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Interface GibbsCAM

About the Software

GibbsCAM is compatible with Windows 7 and certified for Windows Vista. This means, among other things, we follow user account control guidelines, support x64 Versions of Windows and support concurrent user sessions. Application and document icons have been updated to comply with Windows 7 user interface guidelines.

Other features include:

 

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Multiple monitor support
Dynamically resizable window
Copy and Paste of data between parts and sessions
Unbound Dialogs — dialogs can be placed outside of the application window
Window snap — windows and dialogs will snap into position when near each other. This also applies to resizing dialogs.
Roll-up — windows can be made to compress to only display the title bar, and uncompress when activated by the mouse
Windows can have transparency
Memory of where windows were placed, per user

OpenGL® is integrated into the software. OpenGL is a 3D library that provides the system with fast hardware accelerated rendering for, high quality rendering, true color display, material properties, advanced light sources, user-definable colors, animated view transitions, shadows, transparent planes and user-defined OpenGL configurations. All of this translates to improved display quality and more user control and customization.

The GibbsCAM software has three interface levels. The most common levels used are Level 1 and Level 2. The third interface level, Level 0, is a specialized version of the interface that has reduced functionality found in GibbsSFP®. The following set of images illustrate elements of the interface found in Level 1 and Level 2. Many of the items shown in the Level 2 graphic are also available in Level 1. These items are the Machining palette, Process List, Operation List and toolpath. They are displayed in the Level 2 graphic to maximize clarity and reduce clutter in the images. All of the items will be discussed on the following pages.

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1. Main Menu
2. Cursor & Pull-down menu
3. Top Level palette
4. Tool List
5. Workspace
6. Geometry
7. Geometry Creation palette
8. View Control palette
9. Trashcan

The Level 1 Interface.

The Level 2 interface is the most advanced interface. It is recommended that most users work in this interface level as it is optimized for accessibility and power. Every capability of the system is available from the Level 2 interface. Other levels only contain subsets of the features in level 2.

1. Top Level palette
2. Task Bar
3. Workgroup List
4. Coordinate System List
5. Process List
6. Machining palette
7. Toolpath
8. Operations List

The Level 2 Interface with some elements also available in Level 1.

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