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Posted · Solid Edge .stl import

Hi, I'm new to Cura and I have a problem when importing .stl files from Solid Edge. Inside the software I use mm as unit, but when I import the file in Cura, there are problems due to the scale despite also cura works using mm as unit (for example in Solid Edge I have a dimension of 35 mm, in Cura it is around 3 mm). Does anybody know how to fix this? Thanks

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    Posted · Solid Edge .stl import

    Hey there!

     

    I think I can help, but I use Blender, not SolidEdge, so bear with me.

     

    When I export from Blender to .stl, then load into Cura, the model is tiny, I get the warning, etc.  The reason was explained in the Blender/Cura post I read, but the solution...in Blender ( I hope its similar for SolidEdge) there is are scale options when you export to .stl.  Our scale will show 1.000 scale and we change it to 1000...hit enter, load .stl in Cura and it's the proper size.  This is metric by the way... I haven't seen the need to figure it by inches.  

     

    Anyway, I found that fix for Blender here in the Cura forums (Im pretty sure...lol)  Hope this is what you need!

     

     

    -MadNess

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