Super Tiny Image

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Re: Super Tiny Image

Postby andrew » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:36 pm

mikegigabyte wrote:I did just to see try -25.4 in the scale but it flipped it upside down, still very large


A negative scale factor will indeed flip it (by definition).
To convert your drawing to inches, you'd have to scale it with a factor of 1/25.4, that's about a factor of 0.039.
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Re: Super Tiny Image

Postby mikegigabyte » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:23 pm

the guy said when he reads my file it comes as a sketch I think
so he cant scale it at all

I will try the post above


I would like to try solidworks but everytime I used it the screen would freeze
I dont have a good computer video card so that may be why
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Re: Super Tiny Image

Postby Clive » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:42 pm

Sounds like he's importing your files into a sketch plane in solidworks and then converting this to vector data by using autotrace options.

Edit: Would it be possible to ask him to export your file you gave him to dxf or dwg format and send it back to you?, then post that exported file here on the forum - it would be interesting to see what happens to it!
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Re: Super Tiny Image

Postby Clive » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:03 pm

@andrew - would there be any benefit in developing/enabling QCAD to export files to either STL or STEP format? so that programs like Solidworks, Pro Engineer or Rhino could handle the import more efficently.
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Re: Super Tiny Image

Postby mikegigabyte » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:26 am

ok I changed the size to that post above
the image got really small on my screen

but when I go to print preview it still fits on the paper and prints the correct size

maybe that is good?, I sent the file to the machinist so I will see tomorrow if it will open correctly on his end
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Re: Super Tiny Image

Postby Clive » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:06 am

mikegigabyte wrote:ok I changed the size to that post above
the image got really small on my screen

By using the zoom tools you can view a drawing to its full extents!

In the command line enter za > then press enter or simply click on the Autozoom button :wink:

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