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COLLADA and units vs same STL not accepted [message #12698] Tue, 11 May 2010 08:09 UTC Go to next message
avatar aefferen  is currently offline aefferen
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Hi,

I am currently trying to get a model accepted in [mm] but I am stuck.

Piece of history:
1. model created with Sketchup (free version) 7.1
2. exported as COLLADA
3. meshLab to STL
4. AccuTrans checked for errors and fixed in Sketchup in different iterations.

Now the COLLADA is accepted bij Shapeways upload checker, however it pops up in my collection in [cm] iso [mm] and I can't find out where to set the unit of measure or how to change it to [mm]

Curious thing is that when I convert this accepted DAE to STL (non bin), where you can set the unit of measure during upload, it is not accepted with the message: "The fileformat of your object cannot be processed by our software. Please investigate the problem and try again."

This message is quite criptic so I am lost!!

I browsed the forum for several hours but couldn't find a satisfying answer. I know I am not that good in browsing, so if one of you knows where to find the answer is ok for me as well. Embarassed

I attached both the DAE and STL file.

Any help is welcome I am anxious to get my hands on this part.

Thanks in advance, aefferen

Re: COLLADA and units vs same STL not accepted [message #12699 is a reply to message #12698 ] Tue, 11 May 2010 11:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar joris  is currently offline joris
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If I'm not mistaken the default unit for Collada is M. The default Sketch up unit however could be anything you set it to be. You can scale the model in Accutrans to get it the right size.

The "The fileformat of your object cannot" error is usually an indication that the entire file is not correct. But, I have not seen this post-meshlab before. Have you tried exporting a binary STL?

Have you seen the tutorial?
http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/sketchup_3d_printing_expo rt_to_stl_tutorial
Re: COLLADA and units vs same STL not accepted [message #12701 is a reply to message #12699 ] Tue, 11 May 2010 12:33 UTC Go to previous message
avatar aefferen  is currently offline aefferen
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Hi Joris,

Thanks for the help. I read the tutorial earlier before I started this challenge.

I will try your other hint.

 
   
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