I created an object and want to scale it to 35cm. Now I am confronted with two problems: I don't know exactly where to set the workspace to metric system and when I tried to add a plane as a reference and changed the size, (I ticked measurement>edge length) it said that the size is 2mx2m no matter how I scaled it. I am getting a little frustrated here as I know this is probably pretty basic.

Thank you very much for your help!

Best, Marleneenter image description here


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You can choose the unit system in the Scene panel:

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To change the size, switch to Object mode and either change the size or the scale. At the end don't forget to apply the scale of your object to bring it back to 1:1:1:

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  • $\begingroup$ I think I now know what the issue was. I additionally tried to find the size and measurements in edit mode and when I switched to object mode I could finally see the accurate sizes. Thank you very much @moonboots $\endgroup$
    – die.marls
    Nov 23, 2022 at 12:24
  • $\begingroup$ yes it probably will be easier in Object mode $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Nov 23, 2022 at 12:26
  • $\begingroup$ @die.marls if this answer has worked for you, consider clicking the tick next to it, to show it's cleared up. $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Nov 23, 2022 at 12:47

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