Gibbs and Associates (www.gibbscam.com), developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools, and Kubotek USA (www.kubotek.com), creators of geometry-based KeyCreator CAD software, have integrated their software programs.
A newly developed, one-button interface allows models to be sent directly to GibbsCAM from within a KeyCreator session. Additionally, GibbsCAM now has the ability to read models directly from the KeyCreator CKD file format.
“To stay current with the latest versions of CA D applications, we continually update GibbsCAM’s data interoperability capabilities,” Bill Gibbs, founder of Gibbs and Associates and president Cimatron North America said.
“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,” Gibbs added.