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123D Design operational question

by JHWhitaker

How to precisely enter a new item into my drawing on the 123D Design build plane

When I need to position a new shape into my drawing does 123D Design have the capability of allowing me to specify the exact build plane coordinate at which the item is to be placed?

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help please, ayuda porfavor

by KGBuruguay

Hi, I'm looking for a 123D design book in Spanish, does it exist? where can i get it or buy it thanks greetings

hola ando buscando un libro de 123D design en español, existe? donde puedo conseguirlo o comprarlo gracias saludos

123D book buy spanish
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123 Design not responding

by 3ddeano

Lagging and keeps telling me not responding,recovers some time,s and sometimes i loose all my work
Threatening the program that ill find another program that does work,reloading the program again,
still the same issues.

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Scale an objest up in size using actual dimensions.

by weld3d

New here, and hope someone can explain how to do this properly. I downloaded a neat little Die wrench from thingiverse and printed it out. The print came out great just a little to small for my dies to fit right, only by a few thousands, so I wanted to scale it up to the proper size to fit them. I imported the .stl file into Cura for printing and see that I can upsize things but don't know how to upsize the die to an exact dimension. Is that possible? I can upsize in Cura by a percentage, (did that and eventually got it right) but doing it this way is just kind of guessing how much to upsize it. You can waste a lot of time trying to print and reprint it to get it to the right size by guessing at how much a percent bigger you think it should be. If I measure the die with a digital caliper and get an exact dimension, is there a way to plug that dimension into cura for upsizing.
And if not, what do I need to do to convert the .stl file into something that 123D Design can use so I can actually measure the drawing when it is in 123D Design and size it to the right dimensions. I can bring the .stl file into 123D Design and look at it and move it around and do most actions to it but am unable to get the measure feature to work on an .stl file. I'm guessing the file has to be a cad file of some kind for 123D Design to be able to see and measure it. Just don't know how to make that happen. Can anyone more familiar with these things explain how to do that. Thanks for any help anyone can offer. :-)

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Scale an object up in size using actual dimensions.

by weld3d

Thingiverse Groups 123D Design General

New here, and hope someone can explain how to do this properly. I downloaded a neat little Die wrench from thingiverse and printed it out. The print came out great just a little to small for my dies to fit right, only by a few thousands, so I wanted to scale it up to the proper size to fit them. I imported the .stl file into Cura for printing and see that I can upsize things but don't know how to upsize the die to an exact dimension. Is that possible? I can upsize in Cura by a percentage, (did that and eventually got it right) but doing it this way is just kind of guessing how much to upsize it. You can waste a lot of time trying to print and reprint it to get it to the right size by guessing at how much a percent bigger you think it should be. If I measure the die with a digital caliper and get an exact dimension, is there a way to plug that dimension into cura for upsizing.
And if not, what do I need to do to convert the .stl file into something that 123D Design can use so I can actually measure the drawing when it is in 123D Design and size it to the right dimensions. I can bring the .stl file into 123D Design and look at it and move it around and do most actions to it but am unable to get the measure feature to work on an .stl file. I'm guessing the file has to be a cad file of some kind for 123D Design to be able to see and measure it. Just don't know how to make that happen. Can anyone more familiar with these things explain how to do that. Thanks for any help anyone can offer. :-)

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Grrrr Convert Mesh To Solid not working in 123D Design!!!!

by DeanMurray

Hi

I have seen this topic before, but not seen an answer.

If I download an STL from Thingiverse to incorporate into one of my own designs, I can't do anything with it, such as snap to object etc, unless it is converted to solid first. If I try and convert it to a solid 123D Design on PC always freezes or crashes.

I tried converting to solid in Meshmixer, then export as STL, but when I import that into 123D Design, it is imported as a mesh again. I double checked to make sure I was exporting the right object in Meshmixer, and I was.

Any help would be much appreciated

Mr M

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Trouble opening and importing files in 123D Desiand closing the

by Coat

Hey there. I am new to this group, but i'am glad there is still a users-group for 123D :)

Since a few weeks i have troubles opening and importing files in 123D. First time nothing happens, second time it works but after that again an opening-dialog appears (from the first try?) which you can cancel. Same for importing file. Also closing the program doesn't work anymore.
I'am not a paranoid person, but the problems appears the same time i installed Fusion 360... Is there a connection? or is it simply a windows-update?

I'am using:
Windows 10 (1809, up to date)
Ryzen 7 1700
123D design 2.2.14

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I went over to Fusion 360

by Dixon3dprinting

Hey Yall,

i moved over from 123d to fusion360 and i never understood why it was backwards and weird until i found Preferences / Pan,Tilt,zoom i switched it to Tinkercad and it operated just like 123d its make up looks a bit different but once you do your initial sketch you can build off that. this isnt a ploy to get you over there but if you were struggiling this was the huge step i was missing figured it may help someone else out.

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Is there a way to add new primitives such as a tube?

by BrooklynBay

I had to select a solid cylinder, then select a second solid cylinder, then use the alignment tool, then the subtract function to create a tube. Is there a way to add primitives such as a tube to the current library for future use? A threaded rod or an inside thread such as the one inside a nut would be helpful as well. I know that I could create my own library, save it on my computer then import it but I'm looking for a way to integrate it into the program.

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