|Scale Issue: Inventor Fusion to Replicator G||DrGlassDPM||6/29/12 2:12 PM|
Any tips for achieving proper scale when exporting an STL from Inventor Fusion?
I designed http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:25955 to fit the dimensions of an Apple Remote: http://store.apple.com/us/question/answers/product/MC377LL/A?pqid=Q2P44PPTD9DDAY49TCJU44XFDP27C74A4
Problem is, when I import the STL into Replicator G, it's quite small. Any advice?
|Re: [MakerBot] Scale Issue: Inventor Fusion to Replicator G||Whosawhatsis||6/29/12 2:30 PM|
In RepG, under scale, hit inches -> mm.
To avoid this in the future, make sure you export in mm units.
|Re: [MakerBot] Scale Issue: Inventor Fusion to Replicator G||DrGlassDPM||6/29/12 3:19 PM|
Hmm... When I do that, it seems to make the object huge (spilling over the TOM build platform size). I figured it must be exporting in CM, so I multiplied it's scale in RepG by 10x instead and it looked to be more appropriate.
So I tried to export a generic 50mm x 70mm x 90mm block but it was way to small, once again (this time, I made sure the units were set to MM, rather than CM). However, it still did the same thing; scaling it to 10x was the appropriate size.
I'd check to see if it's an option I can change in the Inventor Fusion Preferences (OSX), but that menu item doesn't bring up anything. I suppose that is a bug in the Mac version.
|Re: Scale Issue: Inventor Fusion to Replicator G||Far McKon||6/29/12 4:05 PM|
Many program assume 'inches' or 'mm' for STL files, since STL does not
define how big a 'unit' is in it's file format. Perhaps Inventor
Fusion is assuming the STL unit is in centimeters?
|Re: Scale Issue: Inventor Fusion to Replicator G||Duncan||8/26/12 2:34 PM|
I am having the same problem with the full version of Inventor. I have tried drawing the part in both mm and inch's but I am still unable to get it to open in Rep G as the proper size. It sounds like it is a problem with how Inventor exports stl's.
|Re: [MakerBot] Re: Scale Issue: Inventor Fusion to Replicator G||Z LeHericy||8/26/12 3:04 PM|
It doesnt matter how you draw it, it matters how you export it.
when you export, click the preferences button at the bottom of the save window n make sure it's set to mm
|Re: [MakerBot] Re: Scale Issue: Inventor Fusion to Replicator G||DavidL||8/27/12 10:12 AM|
I agree. I use inventor 2012 (SP2) and it scales perfectly. You have to set STL to mm then it will import to the right scale.