXF and DWG files, enabling use of part geometry to program machining processes.