GibbsCAM Certified by Autodesk for Inventor 9CAM Industry's ease-of-use leader is powerful manufacturing solution for Inventor

Yvonne Anderson
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MOORPARK, CA – October 12, 2004 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery and controls, today announced that as of September 7th GibbsCAM has been certified for Autodesk Inventor® 9 under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. Certified applications are designed to meet certain implementation guidelines and have demonstrated the highest levels of robustness, quality, and interoperability with Autodesk Inventor. Certification is granted only after a product has been thoroughly tested by internal staff at Autodesk.

"We are extremely pleased to once again be certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. This clearly demonstrates the two companies' joint dedication to providing effective solutions for our customers," says Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates. "GibbsCAM's powerful, yet easy to use, capabilities can take Autodesk Inventor designs and put them into production quickly and easily. The Autodesk Inventor/GibbsCAM combination continues to offer Autodesk Inventor users incredible value and performance."

"Autodesk Inventor users continue to recognize GibbsCAM as an easy-to-use, yet powerful CAM software, which allows them to easily and efficiently manufacture their Autodesk Inventor designs," said Richard Runnells, senior manager of partner programs for the Manufacturing Division at Autodesk. "Gibbs' continued participation in the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program enables us to jointly offer a complete design-to-manufacturing solution for our customers."

GibbsCAM is able to directly read in native Autodesk Inventor model files for process planning and toolpath generation. The Inventor-to-GibbsCAM add-in also allows Autodesk Inventor models to be directly transferred from within Autodesk Inventor to GibbsCAM. GibbsCAM's industry leading ease-of- use allows users to quickly take advantage of its powerful capabilities – from minimizing how long it takes to learn how to use the software, to efficiently addressing day-to-day manufacturing engineering tasks with extremely intuitive capabilities.

About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2004, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in providing 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's data exchange capabilities are able to access the broadest range of native and industry standard CAD data formats.

GibbsCAM has received Microsoft's "Designed for Windows XP/2000" certification.

GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program, is a Solid Edge Certified Select application, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Application. GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Siemens, Fadal, 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

The Gibbs logo, GibbsCAM, GibbsCAM logo, Virtual Gibbs, Gibbs SFP, SolidSurfacer, MTM and "Powerfully Simple. Simply Powerful." are either trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) of Gibbs and Associates in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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