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Download and install ThreadTracer in GibbsCAM and start machining right away.

Program, simulate and verify all material removal with accurate workpiece, tools and holders with GibbsCAM Toolpath rendering.

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ThreadTracerLITE is a free version for programming and machining of ACME and STUB ACME threads in GIbbsCAM with standard turning inserts.

31.01.2021 - ThreadTracerLITE : Updated version v4.00 - New tabbed interface, rewritten and improved toolpath calculations, improved workflow.

06.02.2021 - ThreadTracerLITE : Updated version v4.10 - Added Dutch and Spanish locale, fixed issue with geometry for stock boundary.

21.10.2021 - ThreadTracerLITE : Updated version v4.21 - Small improvements, fixed plugin interface scaling running GibbsCAM on 4K displays and projectors.




( ThreadTracerLITE for GibbsCAM • 5.6 MB • 1053 downloads so far ) - Requires GibbsCAM v13.0.17 or later.

For more possibilities and advanced thread forms in GibbsCAM, consider purchasing a full license for ThreadTracer.


How to Install ThreadTracer in GibbsCAM :

Install the ThreadTracer plugin by running the ThreadTracerLITE_v421.exe Installer. This is an executable ZIP file that just unpacks all the files to your harddrive.

After the files are unpacked you need to manually install ThreadTracer in GibbsCAM as shown below.

Install notes :
ThreadTracer reads and writes small temporary files under operation, for this to work best it should be installed on a local drive.

  • Please do not install inside "C:\Program Files\..." as this is a system folder and cause issues with read/write access.
  • Installing on a network drive or shared drive can also cause issues as all read/writes depends on network speed.

  • Recommended install places are local folders like the 'This PC \ Documents' folder for best performance.

    Install by drag and drop the ThreadTracer.mac file into the Macro configure window :

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    Or manual install :

    1. In GibbsCAM, click > Macros > Configure to open the Macros configuration dialog
    2. Select an empty unused slot to add a new macro to the list or a currently in use slot to modify or remove a previously setup macro.
    3. Click on the Browse button to open the Select Macro File dialog and navigate to the location on your computer where you installed ThreadTracer. Select the 'ThreadTracer.mac' and click Open.
    4. Verify the information is correct for the Name and path boxes located at the bottom of the dialog and press the Update button to load the macro into the slot you previously selected. When you are finished loading macros into the list, press OK to close the dialog.
    5. Click File > Macros again, but this time you should see ThreadTracer in the list.
    6. To run, simply click on its name in the list.

    You can right-click in the GibbsCAM toolbar and select 'Customize Toolbars and Menus' and then drag the ThreadTracer icon anywhere on your toolbar.

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