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Reduce assembly size in SW2014?

Question asked by Blake Hacker on Aug 4, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 5, 2014 by Blake Hacker

Hello,

 

I've come across an issue trying to export a file to send to a customer. The base assembly is 20MB, and the customer wants me to reduce the file size b/c he's having trouble inserting it into his program. Upon saving the assembly as a part file, the size increased to 24MB. After that, I tried to "defeature" the assembly and save as a .prt but that ballooned the size to 64MB. Saving the assembly as a "step" file increases the file size to 105MB.

 

So I guess my question is, is there a way to save this and dramatically reduce the file size like a "purge" in ACAD. The assembly doesn't need to be detailed at all, hence the "defeature" attempt. I thought saving as a part and making everything surfaces would do the trick but I was wrong. If this isn't possible maybe it would something to incorporate in the future, like a "block" feature that dumbs everything down.

 

Thanks,

 

Blake

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