I potential employer uses gibbscam in their prototying shop. I'm thinking of learning how to use the software to increase my chances of hiring. I have access to the software through my university. I have several questions:
How does gibbscam work with 3D modeling softwares like Solidworks? If I "draw" the part in Solidworks, does GibbsCam still help me decide how to machine it?
If I don't have access to a physical mill or lathe running GibbsCam, is there anything I can actually teach myself? It would be nice to use it to actually make something.
How low level does gibbs cam work? I mean can GibbsCAM send voltage commands straight to a servo? I ask this because I've thought about building my own little 3 axis CNC mill. As I understand CNC, some softwares generate Gcode and then some other softwares convert that Gcode into actual servo commands (voltages). Has anyone used GibbsCAM on a DIY setup?
Gibbs Cam & any other cam program is just that it makes the Gcode of the part you have drawn in Solidworks or any other cad program
You don't need a machine to cut your part you can watch it in Gibbs Cam cutting a solid model of your part you could learn the program without a machine