Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

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Export large assembly to step file

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11-14-2012 04:55 AM

Greetings fellow cad people


In my company we work with quite large assemblies, a small project im working on now, contains 527 documents with a total of 3088 occurrenses. Our customers often request STEP files which is a real pain for us to create.

Usually we have to start exporting the assembly at closing time and let the computer work over night, and the product is often a file in the 200mb range, which is too heavy to handle via e-mail, and also takes a lot of time to import to other CAD software.


Any workaround to this problem? Using the Task Scheduler is not an option since our file server isnt compatible and refuses to let go of files unless they are checked out manually.


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Re: Export large assembly to step file

11-14-2012 06:20 AM in reply to: dsl119556


What can you remove or what exactly do your customers need?

Have you looked at shrinkwrap?

Inventor simplification (the new shrinkwrap for INV 2013)

Inventor version?




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