Hello, sorry for this question but I am new to 3D printing. When I view various prints on web sources such as printables etc. the descriptions rarely actually say how big the model is in real life. How can I find this information? Sometimes the authors will say what printer they used but many times the do not. Do the file formats have a dimensions flag or box? I would like to print some 24th scale model pieces but I am not sure if my printer is larger enough for the final print. Any advice would be appreciated.
If you throw a model in a slicer, you can check the dimensions and scale it to the correct size to print. I also use MeshMixer, a free program, to check the size. Go to Edit, then click transform.
You can also just import the model into your slicer and see how it fits on your relative print bed.
If you have a piece that is too big, you can chop it up into smaller pieces and print those pieces and then glue/weld them together.