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FS#73320 - [kicad-library-3d] Compress 3D models

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Tomas Mudrunka (harvie) - Monday, 10 January 2022, 12:00 GMT
Last edited by George Rawlinson (rawlinsong) - Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 15:44 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Researching
Assigned To George Rawlinson (rawlinsong)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No


Hello i am happy that kicad6 is out with all the new features.
One of them is suport for compressed 3d models.
I think following package can hugely benefit from it:

Name : kicad-library-3d
Version : 6.0.0-2
Description : Kicad 3D render model libraries
Download Size : 341.57 MiB
Installed Size : 5295.85 MiB

You see that difference between download and installed size is HUGE.
Can you please compress all the models?
Basicaly just run bash loop which pushes all individual files through gzip and changing file extensions accordingly to .stpz and .wrz (or .step.gz and .wrl.gz).
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