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HI i am new to 3d printing and decided to use Ultimaker Cura. i have selected a small project to begin with, but when trying to load the file, i run into a problem. i am using a compressed zip file, and when i click open, it says Ignored: *zip. i gues it cant use zip files. so is there a way that i can translate it into like an .stl file?

Any help would be very appreciated.

thanks.

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    zip isn't a cad format. It's a way of compressing one or more files. First unzip it.

    What format is the 3d object in? Cura only reads a few formats. most cad programs will export in stl format. Under options make sure you output in mm. Cura assumes dimensions are in mm so if you designed it in inches and you export it in mm your cad program should fix that automatically.

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