This is my first time trying to create a model to be printed out. I have used inventor for years and figured this would be something I would enjoy a lot. However on my first try I am running into a problem. I used inventor to create a model that measures at 4.5 inches. I then uploaded it to the site and it came back at a whopping 11.5 inches in size...you can imagine the cost increase there. I can't seem to get it to upload at the correct size and I have not been able to figure it out. Does anyone have any hints?
The problem you're likely encountering is when you export an STL from Inventor, the default unit is centimeters. Go into the settings as you're exporting it, and change that to inches. You should be set to go.
[Updated on: Thu, 05 September 2013 20:09 UTC]
"Hm, I'm so hungry I could eat an entire cow. Gerard, fire up the printer!"
Fixed it! As you guess the problem was in the conversion. I just had to go down to options as I was saving it and set the correct units. Once that was done presto. Thank you for all your help...........ya know this really is quite fun to play around with....Might be something I get more into as time goes on. Thanks again everyone"Do or do not there is no try"-Yoda