Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools, and Kubotek USA, creators of geometry-based KeyCreator CAD software, have teamed to develop integrations linking Kubotek’s Key- Creator software with GibbsCAM. A newly developed one-button interface allows models to be sent directly to GibbsCAM from within a KeyCreator session with the touch of a single button. Additionally, GibbsCAM now has the ability to directly read models from the KeyCreator CKD file format.
“In order to stay current with the latest versions of CAD applications, we continually update GibbsCAM’s data interoperability capabilities,” Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates stated. “KeyCreator is an excellent PC-based design tool, but the capabilities introduced with the latest version of KeyCreator are directly applicable to manufacturing users. Using KeyCreator’s feature discovery and manipulation technology, manufacturers can better prepare the design model for machining. The GibbsCAM/KeyCreator combination really makes for a cost effective, yet extremely powerful product development solution.”