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How Do I Make a Model Bigger or Smaller?

    In MakerBot Desktop

    Sometimes the intended size of an object can get lost in translation between your design software and slicing. Our software expects units to be set to millimeters, so make sure that your modeling software is also set for millimeters. If you open an STL or OBJ in MakerBot Desktop and it appears to be much too small, click the Scale button twice to open the Change Dimensions submenu and click Inches > mm to resize your object.

    In ReplicatorG

    Once you have imported your .STL file into ReplicatorG, an image of your design should appear in model view. Click Scale on the right. To adjust the size of the model click on the image and hold: dragging to the right or up will enlarge the model, while dragging left or down will shrink it. 

    You can also adjust the scale by manually changing the number in the field next to the Scale button. Inputting a 2 will double the size of the model, while inputting 0.5 will halve it.

    Makerbot is no longer actively supporting ReplicatorG. We recommend upgrading to MakerBot Desktop.


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