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Size is tenfold? [message #36470] Wed, 12 October 2011 07:23 UTC Go to next message
avatar tg@betterfelt.com  is currently offline tg@betterfelt.com
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When I measure my model (a sole for a shoe) it is 28.5 cm long, but after upload it seems to be 285 cm long.

Can anybody recognize this error or give me any suggestions?

I made my model in SketchUp and exported it to .dae

I am new to this so I really need some help. Please Confused

Thomas Glerup

Re: Size is tenfold? [message #36472 is a reply to message #36470 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 07:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The easiest way may be to scale it down by a factor of 10 in SketchUp prior to uploading?



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Re: Size is tenfold? [message #36474 is a reply to message #36470 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 07:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Duann,

a very simple solution to the problem.
I will try that. And if it works I will wonder what happened:-)

Thomas
Re: Size is tenfold? [message #36477 is a reply to message #36474 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 08:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Still!
After reducing the size in 2 ways:
first by the measure-tape to 0.1
second by scale tool to the desired length

my model is still around ten times to big when it is exported to .dae and uploaded?

This is really frustrating???

Any ideas?
Re: Size is tenfold? [message #36480 is a reply to message #36477 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 09:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is weird,

There are others who are more experience in outputting from SketchUp to Shapeways but there is a tutorial here that may help?

http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/sketchup_3d_printing_expo rt_to_stl_tutorial

Let me know if this works?



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Re: Size is tenfold? [message #36491 is a reply to message #36477 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 11:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Some here have found scketchup useful. For me the money for a paremetric modeling program like Alibre was worth it.

However to fix your current problem download netfabb basic. It will scale the stl properly.

tg@betterfelt.com wrote on Wed, 12 October 2011 08:57

Still!
After reducing the size in 2 ways:
first by the measure-tape to 0.1
second by scale tool to the desired length

my model is still around ten times to big when it is exported to .dae and uploaded?

This is really frustrating???

Any ideas?


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Re: Size is tenfold? [message #36506 is a reply to message #36470 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 14:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Have you tried uploading it as mm?


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Re: Size is tenfold? [message #36509 is a reply to message #36491 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 15:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks everybody for your suggestions.
I simply can't figure out whats wrong.
I have upgraded to SketchUp Pro, and exported to another format (.obj).

The size is still different from SketchUp to "Shapeways".
And the factor is around 10.

Beats me???

Re: Size is tenfold? [message #36510 is a reply to message #36506 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 15:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes I have also tried mm :J
Still no solution:(

Thanks everybody for your suggestions.
I simply can't figure out whats wrong.
I have upgraded to SketchUp Pro, and exported to another format (.obj).

The size is still different from SketchUp to "Shapeways".
And the factor is around 10.

Beats me???
Re: Size is tenfold? [message #36511 is a reply to message #36510 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 15:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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just use netfabb if it is exactly multiple of 10. It will take the file allow you to scale and then resave.


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Re: Size is tenfold? [message #36512 is a reply to message #36510 ] Wed, 12 October 2011 15:31 UTC Go to previous message
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I ment that by uploading the .obj format I was able to print the model and define the size in mm.

Thanks for your help!
I think I am OK for now:D

 
   
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