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Why is the dimensions that are showing up different from those in my original STL file? [message #58641] Fri, 14 December 2012 21:42 UTC Go to next message
avatar CassJohnson  is currently offline CassJohnson
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Registered: July 2012
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I have re-uploaded my STL file a couple of times, and each time, your system changes it dimensions. For instance the original height of my design is 8 inches but when it shows up in "my models" it shows up as 20 plus inches. What's up?

Thanks for any input
Cass Johnson

Re: Why is the dimensions that are showing up different from those in my original STL file? [message #58648 is a reply to message #58641 ] Sat, 15 December 2012 00:27 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Fredd  is currently offline Fredd
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Registered: November 2011
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The dimensions at SW were inches 2.74 x 2.93 x 20.32.( I am a psychic). Scale it .3937(1/2.54) and upload as inch. Somehow the model was scaled by 2.54 which is a conversion of inches to cm.

You can use both Meshlab and Netfabb to determine basic dimensions which then scale if needed to coincide with the upload values you can choose for the size of the print . With trial and error you can usually determine the workflow needed for properly scaled,upload values to SW.

Keith


Have any questions regarding Blender, and need fast answers, you are always welcome at the IRC Server Freenode, channel #blender. As a bonus, several there have experience in modelling for 3D prints.

Keith

 
   
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