Enables using Inventor-assigned part and feature attributes to program machines directly from part models

June 17, 2015 - 3D Systems' GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2016 3D mechanical design software under the Autodesk Certified Apps Program, marking the fifteenth consecutive year that GibbsCAM has been certified.

Digital Prototyping with Inventor software helps manufacturers digitally design, visualize and simulate how a product will work under real world conditions before it is built. GibbsCAM directly opens Inventor part models, allowing CNC programmers and machinists to easily and readily program machine tools from the models, extending cost reduction and efficiency through the programming and machining processes. Certified apps offer the highest level of quality, integration, and compatibility with select Autodesk products. 

"We are delighted with Autodesk's renewed certification, in recognition of GibbsCAM's interoperability with Autodesk Inventor and our continued partnership," said Robb Weinstein, Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Planning for GibbsCAM. "Certification demonstrates our commitment to shared customers, and ensures that they can take advantage of the new features and enhancements of GibbsCAM 2015, with assurance of compatibility between products."

GibbsCAM seamlessly reads Autodesk Inventor IPT (part model) and IAM (assembly) files, preserving all color information, CAD and hole features and attributes assigned within Inventor to provide continuity in recognizing and communicating part and feature attributes. 

Alternatively, with the GibbsCAM Autodesk Inventor Add-in, the Inventor user can transfer files directly into GibbsCAM with the "Transfer to GibbsCAM" menu option with Inventor software running on the same workstation. Once machining processes are defined in GibbsCAM, they are automatically updated when the Inventor model is revised. In addition, users can employ the GibbsCAM Plug-in for Autodesk Vault to allow interaction between GibbsCAM and the Autodesk data management software.

3D Systems – GibbsCAM is an authorized member of the Autodesk Developer Network and is an Autodesk Authorized Independent Software Vendor.

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