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text STL file: what units? mm? cm? [message #23036] Tue, 25 January 2011 23:19 UTC Go to next message
avatar twixter  is currently offline twixter
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I have a design in mind which is simple enough that I can define it by generating a text STL file. AFAIK there's just one detail missing. What is the implicit unit of length for all the vertex values? Thanks.
Re: text STL file: what units? mm? cm? [message #23037 is a reply to message #23036 ] Tue, 25 January 2011 23:31 UTC Go to previous message
avatar gibell  is currently offline gibell
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There is no unit of length defined in an STL file. This is one of the problems with STL. When you upload to Shapeways, you can choose the unit.

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