My design looks perfectly good but when i scale it down by 1000 time the body become invalid.
Do you have any solution?
What was the logic or Design Intent of modeling 1000 times too large?
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I asked you several questions that you did not answer:
2. What is it that you are designing? What is your Design Intent?
3. How will the part be manufactured?
4. Is it an assembly in the real world?
1. Can you Attach your *.sldprt file here?
Answering these questions early on in the design process probably would have avoided later issues.
I had a good reason for asking the questions.
Actually i import stl file in solidworks. While import this the unit was in meter. But it should be in mm. Thats why I want to scale it down 1000 times.
Abm Masum wrote: Actually i import stl file in solidworks. While import this the unit was in meter. But it should be in mm. Thats why I want to scale it down 1000 times.
Abm Masum wrote:
Why not re-import the file with the units set to millimeters?
On the open dialog box, click options to open the import options and set the units there.
I could see where you were going with this is your original post - and it was obvious that you were going down the wrong path - thus my questions.
Start over from scratch and ask questions about how to get the stl correct size to start.
Don’t ignore the obvious.
Right, but solidworks should want me that you can't deal with the large body at the beginning. And also while I tried to make a large sketch it just shows me a red sign but didn't say why is that warning.
I will make those parts again anyway with millimeter.
Abm Masum wrote: Right, but solidworks should ...
Right, but solidworks should ...
The minute we start absolving the designer of making critical design decisions we are either in big trouble or entering a wonderful brave new world of software taking over because we can't do our own work according to our own Design Intent.
You knew you were working in Meters rather than Millimeters...
Don't feel too bad - large companies, even NASA make multi-million dollar mistakes with units and magnitude.
Hello Adm,.. the best way,.. go back to the beginning and scale 1/1000 and all the sketches/features.
That means I should do it again by importing in milliliter :/
You now know the definition of EXPERIENCE: "When you were expecting something else"
This means that you will ALWAYS do a quick measurement whenever you import STL files to verify the size is right.
You need to do this because STL files do not include any units information.
Yep,.. at the beginning, you should have made sure the STL was the correct Scale.
Actually I didn't know that. I thought the unit will be same as my default template.
Now I know, thank you guys.
Adm,.. well, it's part of the learning curve... and, this import scale mistake is going to be more prevalent with all the STL (mesh files) on the web... and imho.. SW Corp should seriously add a optional "Bounding Box" which shows XYZ dimensions.. from there, the user would have a option to Scale the imported bodie(s).
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