my valves i have created are inserting a lot larger than they actually are.
anyone know why this might be happening?
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my blocks i have used are the right size, when i insert one using 'insert' it comes in at the right size, but when i use the same block in the catalogue editor and import it into the spec, it comes into the drawing at the wrong size.
the software is somehow scaling the block up, but i cant figure out how or why.
That is because the inch-mm difference. The software put a 25.4 scale factor.
It depends on how you made the block.
When you create a block there is a block unit selector (inch or millimeter).
ok, i have fixed the blocks now so they are the right size in inches (they were in mm). The units of the drawing the blocks are in is also set to inches.
i recreated the blocks in the catalogue, reloaded the spec.
they are still coming into plant 3d 25.4 times too big.
Do you know why this is happening?
I got the same problem.
I just scaled down the model to 0.03937, created a new block and recreated the cataloge item.
I really don't know why is that. Could be a bug...
I have just tried this a few different ways, ive tried scaling down and up by various ammounts but the valve always comes into p3d the exact same size regardless of how i have scaled it.
surely this means that it must be something to do with p3d and not how the origional block is created?
This may be a silly question, but have you purged the blocks out since you made the change? Have you tried inserting them into a different model that you have not inserted them into before?