GibbsCAM offers three different levels of solids based machining, to perfectly suit your needs!
Begin with a lower level - add modules as the need arises.
Below are some of the important differences between "level1", "level2" and the complete "level3" package:
|FUNCTION||SOLIDS IMPORT||2.5D SOLIDS||3D SOLIDSURFACER|
|IMPORT SOLIDS / SURFACES||X||X||X|
|EXTRACT GEOMETRY FROM 3D MODEL||X||X||X|
|ADVANCED SELECTION OF 3D MODEL EDGE/FACE||X||X||X|
|MACHINE DIRECTLY ON SOLID||X||X|
|SOLID AND SURFACE MODELING (basic)||X||X|
|FREE STOCK MODEL SHAPE||X||X|
|MODIFY/CHANGE A IMPORTED MODEL||X||X|
|SMART "PROFILER" FUNCTION||X||X|
|AUTOMATIC FEATURE RECOGNITION (AFR)||X||X|
|SOLID AND SURFACE MODELING (advanced)||X|
|MOULD AND DIE FUNCTIONS||X|
|ADVANCED 3D MILLING / 3D RESTMILLING||X|
|PROJECTION OF TOOLPATHS ONTO MODEL||X|
|TOOLPATHS WITH CONSTANT RIDGE HEIGHT||X|
All our solids based packages include readers for importing files from all leading CAD programs. Some of the supported fileformats are IGES, PARASOLID, ACIS, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Pro/E/Wildfire, Catia v4 and v5, VDA, STEP, Rhino, Inventor, Mechanical Desktop, Unigraphics (some formats are optional).
2.5D solids milling (2.5D modeling and machining on solids)
Build and import solid parts, fixtures and stockmodels. Add intelligent toolpaths directly on the solid. Our "Profiler" automatically traces largest diameter for turning and also detects pockets and islands for milling. The AFR (Automatic Feature Recognition) feature recognizes holetype/depth/diameter and automatically machines all or selected holespatterns in a solidmodel. Our clever alignment tools helps you place parts and fixture on the machinetable quickly. Machining supports 2-, 2.5-, and 3-axis Milling including positioning of both 4th and 5th axis (5axis position mills).
3D freeform milling (SolidSurfacer - 3D modeling and 3D machining)
The SolidSurfacer-3D-package adds freeform hybrid modeling and machining, typically aimed for difficult production parts, medical, aerospace or mould & die work. Automatic core and cavity creation / machining, repairtools for mending bad surfacemodels. Machining supports 2-, 2.5-, and 3-axis Milling including positioning of both 4th and 5th axis (5axis position mills). 5axis simultaneous milling is optional.