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Thread: Lightwave and Proper Scale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztreem View Post
    ...As 1 inch is 2.54 mm and if you have 0.0254 and round it up it gets 0.03.
    Now's the time for me to be Mr Pedantic.

    I know this was just a typo but 1 inch is not 2.54 mm. 1 inch = 2.54cm or 25.4mm.

    I know, I know. I'm a nerd.

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    My one experiment with Lightwave and 3D printing, which was successful, required me to model the parts x1000 larger. I needed parts in millimeters, but to get them to work, I had to model in meters. Probably something I did, or overlooked, though, not the software. They were replacement parts for an imported 1/144 scale model kit, if you're curious. Worked perfectly.

    And yes, 1" = 25.4mm, 1mm = 0.03937". (I work in aerospace, I deal with this all the time.)
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