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1.5 inch cube incorrectly shows up as 3.8 inches in Shapeways software [message #69781] Fri, 14 June 2013 00:39 UTC Go to next message
avatar wes_ismore  is currently offline wes_ismore
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Hello! First post.

Using Autodesk Inventor, I created a small 1.5 inch cube, which I exported as a .CTL and uploaded to this site. The cube was a test intended to verify that this service would work, before actually investing time to make a useful model. The cube showed up fine, except the scale was off. 1.5 inches turned into 3.8. Is this a known/common issue? What can I do to fix this?

Thank you for your assistance! I'm looking forward to making awesome things.
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Re: 1.5 inch cube incorrectly shows up as 3.8 inches in Shapeways software [message #69784 is a reply to message #69781 ] Fri, 14 June 2013 01:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Upload it as millimeters. See if that fixes it.

1.5 * 25.4 = 38

Your software is exporting the model in metric units, even though it may be reporting inches onscreen.


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Re: 1.5 inch cube incorrectly shows up as 3.8 inches in Shapeways software [message #70019 is a reply to message #69781 ] Tue, 18 June 2013 08:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Hey wes_ismore,

can you share that STL file with us?

Thanks!

Bart


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Re: 1.5 inch cube incorrectly shows up as 3.8 inches in Shapeways software [message #70631 is a reply to message #70019 ] Fri, 28 June 2013 01:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar wes_ismore  is currently offline wes_ismore
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This should be it! From autodesk inventor

  • Attachment: test.stl
    (Size: 0.67KB, Downloaded 21 time(s))

Re: 1.5 inch cube incorrectly shows up as 3.8 inches in Shapeways software [message #70639 is a reply to message #70631 ] Fri, 28 June 2013 07:24 UTC Go to previous message
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Hey wes_ismore,

stonysmith is almost right: the file is in centimeters. I'm not familiar enough with Inventor, but a simple fix would be to scale it up x10 in Inventor, export to STL and upload in mm.

Cheers,

Bart


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