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shanower
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How to reduce file size in AutoCAD?

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07-03-2010 06:45 AM

Hello,

Can anybody tell me how I can reduce the file size in AUtoCAD 2011, please?

 

Regards,

Shanower

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wengle
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Re: How to reduce file size in AutoCAD?

07-03-2010 09:11 AM in reply to: shanower

Reduce what file size? You can't reduce autocad's files without destroying it altogether. Do you mean to reduce file sizes of dwgs? Be more specific.

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kia9878
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Re: How to reduce file size in AutoCAD?

07-05-2010 11:17 AM in reply to: shanower

purge your drawings, and set ISAVEPERCENT to "0", and that should do the trick!

 

also, deleting all of your *.bak files will save disk space, assuming you back-up your server on a regular basis

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Modman_4
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Re: How to reduce file size in AutoCAD?

07-06-2010 07:10 AM in reply to: kia9878

You could try writing your entire drawing off as a block, open the new block using RECOVER, then purge it and save over top of your old drawing...

I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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shanower
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Re: How to reduce file size in AutoCAD?

07-06-2010 11:20 AM in reply to: shanower

Hi,

Thank you very much for replying. Yes I want to reduce size of dwg file. Does anybody have any good solution?

 

Regards,

Shanower

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ToanDN
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Re: How to reduce file size in AutoCAD?

07-06-2010 03:21 PM in reply to: Modman_4

except that anything on paperspace will be gone.

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Modman_4
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Re: How to reduce file size in AutoCAD?

07-07-2010 06:44 AM in reply to: ToanDN

"except that anything on paperspace will be gone."

 

Not true when you write off the entire drawing as a block. What you do end up having to reinstate are your plot parameters, using the Page Setup Manager.

I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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ToanDN
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Re: How to reduce file size in AutoCAD?

07-07-2010 10:34 AM in reply to: shanower

Yup.  Forgot about that "entire drawing" option.  I was thinking about select All objects.

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tfisch86
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Re: How to reduce file size in AutoCAD?

07-07-2010 12:42 PM in reply to: ToanDN

Purge (PU)

 

type that in command line, in the dialouge box, click "Purge All". You may have to click this a few times, keep doing it until it is unhighlighted and you cannot click it anymore.

 

 

There is also a "purge" for files that have been created in another program, such as Revit, that allows you to purge the "garbage" that comes along with them.. I forget the command, but the sub command I remember is "R"

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Modman_4
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Re: How to reduce file size in AutoCAD?

07-09-2010 09:09 AM in reply to: tfisch86

You may be thinking of Regapps...

I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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