Hello, An introduction

Discussion in 'Newcomers Lounge' started by divonic, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. divonic
    divonic New Member

    First post on this forum.

    I found this site when dealing with ways to create custom LEGO pieces.

    I use Bentley's Microstation V8i ss2 to do my Modeling

    I have had 2 models printed as prototypes so far but I haven't been 100% successful.

    After a little bit of trial and error in Microstation I am able to create models that are printable. My first model I had a conversion issue. The issue that I am currently having is whether the printed items are the same size as I modeled them or if I have the correct sizes for LEGO pieces. (I need to get a micrometer) The last piece I recieved is a little bit smaller than I expected. A minifig can hold it but the connection is loose.

    Anyway Hi. This is a great site
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Microstation... I still have nightmares about rendering with that lol. Never used it for modeling. If you want to check the size use either Netfabb basic, or Meshlab (both free) to check your dimensions. I know there are a few Lego heads around here that may be able to help you more on that side.
  3. divonic
    divonic New Member
    The Rendering engine for v8i is vastly improved.

    And you can now continue working on a model or even another model while it renders.