My video card is inadequite for larger files so I am woundering how to reduce the size of my part without losing quality in the finished product? Can anyone suggest options?
What specifically are the troubles you are having? Why do you think it is your video card? What are your computer specs? What version and service pack of SW are you using?
I don't know if your video card is adequate or not, nor do I know the quality you are looking for, but if it is smaller file size you are looking for you can start by supressing features that add nothing to quality (however you define it)
fillets would be the first thing I would look at, they account for a large portion of file size, supress it, and you've reduced file size while still retaining the ability for when you need it.
secondly, are all the parts in the assembly necessary? if not, supress those that aren't, parts from vendors often show way too much detail do you really need all that detail in parts that are in subassemblies of your assembly?
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