Meshmixer: Scaling Models

Introduction: Meshmixer: Scaling Models

In this section of the user manual we'll walk you through scaling 3D models in Meshmixer.

Meshmixer for Ember User Manual

How to Install Meshmixer for Ember

How to Import Models

How to Scale Models

How to Layout models

How to Combine Models

How to Generate Supports

How to Export for Ember

Step 1: Scale Models: Transform Tool

  1. Click on the model you want to scale
  2. Click on the "Edit" button on the left toolbar and then "Transform"


    You can open the "Transform" tool directly by hitting the "t" hotkey

  3. To scale uniformly, click-drag on the white cube at the centre of the axis
    1. Click-drag up to increase size
    2. Click-drag down to decrease size
  4. Click "Accept" to save the transformation


Currently you cannot scale a model with a numeric input using the Transform tool. If you need to scale a model precisely see Scale Models: Numeric Input

Step 2: Scale Model: Numeric Input

  1. Click on the model you want to scale
  2. Click on the "Analysis" button on the left toolbar then click "Units/Dimensions"

  3. Edit the dimensions of the model


    When you edit one dimension the other dimensions will scale proportionally

  4. Click "Done" to implement the scaling


Currently you can only scale one model at a time Meshmixer. If you need to scale multiple models you have to;

  1. Export the current model as a binary STL
  2. Import and replace the current model with the next model to be scaled
  3. Repeat the process above

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