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Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

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07-16-2013 08:57 PM

Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

I set it as mm unit, I export it as stl for 3D printer, but it become 1/10 size as origin. What should I do?

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Re: Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

07-16-2013 09:54 PM in reply to: george

Hi George,

 

Thank you for reporting this issue!

 

We looked into this issue while didn't reproduce it. Would you please share the files (can reproduce this issue) and the manipulations (any special setting when export to STL, in which method/software you found the difference) you've done? These are helpful for us to do research.

 

Thank you!

 

Macro Liu

Fusion QA

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Re: Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

07-16-2013 11:36 PM in reply to: Macro.Liu_Autodesk

Hi,

I am design this model with 30mm base diameter and 50mm length.

 

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Export stl file as:
printmodle01-V3.stl (260.0KB)
 
 
 Fusion 360 Design
When I use netfabb studio to see stl file, it becime 3mm base diameter and 5mm length.
 
George
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Re: Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

07-17-2013 02:29 AM in reply to: george

Hi George,

 

Thank you very much for your update!

 

Even though we can't access to the hub you shared, we are still able to find out some clue. When you see this problem, I assume you export to STL via Dashboard.

 

If that's the case, could you please try to export to STL by right-clicking on the Body/Component node in Browser and choosing 'Save As STL'
? You don't need to change anything, but export with the default settings.

 

Please also keep the default unit (mm) in Fusion before exporting. Let us know if you can get the expected result.

 

We really appeciate your help!

 

Thanks,

Macro Liu

Fusion QA

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Re: Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

07-17-2013 02:53 AM in reply to: Macro.Liu_Autodesk

Hi Macro,

I do it as you say, the stl dimension is correctly, through Dashboard it will shrink 1/10.

 

Regards

George

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Re: Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

07-17-2013 07:17 PM in reply to: george

Hi George,

 

It's great to hear that you can get the correct STL by exporting via Browser (Save As STL). We'll share the Dashboard issue with the development team.

 

Thanks Again! And hope you have a good time with Fusion 360:smileyhappy:

 

Macro Liu

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Re: Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

07-18-2013 10:53 AM in reply to: Macro.Liu_Autodesk
All, we understand and have confirmed that the dashboard export is off. We are working on a fix.

For now export from the browser will give you better control and correct size.

Kevin Schneider


15" Macbook Pro Retina - OSX 10.9 in Portland, Oregon


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Re: Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

07-18-2013 11:09 AM in reply to: schneik

 

Garin tipped me to that when he visited me yesterday... I tried it last night and it CLEARLY works! 

Thanks for the FIX guys :smileyhappy:

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Re: Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

08-07-2013 02:42 PM in reply to: tdtwohy

Its good to find this issue! I was having the same issue with the same programs trying to accomplish the same thing (3d printing).

 

I did however export the item from inside the editor while right clicking the component.

 

But I run in inches.. so I'll just change to mm for now after i've finished designs.

 

Is it possible to get it looked at such that inches will be correctly exported too?

 

Mine are very definitely shrunk when pulling the STL into netfabb! or even straight into the object placement of the Repetier Host (similar program for manuevering and orienting 3d objects to prepare for prints).

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Re: Why my model output as stl will become smaller 1/10?

08-07-2013 02:47 PM in reply to: J.Cameron

though I must say it seems that netfab and this object placement import straight into MM at the exact inches decimal number that it's supposed to be...

 

That said, disregard there being an issue with fusion. I just had to go change the import settings of the other programs!

 

 

 

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