Ease-of-use CAM Software Leader Provides Powerful Solution for Inventor Users
MOORPARK, CA - February 23, 2009 - Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced today that GibbsCAM 2009 has been certified for Autodesk Inventor® 2010 under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. Certification is granted only after a product has been thoroughly tested by internal staff at Autodesk. Certified applications meet certain implementation guidelines and have demonstrated the highest levels of robustness, quality, and interoperability with Autodesk Inventor software.
"The timing couldn't be better to be certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program so soon after the release of GibbsCAM 2009, which allows Inventor users to take advantage, with great confidence, of the latest and most recent enhancements made to GibbsCAM," says Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates. "Our joint customers can continue to easily and quickly machine parts from their Autodesk Inventor designs, but now using the powerful additions we have introduced in GibbsCAM 2009."
Robb Weinstein, Gibbs' Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Planning, adds, "With the ever expanding capabilities of GibbsCAM, Inventor users can drive their simplest and most complex machine tools, from 2-axis lathes to multi-axis, multi-task and Swiss turn machines, from 2- and 2.5 axis mills to 3- through 5-axis machining centers. They will find the recent, advanced 3D, high speed machining capabilities, lathe and 5-axis additions extremely productive, all offered within the same, easy-to-use interface for which GibbsCAM is known worldwide."
GibbsCAM is able to directly read native Autodesk Inventor models and assemblies for process planning and toolpath generation. The Inventor-to-GibbsCAM add-in also allows Autodesk Inventor models and assemblies to be transferred directly from Autodesk Inventor to GibbsCAM. Updates to part geometry and process parameters are easily accommodated by GibbsCAM's full associativity across geometry, processes and toolpaths. GibbsCAM's industry leading ease-of-use allows users to quickly take advantage of its powerful capabilities - from minimizing the time it takes to learn use of the software, to making manufacturing engineering tasks and production machining extremely intuitive and efficient.
For more information about GibbsCAM and other Gibbs programming solutions, or to locate your local GibbsCAM Reseller, go to www.GibbsCAM.com, call 1-800-654-9399, or email Email Contact.
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over twenty five years, 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 is certified for Microsoft's Windows Vista. 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, Infimatic, Siemens, Doosan Infracore, Haas, Index, MAG Fadal, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Mori Seiki, and Tornos. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of international Resellers.
In January 2008, Gibbs and Associates merged with Cimatron Ltd, and is now operating as a wholly owned subsidiary. 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.
With over 25 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time.
The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with solutions for mold design, die design, electrodes design, 2.5 to 5 axes milling, wire EDM, turn, Mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide. Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit the company web site at www.cimatron.com.
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