How to scale models in Ultimaker Cura

You can scale your model in any way you like using the scale tool, which allows the model to be scaled along its X, Y, and Z axes:

  1. Select the model you would like to scale to open the model toolbar on the left side of the screen.
  2. Select the second tool to scale the model.

Tip: To quickly open the scale tool, select the model and press 'S'.

Scale tool overview

  1. Scale tool. All selected models will be scaled
  2. Number input field. Can be used to set the exact model size in millimeters
  3. Percentage input field. Can be used to set a percentage of the original model scale
  4. Scale handles. Drag these to scale the mode
  5. Snap scaling. This option will scale the the model by 10% at a time, when dragging the scale handles
  6. Reset. This will reset all scaling modifications to the selected models
  7. Uniform scaling. This will ensure the model’s proportions are consistent while scaling

Hold 'Shift' while scaling the model to temporarily snap scaling to increments of 10% at a time.
Hold 'Control' (Windows) or 'Command' (Mac) while scaling to temporarily disable uniform scaling.


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