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Problem with sizes [message #50926] Fri, 06 July 2012 16:50 UTC Go to next message
avatar maximusin3d  is currently offline maximusin3d
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Hi, whenever i upload a project to Shapways the size is always wrong.. i am using 3ds max 2010 and the height of my object is 4cm. I export it in STL format and when i look at "My Models" on Shapeways it is .4 cm... has anybody run into this and what could be the problem/what am i doing wrong?
Re: Problem with sizes [message #50927 is a reply to message #50926 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 17:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So you're working in cm, and the upload offers mm or meters. Seeing your seeing a drop of one decimal point, I'm assuming you upload as mm. You'll need to export as mm and upload as mm. Or you can scale up your model by 10.


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Re: Problem with sizes [message #50928 is a reply to message #50926 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 17:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi!

This depends on the settings both in max and at upload time.
In max there is Customize->Units Setup
Here you can choose how units are displayed.
I have this set at mm.

Up top is a button "System Unit Setup"
If you click that it will show you what the units max shows are in reality.
I have this at 1 unit is 1mm.

At upload time also then choose "mm" scale and you should be set Smile

Cheers,

Stijn


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Re: Problem with sizes [message #50930 is a reply to message #50928 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 17:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ooooh i see, thanks! Im exporting cm and uploading as mm.

And thank you Virtox i think i have the units set up as 1 unit -> 1 cm even when im exporting as mm...

okay thanks guys, hopefully this solves my issue.
Re: Problem with sizes [message #50931 is a reply to message #50926 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 17:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Also you might find this a useful tool:

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=3223 &#msg_3223

Cheers,

Stijn


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Re: Problem with sizes [message #50933 is a reply to message #50931 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 17:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thaaaaat did it. They are uploading properly now. Thanks guys!
Re: Problem with sizes [message #50934 is a reply to message #50926 ] Fri, 06 July 2012 17:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Glad we could get you up and running!


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Re: Problem with sizes [message #51794 is a reply to message #50928 ] Tue, 24 July 2012 19:24 UTC Go to previous message
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Hello!

I am having the same issue, however I have set both of these options to CM, (tried inch and mm too), also have tried exporting as stl and obj, and I still can't get the uploaded size to be correct. Any ideas? I am using 3ds max 2011. Thanks.

 
   
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