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2D to 3D design smaller than 30mm in width [message #93995] Tue, 15 July 2014 13:25 UTC Go to next message
avatar jake_shenker  is currently offline jake_shenker
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Hi all, I've got a very simple 2D design and I've used the Shapeways tool to convert it to 3D. However, Shapeways will not let me go smaller than 30mm in width, and my object needs to be 19mm. Is there a way to do this? .PNG of my image is attached.

Thanks!

Jake

Re: 2D to 3D design smaller than 30mm in width [message #94001 is a reply to message #93995 ] Tue, 15 July 2014 14:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm always in favor of using a hammer to get the job done. <grin>
Design it at 57mm and 3 times thicker than you need.
Download the model to your desktop and use Netfabb Basic to shrink it by 66%, giving you the 19mm you're after.


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Re: 2D to 3D design smaller than 30mm in width [message #94005 is a reply to message #94001 ] Tue, 15 July 2014 15:49 UTC Go to previous message
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stonysmith wrote on Tue, 15 July 2014 14:45

I'm always in favor of using a hammer to get the job done. <grin>
Design it at 57mm and 3 times thicker than you need.
Download the model to your desktop and use Netfabb Basic to shrink it by 66%, giving you the 19mm you're after.



This worked absolutely perfectly, thanks a LOT for the tip!

Jake

 
   
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