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Why is the software saying my model is too small? [message #65870] Wed, 10 April 2013 03:54 UTC Go to next message
avatar tylerham  is currently offline tylerham
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Hi All...

I am trying to upload a small face for print, but I keep getting errors saying it is "too small"

The minimum size requirement is .25 cm cubed, my model is WAY larger, being 2.5 cm high, by 1.3 cm deep, by 1.7 cm wide.

Any thoughts on why this is happening?

Tyler

Re: Why is the software saying my model is too small? [message #65872 is a reply to message #65870 ] Wed, 10 April 2013 05:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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Wrong units?


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Re: Why is the software saying my model is too small? [message #65873 is a reply to message #65872 ] Wed, 10 April 2013 06:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar AmLachDesigns  is currently offline AmLachDesigns
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denali3ddesign wrote on Wed, 10 April 2013 05:39

Wrong units?


Almost certainly.

You don't say what software you are using or what file format you are trying to upload with, but the most likely scenario is that the units in your software are not cm.

If your export file is in .stl format you can use Netfabb Basic (free) to check what size the object is: if it's ok here then SW is at fault, if not it's somewhere in your process.

Good Luck!
Re: Why is the software saying my model is too small? [message #65977 is a reply to message #65870 ] Thu, 11 April 2013 11:45 UTC Go to previous message
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Looking at the image I can see that your model is not closed. It needs to be completely closed for things to work properly. Close up those eyes and any other holes you have and things should work much better. Get Netfabb Studio Basic to check things out, make repairs and set the scale.





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