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TIPS: Reduce Pro/ENGINEER File Size by using the compress_output_files config.pro option

TIPS: Reduce Pro/ENGINEER File Size by using the compress_output_files config.pro option

Version: ProE 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire 2.0, Wildfire 3.0, Wildfire 4.0

compress_output_files config.pro option allows you to compress object files via the save command. ProE object files that supported the compression are ProE Part file (.prt), ProE Assembly file (.asm) and ProE Drawing file (.drw). The extension for the compress object files will remain after compression and it is fully compatible across systems.

compress_output_files


Yes - Saves object files in compressed format.
No - Saves object files in non compressed format.

The default value for compress_output_files is no*. Setting to yes will cause longer saving and opening time. The file size that you can save is up to 50% of the original file size.

I did 2 quick tests on this configuration option and the results are shown below:

A 1938 KB ProE Part file (.prt) is saved and the compressed file size is 1781 KB. (8.1% of compression)

A 114 KB ProE Drawing file (.drw) is saved and the compressed file size is 64 KB. (43.9% of compression)

Saving and opening time for the compressed files are a bit longer compared to non compressed files. However, the delayed time is less than a second in my test.

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