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New to Cura, please help

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Posted · New to Cura, please help

I am having an issue with Cura when I open up .stl files I create in both Blender and Sketchup. In all cases, the model file opens up incredibly tiny, nowhere close to the actual model size (for example, a 4cm wide model opened up at approx .1 mm.) What am I doing wrong?

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Posted · New to Cura, please help

I just scale the part. stl files don't store unit so it's up to the saving program e.g. blender to pick the units. Typically CAD programs save in inches or cm so if your cad program is outputting in inches then just scale up by 25.4. Alternatively somewhere in blender and sketchup settings there might be a way to indicate the units you want in the stl file. Select mm.

Or if your part is in cm you might need to scale up by 10X. It should be one of these 2 numbers (10 or 25.4) so if one of these numbers is pretty close, it's probably instead perfect.

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