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    I have this stl file to make this easy say the image is 2.00 x 2.00 and I what to make it 50% smaller 1.00 x1.00 and remember this is a STL file of a image what can I use and how can I resize or reduce the image size?
    Thanks any help would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmachinist View Post
    I have this stl file to make this easy say the image is 2.00 x 2.00 and I what to make it 50% smaller 1.00 x1.00 and remember this is a STL file of a image what can I use and how can I resize or reduce the image size?
    Thanks any help would be great!

    1: Convert STL to DXF

    2: Scale DXF to desired size


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    Convert 3D STL to DXF scale it and Convert DXF back again to STL to cut it in 3D? and what program can i use for this?



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    What software did you use to create the STL?

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    Most CAM software can scale the .stl before creating toolpaths. No changing of formats is necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    Most CAM software can scale the .stl before creating toolpaths. No changing of formats is necessary.
    I completely agree with what Gerry said, please post information about what software you are using so someone here may provide pertinent information, direction and help.

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    Default Re: STL File?

    When you say this is an STL "of an image" - does that mean you've created a heightmap mesh from a bitmap? Or are you trying to save a 2D image as a STL (which isn't going to work)?

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    i gotten the STL file from (thingiverse) i have GIBBSCAM v12 , freecad, and fusion 360. i use gibbscam for creating toolpaths any help would be great thanks!



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