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Downsize large step files

Hi together,
i export step Files (sheet metal part) and send them to producers. The step files contain a high amount of surfaces, that makes the step file pretty large and the producers cannot handle it.
How can i compress a step file to get a smaller step file size?
Attached the sheet metal part, it has 12 MB, i need it with 6-8 MB.
Thanks a lot in advance for your help.


  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,902 PRO
    zip it up. It's a text file and can be very large. It'll zip down nicely. 

    The other is parasolids, it's already compressed but fewer people know what to do with it.

  • Matthias_KrummMatthias_Krumm Member Posts: 2 PRO
    Thanks for your answer. The problem is, that i need to upload it as a .step file. 
    So it must be a smaller step file.
  • bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member, User Group Leader Posts: 639 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We accept and use files of this size for Laser cutting. I am sure online vendors such as Send cut Send and Xometry would as well.
    Bryan Lagrange
    Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

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