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Shapeways is telling me my object is to small [message #64768] Sun, 24 March 2013 18:32 UTC Go to next message
avatar JohnMcN  is currently offline JohnMcN
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i uplaod an iphone case and shapways is telling me it does not fit into the minimum .5 x .5 x.5mm box even though the smallest measurement is 1.3 cm. what is wrong or how could i fix this?
Re: Shapeways is telling me my object is to small [message #64769 is a reply to message #64768 ] Sun, 24 March 2013 18:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar JohnMcN  is currently offline JohnMcN
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this is the file in sketchups format

Re: Shapeways is telling me my object is to small [message #64770 is a reply to message #64769 ] Sun, 24 March 2013 18:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar JohnMcN  is currently offline JohnMcN
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and in stl format

Re: Shapeways is telling me my object is to small [message #64776 is a reply to message #64770 ] Sun, 24 March 2013 19:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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Try uploading it as Inches rather than Millimeters.


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Re: Shapeways is telling me my object is to small [message #64787 is a reply to message #64776 ] Mon, 25 March 2013 01:59 UTC Go to previous message
avatar PeregrineStudios  is currently offline PeregrineStudios
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Yeah, you always have to watch your units, especially in programs that aren't meant to have 'real' units, such as Cinema 4D (which I use). For some reason, I need to scale everything up by a factor of ten in Cinema 4D, because it seems to export everything one unit smaller (so if I wanted 10mm, I'd need to design it as 10cm in C4D). Just be aware of your units and make sure they're what you want. Bringing a model into NetFabb is a quick way to check the units are correct.

 
   
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