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The Revit to Real Series:

 

Revit to MakerBot – Thing-O-Matic:

Revit to Scale Model – 3D Printing:

Desired Scale  
Math Scale Value
1″ = 1′-0″ 1/12 8.33
1/2″ = 1′-0″ 1/24 4.17
1/4″ = 1′-0″ 1/48 2.08
1/8″ = 1′-0″ 1/96 1.04
1/16″ = 1′-0″ 1/192 .521
1″ = 20′ 1/240 .417
1″ = 40′ 1/480 .208
1″ = 50′ 1/600 .167
1″ = 80′ 1/960 .104
1″ = 100′ 1/1200 .0833

Essentially, the math works something like this:  We are starting at a scale of 1:1.  So, we need to reduce the scale to inches by dividing by 12.  Next, if we want to work at the 1/8″ scale, we need to multiply the 1/12 by 1/8 which equals 1/96.  We are inputting a numerical percentage in Max, so we divide 1/96 = .010375, then shift the decimal two numbers to the left (or multiply by 100) to translate the number to a percent value and round out the number .010375 x 100 = 1.04.

MakerBot News! (from 9.19.12):

So, if you know me, you know that i love the MakerBot kids.  Our university bought into their system/product line because we felt like not only their machine, but their vision of the future in 3d printing was spot on.  We have made some really cool things (and many piles of plastic spaghetti) with our second generation MakerBot, and now that the 4th generation machine is out, it is officially on our must have list.  If you are a designer, and you are not plugging into what 3d printing can become – and really learning this skill set now – you are throwing away not just design potential, but an opportunity to integrate making back into design. Please budget line, hold together, daddy needs a second MakerBot….

-dave.

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