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Model Display orientation [message #50333] Mon, 25 June 2012 14:22 UTC Go to next message
avatar BabaJaiy  is currently offline BabaJaiy
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Anyone know how can I change the orientation of my uploaded models.

Most of my models I make are with the intention to be printed in metals. So the expense of having to print all my models then take a picture of them to upload is beyond my means.

The way the models are displayed in Shapeways gives very little idea to a potential customer of what the my models look like and hence I am not able to promote them.

I do all of my work in Solidworks.

I use the front, side and top base planes to begin my work.

I also use many additional custom planes based of the main planes to be able to do my work.

I could from looking at the Shapeways uploaded models guess at what initial planes I could make to correspond to how Shapeways will eventually display; But this is very difficult and complicated once I have to start adding additional planes of orientation for the work itself.

Perhaps Shapeways could add an edit model display orientation feature? ( if not already implemented of which I am unaware ).
Re: Model Display orientation [message #50337 is a reply to message #50333 ] Mon, 25 June 2012 15:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar opresco  is currently offline opresco
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Download the free version of Netfab.
http://www.netfabb.com/download.php
Open your STL file in Netfab.
Rotate (Enlarge, Reduce) the model any way you like.
Export as STL.
Upload to Shapeways.





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Re: Model Display orientation [message #50339 is a reply to message #50337 ] Mon, 25 June 2012 15:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar RubenAlexander  is currently offline RubenAlexander
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To move your model to the origin using netfabb, right click on the model and click move. You'll see 3 fields and a button that says "to origin". Click the button, click "move", and your model will be at 0,0 on the platform.

I like moving things to the platform origin before rotating.

Re: Model Display orientation [message #50340 is a reply to message #50337 ] Mon, 25 June 2012 15:13 UTC Go to previous message
avatar BabaJaiy  is currently offline BabaJaiy
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Thank you Opresco and Ruben

[Updated on: Mon, 25 June 2012 15:44 UTC]


 
   
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