GibbsCAM Journeyman Series

GibbsCAM Journeyman Series - Overview

Tool List

Saving tool lists for future use.

File Open

This video walks through the different techniques for opening various file extensions in GibbsCAM.

Preselected Highlight

5-Axis Speed Zone

This video shows how the user can limit feedrates in predetermined volumetric areas using the GibbsCAM 5 axis option.

Part Position

Part Position

Save Processes

Being able to save and reuse processes is a key element to optimizing GibbsCAM for your specific application.

CS Preferences

This video shows you how to dictate what GibbsCAM does when you move an existing coordinate system that has features associated with it.

Tool Sim

This video shows the powerful Tool Sim option for rendering toolpath. With this option you can see your tool’s centerline path right on the part during the verification process.


Whether you call them “travelers”, “setup sheets” or “machining reports”, these reports are easy to create and customize in GibbsCAM. This video shows some of the capabilities that come standard with GibbsCAM.

Unstitch Solid

3-Axis Toolpath Quality

This videos shows how to solve a common issue when creating a 3 axis toolpath that uses bounding curves.

Tooling Improvements in GibbsCAM 2015

This video covers enhancements to the GibbsCAM Tool Dialog in the 2015 Release. It also shows additions of new milling tools that come standard in the latest release.

AFR Hole Size Limit

This video shows how to set a maximum for holes created using Automatic Feature Recognition in Hole Manager.

AFR Settings

This video covers some of the settings in the Hole Manger that will control the geometry output when running Automatic Feature Recognition.

Hole Manager - Overview

Hole Manager in GibbsCAM allows a user to automatically define hole features and assign operations to those features. This video shows the general functionality and interface for the Hole Manger process in GibbsCAM.

Contour Step

This video covers some new and existing settings for controlling the tool step-down when programming a contour tool path.

Subtracting Solids

This video shows some shortcuts that will make joining or subtracting solids easier and faster in GibbsCAM.

Geometry Shortcuts

This video shows some shortcuts to make moving geometry in GibbsCAM faster and easier.


This video will show how to create and modify new work space view within GibbsCAM.

Selecting Faces Of A Solid

This video shows some shortcuts in GibbsCAM for selecting multiple surfaces on a solid model.

Boundary Tab Overview

This video will cover the options for toolpath boundary control when using GibbsCAM Advanced 3D operations.

Aligning a Part in Machine Simulation

This video will show how easy it is to accurately align your part on your virtual machine in GibbsCAM.

Creating a Revolved Solid

Revolving 2D geometry to create a solid in GibbsCAM is a very efficient way to create round geometry. You can create a solid when rotating around existing geometry with just a few steps.

Assigning User Defined Colors

Modifying model colors in GibbsCAM is a fast and easy way to distinguish model elements. Gibbs allows you to change the way models appear on your screen by using an endless amount of color options. Using User Defined Colors is a tool that will help you navigate easily between parts, stock and fixtures in GibbsCAM.

Using Offset Stock for Toolpath Simulation

GibbsCAM utilizes user defined stock to create advanced toolpath with optimal material removal. By using Offset Stock you can easily visualize cutting path and material removal in GibbsCAM. Simulation in Gibbs is a powerful tool to ensure gouge free toolpaths.

Organizing Solids With Body Bag

GibbsCAM utilizes solid modeling to ensure the best toolpaths available. Organizing solids in any CAD/CAM system can be a challenge. GibbsCAM uses the "Body Bag" to help organize and categorize solids for machining. Using the Body Bag, Gibbs allows you to classify and organize solid bodies as stock, part and fixture and assign them to individual tabs for easy access.

Quick Measurements Using Show Position

Quick interrogation of a CAD model is important for efficient programming in GibbsCAM. The Show Position plug in in Gibbs allows the user to quickly measure a model. Show Position also allows quick measurement of cutter path simulation to analyze remaining stock to be removed.

Operations Manager

GibbsCAM allows fast and easy visual verification of toolpath parameters using Operations Manager. The Operations Manager allows you to easily check and compare toolpath settings in GibbsCAM. Modification of parameters is quick and easy using a familiar spreadsheet format that is also printable for more thorough communication.

Optimized Roughing with VoluMill

Volumill in GibbsCAM is the most efficient and powerful way to remove material when roughing. GibbsCAM includes Volumill with all milling modules which allows all users to utilize the advanced Volumill toolpaths. Learn how Volumill works and how it can cut your roughing time by up to 90%.