I draw the part out the size I want lets just say 4 inches square but when I export the stl and load into the slicing software it is about a 1/2 inch square!
I have tried every possible iteration of the export menu along with drawing the part in several different templates. I have tried it two different slicing programs including Cura. No matter what I do the size the of the exported part is always tiny! Note you can barely see the 2 inch cube on the “print bed” in Cura. What am I doing wrong?
Here is the export dialog. I have tried every value in both pull downs with the box checked and unchecked. NOTHING I do has any impact on what actually gets into slicer software. It’s like this dialog box does nothing?
Be aware that the STL file format has no standard field for units. So it may be smart to include the exported units as part of the filename, ie “fancy_cube.mm.stl”, so at least you know when opening in other software, what you need to set the units to.)
As far as I can tell, 100% of software assumes .stl files are in millimeters. I’m tempted to remove the option for selecting units. Or perhaps make the options to export for specific software such as Cura, NetFabb, 3D Builder, etc.
@rob_a_johnson, does Cura have any options for selecting the stl unit when importing?
What about export options set per named 3D Printer profiles ? (If the print head can only be positioned to some tolerance in any axis, then what’s the point of 16 decimal places, when 5 or 6 will do ?)