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Scaling Blender Stl Export to Get Meaningful Units

tag: learning 3D printing

If I open blender, I see a 2mx2mx2mm cube by default.

But, once exported to stl and put into cura, I get a tiny cube of 2mmx2mmx2mm.

Also, when I import it back to blender, it still a 2mx2mx2m cube.

Fortunately, I still can export the model providing a 1000 scale factor to get the correct dimensions.

And I also need to apply a 0.001 scale factor when importing

This feels cumbersome. Fortunately, I can also change the scale of the metric system of blender to avoid this hassle.

Once blender has a unit scale of 0.001, I can save this setting for the next time.