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gsger5
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When I export to STL. format, the dimensions are incorrect

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01-28-2013 01:25 PM

When I export a file into STL. format, and then open that STL. file back in Inventor, the file has scaled to the wrong dimensions. Am I exporting it incorrectly? What am I doing wrong?

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Re: When I export to STL. format, the dimensions are incorrect

01-28-2013 01:32 PM in reply to: gsger5

Hi  gsger5,

 

Assuming you're using Inventor 2011 or later, you can click the Options button when exporting the STL file and set the units in the resulting dialog box. Note that there was a bug with this option in Inventor 2012, but Service pack 1 fixed it (if I recall correctly).

 

I hope this helps.
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Re: When I export to STL. format, the dimensions are incorrect

01-28-2013 01:51 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Can't believe I over-looked that, thanks! This should solve my problems.

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gsger5
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How do I scale a part up?

01-28-2013 02:47 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

I need to scale a part up by 2, I'm not sure how though.

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Re: How do I scale a part up?

01-28-2013 02:56 PM in reply to: gsger5

Start new file and Derive Component and select Scale.

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