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Convert mesh

Message 1 of 5
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Convert mesh

Hello, I'm not sure if I need to upgrade my computer in order for this to work. I have a CNC mill i was wanting to use for this item but it keeps crashing before I can make it a solid model. Should i try and upgrade my computer? 

Message 2 of 5

I believe you should e able to machine this .stl directly without having to convert it into a solid.

@seth.madore or @HughesTooling should be able to answer this.


Due to the number of triangles, converting this directly into a solid will likely always fail.

Peter Doering
Message 3 of 5

Thanks @TrippyLighting for tagging me!

@applewelding2 yep, you can directly program most STL files with all of the 3D toolpaths, as they are "model aware" and recognize the STL body type. The 2D toolpaths are a no-go for the most part...



Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
Message 4 of 5
in reply to: applewelding2

And here's your file back with some sample toolpaths. We CAN get a 2D Contour to work to profile the outside by using the "Silhouette" option of detecting contours. 


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
Message 5 of 5
in reply to: seth.madore

Thank you for the help. This is the first bigger project I've tried. Most of what I make are simple parts.

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