Why does a 5mb assembly file become 53mb when saved as a .step file?!
parasolid for evar !
Can you share the offending file? The Solidworks file, I mean.
Not really, it's a file for a customer, I'd be breaking the "sharing with a third party consent" law.
The STEP file includes all the sub-assemblies and parts. I recommend using parasolid export. The file size is much smaller.
That's what I tend to send to customers, but this particular customer cannot open them. so insists on step files only, I'm afraid : (
There are only 3 aluminum plates screwed together with 6 caphead screws and then there are two guide bushings trapped between the plates, one at each end. Individual files are just kb's big.
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