GibbsCAM 2015

GibbsCAM 2015

GibbsCAM 2015 - Data Sheet
GibbsCAM 2015 Overview

GibbsCAM 2015 introduces its new engine, the Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM). GibbsCAM with UKM technology was developed to further simplify programming, provide the flexibility to easily support the most advanced machines, and accurately simulate all of the machine components and capabilities of any machine. GibbsCAM 2015 contains significant improvements throughout the product line from geometry creation to toolpath strategies, as well as significant improvements to tooling, including integration with the Adveon Tooling Library.

GENERAL SYSTEM / INTERFACE IMPROVEMENTS

  • Redesigned DCD (Document Control Dialog) with context-dependent tab sets
  • User Colors editable by selection, RGB key-in or color palette loading User Colors
  • Workgroup Type (wrapped/not wrapped part geometry, extruded or revolved part stock) is now shown in the Workgroup list
  • Reporter can now write directly to *xlsx files without having to use Microsoft Excel
  • New Pack and Go feature allows for easy and complete sharing of parts and setups through automatic creation of a package file containing the GibbsCAM part and all associated files necessary for that part to execute properly on a different computer Pack and Go

PRODUCTION MILL AND LATHE

GEOMETRY

  • New Contour Trace function allows for creating a machinable contour from a chain of intersecting lines and circles Contour Trace
  • Modify spline curves with the new Edit Spline function by dragging knots and control points Edit Spline

TOOLING

IMPROVED TOOLING
GibbsCAM 2015 - Improved Tooling
  • Redesigned Tool dialog, including new icons and dynamic 3D viewing of tools and tool holders Tool Dialog
  • New mill tool types: Barrel, Dovetail, Convex Tip, & 3D form tools (solid models)
  • New lathe tools: 75° Diamond (ISO E-style) & 3D form tools (solid models)
  • Straight, tapered and stepped shanks are now supported for all mill tools
  • ADVEON TOOL LIBRARY* Adveon
ADVEON TOOL LIBRARY
GibbsCAM 2015 - Adveon Tool Library
    • Integration with Sandvik Coromant’s Adveon Tool Library enables importing cutting tools from Sandvik and any other ISO 13399 compliant system
    • Makes a standard library, with latest tool data, always available
    • Simplifies managing tool data
    • Allows building, saving and reusing a tool library for the shop
    • Enables linking tools and tool assemblies to parts, for use and reuse

*Only Milling tools will be supported for initial GibbsCAM 2015 release

HOLES

  • Helix Bore plug-in functions now integrated with the Holes process
  • Enhancements to Helix Bore and Mill Bore functions

VOLUMILL VoluMill

  • Pre-drilling is now supported
  • New back-and-forth strategy
  • Toolpath can now be processed in backgrounds
  • Ability to specify minimum feedrate
  • Collision avoidance with tool holders and tool shanks

2.5D SOLIDS

HOLES Hole Features

COMPOUND HOLES
GibbsCAM 2015 - Compound Holes
  • Improvements to Hole Manager
  • Hole Feature enhancements in holes process dialog
  • Enhanced support for compound holes with multiple straight/tapered/threaded segments
  • Helix Bore plug-in functions are now integrated with the Holes process
  • Improved data structures, associativity, and feature recognition
  • Holes are now treated as fully associative features of solid bodies, independent of geometric points and workgroups
  • More support for imported hole features: Holes from SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor and CATIA V5 are now fully associative features
  • Hole features, including compound holes, can easily be edited with the new interactive Hole Editor

INTERMEDIATE TOOLING Intermediate Tooling

INTERMEDIATE TOOLING
GibbsCAM 2015 - Intermediate Tooling
  • Support for toolblocks (adapter blocks, holders for tool holders, right-angle and adjustable heads) with toolblock library
  • Support for fixtures (work holding) including fixture library

SOLID SURFACER / ADVANCED 3D Advanced 3D

  • New Adaptive Roughing, a high-speed strategy which levels tool loading and allows deeper cuts

5-AXIS MILLING

  • Streamlined 5-axis drilling interface
  • Improved post processor support for holemaking cycles, including those for 5-axis

MULTI-TASK MACHINING (MTM)

INTERMEDIATE TOOLING

NEW HIGH-SPEED MACHINING CAPABILITIES
New High-speed Machining Capabilities
  • Support for toolblocks (adapter blocks, holders for tool holders, right-angle and adjustable heads and flash tooling) with toolblock library
  • Support for fixtures (chucks, tailstocks, steady rests and other work holding) including fixture library
  • Simplifies programming through easy and accurate placement and orientation of tools
  • MTM tooling is now more manageable and simulation more accurate

MTM SYNC MANAGER

  • Improved sync capabilities give greater control over tool motion
  • Added the ability to sync away from the part

SWISS-STYLE MACHINES Swiss Machining

SWISS-STYLE MACHINING
GibbsCAM 2015 - Swiss-style Machining
  • UKM enables better control over machine motion between operations, allows full support of features such as axis synchronization and double drilling, and fully supports machine simulation User Colors

OTHER COMPLEX MACHINES

  • Other classes of complex machines are also fully supported. These can include rotary-table mill-turn machines; multi-flow, non-turning machines such as multi-head, multi-table mills and mills with steady rests or pallet changers; and turning centers with multiple turning planes

MACHINE SIMULATION

ACCURATE MACHINE SIMULATION
GibbsCAM 2015 - Accurate Machine Simulation
  • Rendering and simulation are more accurate, complete and efficient
  • Displays intermediate tooling for more complete simulation of all moving components
  • Improved rendering palette
  • New Stops and Watches for customized monitoring of key rendering conditions

TOMBSTONE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TMS)

  • New machining-order strategies for optimizing use of rotary axes Minimize Rotations
  • Custom spacing, unconfined by uniform grid, is now available for part layout Custom Spacing
  • Different clearances may now be specified when transitioning between coordinate systems at the same (B-axis) rotational angle

Press Releases:
GibbsCAM UKM (Universal Kinematic Machine) Unveiled at IMTS 2014 »