Zero Joint Technology: HOMAG airTec Edgebanding

Manufacturers seeking top-notch quality in zero-edge edgebanding technology can now achieve unparalleled aesthetics and performance with the HOMAG airTec system. Previously, this level of quality and performance could only be obtained through laser systems, but now manufacturers of all sizes can afford to produce superior edges using the best-in-class technology of the HOMAG airTec. When…

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Stiles Machinery Announces Mass Timber Project with Rosboro for New GLT Factory

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Stiles Machinery, in collaboration with Kallesoe, and System TM is pleased to announce that Rosboro – North America’s largest producer of glued-laminated timber (GLT) – has chosen the HOMAG Group members to deliver mass timber solutions for their new GLT Factory in Springfield, Oregon, USA.  Brian Wells, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development of Rosboro,…

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Stiles Machinery Hosts Manufacturing Solutions Seminar on April 24th & 25th

Stiles Machinery invites industry professionals to the Manufacturing Solutions Seminar on April 24th and 25th in High Point, North Carolina. The two-day educational event brings together woodworking manufacturers, business owners, and emerging companies to explore the latest trends, technologies, and strategies transforming the manufacturing landscape today. Hosted twice a year at their world-class showroom, approximately…

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Scalable Solutions For Automating Solid Wood Manufacturing

What machines come to mind when you think of “automation” in our industry? Most people would say CNCs or edge banders, but solid wood processing machines, such as rip saws, chop saws, and moulders, are also good candidates for automation. Automating these machines can increase capacity, productivity, efficiency, and yield. What is Automation? Automation is…

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The Salvador SuperCut 100 | Automatic Crosscut Saw

The Supercut 100 from Salvador is an automatic crosscut saw designed to improve the cutting process, offering the maximum quality/price ratio. The robust, reinforced steel structure of the machine and cutting group provide unmatched stability to produce clean, square, and consistent cuts. Featuring a double-plane loading area, two opposing operators can work together to feed…

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Salvador for You | New Software on Salvador Machines

Salvador is a leading manufacturer of optimizing and crosscut saws for cutting wood materials, its derivatives, and plastics. Founded in the heart of one of the most valued furniture manufacturing centers in Europe—San Vendemiano in the Treviso Province—more than 40 years ago, the brand captures the area’s tradition for woodworking at both artisan and industrial…

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The HOMAG DRILLTEQ V-310 | Gain Maximum CNC Capabilities with Minimum Space Requirements

The Recent Release of the “Raumwunder” | HOMAG DRILLTEQ V-310 A recent release to the North American market, The DRILLTEQ V-310 vertical machining center from HOMAG offers as much functionality as possible in a small footprint. Despite being just 118 square feet, the V-310 has greater drilling, routing, and grooving capability than any other machine…

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The Advantages of Automating Your Production: Automatech Robotik Multi-CNC Robotic Integration Cell

The manufacturing industry is rapidly evolving, and the traditional processes many woodworking shops once relied on are, in many cases, no longer achieving top-notch results. Many shops are turning to automation, having multiple machines run in conjunction with one another and requiring less physical labor to man the equipment. In the above video, James Swanson,…

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HOMAG and Heesemann Announce New Strategic Partnership

Stiles Machinery is excited to announce a new strategic partnership between HOMAG and Heesemann for the manufacturing and distribution of sanding machines. Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 3, 2022 – Stiles Machinery is excited to announce a new strategic partnership between HOMAG and Heesemann for the manufacturing and distribution of sanding machines. Stiles Machinery remains the exclusive…

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Monitoring, Recording and Analyzing Machine Data Like Never Before With MMR Office

Just like many manufacturers, AIS battled with the accuracy, subjectiveness and clarity of their equipment data, analysis’ and overall utilization. High-end office systems and seating at an attractive and low price point – that is what all value minded customers seek – and that is what Affordable Interior Systems (AIS) specializes in and delivers on. AIS’ innovative…

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Stiles Machinery Digital Solutions Order Creation Software

Configurator 3D is Stiles’ newest software solution that delivers a flexible, graphic product platform built for high-end visualizations for businesses focused on giving their customers the best design and visualization experience.  The evolution of the common ordering process has modernized, simplified and shifted to focus on improving the consumer experience from start to finish, especially when it comes to customization features. Consumers want the ability to pre-customize and design anything and everything,…

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End-to-End Solutions for Your Product Configuration Dreams

Configurator 3D is Stiles’ newest software solution that delivers a flexible, graphic product platform built for high-end visualizations for businesses focused on giving their customers the best design and visualization experience. The evolution of the common ordering process has modernized, simplified and shifted to focus on improving the consumer experience from start to finish, especially when it comes to customization features. Consumers want the ability to pre-customize and…

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Solution Spotlight | WALLTEQ M300

The WALLTEQ M-300 from WEINMANN offers the ideal entry-level solution for CNC-controlled manufacturing in the field prefabricated housing construction.  Your Solution for Automated Insulation. With the WALLTEQ M-310 / M-380 insuFill, you can automatically insulate your timber construction elements such as external walls, roof and floor elements, gable triangles or special elements. The CNC-controlled multifunction bridge accurately moves the insulation plate over…

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Digital Solutions for Manufacturers

Stiles Machinery offers industry-leading digital and software solutions that support every facet of the woodworking industry from raw materials to the final product, and everything in between. Stiles’ wide range of software solutions are designed to assist manufacturers in creating more productive and efficient manufacturing practices from start to finish. Design Software Solutions woodCAD|CAM An…

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The New Face of Design and Digital Innovation

Stiles Machinery is excited to announce the next generation of machine design and digital innovation from HOMAG. This new identity will include a modern machine design across all new HOMAG products, as well as new, consistent product names designed to help customers easily identify the right machine for their specific needs. HOMAG will be revealing…

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Stiles Machinery Reveals Revolutionary Smart Technologies

As technology continues to shape the way we interact with the world around us, Stiles Machinery Inc., in partnership with HOMAG, is equipping the manufacturing industry with innovative solutions designed to increase efficiency and dramatically reduce downtime during production.   With the recent introduction of tapio, the world’s first digital platform designed to coordinate the…

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World-Renowned Machinery Brands Unite Under One Name

Stiles Machinery, Inc. is pleased to announce that starting in May 2017, six world-renowned machinery brands will unite under the most respected name in woodworking machinery.  The technology you’ve come love under the BRANDT, BUTFERING, FRIZ, HOLZMA, HOMAG AUTOMATION, and WEEKE brands will come together under one name: HOMAG  The trusted HOMAG name will now…

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Experience Flexibility And Freedom With CNC Technology From Stiles

Showcasing the remarkable flexibility of 5-axis CNC technology at IWF 2016, Stiles is proud to introduce the revolutionary WEEKE Venture 115. Together with a wide portfolio of the most technologically advanced CNC machining options, industry leader Stiles Machinery Inc. is proud to showcase the capabilities of the new WEEKE Venture 115 5-Axis CNC machining center at…

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Experience Networked Production

Leverage greater accuracy, cost-effectiveness, flexibility and work cell intelligence to gain added efficiency in your manufacturing process.   Stiles is excited to introduce the next step in Batch Size One Production – combining the new HOLZMA HPS 320 flexTec automatic single line cutting system with additional Industry 4.0 technologies to offer a fully-automated Batch Size…

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Experience Solid Wood Technology

See the latest in solid wood technology from Stiles, including machinery from the KENTWOOD line of products, the SYSTEM TM Opti-Kap 5000 Crosscutting System, MICROTEC Scanning Technology and more.   KENTWOOD Solid Wood Technology Value without compromise. Stiles carefully researched worldwide trends to develop a revolutionary line of solid wood machines specific to your needs.…

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Experience Finishing Technology

The innovative answers to all finishing requirements encountered in the market.   For manufacturers seeking the finest solutions for finishing, Stiles will be presented world-class equipment and machinery, including newly unveiled technologies. Visitors to the Stiles booth will experience live demonstrations on multiple finishing machines, with applications relevant to every manufacturer focused in finishing. MAKOR…

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Experience 5-Axis CNC Technology

Increase your capabilities in high production manufacturing by leveraging CNC 5-axis technology to combine production flexibility and speed.   Stiles Machinery is proud to showcase 5-axis CNC technology from three of the world’s leading manufacturers. Increase capabilities in high production manufacturing by leveraging 5-axis technology.   WEEKE Venture 115 5-AXIS CNC Increase capabilities in high production…

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Experience Zero-Edge Technology

Seamless, zero edge edgebanding on work surfaces, cabinet doors and other components is revolutionizing edge technologies around the world. Zero Edge technology allows both straight and curved edges to adhere perfectly, without visible joints and unmatched edges. Seamless edges can be achieved through either airTec, laserTec or by the use of PUR. How It Works…

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“Networked production” and “Industry 4.0”: Entry for woodworking shops

Digitalization and networking of production beyond company and national boundaries – this is the core of the “Industry 4.0 vision”. The aim is for widely diverse units within the company to communicate with each other and even organize themselves. At the same time, machines operating today within a completely networked production set-up already “know” which…

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The Latest CNC Technology from WEEKE

Compact technology and 360° more range of freedom The new WEEKE Venture 115 – Freestyle 5-axis technology and 360° more freedom Compact technology and 360° more range of freedom The new safety technology makes the WEEKE Venture 115 freely accessible from all sides. This Venture 5-axis machine is only one of nine possible configurations in…

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HOMAG Automation – Products that Connect

Material management with more than 100,000 articles or machines that are processing more than 10,000 parts – both is no longer a specialty for medium-sized companies, but is a premise to remain competitive. HOMAG Automation showed at the HOLZ-HANDWERK 2016 with different solutions how to successfully produce and deliver just in time assortments even in small…

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Delivering the Edge Over the Competition with the HOMAG KAL 330

“Furniture to last a lifetime” — that is the promise that Embru-Werke AG makes as a brand. HOMAG KAL 330 — benefits at a glance Robust design Scope to process all types of materials Optimum edge quality Increased availability thanks to maintenance-friendly machine set-up Greater cost efficiency thanks to minimized extraction-related costs Low energy requirements…

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Intelligent Inventory Management

Manufacturers today are dealing with many challenges.  Customers require smaller batch quantities, faster delivery, and higher quality.   To deal with these demands, Stiles has introduced the Intellistore, a space-saving automatic panel management system to help companies better organize their board material before they begin their manufacturing process. Some of the benefits realized with this advanced…

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Weeke: Increased Process Efficiency, Space-Saving Technology and a Higher Degree of Customization

In the fields of CNC Technology, Drilling Technology and Sanding Technology WEEKE Bohrysteme GmbH focuses on proven technologies which have been improved in specific areas. The exhibits of the East-Westphalian medium-sized company represent the key subjects “Process Optimization”, “Automation” and “Customization”. And the phenomenon: the BHX 050/055 CNC TECHNOLOGY BMG/Venture Series – Enhanced Workpiece Handling…

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Edge-Polishing Machines: The Clear Advantage

Edge-Polishing Machines: The Clear Advantage Manually polishing plastic edges is tough and time-consuming. The moment an individual begins handwork on an edge, he or she introduces distortions and deformities in the piece: slight bends, rounded corners, microscopic air pockets, and other defects that compromise the quality of the product. Despite your best efforts, you cannot…

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IRONWOOD Expands Product Offering to Include Wide Belt Sanders

Ironwood expands its product portfolio into the sanding market with the introductionof their new line of heavy-duty wide belt sanders. Ideal for the solid wood manufacturing market, the Ironwood Wide Belt Sander series offers heavy duty sandingsolutions designed to deliver quality results and substantial labor savings. The machines feature heavy-built steel frames, robust sanding head construction…

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HOLZMA dustEX

Automatically removes harmful dust from panel saw tables.  Without requiring operator involvement, the Holzma dustEX technology utilizes single-direction air ball valves to blow air horizontally instead of vertically – creating a cushion of air to move dust toward a redesigned program fence where it is immediately vacuumed into a collection unit. The Holzma dustEX eliminates…

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Microtec Scanner

Newly developed safer and more effective technology to detect defects in wood. Traditional scanners for locating defects inside wood boards utilize x-ray and camera technology. The new Microtec defect detection scanner improves on these existing technologies, making the process safer and more effective. While current technologies need cooling time and special licenses for operation, the…

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HOMAG Group airTec

An innovative, affordable system providing a zero edge result.    Seamless, zero edge edgebanding on work surfaces, cabinet doors and other components is revolutionizing edge technologies around the world.  However, equipment and process costs have been extremely high and prohibitive to many manufacturers, denying them business opportunities in a growing market…until now. HOMAG Group’s airTec…

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HOMAG Group powerTouch Controller

The powerTouch controller revolutionizes the interface between operators and production machines.  The HOMAG powerTouch controller arrives preprogrammed, reducing installation and set-up time. With its intuitive feel, the powerTouch immediately alleviates operator confusion which can be common with typical mechanical controller set-ups. With tablet-like icons on a direct-touch screen, the HOMAG powerTouch allows a single operator…

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Stiles Shop Names Winner of Ironwood Giveaway Contest

Stiles Shop awarded Ed Hall, from Pioneer Cabinetry in Davison, Mich., a free Ironwood CUT 14.   Stiles Shop awarded Ed Hall, from Pioneer Cabinetry in Davison, Mich., a free Ironwood CUT 14. The contest required participants to register online for a chance to win the Ironwood 14″ cut-off saw or $4,000 off any other…

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Homag Introduces New woodCAD/CAM Design-to-Machine Software

New woodCAD/CAM software simplifies manufacturing process with integrated project management tools GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Homag introduces new woodCAD/CAM software to perform parametric 3D design and modeling of furniture and components for custom wood workers and shops that work with small lot sizes or have a high degree of product variability. WoodCAD/CAM gives shops the…

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Brandt Introduces New Ambition 1110F Edgebanding Machine

New Brandt Ambition 1110F offers small shops flexible entry into edge processing GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Brandt introduces the Ambition 1110F entry-level edge bander for small to medium sized shops that specialize in cabinetry, closet organizers, displays or case goods. The Ambition 1110F features a joint trimming unit that makes a perfect cut for optimum…

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System TM Partners with Microtec for Fast and Precise Cross-Cut Saw Solution

New System TM cross-cut saw with Microtec Goldeneye scanner increases capacity up to 40% GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – System TM introduces the new Opti-Kap 5000 with Microtec Goldeneye scanner providing fast and precise cross-cutting for manufacturers of wood flooring, windows and doors, moulding and millwork, kitchen cabinets, furniture, and cut components. The solution is ideal…

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Weeke Introduces New ABD 050 Dowel Insertion Machine

Weeke CNC dowel insertion machine increases efficiency for producers of frameless cabinetry GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Weeke introduces a new ABD 050 computer numeric controlled (CNC) dowel insertion machine that performs high speed drilling, gluing, and dowel insertion. It offers horizontal and vertical drilling capabilities for any shop that produces frameless cabinetry, furniture, components and…

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Weeke Introduces New Vantech CNC Router with Material Handling

Weeke CNC router increases high-end capabilities for shops that use a variety of materials GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Weeke introduces the new Vantech 510 MH computer numeric controlled (CNC) router that performs vertical drilling, intricate machining, part sizing, and contour for medium to large shops that use wood, plastics, composites, non-ferrous metals and solid surfaces…

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Holzma Introduces New Panel Labelling System

HOLZMA, a leading manufacturer of panel sizing systems, introduces a new panel labelling system and feed stacking table with integrated in-feed. HOLZMA has developed this panel labelling system for companies looking for greater speed and flexibility. It labels the panel before it is cut. The label contains all the information required for subsequent parts identification,…

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Weeke Commits to Manufacturing in America

Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to announce that its manufacturing partner, Weeke Maschinenbau, is moving forward with plans to produce their ABD drilling and dowel insertion machines at their Grand Rapids, Michigan manufacturing facility, Weeke North America. Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to announce that its manufacturing partner, Weeke Maschinenbau, is moving forward with plans…

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Stiles Finishing Technologies Solution from Venjakob Offers Innovative New Color Management System

Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to recognize Venjakob, a Stiles Finishing Technologies product partner, for its first place award at the Novelty Symposium at the LIGNA. The award highlighted Venjakob’s introduction of a new quick color change system that combines a production-ready, automated color management system with the ability to change color during production in…

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LIGNA 2011: Updates from Makor

The Makor booth at the Ligna show in Hanover Germany features several typical technology solutions which Makor feel have the greatest interest in the worldwide marketplace this year. The technologies shown are good examples of solutions to a variety of current manufacturing needs for our customers. The show exhibit features the following technologies: Water Borne…

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HOMAG/WEEKE CNC Update

HOMAG Group leads the way with new CNC technologies at LIGNA 2011. Customers joining us at the exhibition are experiencing the latest offerings in nesting automation, machining center flexibility and 5-axis technology. Dave McFarland (Stiles) and Werner Brinkhaus (Weeke) reporting from LignaThe WEEKE stand encompasses a complete range of drilling/machining solutions, from the small shop to the…

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Stiles Software and Holzma U.S. Introduce Cut Rite Nested, a New Module Within the Cut Rite Suite of Optimization and Production Software

Stiles Machinery Inc. is proud to introduce the newest module of Cut Rite software dedicated to nesting applications. Cut Rite Nested (NE) contains an advanced set of nesting algorithms for rectangular and true-shaped nesting and can handle the varied requirements of any size business. With the increased versatility, reporting capabilities, and control of nested parts,…

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Stiles launches new Ironwood series of classical machines

2010 marks the year of Ironwood. Stiles Shop Solutions introduces the Ironwood series of classical woodworking equipment designed and crafted for small wood shops and professional hobbyists. The series of Genesis jointers and planers as well as the series of Artisan shapers mark the entry of Stiles into a new, dynamic woodworking market.  “Stiles has…

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A New Solution for Nested-Based CNC Routing

Stiles Machinery Inc. is proud to introduce a solution for nested-based CNC routing that delivers excellent quality at an affordable price. [IMAGE ‘286’ /]Stiles Machinery Inc. is proud to introduce a solution for nested-based CNC routing that delivers excellent quality at an affordable price. CNC routing continues to gain momentum as an efficient manufacturing solution,…

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Assigning WoodWOP Layer Names to DXF Geometry

In the CNC machining industry, designs may be produced in various file formats. Creating panel designs in WoodWOP is very simple, however at times designs may be received from an Architect or designer in a DXF file format. These designs may be imported into WoodWOP using a post processing program provided with the machine. Any…

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Think “Better” – Lightweight Panel Advantages Drive its Momentum

When you think of lightweight panels, think “better.” That was the message conveyed at the first ever fully functional PUR Lightweight Panel Line with Support Edge Technology demonstration hosted by Stiles Machinery in Grand Rapids, MI, November 2 – 4. Lightweight honeycomb panels are increasingly being used in the furniture, store fixture, flush door and…

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WoodWOP Components

Creating components in WoodWOP is simple; however the components may be modified into very powerful pro- gramming tools. WoodWOP programs that use multiple component operations may be confusing because of identical component icons. Make each individual machining operation stand out by�creating individual component icons. WoodWOP programs using multiple components Creating Customized Icons Customized iconsStandard iconsCreating…

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Wood Goes “High Tech”… Finally

Honeycomb panels offer performance, design flexibility and, most importantly, much lighter weight. A honeycombed-paper core is the secret ingredient of aircraft-grade, lightweight panels. Versatile honeycomb panels used in diverse applications such as these stairs. Versatile honeycomb panels used in diverse applications such as this furniture. When I entered this industry in 1982, an older gentleman,…

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Mathematic Capabilities of WoodWOP

The advantage of WoodWOP is to provide programming capabilities through simple or complex advanced mathematic statements. This tech tip offers some advanced concepts of WoodWOP programming. When creating a panel layout using WoodWOP, the programmer has two very basic decisions to start the programming process. Choice 1: Will this design need to change or evolve…

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