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How do I know if my 3D file is the right size?

Rich Borrett
posted this on June 04, 2012 20:06

It always pays to double check the size of your STL design files before you upload them to Ponoko.

Fortunately, it's super easy to do with Netfabb.

  1. Open your STL file in Netfabb
  2. Analyze your file

    Click the Platform Overview button, or press F5

    4. Scale as necessary

    If your file is showing the wrong size, simple scale it as needed until it's reading the correct dimensions.

    5. Export the file

    Simply right click the object and chose "Export part" > "as STL (binary)" and save it.