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Build The Machine Tool Assembly gibbscam

Start Build Machine, which is found in the Plug-Ins menu. When first run in a file the assembly tree contains only a Root entry. Setup The Setup button opens the Machine Parameters dialog (see Setup dialog box) which lets you define Machine Parameters including the spindle origin and the tool …

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Slider gibbscam

The items in this section affects the responsiveness and quality of the rendering by controlling the maximum step distance between features in rendering. These values are used with the speed slider on the rendering palette. The fastest speed jumps the tool from feature to feature using these settings. Lowering the …

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Machine Simulation – Clearance Planes gibbscam

The MDD associated with a machine should reflect the machine’s and the post’s retract behavior so that Machine Sim shows what will really happen on the machine. For most posts the tool will go home, in some cases the render will only show ZCP1. Example of a machine whose Tool …

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Introduction gibbscam

The Machine Simulation option is a 3D representation of a Machine Tool, the parts and cutting tools which supplements the standard rendering component of GibbsCAM. Machine Simulation provides a machine-centric view of what is happening as opposed to the standard rendering which is part-centric. Also included with this option is …

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Operation Groups gibbscam

The Operation Groups section lets you group similar operations to better define and control the TMS output. This provides control over which operations should be performed together, so that B rotations and tool changes are minimized. A single group should only contain identical tools using the same CS or part …

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Setup Stock and Fixtures gibbscam

The Stock/Fixture Layout dialog is used to define the positions of all the stocks and fixtures that will be set on the tombstone. This provides for the ability to create only one instance of a stock body or fixture group and easily create a matrix of the positions of the …

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Glossary gibbscam

Alignment Points Alignment points are also referred to as sync points. The selection of alignment points is used with the lofting, sweeping modeling functions and 2 Curve Flow machining. Alignment points indicate how the system will blend the selected shapes into a solid or sheet. Analytics This term is used …

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Exit Style gibbscam

The items in this section help you determine how the tool will leave the part   Axial The tool will leave the part in a straight line from along the tool axis Vertical The tool will leave the part using a vertical radius. By default the Arc Radius is 25% …

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Steep Shallow Cut gibbscam

This process type creates toolpath that machines Steep areas and Shallow areas using different strategies. This is a “one-step” finishing routine. Very complex parts can be finished using just this process because you can define an angle that splits the Steep areas from the Shallow areas and thus define different …

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Curve Projection gibbscam

This process creates toolpath that projects a curve (a spline) onto the faces of a solid. The toolpath is just a single Z-step down but you may perform multiple offsets to widen the area machined.

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