Ease-of-use CAM Software Leader Provides Powerful Solution for Inventor Users

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 Certified by Autodesk for Inventor 2010

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 protected].