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Resizing a model to fit printer capacity [message #46723] Tue, 10 April 2012 11:01 UTC Go to next message
avatar badbeaver  is currently offline badbeaver
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Hello,

I am new to 3D printing.

If I have a model (STL) with dimensions e.g. 25cm x 25cm x 25cm, and a printer whose capacity is LESS than the model size:

Can the printer automatically rescale it?

Or do I need to rescale the model using third party software before printing?

Thanks for any help.

David
Re: Resizing a model to fit printer capacity [message #46724 is a reply to message #46723 ] Tue, 10 April 2012 11:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Hi David,

Welcome to Shapeways! Smile

You'll need to re-scale your model before uploading.

I recommend you get yourself a free copy of NetFabb Basic, you'll be able to rescale your model as well as error check, repair and measure your model to ensure it complies with your chosen material design rules. Have a browse through the links at the bottom of every page for tutorials and materials etc.

Paul



Re: Resizing a model to fit printer capacity [message #46795 is a reply to message #46724 ] Wed, 11 April 2012 11:01 UTC Go to previous message
avatar badbeaver  is currently offline badbeaver
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Thanks for your help Paul.
David

 
   
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