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Part scaling

david_sohlstromdavid_sohlstrom Member, Mentor Posts: 159 ✭✭
Am I missing it some place. I do not find a way to scale a part. Say I want a part to be 1.5 bigger or .75 smaller. Is there a way to do this. If not then that is a feature that I use all the time and would like to see it in Onshape.

Dave
David Sohlstrom

Ariel, WA

Comments

  • jakeramsleyjakeramsley Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 542
    We currently don't have part scaling in the product.
    Jake Ramsley

    Director of Quality Engineering              onshape.com
  • david_sohlstromdavid_sohlstrom Member, Mentor Posts: 159 ✭✭
    Is it on the drawing board?
    David Sohlstrom

    Ariel, WA
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,174 PRO
    I don't use scaling that much but scaling on value -1 should create mirrored part which I need in 80% of models.

    So +1 for scaling.
    //rami
  • ilya_baranilya_baran Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 802
    edited March 2015
    We do have scaling in our plans.  @3dcad You can already create a mirrored part with the mirror feature.  It's to the right of the pattern feature.
    Ilya Baran \ Director of FeatureScript \ Onshape Inc
  • david_sohlstromdavid_sohlstrom Member, Mentor Posts: 159 ✭✭
    @Ilya_Baran   Thanks for the mirror tip. I design Propellers for model boats and that will save a lot of time. I only need to model a right hand prop and then mirror for the left hand prop. Looking forward to the time I can scale a 100mm prop to a 75mm prop.

    Dave
    David Sohlstrom

    Ariel, WA
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,174 PRO
    @Ilya_Baran  Of course, I've been so busy asking for feature mirror that I forgot current tool mirrors faces and parts. Thanks for remainder.

    //rami
  • jeff_25jeff_25 Member Posts: 1
    Mold designers will need to scale the part to design mold cavities.
  • david_sohlstromdavid_sohlstrom Member, Mentor Posts: 159 ✭✭
    JW I agree, I wonder if OS will have a mold function similar to SW where you can set parting lines and generate mold halves from parts.

    Dave
    David Sohlstrom

    Ariel, WA
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