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Geometry Palette Interface gibbscam

The Geometry Creation palette contains all of the text creation tools including free-form CAD tools geometry from solids tools and Geometry Expert. The buttons in the palette access sub-palettes and dialogs that allow the user to enter feature specifications and create shapes. The Geometry palette is where all forms of …

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Geometry Context Menus gibbscam

Right-click geometry to open a list of options in a context menu. These options are Connect/Disconnect, Change to CS, Change Feature From “Wall” to “Air”, Reverse Arc, Mouse Position, Use Color and Use Color of Selected.   Connect / Disconnect This option will connect any two overlapping or tangential geometric …

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Breaking Connections gibbscam

It is sometimes necessary to break a connection. If the software automatically creates an undesired connection or changes need to be made to the original geometry, then the connection will need to be broken. To break a connection, select the connector or terminator where the connection needs to be broken …

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Making Connections gibbscam

Most connections are made automatically by the software. If the Point button is chosen on the Geometry Creation palette and two features on the screen are selected, the software will automatically create a connector at the intersection or tangency of the two features. If a connection cannot be made automatically, …

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Features gibbscam

A feature is either a line or a circle. A feature also has three states: unconnected, connected but not terminated, and connected and terminated. A feature can have a maximum of two connectors and/or terminators attached to it. When the second connection has been added to a feature, it will …

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Points gibbscam

A point has three states. It can either be a plain point, a connector point, or a terminator point. • A plain point is used in constructing other geometry or for hole positioning. Plain points are drawn in yellow and are round. • A connector is used to connect two …

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Shapes and Connectors gibbscam

There are two types of shapes: open shapes and closed shapes. An open shape is a group of connected features. There is a definite beginning and end to the shape. The two ends may or may not be terminated. A closed shape is a group of connected features in which …

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Combination gibbscam

Using both the Geometry Expert and the free-form CAD capabilities to create a part shape is a very powerful combination. For example, a simple shaft with chamfers can be created in seconds by using the Geometry Expert to create the horizontal and vertical lines, and the automatic fillet/chamfer option in …

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Geometry Expert gibbscam

The Geometry Expert is a means of quickly creating geometry of simple parts and the simplified creation of more complex parts. The Geometry Expert is designed to create a single continuous shape. It allows the user to define, create and connect shape features while following along the path of the …

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Free-Form CAD gibbscam

The free-form CAD tools included in the system are very powerful and easy to use. Creating points and features is as easy as clicking on buttons and entering values. Likewise, connecting features to form shapes that can be machined simply involves selecting the intersecting features and clicking on a button. …

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