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jlm  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:57:51 AM(UTC)
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On the same project, some parts are exported in inches, others in mm.
The SLA supplier usually does the scale changes because he knows how big a cosmetic product should be.
Though, last week I received microscopic perfume caps.

It's good to know that SLA resolution is getting better.

Note : I never used inches in my life, except for motorbikes tires sizes...
murray  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, July 13, 2016 3:31:13 PM(UTC)
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jlm  
#3 Posted : Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:55:58 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: murray Go to Quoted Post
http://forums.punchcad.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=7856 Tim refers to that.


Thank you Murray, that's exactly the case.

Though, I still don't understand why on the same batch some files are detected in mm and others in inches...

When I upload my files to a site with automatic sla treatment, like Sculpteo, I get the same wrong unit selection...
m.marino  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, January 04, 2017 7:16:43 AM(UTC)
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ViaCAD Pro v10 and will only export inches and feet which makes it extremely difficult to import into other programs as will get the inches measurement in a mm slot and completely requires reworking the model. Not good as that is non billable time on client projects.

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Tim Olson  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, January 04, 2017 11:07:10 AM(UTC)
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HI Michael

I just did some checks and it seems ok. I exported a MM file from ViaCAD and imported into NetFabb.

With V10, STL export now includes a drop down for unit type. Can you confirm your dropdown is MM? I believe by default it will be INCH.

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HarveyC  
#6 Posted : Thursday, January 05, 2017 9:57:20 AM(UTC)
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I work exclusively in mm and it works ok for me.

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