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Units MM dont match real word
show user profile  ap742
Hi guys. I'm pretty new to MAX
and having bit trouble
if I set my units to mm and create object 10mm it does not match real word once you send it to 3d printer .

however inches works perfect :-/
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8/28/2016 10:32:48 PM (last edit: 8/28/2016 10:32:48 PM)
show user profile  Coxy
Go into system unit scale and make sure 1 unit = 1.0 mm.
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8/28/2016 10:36:24 PM (last edit: 8/28/2016 10:36:41 PM)
show user profile  ap742
that was my first place to check. it is 1 unit = 1.0mm :-(

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8/28/2016 11:03:41 PM (last edit: 8/28/2016 11:03:41 PM)
show user profile  Coxy
Was it the first thing you did? Or did you change it after the geometry was inside the model.

Try making a new file, changing the units first and then importing the object again. You could also try reset xform before exporting.
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8/28/2016 11:19:05 PM (last edit: 8/28/2016 11:20:03 PM)
show user profile  ap742
I set units right after installing max.
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8/28/2016 11:19:55 PM (last edit: 8/28/2016 11:19:55 PM)
show user profile  Coxy
Is it an STL file?
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8/28/2016 11:20:43 PM (last edit: 8/28/2016 11:20:43 PM)
show user profile  ap742
when I export it yes STL.

so I just tried 123 Design , autocad
all accurate all exported to STL MAX only one bigger object even tho they all same radius :-/
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8/28/2016 11:26:18 PM (last edit: 8/28/2016 11:26:18 PM)
show user profile  ap742
so Imported my 123 object
side by side under utilities Measure

123 shows exactly what it should be. 8x8x8 vs max when its 15.968mm x 15.968mm x15.968mm
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8/28/2016 11:35:49 PM (last edit: 8/28/2016 11:35:49 PM)
show user profile  ap742
under system units settings I change 1 Unit = 2.0 mm

and its good now. why 1 to 1 and it was doubling ?
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8/28/2016 11:38:57 PM (last edit: 8/28/2016 11:38:57 PM)
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