Tebis (Technical Development Consulting and Custom Software ) is a CAD / CAM program of the company Tebis Technische Informationssysteme AG, headquartered in Martinsried near Munich.

Company Key

  • Founded: 1984 ( Tebis GmbH)
  • Conversion: 1991 ( Tebis AG)
  • Headquarters: Martinsried near Munich
  • Development sites: Martinsried and Hamburg
  • Employees: approximately 230


Tebis is a CAD / CAM software solution for eg tool, mold or model. Mainly with the software tool paths for cutting production as drilling and milling, but also to the wire and sinker EDM generated. The toolpaths control multi-axis CNC machines. Other areas of application are in the work preparation, design, reverse engineering, quality control, CNC machine and bench assembly. The software has interfaces for neutral data formats as well as file formats other manufacturers (STEP 203 / 214 VDAFS, IGES, DXF, STL, Parasolid, Catia V4/V5, Creo, SolidWorks, NX, JT).

Industrial Application

Are used, the programs of small and medium-sized companies up to the OEM to the automotive and aircraft industries and their suppliers. The following table contains a selection of companies Tebis inserting a CAM system.

History of Tebis

Tebis was founded in 1984. After first consulting contracts and business management software projects Tebis waved half a year later in the CAD / CAM area. The first technical product was a PC-based station, with the digitized at a distance measuring system equipped with a drawing board foil plans and crack lines in programs for milling machines could be converted.

The version 1.0 to 1.0.4 was the first Tebis CAD / CAM system. As one of the first 3D systems Tebis ran exclusively on PC-based ( DOS). To operate two screens were necessary. On one screen, the current commands were presented and displayed on the other hand, the geometries in a 4 - panel image. The input commands were made via a digitizing tablet. The milling programs were calculated only for individual areas. Due to the low memory ( 256 bytes) of the NC machines of the 80s turned Tebis a DNC links will be provided to allow addition of NC machine, the post-processing on a V24 line.

1989 appeared the Tebis Version 2.0 with graphical user interface to this day in a developed form endures and is different from the usual Windows interface. Geometries on the screen could now be animated in real time. Version 2.1 included the Tebis Automill technology with which it is possible to surface across calculate toolpaths for the first time.

In 1993, the Tebis Version 3.0 was presented. The system has been modularized and expanded to include the operating systems SCO UNIX, HP- UX, IRIX, and AIX. Version 3.1 included the Fräsassistenten, the interactive CAD V3.2 and V3.3 for the first time contained a library of tools and parametric management for all NC calculations. In version 3.4, the modules for simulating the processing in a virtual CNC machine, construction of electrodes for EDM sinking and 2.5 -D milling and drilling to come. The current version 3.5 offers the ability to automate due to variable processing templates NC programming and includes for the first time the work plan as the central control for all processing steps. The CAD module for BREP structure was integrated into the software so that the Tebis software tool, mold, and model can accompany the entire manufacturing process.

Tebis one of the market leaders in CAM software.