In my theoretical example it actually will shrink it by a couple percent… but in your situation, yes the whole model would grow a bit.
Unfortunately I can’t think of a good way to do what you’re asking without some serious manual adjustment. There are some faster workflows for this but they all will require some manual work.
The ultimate solution would be to import it into a truly parametric app like F360, done correctly it would allow you to resize your slots more or less at will. A similar result could be had using inkscape/AI and clever use of clones, but you’d have to tread carefully.
This is amazing! Did you happen to resize it to work on proofgrade? I’d love the new file, if so! We don’t mind having a large butterfly. Looking for some fun 3D puzzles to keep the kids busy while we’re safe at home for the next several weeks.
If someone shares a print that they’ve made, please respect their sharing and do not ask for the source design or artwork. Designs take work and have value, and when you ask someone to give you that value for free, you undermine their work.
To maybe soften eflyguy’s phrasing here… (if I may – I don’t speak for him of course) you’re both right here. (As is @wesleyjames!)
It is, and advice and resources are willingly shared. The only tricky bit is that asking for other people’s work is discouraged. Asking if someone sells their designs is a bit of a grey area, I’d say you’re generally not out of line to ask for that, but it’s a good idea to phrase it as such up front to avoid misunderstanding. The whole idea here is to make this place safe for everyone, and putting people on the spot by asking for designs can be uncomfortable for some… as can be some of our more bare bones explanations. I’m sure eflyguy didn’t mean to make you feel uncomfortable or scold you here.
Anyway, this is a really common topic that comes up pretty regularly. People sometimes can deliver the news very directly. It’s not meant to be hostile in any way, it’s just that those of us who have seen it a lot and reply bare bones might seem overly abrupt to someone who’s just seeing it for the first time.
The irony is that I’ve now spent a lot of time on this message, which in itself has also been done many times to help smooth out some of the messaging. I’ve been all three roles in this story; when I was new I was mystified about some of the ways we do things, then I was the efficient concise advisor who came off as blunt, and now I’m the one explaining all of this. The cycle continues
Phew. Now back to the regularly scheduled designing and lasering stuff for me!
Thank you for reaching out, evansd2. I completely understand the guideline and the reasoning for it. I will definitely keep it in mind in future communications. I do appreciate your effort to smooth things over. Hopefully the time you spent on that message will remind everyone to practice a bit more grace when educating others, as you have done so well here. On another note, I was able to access the link with the free file that this original owner posted and will give it a shot as-is. Stay well!