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m.teleguz1
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Found a solution for Huge .Step File Sizes

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04-02-2013 12:13 PM

1. open .step

2. save as .ipt (i only did this as .ipt might work for .iam)

3. save as catpart

4. start new part

5. import catpart

6. delete new sketch and translation report.

7. save as .ipt

8. convert .ipt to sheet metal.

9. right click on folded metal

10. copy.

11. Go to IExport (expect error)

12. Right click Flat pattern.

13. Save copy as .sat

14. open .sat seperatly.

15. save .ipt after cleaning up feature tree of unwanted new sketch and translation report.

16. Host a party because part file size is significantly smaller.

 

i wish someone could write code for this :/

(using inventor 2010 / routing)

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Re: Found a solution for Huge .Step File Sizes

04-02-2013 12:17 PM in reply to: m.teleguz1

Post example file to be used to walk through these steps to verify your solution.

(post your end solution file as well)

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Re: Found a solution for Huge .Step File Sizes

04-03-2013 04:54 AM in reply to: JDMather

since i cant share any company files, can you provide me with an example and ill post up the shrunk step file in .ipt format.

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Re: Found a solution for Huge .Step File Sizes

04-03-2013 05:19 AM in reply to: JDMather

But as a little something:

 

a 66,524kb file just between CATPart conversion/translation and back to part got me to 56,692kb

 

and no details were removed.

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