Founder Bill Gibbs Serves in CAD/CAM Discussion Panels – Gibbs Support Manager Conducts Hands-on Session – GibbsCAM Demonstrated in Exhibit Hall

Bill Gibbs
Founder and President,
Gibbs and Associates

"We are pleased and excited to support Autodesk in its industry education and forum for discussing topics important to business, design, engineering and manufacturing," said Bill Gibbs. "Aside from helping manufacturers plan for the future and make critical decisions today, Autodesk University provides us a great opportunity to demonstrate GibbsCAM interoperability with Inventor, and GibbsCAM's superiority in ease of use, flexibility and efficiency in programming CNCs of all types, even the most complex multi-axis, multi-task machines, using models created with Autodesk Inventor."

Early this year, GibbsCAM was certified for Autodesk Inventor 2013, marking the twelfth consecutive year that the software has been certified for Autodesk Inventor, and Gibbs and Associates continues to be an authorized member of the Autodesk Developer Network and an Autodesk Authorized Independent Software Vendor. GibbsCAM offers seamless integration with Inventor, directly reading Autodesk Inventor IPT (part model) files, preserving all color information assigned within Inventor to provide continuity in recognizing and communicating part and feature attributes.

GibbsCAM's full associativity of geometry, processes and toolpaths easily accommodates updates to Autodesk Inventor part geometry and process parameters. CNC programmers can quickly optimize parts and define the process for machining the parts, whether they have simple geometry needing only 2-axis turning or 2.5-axis milling, or complex geometry requiring the latest 5-axis machining centers, multi-task machines or Swiss-style turning centers. Once machining processes are defined in GibbsCAM, they are automatically updated when the Inventor model is revised. GibbsCAM also directly reads AutoCAD DXF and DWG files, enabling use of part geometry to program machining processes.

Autodesk University class numbers, titles and schedule for Gibbs related panel discussions and the GibbsCAM technical session are:

MA4330 – Strategies for Buying and Implementing a Computer-Aided Manufacturing System
– Panel Discussion – Bill Gibbs, panelist – Wednesday, November 28, 3:00-4:30PM
MA4333-L – Design for Manufacturability – A Look at Machining Processes
– Mario Guerrero, instructor-presenter – Wednesday, November 28, 5:00-6:30PM
MA4331 – A Look into the Future of CAD/CAM – Panel Discussion
–Bill Gibbs, panelist – Thursday, November 29, 1:00-2:30PM