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Small file size when exporting

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02-15-2013 12:38 PM

I am trying to export and save numerous Inventor Assembly Models, to send to various customers to import into their models. I have been saving them as .stp files, but they are very large files after exporting, and I'd like to know if there is a way to decrease the exported file size. I could zip them after I create them, but I was hoping there was an easier way or different format than .stp. I could also suppress numerous internal componants, but I would rather not have to go through that task either. In the end, they would really only require the outer shell, with any externally viewed holes still present. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Re: Small file size when exporting

02-15-2013 01:42 PM in reply to: kkornocksr

kkornocksr wrote:

In the end, they would really only require the outer shell, with any externally viewed holes still present. Any suggestions? Thanks


Have you looked into Shrinkwrap in Inventor?

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Re: Small file size when exporting

02-18-2013 03:57 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thank you for your response. That does shrink the file size quite a bit, altough I was hoping even smaller. However, when I do a stp file of that same shrinkwrap file, the file size enlarges. Do you know why that is? It's not as large as a stp file before I did shrinkwrap, but it is larger than the actually shrinkwrap ipt.

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