Quick note on the scale value of a model.
It can have a negative impact on the tools and the stability of the slicer.
Try to keep the scale around 100% and avoid extreme values like 0.01% or 10000%.
When importing a model Lychee Slicer will import it based on the values and unit in the file and give it a 100% scale value. More information here.
Tips: Once imported you can change the scaling of your model before starting the support step, export it and reimport it back into Lychee Slicer to have a new model with the desired size in mm/inch and a 100% scaling value.
The scale tool, located in the layout workspace let you change the scale of your model on the X, Y, and Z axis at once or independently.
Click on the tool icon to launch it or S on your keyboard.
A manipulator will appear at the center of the selection, offering different actions. (You have no way to change the manipulator placement)
- Click and drag on a colored cube to scale on one axis, the yellow one at the intersection let you scale uniformly.
- Click and drag on a colored square let you scale on two axis at the same time.
The tool includes different sub-tools located at the bottom of the viewport, offering more actions:
- to edit the values manually
- Reset the scale of your model
- Fit to bed to scale the model uniformly to fit the build volume of your printer in the current orientation.
Changing the model orientation could have an impact on the scale.
- You can click on the white padlock icon to edit the scale values independently if needed.
- Clicking on the unit let you switch between metric and imperial systems.
- The Measure tool, also available in the layout workspace is a good alternative to scale an object.