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Duplicating Models in 1 file [message #67123] Tue, 30 April 2013 08:13 UTC Go to next message
avatar hjhearle  is currently offline hjhearle
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Hi peoples,

I have a model that I want to produce in packs of 3, any idea how to do this?

Don't know what program the designer was using though, I had someone design it for me... all I know is it's a .stl file

Anyone know how to do this or be able to do this for me? I can email the file but it remains the property of myself and 3Damez- this would be the only modification I require...

Thanks in advance!
Re: Duplicating Models in 1 file [message #67133 is a reply to message #67123 ] Tue, 30 April 2013 12:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What's the file type and intended material? As long as your looking to do it in plastic, it should be relatively easy.


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Re: Duplicating Models in 1 file [message #67135 is a reply to message #67133 ] Tue, 30 April 2013 12:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, I'm intending to do it in plastic. The model is a body kit for a 1:450 scale locomotive. Being a tad over 2mm long(!) I thought it would be more economical if it was sold in packs of 3. Would you be able to do this for me as I don't actually have a 3D drawing program, the designs were produced for me?

Thanks
Re: Duplicating Models in 1 file [message #67136 is a reply to message #67133 ] Tue, 30 April 2013 12:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But what if you did want it in a different material? Is it possible?
Re: Duplicating Models in 1 file [message #67137 is a reply to message #67123 ] Tue, 30 April 2013 12:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What's the file type? Depending on the file type, I should be able to easily explain how to do it in freeware. In the metal materials, they would have to be joined together some way. I doubt you want ceramics, but same deal. At the size of your models you may have to join them together even in plastic, as each piece has to meet the minimum bounding box requirements for the material.


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Re: Duplicating Models in 1 file [message #67139 is a reply to message #67137 ] Tue, 30 April 2013 13:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's a .STL file. I don't think they'd have to be joined together since I've seen other people do it without being joined...

So freeware, huh? Does that mean I'd need to download a free program for it?
Re: Duplicating Models in 1 file [message #67141 is a reply to message #67139 ] Tue, 30 April 2013 13:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Multiple parts per file is allowed, as long as the individual parts at least meet the minimum bounding box for the material.

If you'd like to do it yourself, yes. If you send me the file I can help you out. my email is below.


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Re: Duplicating Models in 1 file [message #67143 is a reply to message #67141 ] Tue, 30 April 2013 13:25 UTC Go to previous message
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That would be great if you could! I'll send you the files.

Thanks. Very Happy

 
   
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