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Create the Machine Tool CAD Model gibbscam

The first step to using Build Machine is to create a GibbsCAM part which contains individual solids representing each axis and major component of the machine tool. This is an assembly of the components. Note that the solids may be created in another CAD application and imported into GibbsCAM. 1. …

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Machine Sim Settings gibbscam

Machine Sim Settings are accessible two ways, either from the Machine Sim Render Control palette’s contextual menu or from the File > Preferences menu. When the Machine Sim Render Control palette is open the Edit Flash CPR Settings… button opens the Machine Sim Settings dialog box. The Machine Simulation and …

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Overview gibbscam

Machine Simulation is accessed from the Cut Part Render button on the main palette or the Plug-Ins menu. Build Machine opens the interface for defining and creating a machine tool while the Machine Sim option activates the Simulation rendering mode. Typically a machine tool needs to be created before using …

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Setup Stock and Fixtures gibbscam

The Stock/Fixture Layout dialog lets us easily create a matrix of the positions of the duplicate items on the tombstone for Machine Simulation rendering. This item is typically used once the TMS information is complete and ready to be rendered via Machine Simulation. Each stock body or type of fixture …

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Part Layout gibbscam

The Part Layout defines the tombstone, the multiple parts on it and how tools should move from part to part. The Standard tab is used to define a situation where the same setup is used on all sides of the tombstone. The Custom Sides tab is used when multiple types …

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Multi-Part Mode gibbscam

The current state of the TMS is displayed by the Operation tile. There are three modes based on the color of the light on the right side of the tile. The 3 modes are Multi-Part Off, Single Part and Multi-Part On. The mode determines the type of posted output. The …

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PullOffs with Stock gibbscam

In this sample we have a circular part in which the first cut does not have any pulloff moves. The software is considering the part’s stock all the way to the rectangular definition in the Document Control Dialog. The software is purposely excluding the pulloffs to avoid collisions with the …

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Boundary Tab gibbscam

Boundaries allows you to restrict the toolpath computation to the geometrical size of the model or to use pre-defined geometry as a boundary limitation. Advanced 3D Machining processes are boundary based, meaning that each and every operation needs a boundary to be defined, even if it is just the default …

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Options Tab gibbscam

This tab provides options for the toolpath type you are generating. For the most part, they are generic, with each toolpath cut type having slight differences in the options. To minimize duplication of information, the options for all toolpath cut types are described here

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Flats Cut gibbscam

This process type machines all of the flat areas of the selected faces. This process is often used for finishing a part where excess material has already been cleared. Flats Cut acts upon completely flat areas only. Any selected face or faces that include both a flat and non-flat area …

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