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Help with size [message #60852] Sat, 26 January 2013 18:25 UTC Go to next message
avatar transformersfang138  is currently offline transformersfang138
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I'm new to shapeways and I'm having an issue with my uploads. When I upload a model the dimensions are not what I had originally put. I have a model that is 2.5 in long but after the upload it is 6.2 in long. Does anyone know what's going on or how to fix it. I am using Autodesk inventor and uploading in STL format.

Thanks in advance.
Re: Help with size [message #60853 is a reply to message #60852 ] Sat, 26 January 2013 19:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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What are all the dimensions x, y & z ? It may be that the model is in a defferent orientation to what's expected.
You might need to rescale the model before uploading to Shapeways.

Paul


Re: Help with size [message #60854 is a reply to message #60852 ] Sat, 26 January 2013 19:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar BillBedford  is currently offline BillBedford
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You have uploaded as inches instead of centimetres.


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Re: Help with size [message #60855 is a reply to message #60854 ] Sat, 26 January 2013 19:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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^^^
Bill got it
Re: Help with size [message #60856 is a reply to message #60852 ] Sat, 26 January 2013 19:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You need to post the measurement option you chose at upload, and if at all possible the exact dimensions in you modelling program and a stl. We should figure out the problem at a glance. I am curious the exact dimensions SW had for it, I think a scaling problem is involved. if that dimension you gave was 6.35.The infamous 2.54 factor might be involved.

Keith


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Re: Help with size [message #60857 is a reply to message #60852 ] Sat, 26 January 2013 19:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Fredd  is currently offline Fredd
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In edit mode for the model it now has original bounding box dimensions and oriented bounding box dimensions, thank goodness!!! Laughing


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Re: Help with size [message #60858 is a reply to message #60857 ] Sat, 26 January 2013 19:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It seems to be when I converted the file it only saves the cm dimensions and when I upload there is only options for inches (which is what I designed in originally), millimeters and meters. so if I scale everything up it should come out right.
Re: Help with size [message #60859 is a reply to message #60852 ] Sat, 26 January 2013 20:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Fredd  is currently offline Fredd
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upload in meters, I figured it out.


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Re: Help with size [message #60879 is a reply to message #60859 ] Sun, 27 January 2013 03:08 UTC Go to previous message
avatar transformersfang138  is currently offline transformersfang138
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Just wanted to thank everyone who helped me out, I have figured out the issue and have had no further problems.
Again thanks.

 
   
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