Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Warning: Model too small to load


fmanchu
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted · Warning: Model too small to load

I have constructed a model in 123 D design and obtain the message above (from CURA) when attempting to load into CURA

I am using Ultimaker 2+

The model can be contained in a block about 20mm x 40mm x 30mm (x,y,z) and has a minimum wall thickness of 1mm

although generally 2mm.

 

I have been unable to find any references to minimum size from on-line manuals etc. so am now trying here for help.

 

Any advice much appreciated.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Warning: Model too small to load

    STL files don't store the units.  Even if you designed it in mm in 123D, you may be exporting it in inches or meters or feet.  For example if it's in meters and because cura expects mm it will be 1000X too small.

     

    So when you export from 123D I think there should be somewhere an option to select the units.  Select mm.

    • Thanks 1
    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Warning: Model too small to load

    Many thanks for your quick response. Although your answer did not help directly, it put me onto the solution. 

    Whilst looking for the option to 'select mm' (not available) I came across the option to 'Combine objects'.(please see attached)

    Happily this solved the problem immediately and Cura accepted my model. 

    123D_Cura.PNG

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...