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STL Dimensions are way off- help!! [message #57859] Sun, 02 December 2012 10:12 UTC Go to next message
avatar sean.rafferty  is currently offline sean.rafferty
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I recently uploaded a model created in Inventor Fusion to SW; it is an STL file, the model was created in milimeters and so I selected milimeters for the model upload.

After the model uploads, the dimensions are incorrect- see the screenshot below:

index.php?t=getfile&id=23696&private=0

In the foreground is a screenshot of the model in fusion- you can see it is 169mm x 68.37mm.

Behind that you can see a screenshot of the model in SW, it is only showing the model to be 1.65cm x .0684cm x .09cm

What is going on- is anyone else having this problem??

[Updated on: Sun, 02 December 2012 19:53 UTC]

Re: STL Dimensions are way off- help!! [message #57913 is a reply to message #57859 ] Mon, 03 December 2012 14:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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Looks to me as if your software is exporting in cm. My math is fuzzy on Monday mornings, but I think that would cause the results. Try scaling up by 10 before exporting.


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Re: STL Dimensions are way off- help!! [message #57924 is a reply to message #57859 ] Mon, 03 December 2012 22:05 UTC Go to previous message
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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Yup! Fusion has a known issue with exporting and being off by a scale of 10.


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