I am having trouble changing or editing dimensions on an existing .stl file. Any suggestions?
SW is not that type of tool though you might have a look at the Insert Face command. There are some abilities to resize and move holes. I resize holes frequently.
Thank you for you quick reply! Much appreciated. We created these blueprints in SW and have been 3D printing numerous versions of prototypes.
Do we need to convert the .stl into a .step? or another format. We are very close to the final version. We need to change the diameter of the holes on three parts to just allow for easier manual assembly of the 3D printed parts. Ultimately we're going to injection mold and assemble differently.
Any tips on how you do resize the holes?
Again, thanks for your welcomed support.
Jerry Snee, Jr.
Look at the Insert menu, then choose Face then Move, Offset. Mine pops up with a .010 offset though you can change that to whatever you need. So if you had a .250 hole you needed to be .281 the offset amount would be half (think diameter here) or .0155. Watch the direction though you can change that too at the Flip Direction check box.
At this point you would create and save a part file from this and output another STL or whatever you need. Edits such as this are not linked to the original model but it doesn't sound like you have that anyway.
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