Size is tenfold?

Discussion in 'Customizable Products & Design' started by tempusr108184_6d3764e535, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. When I measure my model (a sole for a shoe) it is 28.5 cm long, but after upload it seems to be 285 cm long.

    Can anybody recognize this error or give me any suggestions?

    I made my model in SketchUp and exported it to .dae

    I am new to this so I really need some help. Please :confused

    Thomas Glerup
     

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  2. duann
    duann New Member
    The easiest way may be to scale it down by a factor of 10 in SketchUp prior to uploading?
     
  3. Thanks Duann,

    a very simple solution to the problem.
    I will try that. And if it works I will wonder what happened:)

    Thomas
     
  4. Still!
    After reducing the size in 2 ways:
    first by the measure-tape to 0.1
    second by scale tool to the desired length

    my model is still around ten times to big when it is exported to .dae and uploaded?

    This is really frustrating???

    Any ideas?
     
  5. duann
    duann New Member
  6. mctrivia
    mctrivia New Member
    Some here have found scketchup useful. For me the money for a paremetric modeling program like Alibre was worth it.

    However to fix your current problem download netfabb basic. It will scale the stl properly.

     
  7. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Have you tried uploading it as mm?
     
  8. Thanks everybody for your suggestions.
    I simply can't figure out whats wrong.
    I have upgraded to SketchUp Pro, and exported to another format (.obj).

    The size is still different from SketchUp to "Shapeways".
    And the factor is around 10.

    Beats me???

     
  9. Yes I have also tried mm :J
    Still no solution:(

    Thanks everybody for your suggestions.
    I simply can't figure out whats wrong.
    I have upgraded to SketchUp Pro, and exported to another format (.obj).

    The size is still different from SketchUp to "Shapeways".
    And the factor is around 10.

    Beats me???
     
  10. mctrivia
    mctrivia New Member
    just use netfabb if it is exactly multiple of 10. It will take the file allow you to scale and then resave.
     
  11. I ment that by uploading the .obj format I was able to print the model and define the size in mm.

    Thanks for your help!
    I think I am OK for now:D