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Importing Solid Model STL File as Stock Geometry in WinMax Software

The ability to import an STL file for stock geometry is a Hurco WinMax feature I'm excited to discuss. Although many people have this feature on their controls, they either aren't aware of it or don't know how to use it. I thought it was worth a quick blog post and video. 

STL file to stock geometry in the Hurco control

Check your Hurco WinMax software version on your CNC control. If your machine has version 09.1.312.19 or higher, or version or higher, you will have the ability to import an STL file for stock geometry.

There are many reasons that the ability to import a solid model into the CNC control to be used to represent stock geometry would be very helpful. The two that immediately come to mind for me are secondary operations and machining castings. For either of these, the simple options of a box or cylinder won't work, so we are forced to use wireframe instead of the more desirable solid or show-all option of the WinMax graphics. 

Here is a quick video that briefly explains the feature and shows how to use it. 

Give it a try!

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