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How to set units for imported stl?

Question asked by Max Crittenden on Apr 24, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2014 by Kelef Man

I'm importing an STL model of a ship. I've already scaled it down 1:5 using Meshlab, so it's ~100 feet long. When I open the file in Solidworks, I get the message "Model exceeds dimensional limits. Please select the correct units or scale value from the Options menu." But as far as I can see, I can't get to the Options menu until the import has failed! I have a part with no features, and changing the units at that point makes no change.

 

How do I change the units before bringing in the STL? I'm stumped.

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