Got a file from a client who was bewildered by the fact that his file size was huge and he didn’t understand why. I isolated a few of the elements that were causing this and they are in the file below, saved small (no meshes) - only 2.2 Mb for three extrusions. If I use Open to open the file, the render meshes will be regenerated, if you then save it back, you will see that the file size goes up to… 450Mb!!
If you check out the render meshes, they are somewhere between 2 and 4 million polys each… for pretty simple objects. I went looking at the settings that might be causing this - the file when opened has these custom settings:
Which seem kinda normal… Importing (not opening) the file into a blank mm file with Jagged and Faster or Smooth and Slower does not produce the huge meshes. After playing with the settings, it seems like the combination of 15° and ratio 6.0 provokes the problem. Neither one separately seems to cause it.
If you Explode/re-Join the objects or use ConvertExtrusions the problem also goes away… The objects seem “normal”. Anyone know why the meshing settings go so crazy in this case?
TooMuchMemory2-ss.3dm (2.2 MB)