Have you ever gone to upload your stl/obj file to a website and found that it exceeds the upload limits? Or started editing a file and found that every little change takes ages to process? If so, then reducing the size of your file is a good option.

In the following video Callum quickly shows you how you can reduce the size of your file in meshmixer, without affecting the printability of your file. In fact, reducing the file size can sometimes have positive results on your 3D print, since the print path is less complex.

How to Reduce File Size in Meshmixer
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2 thoughts on “How to Reduce File Size in Meshmixer

  • March 31, 2021 at 2:06 am

    hi! i’m trying to reduced a few files so that i can actually upload them to online 3D printing sites but it doesn’t seem to be working. i did the same thing that was done in the video but it says the reduced file is still the same size as the original file. do you know why it might be doing that? or what i could be doing wrong that’s causing this process to not work?

    • March 31, 2021 at 2:17 am

      okay, nevermind i guess? i just redid the process on the same file and it’s smaller now! my computer must have just been having an issue the first time. or maybe i messed up in some way that i didn’t realize the first time


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