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Window Controls gibbscam

Close All This option will close all dialogs, windows and lists that are currently open. Cascade This option will cause all open dialogs to be stacked on top of each other so that their title bars can be seen and easily selected. Minimize This option will cause any dialog that …

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Tools sub-menu gibbscam

The system’s arsenal of tools for diagnosing problematic solids can be found in this menu. These options are miscellaneous tools to check and correct bodies as well as report and output data. Each item is described below under the category to which it belongs. Validity Checks These items do not …

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View Orientation gibbscam

Top View (Ctrl+E) This is the standard, default view of the XY plane. Front View (Ctrl+F) This a view of the XZ plane. Side View (Ctrl+G) This is a view of the YZ plane. Isometric View (Ctrl+I) This is a “world” view. The part is drawn such that the part …

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Communication Setup Preferences gibbscam

In order to send a post file to the CNC machine, the parameters for data transfer must be set up in the File > Preferences > Communication Setup dialog. This dialog is used to set up two-way communications between a control and workstation for sending and receiving data. Different controls …

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Display Preferences gibbscam

The Display preferences affect what you see on screen or what you print out. Cut Part Rendering The Cut Part Rendering section specifies preferences for the display when a part is being virtually machined, including how tools are displayed. Smooth Shading The Smooth Shading setting generates smoother looking tools and …

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Printing the Part Geometry gibbscam

After the part geometry has been created, it can be printed. Geometry can either be printed in black and white or in color. When the desired geometry is on the screen, choose Drawing (Ctrl+P) from the Print sub-menu under the File menu. To adjust the way the image will print, …

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Dimensioning gibbscam

The Dimensions palette is accessed from the View > Dimensions Palette or from the Main palette in the Level 2 interface. The Dimensioning tool gives the ability to place text and show part dimensions. Dimension values are calculated from the current CS and visible based on the current workgroup. Any …

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Geometry Expert Interface gibbscam

Creating a shape using the Geometry Expert is analogous to contouring a shape, indicating such items as location, direction and the distance being traveled. As the shape is created, geometric contour logic principles are followed to allow automatically connect and assume logical geometric shapes to require the least amount of …

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Cam gibbscam

This dalog helps you create the geometry for cams. Motion Type: This selection will determine the shape of the cam. Depending on the need of the user., the motion type may be selected from Uniform Velocity, Harmonic, Cycloid, or Modified Sine. Tolerance: This is the greatest distance allowed between the …

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Offset gibbscam

The Shape Offset dialog allows shapes to be offset by a specified distance. Two offset shapes will be created. Offset shapes will adjust to the exact distance entered by a radius, so fillets and corners are added to the offset geometry as illustrated in the image. (To prevent automatic fillets …

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