AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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JoeMin
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Registered: ‎03-20-2012
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Purging Unused Blocks

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04-02-2012 12:37 PM

Situation:

I’m currently cleaning up an old file that is rather large. (so large I cant xref anything with out AutoCAD crashing)

 

Problem:

There are way too many “blocks” in the file, about 700 in all. Of these 700, more then 600 of them aren’t even being used anymore.

 

Question:

Is there a way to purge out unused blocks?

 

Thanks for the help.

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vladimir.michl
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Re: Purging Unused Blocks

04-02-2012 01:03 PM in reply to: JoeMin

Yes, just use the PURGE command.

 

Vladimir Michl, www.cadstudio.cz  www.cadforum.cz


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jonmcfarlandWS
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Registered: ‎09-22-2010
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Re: Purging Unused Blocks

04-02-2012 01:05 PM in reply to: JoeMin

Joe,

 

Type PURGE, check the Purge Nested Items option and uncheck Confirm each item to be purged options in the Purge dialog box, then click Purge All.

 

Jon

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thepworth
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Re: Purging Unused Blocks

04-02-2012 01:35 PM in reply to: JoeMin

Also,

 

Use "-PURGE" and "R" for regapps - at least with C3D the unused / unnecessary regapps can really bloat a drawing - such as from 600KB to 3MB....

 

Best of Luck!


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heinsite
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Re: Purging Unused Blocks

04-02-2012 04:01 PM in reply to: vladimir.michl

And don't be afraid to run it more than once.  The first time PURGE can reveal nested blocks but not remove them.  A second, or subsequent PURGE, will be needed to get rid of them.

 

Dave.

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JoeMin
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Registered: ‎03-20-2012
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Re: Purging Unused Blocks

04-03-2012 05:06 AM in reply to: JoeMin

Ya, im realy rusty with AutoCAD, compleatly forgot about the purge command. i did it a few times, made most of the files go from 6,700 KB to arou 1,000 to 175 KB.

 

thanks for the help guys.

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