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Setup dialog box gibbscam

This dialog box is opened when the Setup button is clicked. The Setup dialog box is used to set various machine parameters such as the spindle or toolgroup origin, the number of toolgroups and workpieces, and to control grouping of assembly components. Machine Parameter MTM This item is selected if …

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Statistics gibbscam

When the Statistics option is enabled a window opens when you activate Machine Sim. The window logs the current framerate for your machine as well as any logged errors for the CPR session.

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MDDs gibbscam

Each machine assembly that is created must have an custom MDD that defines that machine including the tool change position, the range of motion of the axes and other data. In the case of many fairly simple machines you can start with an existing, standard MDD and modify the data …

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Output gibbscam

The Output section defines how your posted output will be formatted. There is support for how subroutines, canned cycles and B rotations are handled. Sub Mode Sub Mode defines how subroutines are formatted. The options include 1 Sub/Group, 1 Sub/Op and 1/Group + 1/Canned. 1 Sub/Group This option will create …

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Part Setup gibbscam

VNC File Setup There is nothing special that needs to be done to a part file to use TMS. However, the part should be set up with the center of the base of the tombstone at X0Y0Z0. It is recommended that the +Y value should be the height of the …

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Introduction gibbscam

About the Tombstone Management System The Tombstone Management System (TMS) is an optional module that allows you to more easily generate multi-part setups for tombstone machining and create appropriate G-Code output. TMS requires the 2.5D Solids or SolidSurfacer module, a customized processor to generate the G-Code and the Machine Simulation …

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Controlling Where Plunge Rough Machines gibbscam

The results of a Plunge Rough process will depend upon what is selected as well as the part’s stock definition. Interactions with part components, selections and the results. Stock &/or Selection Result upon the toolpath Workgroup Stock Plunge Rough processes will recognize stock as defined by geometry in a workgroup. …

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Entry/Exit Trimming Style gibbscam

This option allows you to choose how the approach/retract arc should be applied to the toolpath. 1. Machine All of Pass 2. Minimize Trimming 3. Fully Trim Pass Machine All of Pass The toolpath will follow the model, including vertical surfaces and corners. An arc will be inserted at the …

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Toolpath Splitter gibbscam

This process type is for splitting up very long toolpath. This is intended as a method to force a tool change, saving the cutter. To create this process type you must start with an Advanced 3D process. You must also define one or more additional tools that are geometrically identical …

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Contour gibbscam

This process is typically used for semi-finishing or finishing passes and is sometimes referred to as “Waterline Machining” or “Constant Z Machining”. This process is best used on parts with vertical or near vertical walls. This is because the step down is calculated in the Z-axis and the results are …

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