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Scaling Problem / Units / Inches / Millimeters
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on May 16, 2005
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Try scaling in steps: 1/2.54, then 1/10.
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May 16, 2005 7:12 PM
I'm working on a design where I need to use some features off of some imported geometry. The files I've been give are actually solidworks files with imported solids in them - the importing happened upstream from me, so I don't have any control over it. The problem I have is that the dimensions show up with the numerals for millimeters, but it thinks it is a customary file. So, something that should measure 1 inch shows up as 25.4 inches - make sense?
I've tried scaling the model, but the routine can't get all the way to 1/25.4 without coming up with an error. I've also tried exporting to an STL file, then lying about the units when I open it back up -- but this results in geometry that I can't really use. (Only works for the STL graphics mode).
I'm looking for a way to simply force the model change it's units. I've actually got several of these files that are messed up like this, so I really want to avoid trying to recreate all of them from scratch. Can someone help?
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