GibbsCAM Level 1 Training

GEOMETRY CREATION

The Geometry Creation course provides the first level of GibbsCAM training to get you started. You will learn the basics of GibbsCAM and how to draw and manipulate geometry. At the end of the course you will be able to create geometry that will be used in the next course.

Day 1

Document Control
• Create a new file
• Machine selection and setup
• Unit selection
• Stock definition
View Palette
• Full explanation of all
buttons and views
Geometry Palette
• Full overview of all menus
and sub-menus, excluding
Geometry From Solids
Workgroups
• Create a new workgroup
• Rename workgroups
• Set workgroup visibility
Dimensions Palette
• Full explanation of all functions

Task Bar
• Show Geometry
• Show Dimensions
• Show Stock & Origin
• Show CS
• Toggle Pre-selection
Highlighting
• Viewport Configuration
Manager
• Select Color Display Mode
• Get Help On Item
File Menu
• Save As Special
• Save As Default
• Preferences
Edit Menu
• Quick selection methods
View Menu
• Labels
• Draw Points
• Extend Lines
• Shrink Wrap
• Mouse Position

Modify Menu
• Duplicate
• Force Depth
• Mirror
• 2D Rotate/Absolute 2D Rotate
• Scale
• Translate/Absolute Translate
• Segment Spline
• Sort
• Shrinkage
• Reverse Arc
• Move Part Origin

Help Menu
• Balloons
• Tooltips
• Modifier Buttons
• Shortcuts
Geometry
• T he difference between yellow
and blue geometry
• Geometry connection methods
• ALT interrogation

 

PRODUCTION MILLING & VoluMill

The Production Milling & VoluMill course is designed to bring your GibbsCAM skills to the next level. You will learn how to create tool, process and operation tiles, In the end you will be able to create a 3-axis milling program utilizing roughing, contour, holes and VoluMill processes to machine a part.
 
DAY 2

Document Control
• MDD file explanation
• Material selection
• Tool Change Position
• Clearance Plane
• Tool Holder Class
Machining Palette
• Function Tile explanation
• Tool Tile explanation
• Process Tile explanation
• Operation Tile explanation
Coordinate Systems
• Create a new Coordinate System
• Make basic manipulations to the
location and polarity of the
Coordinate System
Cut Part Render
• Playback button explanation
Post Processor
• Full explanation of options
and associated file types

Task Bar
• Render/Wireframe button and its
effect on Cut Part Render
• Toggle Toolholder Display
• Toggle Hidden-line Toolpath
File Menu
• Materials
• Communication
Modify Menu
Task Bar
• Render/Wireframe button and its
effect on Cut Part Render
• Toggle Toolholder Display
• Toggle Hidden-line Toolpath
File Menu
• Materials
• Communication

Modify Menu
• Toggle Feed Status
• Toggle Wall/Air
Processes Menu
• Save/Load Processes
Features Menu
• Hole Wizard
Window Menu
• Tool List/Operation Summary
Plug -Ins Menu
• Helix Bore
Tool Paths

• How to create a Tool Tile
• How to create a Process Tile
• E xplanation of holes, contour,
roughing, thread mill, VoluMill,
and helix bore process tile settings
• How to select a feature to machine
• How to deploy a tool path
• How to redo a tool path

 

PRODUCTION TURNING

The Production Turning course is designed to focus on lathe use. You will learn how to create tool, process and operation tiles just as you did in the milling course.In the end you will be able to create a lathe program utilizing roughing, contour, threading and holes processes to machine a part.

DAY 3

Document Control
• MDD file explanation
• Material selection
• Radius/Diameter
• Tool Change Position
• Clearance Plane
• Auto Clearance
• Tool Holder Shank/Mill Class
Machining Palette
• Function Tile explanation
• Tool Tile explanation
• Process Tile explanation
• Operation Tile explanation
Cut Part Render
• E xplanation of CPR , Flash CPR and
Simulation mode as well as an overview
of associated context menus
Post Processor
• Post Processor review
Task Bar
• Show Lathe Stock Cutaway
Features Menu
• Hole Wizard
Plug -Ins Menu
• Helix Bore

Tool Paths
• How to create a Tool Tile
• How to create a Process Tile
• Explanation of contour, roughing,
threading, holes and groove cycle
process tile settings
• How to select a feature to machine
• How to deploy a tool path
• How to redo a tool path

Cost: $500.00 per day