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Size shown after upload [message #55009] Sun, 07 October 2012 19:08 UTC Go to previous message
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Hi all,

I'm working on my first upload. It's an aeroplane model that -- to scale -- should be about 49cm x 32cm (by a smaller height). In working with Blender with the unit size set to Metric and the scale to 0.01 (millimeters), I see that the model is the correct size: ~49 blender units by 32 units.

I exported to STL and then read the model into Netfabb Studio Basic. The Information box on the left says the bounding box is 48.67mm x 32.86mm x 12.23mm. Good good.

Then I upload to Shapeways. The automated checks pass and the image looks decent. However, the dimensions show: Cm: 3.6 w x 3.7 d x 1.2 h, which is smaller than expected (except height).

Was there some scaling problem during the upload? Or -- maybe -- did the tools rotate the model to put the longest part (wings) across the diagonal to minimize the area covered, rather than keeping the axes orthogonal to the bounding box?

Thanks!

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