Course Description

Topics Covered Include:

  • Interface and navigation
  • View controls
  • Set up preferences
  • Documentation
  • Geometry creation
  • Tool Creation
  • Toolpath generation - Milling
  • Contouring / Pocketing
  • Hole operations
  • Cut part rendering - virtual machining, graphics and animation options
  • Post processing - G-code creation
  • Stored processes
  • Volumill

Chuck Van Volkingburgh & Stephen Cunningham

Chuck VanVolkingburgh and Stephen Cunningham have both been programming and working with CNC machinery for more than twenty-five years each (50 years combined experience). As reseller employees, they have helped to train thousands of GibbsCAM users from hundreds of large and small machine shops over the past eighteen years. Companies like Precision Drilling, National Oilwell Varco, Weatherford, Redline-Pro, Drilformance, Promac and hundreds more have taken our classroom and on-site training. Over the years we have developed a well organized curriculum which produces capable GibbsCAM users.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before You Start

    • ​Why is GibbsCAM 'CAD' different?

    • Changes to the interface

  • 2

    PM115 - Introduction to Milling Tutorial

    • Course Documents (for GibbsCAM Industrial Edition)

    • Course Documents ( for both GibbsCAM Classroom and Student Editions )

    • 01. Introduction

    • Quiz 01. Introduction

    • 02. Part Setup

    • Quiz 02. Part Setup

    • 03. Part Setup Continued

    • Quiz 03. Part Setup Continued

    • 04. View Controls

    • Quiz 04. View Controls

    • 05. Overview - Geometry Creation

    • Quiz 05. Overview - Geometry Creation

    • 06. Overview - Tool Creation

    • Quiz 06. Overview - Tool Creation

    • 07. Overview - Tool Creation continued

    • 08. Overview - Machining

    • Quiz 08. Overview - Machining

    • 09. Overview - Simulation, Edit Operations and Changing Processes

    • Quiz 09. Overview - Simulation, Edit Operations and Changing Processes

    • 10. Overview - Stored Processes

    • Quiz 10. Overview - Stored Processes

    • 11. Overview - Roughing Process

    • Quiz 11. Overview - Roughing Process

    • 12. Overview - Roughing Process Continued

    • Quiz 12. Overview - Roughing Process Continued

    • 13. Overview - Contouring Process

    • Quiz 13. Overview - Contouring Process

    • 14. Overview - Hole Drilling

    • 15. Overview - Chamfer and Post Processing

    • Quiz 15. Overview - Chamfer and Post Processing

    • 16. Geometry Creation

    • Quiz 16. Geometry Creation

    • 17. Geometry Creation - Connector

    • Quiz 17. Geometry Creation - Connector

    • 18. Geometry Creation - Circles

    • Quiz 18. Geometry Creation – Circles

    • 19. Geometry Creation - The Center Island

    • Quiz 19. Geometry Creation - The Center Island

    • 20. Geometry Creation - The Inside Wall

    • Quiz 20. Geometry Creation - The Inside Wall

    • 21. Geometry Creation - The Inside Wall Continued

    • Quiz 21. Geometry Creation - The Inside Wall Continued

    • 22. Geometry Creation - The Outside Wall

    • Quiz 22. Geometry Creation - The Outside Wall

    • 23. Machining - Roughing Pocket and Tapered Island

    • Quiz 23. Machining - Roughing Pocket and Tapered Island

    • 24. Machining - Roughing The Outside Profile

    • 25. Machining - Rough Process With Material Only

    • Quiz 25. Machining - Rough Process With Material Only

    • 26. Machining - Contour Process With Ramp Down

    • Quiz 26. Machining - Contour Process With Ramp Down

    • 27. Machining - Hole Process with Helix Bore

    • Quiz 27. Machining - Hole Process with Helix Bore

    • 28. Machining - Contour Process 10 Degree Tapered Wall

    • Quiz 28. Machining - Contour Process 10 Degree Tapered Wall

    • 29. Machining - Finishing The Inside And The Outside Of The Walls

    • Quiz 29. Machining - Finishing The Inside And The Outside Of The Walls

    • 30. Machining - Colors And Finishing The Inside And The Outside Of The Walls

    • Quiz 30. Machining - Colors And Finishing The Inside And The Outside Of The Walls

    • 31. Machining - Tool Creation and Hole Drilling

    • Quiz 31. Machining - Tool Creation and Hole Drilling

    • 32. Machining - Counter Bore Holes

    • Quiz 32. Machining - Counter Bore Holes

    • 33. Machining - Offset Chamfer

    • Quiz 33. Machining - Offset Chamfer

    • 34. Machining - Chamfer The Island

    • Quiz 34. Machining - Chamfer The Island

    • 35. Machining - 0.75 UNF Thread Milling

    • 36. Managing Operations

    • 37. Post Processing

    • Quiz 37. Post Processing

    • 38. Working with Operations

    • Quiz 38. Working with Operations

    • 39. Store Processes

    • 40. VoluMill

    • 41. VoluMill Continued

    • Quiz 41. VoluMill Continued

    • 42. Air Wall Material Boundary

    • Quiz 42. Air Wall Material Boundary

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