Adding Tabs To An STL File

I’m machine a 3d image I downloaded. It’s an STL file. While I do have it secured with painter’s tape and super glue I’d like the ability to add tabs to it. I’ve tried just adding the tabs after importing the STL file but when I run the simulation it doesn’t show the tabs. Is there a fix for this?

Tabs only work for, and are only associated w/, and only taken into account by, a contour toolpath.

You would need to add geometry and use it to model the tabs in the 3D model.

Alternately, you might want to consider using MeshCAM.

Thanks. I’ll give that a try

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