Reduce Step file size?

I have a 250mb step file, is there anyway to reduce it's size to 25mb?
I have the ability and access to other CAD software and converting it to something else is also doable.

2 Answers

That's mostly impossible to say without seeing the model.

1. encase the cad model in a simple cube. After transferring, delete the cube.
2. Zip, rar, or otherwise compress the file
3. Span the file across multiple smaller files (zip and rar support spanning)
4. Create a 2D drawing and send it as a small PDF file

It is possible in Catia, not sure of others. May be I can help you. Send me the stp file. I will try to reduce somewhere to 25 Mb. But you will lose small details. Is that okay for you.