GibbsCAM Essentials - Live Online

This live, online training course with live instructors consists of 8 classes, Tuesday through Friday for two weeks.


We show how to harness the power of GibbsCAM. Showing how to generate productive machining strategies while adopting best practice skills is what our training is all about. Proven curriculum will be presented by exceptional instructors. The live online environment allows students to ask questions which will be addressed quickly and clearly. With no travel requirements participants can literally be anywhere, at work or perhaps in the comfort of their own home. Temporary GibbsCAM licenses will be provided at no extra cost. CAM training is known to be a great investment. The benefits will begin immediately and continue well after the course has paid for itself.


This course is designed for the entry level GibbsCAM user. There are no pre-requisites. The Production Milling for GibbsCAM FREE Cognus course is recommended.


Recommended hardware:

  • 2 monitors are recommended. One to run GibbsCAM, the other to display the instructor’s screen.
  • Note: the system we use does not have a dial-in option. Speakers and a microphone or headphones with microphone will be required.
  • High-speed Internet Connection
  • Windows 10 (with all available Windows updates)
  • Intel: Core i9, i7, or i5 with four or more cores or AMD: Ryzen or Threadripper
  • 8GB RAM
  • A quality Nvidia or AMD (ATI) 3D accelerated video card with the latest drivers installed
  • 1GB of available hard drive space (for virtual memory usage and temporary file storage)
  • Send setup related questions to:


A 30-day GibbsCAM timed license will be provided.

Topics Covered Include

  • GibbsCAM Interface
  • Drawings and Dimensioning
  • Viewing Options
  • Tool Creation
  • Processes and Operations
  • Plugins
  • Post Processing
  • Solid Modeling
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Documentation
  • Preferences
  • Toolpath Generation – Milling and Turning
  • Machining Strategies
  • Workgroups
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Tool and Process Lists and Libraries
  • 4 and 5-Axis Positioning
  • Poler and Cylindrical Machining
  • VoluMill™/VoluTurn™
  • Custom Stock
  • Advanced Tool Creation
  • Engraving
  • Customize GibbsCAM Interface
  • Threadmilling
  • Multi Process Machining
  • Simulation, Graphics and Animation Options
  • Linear/Rotary Broaching


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GibbsCAM Essentials 

February 7-17, 2023

3 hours per day, 12 pm -3 pm