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Sub-Palettes gibbscam

The Geometry palette contains seven sub-palettes that create free-form points, lines, circles, shapes, curves, fillets or chamfers and geometry from solid features. Once a sub-palette is open a selection mode is activated allowing multiple items to be selected without requiring the Ctrl key to be pressed. Return This button, contained …

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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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About Geometry Creation in GibbsCAM

If you have ever used a design CAD software package to design, draw, or create geometry the first thing you will notice about GibbsCAM is that the geometry CAD tools are different. This can lead to a number of different possible first impressions, including that different is “bad” especially when …

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Posting Step-By-Step gibbscam

The following set of instructions will walk you through Post Processing a part file. � The first time you use a version of GibbsCAM you should set your posting preferences. The Post Processor Comments preference allows you to specify comment data that is output in the NCF file generated by …

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Making Operations gibbscam

A single operation consists of toolpath, clearances, tool information, feeds & speeds, and coolant choices. It is a visualization of G-code and will be used as the source of the G-code sent to a CNC. Operations are made from processes. A process is the combination of a tool and a …

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Workgroups and Coordinate Systems gibbscam

Solids and sheets are not contained in workgroups. They are either drawn in the Workspace or placed in the Body Bag. The Body Bag is a small window where bodies are stored to minimize clutter. Bodies are assigned a coordinate system based on the current CS when the body was …

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Creating Geometry gibbscam

As stated earlier, geometry can be created in several ways, including by hand and through dialogs. Here we will discuss the most common method of creating geometry—through dialogs. There are three basic types of dialog input for geometry. First is the entry of specific coordinates in text boxes. Second is …

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Opening Parts gibbscam

When the Open command is selected, the Open dialog will appear. The initial location is “My Documents” or the directory that was last used when opening a part. This dialog is used to navigate to the file that you want to open. The dialog displays a picture of selected VNC …

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Clipboard gibbscam

The Clipboard is used as a temporary storage space for geometry, solids, text, tools and process tiles. Using the Cut option from the Edit menu will delete whatever items are selected and place them in the clipboard. Any contents of the clipboard will be replaced at this time. Using Copy …

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Types of Dialogs gibbscam

Moveable dialogs Most dialogs can be moved around on the screen. The area at the top of the dialog is called the title bar. The title bar shows the name of the dialog. Drag the title bar to move the dialog. The small box in the upper right corner of …

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