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Scaling a project

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Scaling a project

Postby davek0974 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:51 am

I have a product that is an octagon shaped fire pit, 50cm in dia, a customer wants the same thing but 90cm dia.

So if i scale the component parts 180% will that still fit together or does scale not work for parts made up of smaller parts??

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Re: Scaling a project

Postby acourtjester » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:19 am

If your not sure measure the mating sides to be sure they are the same on each part.
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Re: Scaling a project

Postby davek0974 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 am

Thanks, that thought hit me a short while ago, no idea why i didn't realise earlier apart from it being one of those days so far ;)

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Re: Scaling a project

Postby SONIC » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:21 pm

They should still fit, unless they are the tab locking type, and then your tab slots will need to be redrawn to match your material thickness.

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Re: Scaling a project

Postby Gamelord » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:55 pm

Scaling should be fine except for any pieces that rely on the thickness of the material for proper fit. So as mentioned above, if you have a slot that a piece fits into, scaling the object will make the slot larger and thicker so the piece will not fit properly. If it is just overall size then scaling should not matter.
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Re: Scaling a project

Postby davek0974 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:06 am

Thanks all, sorted now :)


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