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Solidworks upload to Shapeways; wrong views! [message #56229] Fri, 02 November 2012 14:04 UTC Go to next message
avatar jcspaintball  is currently offline jcspaintball
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Love the site; but I am having a simple problem: when I upload my files, the view shown in Shapeways is always wrong. It seems to be using the bottom of my drawing as the front. What am I doing wrong and what can I do to fix it? Thanks for the help!
Re: Solidworks upload to Shapeways; wrong views! [message #56235 is a reply to message #56229 ] Fri, 02 November 2012 17:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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What program are you using, what format of file are you uploading?

Shapeways defines the Z axis as "Up".. some other systems define Z as "to the right".

If you're uploading an STL file, then you can open it in Netfabb, and rotate the model.. then upload it and Shapeways will display it properly.
If you're using some other format.. it depends on your design program.


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Re: Solidworks upload to Shapeways; wrong views! [message #56298 is a reply to message #56235 ] Mon, 05 November 2012 11:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar jcspaintball  is currently offline jcspaintball
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I am using solidworks to save a STL File; I will check out Netfabb
Re: Solidworks upload to Shapeways; wrong views! [message #56315 is a reply to message #56229 ] Mon, 05 November 2012 15:35 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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When I import Solidworks into KeyCreator, it always puts the front facing top Razz. It's all in how the software orients the model. Shapeways sees Z as up. Solidworks see Y as up. So if you rotate your model 90 degrees, it should upload upright for you.


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