I frequently receive mechanical equipment models in .iges format from manufacturers that I insert on my layout arrangement in Rhino.
Very often these models are very accurately modeled and therefore the size of my model is increasing dramatically especially when i have a big engine room arrangement.
Therefore i wanted to ask if there is a quick way to reduce the size of the models that i receive.
I m not interested to preserve the same amount of details but just putting a square bounding box is not an option either.
For example i have the pump which is shown below and is approx 100Mb while my layout arrangement is approx 50Mb in total without the pump)
Any ideas on how to make a lighter version of this would be really helpful.
The work around that i follow so far is that i convert it as mesh. Then i do mesh reduction approx.90-95% and then i do MeshToNURB to bring it back to Nurbs as the file exchange is always in iges or stp files and mesh objects are not exported.
Thank you in advance