GibbsCAM’s Next Generation SolidWorks Interoperability to be Demonstrated at SolidWorks World 2007

MOORPARK, CA – February 2, 2007 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, software for programming CNC machine tools, announced that they will demonstrate the next generation of GibbsCAM and SolidWorks® interoperability at Booth #433 during the SolidWorks World 2007 Conference. The conference is being held from February 4th - 7th, 2007, at Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.  Every year SolidWorks World brings together designers, engineers, managers, and partners to discuss ideas, trends, and the technology shaping the future of mechanical product development.  This marks the ninth consecutive year that Gibbs and Associates has participated at SolidWorks World.  GibbsCAM is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Product.

Using GibbsCAM’s new macro capabilities, the information stored in SolidWorks’ design tables can be directly accessed and utilized to automate creating CNC programs.  If one or more values in the design table are modified, GibbsCAM can automatically make adjustments to the process and update the corresponding toolpath.  This enhanced SolidWorks – GibbsCAM Interoperability approach is very effective for handling family of parts.  “We look forward to showing SolidWorks users just how easy it is to manufacture their parts with GibbsCAM,” states Bill Gibbs, president and founder of Gibbs and Associates.  “From job shops, to rapid prototyping environments, to in-house design/manufacturing groups, GibbsCAM provides the best value, best-in-class manufacturing solution for SolidWorks users. 

Going from model to metal just doesn’t get any easier.  The new capability extends the existing ways GibbsCAM is currently able to work with SolidWorks. The SolidWorks-to-GibbsCAM transfer add-in allows models to be directly transferred with a single menu selection within a SolidWorks session to GibbsCAM for NC programming.  GibbsCAM can also directly read native SolidWorks part or assembly files, including imported data, with the ability to select between various configurations. With these seamless capabilities, SolidWorks designs can be operated on without fear of losing valuable geometric information.  And GibbsCAM’s associativity accommodates design revisions, an everyday occurrence in the design/manufacturing process.    

For more information about the SolidWorks World conference, go to www.SolidWorks.com/pages/swworld07.

About Gibbs and Associates

Gibbs and Associates continues to be a leading 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.  GibbsCAM’s data exchange capabilities 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, Doosan Infracore Daewoo, Doosan Machinery America, Fadal, Haas, Index, Mazak, Mitsubishi and Mori Seiki. 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.

Contact:         
Yvonne Anderson
Gibbs and Associates
(805) 523-0004 - telephone
(805) 523-0006 - fax
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