Now Through Sunday Night. Black Friday Deals & Free Shipping! See the deals.
Home » Support » 3D Printing » STL dimensions changed after upload?
Search Search  
icon5.gif  STL dimensions changed after upload? [message #52960] Wed, 22 August 2012 01:20 UTC Go to previous message
avatar zero_hour  is currently offline zero_hour
Messages: 28
Registered: July 2012
Go to my shop
Junior Member
I created an STL model in 3DSmax, shelled it in meshlab, repaired it in netfabb, and uploaded it to Shapeways. The dimensions of the object appeared constant (about 5cm tall) throughout the process, but after the upload/verification by Shapeways, the dimensions changed considerably.

For reference, here are the actual dimensions reported by the various apps (all on the same STL file):

3DS Max : 4.33 x 1.47 x 5.01
netfabb : 4.33 x 1.47 x 5.03
shapeways: 4.40 x 1.47 x 4.57

The Meshlab measuring tool confirmed it's about 5 cm tall as well. Everyone but Shapeways seems to agree with that. What's going on here and, more importantly, how tall with my model actually be when printed?

http://www.shapeways.com/model/674004/3484650607e6b6b96d746d 867c644fe4

Read Message
Read Message
Read Message
Read Message
Read Message
Read Message
Read Message
Read Message
Read Message
Read Message
Read Message
Previous Topic:Which material is best for this?
Next Topic:big gears: what material to prevent buckling?
Goto Forum:
   Go

Logo

Hello.

We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.