Shapeways is telling me my object is to small

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by JohnMcN, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. JohnMcN
    JohnMcN New Member
    i uplaod an iphone case and shapways is telling me it does not fit into the minimum .5 x .5 x.5mm box even though the smallest measurement is 1.3 cm. what is wrong or how could i fix this?
     
  2. JohnMcN
    JohnMcN New Member
    this is the file in sketchups format
     

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  3. JohnMcN
    JohnMcN New Member
    and in stl format
     

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  4. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    Try uploading it as Inches rather than Millimeters.
     
  5. PeregrineStudios
    PeregrineStudios Well-Known Member
    Yeah, you always have to watch your units, especially in programs that aren't meant to have 'real' units, such as Cinema 4D (which I use). For some reason, I need to scale everything up by a factor of ten in Cinema 4D, because it seems to export everything one unit smaller (so if I wanted 10mm, I'd need to design it as 10cm in C4D). Just be aware of your units and make sure they're what you want. Bringing a model into NetFabb is a quick way to check the units are correct.