Updated User Interface

The new user interface brings an up-to-date look and an ability to customise, along with ease-of-use features that users expect, all while maintaining the traditional GibbsCAM personality, character, and workflow. These changes modernise the GibbsCAM interface, making it more familiar and inviting to new users while preserving the powerful simplicity that experienced users appreciate.

  • Redesigned command icons
  • More accessible process list
  • Added locations for Do It and Redo buttons
  • Custom Processes are more easily accessible
  • Powerful command search
  • Resizable machining and utility markers

  • Interface Customisation

    Menus, toolbars, and palettes can be customised to optimise your workflow. Easily configure your workspace for quick access to the functions you use frequently. You can save an unlimited number of customisations, so that different users can quickly load the customised interface they prefer.

  • Add or subtract icons from toolbars
  • Create user defined toolbars
  • Un-docking and repositioning of toolbars
  • Resizable tile lists
  • Easily switch between large and small tiles for increased visibility

  • Multi-Part Machining

  • Easily duplicate part programs across multiple set-ups
  • Choose equally spaced, grid, or manually define positions
  • Define tool motion between instances
  • Complete all operations for a single part or one operation at a time across all parts

  • VoluTurn

    The new VoluTurn option is the latest advancement in ultra-high speed machining for turning applications. It offers manufacturers the ability to significantly increase productivity by reducing cycle times, while also reducing wear on cutting tools by creating constant-load toolpaths while turning with round turning tools.

    5-Axis Machining

    For multi-axis machining applications, GibbsCAM 12 utilises the latest technology of tool motion and part orientation to ensure the most productive programs and full machine tool utilisation.

  • Define Clearance Area automatically
  • Maximise 3-axis machining when doing porting
  • Set check tolerance for gouge checking

  • SolidSurfacer

    Enhancements in Advanced 3D toolpath strategies provide more powerful and efficient tool motion to minimise machine run times.

  • Automatic fixture avoidance
  • Enable Plunge lead-in
  • Link toolpaths using high feed rate tool motion
  • Define minimum machined pocket size
  • More entry/exit control

  • Video Training

    High quality entry level training videos from Cognus Institute's training program are now accessible directly from the help menu.

  • Complete instruction for Production Milling
  • Tutorial is made up of multiple five-minute videos
  • Materials such as detailed drawing files and example programs are included
  • Additional training for advanced modules is available for purchase from Cognus