Good Morning All.
I picked up my printer a Flashforge creator pro, only yesterday, and I am playing around with it made a few prints so far.
I am now looking to print my own designs. However I am struggling somewhat.
The designs that I produced were done so on Autodesk Inventor, and saved as an .ipt file. The dimensions of these parts were built using ANSI Metric mm. When I print these inventor designs, not on 3D Printer but on an inkjet using A4 paper, the designs are to 1:1 scale and have the correct dimensions when measured, so this confirms the designs are indeed correct.
The .ipt files have been saved as an .stl, when I attempted to import these into Simplily3d, it comes up with a dialogue box called Auto Scale Option stating the following message "Part appears to be extremely small and may be in inches format. Would you like to automatically scale to millimetre format? This is despite all elements of the design being done in ANSI Metric mm?
I have tried both options
Selecting Yes seems to scale this up from 10mm to 100mm!
Selecting no seems to think that 10mm is 1mm for the correct dimension, I am guessing?
So what I have attempted so far is to select yes, and then manually change the Z scale from its scaled up 100mm, to the correct 10mm, however despite uniform scaling being selected, it does not scale all features of the design correctly, for example, if there is a 10x10x10mm cube with a circular hole through the centre with a diameter of 5mm, then by imputing the correct Z scale of 10mm results in that hole becoming 4.2mm and not 5mm?
This is really causing me a headache and I would appreciate help.