CAM Industry's ease-of-use leader is powerful manufacturing solution for Inventor.

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2007 5:00 AM

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, CAM software for programming CNC machine tools and controls, announced today that GibbsCAM has been certified for Autodesk Inventor® 2008 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.

"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."

"The ever expanding capabilities of GibbsCAM offer Inventor users a broad range of functionality, covering 2-axis turning, 2 & 2.5D milling, 3-axis multi-surface machining with high-speed machining support, 5-axis simultaneous machining through complex multi-task machining," comments Robb Weinstein, Gibbs' senior vice president of sales and strategic planning. "In addition, to its industry leading ease-of-use, the number of languages which GibbsCAM supports continues to expand keeping pace with Autodesk's broad distribution. Of course, our worldwide organization of professional CAM Resellers continues to be key to the success of our customers and in our working relationships with our strategic partners such as Autodesk."

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. Updates to either part geometry or process parameters are easily accommodated by GibbsCAM's full associativity across geometry, process and toolpath. 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.

For more information about GibbsCAM and Gibbs' programming solutions, or to locate your local GibbsCAM Reseller, go to www.GibbsCAM.com, call 1-800-654-9399, or email info@GibbsCAM.com.