Wrong Size

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by Alexander7G, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Alexander7G
    Alexander7G New Member
    I have made a few 3d-models in inventor 2012, exported them as STL and uploaded them to Shapeways, but the Meassurements are not the same anymore.
    I did this many times and even switched from mm to inch but nothing changed.
    Do I have to first convert the STL made in Inventor to get the right Result?

    Any Suggestions?
  2. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    From what I read in other threads, Inventor STL export is in *centimeters* by default - there is an option to change this somewhere in the program.
  3. Alexander7G
    Alexander7G New Member
    I know, and I have changed the meassurements to mm allready.
  4. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    How far off are the measurements between Inventor and Shapeways (Shapeways should show two set of dimensions - for the original model
    and for the model rotated to fit into the smallest possible bounding box) ? You might want to check your STL file with netfabb studio basic.
  5. acab1120
    acab1120 New Member
    I had the same issue. Using Inventor 11/12

    Try this:

    -Hit the I button
    -Print > Print to 3D print service
    -It is exported as an .STL and you can choose the scale and units in the export options
    -.STL file is saved where you put it.

    Hope this helps