Latest GibbsCAM Interoperability Demonstrated at NDES

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MOORPARK, CA - March 15, 2006 - Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® computer-aided manufacturing software for programming CNC machine tools, announced that they will be demonstrating the latest GibbsCAM interoperability at National Design Engineering Show and Conference 2006 (NDES), held March 21-23, 2006 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. "Being able to exchange product data between CAD and CAM is critical for production," explains Bill Gibbs, found and president of Gibbs and Associates. "After all, if you can't read it, you can't machine it. Gibbs and our strategic CAD partners continue to work together to ensure that CAD models are read flawlessly into GibbsCAM for machining." Along with GibbsCAM's extended direct read of Autodesk Inventor, CATIA V4, CATIA V5, Pro/ENGEINEER Wildfire, Solid Edge, SolidWorks model files capability, Gibbs will also demonstrate the latest versions of the SolidWorks-to-GibbsCAM transfer add-in that is fully compatible with SolidWorks 2006. The add-in allows users to transfer product models directly from within SolidWorks into GibbsCAM to quickly develop efficient CNC programs for machining. GibbsCAM's associativity also provides a straightforward means to update previously defined toolpath reflecting changes to the SolidWorks model. GibbsCAM's associativity between part geometry, process and toolpath allows easy updates to accommodate design changes. NDES 2006 visitors can see GibbsCAM in the SolidWorks Partner Pavilion, Booth #18030.

About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
Gibbs and Associates continues to be a leader provider of cutting edge CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its signature ease-of-use and productivity. Powerfully Simple, Simply Powerful is the guiding philosophy at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and manufacturing engineer, not eliminating them. Gibbs' goal is to introduce manufacturers to new technologies and new ways of working that makes their machining easier and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal, Gibbs creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive, extremely visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs provides a total quality solution with the service and support successful customers require. The current GibbsCAM product line supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning, mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining and wire-EDM. GibbsCAM also provides fully integrated manufacturing modeling capabilities that include 2D, 2.5D, 3D wireframe, surface, and solid modeling. GibbsCAM has received Microsoft's "Designed for Windows XP/2000" certification. With data exchange capabilities that are able to access the broadest range of native and industry standard CAD data formats, GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program, is a Solid Edge Certified Select Product, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Product. GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Siemens, Daewoo, Fadal, Haas, Index, Mazak, and Mitsubishi. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of international Resellers. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM software packages, call 1-800-654-9399, or visit the company on-line at www.GibbsCAM.com.

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