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How do you lock the unit system?

Sorry completely new to Blender and currently trying to figure out how to change my unit system from metric to units. I am able to get to the menus that enable me to choose what unit system I want to ...
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Default position of new stroke changed

First image is where the default stroke appears in grease pencil Second image is where the stroke appears now. I really need help to reset this position. All new objects are appearing in the new ...
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How to customize default sizes new created objects [duplicate]

I work with metric system and units in millimeters. But all new geometry from Shift+A is 200mm. How can I change it?
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Can't switch from metric to imperial units [closed]

I'm new to Blender and I'm trying to switch units from the default metric to imperial. I go to Scene => Units => Unit System and change it to metric, but after I edit anything, everything switches ...
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None of my dimensions never come out the same size? (Units-Inches)

I have certain dimensions and measurements that need to be applied to an object. The height is 79 inches. Whenever I add a cube and go S-Z-79-ENTER, the sizes are never correct. As you can see in ...
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How do I get vertex coordinates in the same units as the scene units?

I want to get the coordinates of a vertex in the correct units, millimeters in this case for the current model, to do some calculations in external to blender module. When changing the units of a ...
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Struggling with Small Objects (Subsurface and System Units)

I'm a beginner with Blender and may be missing something or just wrong. I'm an experienced professional product designer and have years experience with Rhino,Solidworks as well as Maxwell Render, ...
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How to use array modifier with units? [duplicate]

Pretty new to Blender, I'm trying to learn how to make a studded wall. How do I use the array modifier to use imperial units? For example, I would like to create a stud, and have them spaced 16 ...
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How to use the array modifier with imperial units

Pretty new to Blender, I'm trying to learn how to make a studded wall. How do I use the array modifier to use imperial units? For example, I would like to create a stud, and have them spaced 16 ...
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meters become millimeters on export? [duplicate]

Slightly odd but I created a basic bowl shape (imported .svg profile from Illustrator, converted to mesh, spun and exported) but when I exported as an .stl file for 3d printing it registered the ...
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Is there a why to draw a straight rule line outside of object

My object has different parts but overall when it is combine together it need to be specifically 64 cm, so I need to draw a specifically straight rule line to use it as a reference. Is there a way to ...
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What are these time units smaller than seconds: 1/60ths of a second

I am using Blender to edit videos. I see strip time units listed with three colon separators, like: HH:MM:SS:??. So, what are those smallest units? 1/60 of a second? 1/100th of a second. Or should the ...
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When importing stl models for 3d printing the pieces are all scattered, Is there a way to re assemble everything?

This is the result of the imported model. Is the software? Or it comes this way and there is no other solution than manually fixing? Thanks a lot!
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Can't achieve 1cm unit scale, it's always larger

I have the default settings for everything, and in the scene I went to set up units to metric, 1.000 and centimeters, but the grids are 100cm large and if I move an object with the snap to increment, ...
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Is it possible to have inches as the default imperial unit?

I work with imperial units quite a bit in Blender. For me it would be more intuitive if the units would default to inches, rather than feet. For example, if I were to use fractional inches in the ...
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parameter limited dissolve doesn't remove vertices!

sorry just starting to use blender 2.8 limited dissolve does not want to remove unnecessary vertices
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What is the force strength measurement unit?

I am just curious what measurement units does blender use for the force filed strength. An old site mentioned that Wind filed for example uses Newtons. Which is not the case in blender 2.8.2. I tried ...
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How is the amount of displacement calculated?

I need to know how blender calculates the amount of displacement it applies to a vertex. I use the following configuration: Cycles renderer displacement node (scale = 1.0, midlevel = 0.5) 8-bit ...
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How to precisely set orthographic scale

I am trying to get an orthographic render out of Blender with precise accuracy. The scale that I would like is 1"=1'. To prepare my scene, I have changed units to Imperial with separate values. I then ...
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Why text object can't align to Y axis accurately?

i am new to Blender, i certainly set Text Object Alignment in Left Horizontal way and set object's X location to 0 However , the Text Object looks like this ,The left side of "P" character ...
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What metric unit does the force field use?

What unit does the blender physics 'Force Field' use, e.g: The 'Strength' in 'Force' ? I'm using the metric(The answer doesn't have to include only metric) preset.
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Blender 2.8 dimension and transform numbers are not making sense

I have a model of a car (I'm a blender noob), it is set to Metric, and things look good, in the image below you will see the tire is 0.669m in the Y dimension, that is about right, I then select ...
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How to setup large scale scene units, scale, camera, etc in Blender 2.8

If I set Unit Scale to 1 and Length to Miles, then insert a 1 mile by 1 mile cube, I run into all sorts of problems. First the ...
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Real world scale size? [duplicate]

I am working on a project that's a bathroom, it's supposed to fit real world scale, the size of the bathroom should be 2,50х1,5 and the height 2,2. How am I supposed to use these numbers in Blender in ...
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How do I change Blender's dimensions to display in inches?

I'm am trying to scale an object but the dimensions are "m"? Is that "meter"? Too big for my printer. I'd like to change it to inches. Is there a setting for that?
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Respect unit scale when link or appending objects

Appending/linking the same object with the same metric size from Blender files with different unit scales in Blender 2.8 results in objects of different sizes. It seems, Blender respects only the ...
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Can we translate 3d data into faked 2d data? It seems possible to fake 3d by using 2d images.changing size and shape

There is a some excitement about using an animation platform for web sites. People say it is powerful and fast. So, for employment purposes since I am a software engineer, I have taken the task of ...
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Imported Image Displays Too Small

MakeHuman 1.1.1 Blender 2.8a OSX I first created a 3D human model and exported it as .fbx file. Next, I imported the image file to Blender 2.8a, then I found that: the imported image is too small (...
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Imperial & Metric Proportional Editing Behaviour

Does anyone know why the proportional editing values are dependent on the scene units, such that you have to enter different values to get the same result? See attached. As 1.21ft = 0.369m I'm ...
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What's going on with the scale/length here in edit mode?

I am working on a 3D model for printing. I have my scene set to a Unit Scale = 0.001 and Length = Millimeters. This makes it the ...
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Camera not visible after changing units to mm in Blender

I changed SI units to mm and set the scale to 1,1,1. Now my camera is not visible or it is too small. Need help!
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How do I change the units to meters or create an object that is X mm wide?

So I want to make a model for 3D-printing and searched for a guide on how to change the units to metric units first of course, but the guides I found were totally outdated, because there seems to have ...
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Using a vertex as pivot point with multiple vertex selected

I am try to transition to Blender 2.8 from Maya. Would love to move but running into so show stoppers for me. Am mostly doing modular assets so grids and snapping are essential. Example. I have a ...
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How do you set the scale or size of the work area for modeling objects?

Hello first time here I have a quite embarrassing problem with learning Blender I have no idea of how to set the scale to start my projects. What I mean is "HOW do you set the scale or size of the ...
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Understanding units setup for STL

I don't understand the unit setup. I need to print the model but its just still incorrect in dimensions. I have set up length to millimeters unit scale 1. Exported STL file in meshmixer shows that ...
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how to rotate an object (a line) diagonally x,y

I have defined a line as an object, and I am trying to rotate it end over end, diagonally, 360 degrees, over 100 frames. i havent yet found a way to do this. I tried just using calculations and ...
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Exactly positioning and aligning objects [duplicate]

I'm trying to get productive with blender. Now I have this challenge I can't solve. I imported parts of a cnc chair I'm designing. Precisely positioning the parts is my goal. How can I do this ? So ...
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internal body is hollow blender

i made a body of the gun but blender is not showing the the internal body it is hollow in inside have i done something wrong (blender v 2.8) the picture is please tell the problem??? BLENDER
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Blender 2.8 Resize face

I am trying to resize a face in Blender 2.8. I can use the scale tool but that only uses percentages (I can keep a calculator open but it is useless if the object has been resized already). Does ...
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Setting exact coordinates on multiple vertices on same object

Is it possible to transform by the absolute value all those vertices at once? Currently, it is set on median but I would need absolute one instead of the median.
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How can I scale something with actual measurements in meter,cm,etc?

What a want to do is a big cylinder which is going to have a diameter of .285 m and do several cut loops but when I want to do an scale and type the units of that cut loop (for example 0.335 m) in ...
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Blender and 3dsmax Scale conversion

At my work we use 3dsMax and are trying to transition to using Blender. One thing we've run into is that when we import a Blender model as an fbx, the scale is 100 times the size in 3dsMax, but the ...
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Export from Blender to Photoshop with same camera angle

I want to export 3d model from Blender to Photoshop - with same angle and position of camera. I exported as collada and obj, but when I import them in Photoshop, camera is not in same position. How ...
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How to Set Up a Scene with Large Units of Scale

So recently I've been getting into these "Spaceship" scenes where smaller ships are flying around a much larger ship. And I was wondering there was anything I could do to adjust the units of scale in ...
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Issue with grid and Blender Unit (Screenshot attached)

I hope all is well. I've been having an issue with Grids and the Blender Unit during my 3D designs. For context, I want to set the Blender Unit (length) to be 1:1 with millimeters. I'm expecting ...
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why my object turn white after turning on the matcat in blender

Can any one please help me. When I turn on the matcat option in the blender my object become white and it don't switch as the matcap color as I selected.
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Blender 2.8 Boolean inconsistencies

I'm trying a simple boolean add. I select the first object (sphere) then add a boolean modifier (cube). In first attempt with sphere in position 1, the results are as expected. When I move the sphere ...
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How to scale Blender units into centimeters on Freestyle SVG export?

I made a blueprint in Blender and I need to export it into SVG for a laser cut. I tried units and centimeters. I have 50 cm\units long plane. When I use Freestyle SVG exporter, neither Adobe ...
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Having changed the scene units and unit scale, how can I change the default size of new objects?

I am using blender most of the time to model things for my 3d printer. So a default unit in "meters" is not really helpful! Within the scene settings it is simply possible to set the units to ...
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Viewport millimeter scale in 2.8

I'm having essentially the same issue as the one posted in Change the scale of the viewport but I am unable to find all the relevant dials to turn. In short, the items I'm modelling require ...