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Posted · How do I convert from metric to standard in Cura?

Standard? Metric is standard in almost everywhere in the world.

If you have models that were saved in inches, I've created a handy conversion tool; https://github.com/nallath/BarbarianPlugin/

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Posted · How do I convert from metric to standard in Cura?

Love the name of the plugin :-)

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Posted · How do I convert from metric to standard in Cura?

And yet inches is STILL called standard. (Google it. you'll see)

Just having fun. Don't beat me up.

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Posted · How do I convert from metric to standard in Cura?

...yet Guinness is served in pints

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Posted · How do I convert from metric to standard in Cura?

Go easy on me, I'm still using VHS....

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Posted · How do I convert from metric to standard in Cura?

I'm detecting elder abuse! I'm an old tool and die maker. I've been using Cubify Design that will create in inches or Millimeters. Us old guys know the entire scale of 1/64 to 1" in 64's (at least I did). I can look at a size and guess the dimension fairly close, so a 5/16" diameter is how many mm? I have to do the conversion from .312 divided by .03937 or .04.

Designing in inches is easy, but designing in mm requires constant mental conversions.

So, just in case you didn't understand why us fossils have not changed to mm - now you know.

There is a big benefit of using both mm and inch when it comes to screws. If a threaded hole is stripped out you can probably find a size in between and save the part.

I'll close with the industrial revolution was in inches, courtesy of England.

Thanks for writing the plugin - I'll try it out! I've got Cura V2.7.0 and 4.2.1 loaded.

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Posted · How do I convert from metric to standard in Cura?
10 hours ago, rickcad said:

I'm an old tool

If you say so... 😉

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Posted · How do I convert from metric to standard in Cura?

How do you use this plugin? I have it installed, but when I load my part stl that is in inches it does not convert. I had to resort to converting in Inventor when I saved my stl

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Posted · How do I convert from metric to standard in Cura?

The plugin doesn't do anything automatically. You have to select the model after it is loaded, and then to to Extensions -> Barbarian plugin -> Convert to metric

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