Autodesk Certifies GibbsCAM for Autodesk Inventor 2015
CNC Programming Software Recognizes Inventor-assigned Part and Feature
Attributes to Program Machines Directly from Part Models
MOORPARK, California, April 17, 2014
MOORPARK, California, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM
software solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced
todaythat its GibbsCAM^® software has been certified for Autodesk Inventor
2015 3D mechanical design software under the Autodesk Certified Apps Program.
This marks the fourteenth consecutive year that GibbsCAM has been certified
under the program.
Digital prototyping with Autodesk Inventor software helps manufacturers to
digitally design, visualize and simulate how a product will work under real
world conditions before it is built. GibbsCAM directly opens Autodesk 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. Certification demonstrates
that the product is of high quality and up to date, and that it provides the
highest level of interoperability with Autodesk Inventor software.
"We are gratified for our continuing partnership with Autodesk and for
Autodesk's recognition of GibbsCAM interoperability with Autodesk Inventor,"
said Robb Weinstein, Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Planning of
Gibbs and Associates, a Cimatron subsidiary. "Our commitment to joint
customers around the world remains unchanged, despite changing marketplace
dynamics, as we continue to optimize the CNC-programming power and flexibility
GibbsCAM provides Autodesk users."
"We are very pleased to have Gibbs and Associates affirm their continuing
dedication to interoperability with Autodesk Inventor through Inventor
certification for GibbsCAM," said Carl White, Senior Director, Manufacturing
Engineering, Autodesk. "Having companies like Gibbs and Associates as partners
is highly beneficial to our manufacturing customers."
GibbsCAM offers seamless integration with Autodesk Inventor, by directly
reading Autodesk Inventor IPT (part model) 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 of 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 to its perennial certification of GibbsCAM for Autodesk Inventor,
Gibbs and Associates offers a GibbsCAM Plug-in for Autodesk Vault to allow
interaction between GibbsCAM and the Autodesk data management software, is an
authorized member of the Autodesk Developer Network and is an Autodesk
Authorized Independent Software Vendor.
Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, Inventor are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over thirty years, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in providing
cutting edge CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its signature ease-of-use
and productivity. Powerfully Simple, Simply Powerful is the guiding philosophy
at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and
manufacturing engineer, not eliminating them. Gibbs' goal is to introduce
manufacturers to new technologies and new ways of working that makes their
machining easier and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal,
Gibbs creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive,
extremely visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs
provides a total quality solution with the service and support that successful
The current GibbsCAM product line supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning,
mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining and wire-EDM. GibbsCAM also
provides fully integrated manufacturing modeling capabilities that include 2D,
2.5D, 3D wireframe, surface, and solid modeling. GibbsCAM is Compatible with
Windows 7, Windows 8 and Certified for Windows Vista. GibbsCAM's data
exchange capabilities are able to access the broadest range of native and
industry standard CAD data formats. GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk
Inventor Certified Program, is a Siemens Solution Partner Program-PLM for
Solid Edge product, and is a SOLIDWORKS Certified CAM Product. GibbsCAM is
either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and
machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Infimatic, Siemens, Doosan
Infracore, DMG MORI, Haas, Index, MAG, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Okuma and Tornos.
Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of
In January 2008, Gibbs and Associates merged with Cimatron Ltd., and is now
operating as a wholly owned subsidiary. For more information about Gibbs and
Associates and its CAM software packages, visit http://www.GibbsCAM.com or
call 1-800-654-9399 (outside of North America, call +1-805-523-0004).
With over 30 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide,
Cimatron Ltd., or Cimatron, is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM
software solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of
discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive,
cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable
collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery
The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with
solutions for mold design, die design, electrode design, 2.5 to 5 axes
milling, wire EDM, turn, mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and
tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution
network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical,
consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries
Cimatron's shares are traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CIMT. For more
information, visit http://www.cimatron.com.
The Gibbs logo, GibbsCAM, GibbsCAM logo, Virtual Gibbs, and "Powerfully
Simple. Simply Powerful." are either trademark(s) or registered trademark(s)
of Gibbs and Associates in the United States and/or other countries.
Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group
of companies. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes forward looking statements, within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to
risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those anticipated. Such statements may relate to Cimatron's plans,
objectives and expected financial and operating results. The words "may,"
"could," "would," "will," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect,"
"intend," "plan," and similar expressions or variations thereof are intended
to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such
forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and
involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company's
ability to control. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward
looking statements include, but are not limited to: currency fluctuations,
global economic and political conditions, marketing demand for Gibbs and
Associates or Cimatron products and services, long sales cycles, new product
development, assimilating future acquisitions, maintaining relationships with
customers and partners, and increased competition. For more details about the
risks and uncertainties related to Cimatron's business, refer to its filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company cannot assess the
impact of or the extent to which any single factor or risk, or combination of
them, may cause. Gibbs and Associates and Cimatron undertake no obligation to
publicly update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result
of new information, future events or otherwise.
For more information, contact:
Chief Financial Officer
Gibbs and Associates
Investor Relations contact:
Ehud Helft/Kenny Green
CCG Investor Relations
Tel: (US) +1-646-201-9246
SOURCE Cimatron Ltd
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