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SCALING MODELS IN CURA 4.4.0

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Posted (edited) · SCALING MODELS IN CURA 4.4.0

I am just looking to see if anybody has run into this problem before long story short what I am having an issue with is scaling in cura 4.4.0. I have an Ender 3 I know that the bed size is 235x235 but really it's 220x220 so after updating my printer and all I chose to enlarge to the print bed to 235 x235. So I would assume that I would be able to load more parts or models to the build plate but what I am finding is when scaling up a model the measurements don't seems correct for example when I sized a model up to 6in it was 76 MM which I know isn't correct. I updated the firmware and all so I know that it wont connect to the print and all so I can't properly monitor a print or give  more information.  Attached you will see pictures of what I am talking about  It's also happening to other model they seem HUGE to print but on the actual print bed it seems I have more room to place more models

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Posted · SCALING MODELS IN CURA 4.4.0

Everything looks good to me.  150mm is about 6 inches so your measuring tape seems to agree with the printed model.  So I'm not sure what your question is.

 

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Posted · SCALING MODELS IN CURA 4.4.0
37 minutes ago, gr5 said:

Everything looks good to me.  150mm is about 6 inches so your measuring tape seems to agree with the printed model.  So I'm not sure what your question is.

 

I may be just and idiot at this point overthinking and analyzing this but this is my quandary if I resize the model to 150 MM this is what it looks like it is bigger than the print bed even though the bed itself is 235 MMx235MM and if I size it to 76 it fits in the print area but 76 MM isn't 6 in. this is my quandary you advice is welcome. 

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Posted · SCALING MODELS IN CURA 4.4.0

Oh.  You are resizing the Z.  That's the height.  If you want to set the diameter to a particular value put it in either X or Y rows on the left column.

 

If instead you want to resize by an exact amount like 2X put a 200% in the right columns.

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Posted (edited) · SCALING MODELS IN CURA 4.4.0
7 hours ago, gr5 said:

Oh.  You are resizing the Z.  That's the height.  If you want to set the diameter to a particular value put it in either X or Y rows on the left column.

 

If instead you want to resize by an exact amount like 2X put a 200% in the right columns.

So what you are saying if I understand correctly is that if I wasn't to resize something never actually resize the desired axis size the other axis first and before I input any amount fist in the percentage column put 200%. 
 

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Posted · SCALING MODELS IN CURA 4.4.0

I don't understand what you were saying.  I also don't understand what you are trying to do:

1) Are you trying to make it as big as will fit?

2) Are you trying to make it a certain size?

3) Are you trying to make the base a specific diameter?

4) Are you trying to scale it up in X and Y but not Z?

 

Note that you have "uniform scaling" checked which means it will scale up all 3 axes equally.

 

Note that you can choose a specific size (left column) or you can choose a specific scale (right column) but obviously not both at the same time.

 

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