Why the size differences between Edit and non-Edit mode?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lensman, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    I just had a ring printed for a client which was slightly different in width than he wanted.
    This was probably due to shrinkage, which is fine, but then I got to looking at the
    dimensions of the model. When in Edit mode the width (or height in Shapeways world)
    shows as 3mm...

    Original Bounds
    In: 0.8 w x 0.8 d x 0.1 h Cm: 2.0 w x 2.0 d x 0.3 h

    Oriented Bounds (used for determining printability)
    In: 0.8 w x 0.8 d x 0.1 h Cm: 2.0 w x 2.0 d x 0.3 h

    But in non-Edit mode the width is 2.5mm.... Why is that? Simply rounding?

    cm: 2.016 w x 2.016 d x 0.25 h in: 0.794 w x 0.794 d x 0.098 h
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2013
  2. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    Edit mode gives dimensions rounded to one decimal place, so 0.25 == 0.3 which indeed seems
    less than ideal for small parts.

    SW might want to fix this (surely just a format string issue - guess it might have been introduced
    with the recent ad hoc addition of the density)

    (BTW I just noticed that in your example, both "original" and "oriented" bounds appear to be identical.
    Cut-and-paste error in your message?)
  3. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    Figured it was something like that.... and no, I just double-checked, the original and oriented bounds are both exactly the same...

  4. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    (Exactly the same due to the rounding... silly me. The 2.016 would reduce to 2.0 in the "abbreviated" format)
  5. bartv
    bartv New Member
    Thanks, I'll pass it on!