Good morning Mitch
Now the dust has settled, perhaps common sense will prevail. To what at the end of the day was no more than an Intelligence Test.?
616 MB down to 11.6 with 3 Clicks.
It is perfectly clear that I was referring to 616 MB file, but you decide to go off on a tangent re the virtue of the file size Rhino can handle. (Vested interest as a re-seller no doubt) But then of course that depends on the hardware does it not?
As you rightly state (And an M6800 should also be able to handle that file) Dell M6800 that is.
No you did not miss information re McNeel or 3rd party plug-ins such as rendering and the like
There is only one third party plugin on my system and that is Orcad3D that has always performed flawlessly, however it has not been applied to the particular file. As for anything else kindly note the file has never been rendered, not even with the rhino renderer.
Generalized problem: Enter into any search engine ‘Rhino file size’ to note numerous entries referring to it. Therefore it cannot possible be ‘something related to your particular file or to your particular setup’
You have noted the machine is a Dell an M6800 laptop/work station. It has also been made clear the machine runs Win 10 Pro, the latter having been purchased ‘not free’
One appreciates the ec2638 Humorous comment. Obviously someone laid back with nothing to prove.
As for Robb what can one say, apart from question his purchasing power.
Now Jarek is a whole different ball game. He offers clear concise advice re splitting a zipped file into manageable portions using WinZip, kindly note for those who do not have deep pockets 7-Zip has the same capability. But then spoils it.
So let’s be clear. I have never directly sought from the Forum ‘help and advice’
Obviously when researching the net articles from the Forum appear that in some cases do assist, likewise points raised by users in the monthly newsletter.
So to end this Saga, be aware I do not intend to give McNeel or anyone else ‘at this time’ any more than advise 616 MB down to 11.6 with 3 Clicks. As when I have contacted Tech-Support in the past they have never got to the bottom of the point raised, and when on one occasion they did acknowledged a point raised, (to be put on the pile) as they put it. Obviously is still in the pile along with numerous other raised over years by users? Notwithstanding the times they have not bothered to respond at all.
An answer to the exaggerated file size is known and provable (Graphics of what is there that should not be there) However as some of the junk it still in the reduced sized file, there is more to it!
Now if someone wishes to conclude that it is the Dell M6800 and Win 10 Pro is responsible. Not Rhino: Carry on!
But I would say first and foremost, the attitude of McNeel, not I that has to change. 3 Clicks is all that it took to reduce a 616 MB down to 11.6 MB, how small it can be once the answer to removal of the remaining junk, remains to be known.
Finally the whole point as to how I first posted the subject, was meant for McNeel to put there thinking cap on and investigate in a professional manner, with the aim of building a better program. To date they have failed.
They have my email, and despite all. They can have the evidence if they really care about users that purchase their product.
Good day to you all, it has been an interesting experience.