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eroarc
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how to reduce dwg file size?

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03-19-2014 12:01 AM

hi everyone.

 

im abit lost here...

 

i've tried allmost everything i found on the web on how to reduce dwg file size:

purge

-purge...regapps ext.

overkill

audit

wblock 

rescalling 

 

and nothing seems to work, my file size is approx 15mb when it should be no more then 2mb

 

please help

thx

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braudpat
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

03-19-2014 12:13 AM in reply to: eroarc

 

Hello

 

Have you MANY strange LineTypes in your DWG ?

 

If YES :

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/AutoCAD...

 

If NOT: can you share (send us - Dropbox or any other manner) your DWG in .ZIP/.RAR format ?

 

Bye, Pat

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eroarc
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

03-19-2014 12:32 AM in reply to: braudpat

thx man!!

it worked

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chris19870116
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-05-2014 01:59 AM in reply to: braudpat

Hi,

 

I have the same problem. I have tried the above solution and it did not work.

Can I share my dwg. maybe?

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eroarc
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-05-2014 02:22 AM in reply to: chris19870116
Sure, send it, I'll try to fix it

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chris19870116
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-06-2014 04:22 AM in reply to: eroarc
 
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-06-2014 04:27 AM in reply to: chris19870116

Hi,

 

Please find attached.

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parishsouth
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-06-2014 10:41 AM in reply to: eroarc

I thought I was pretty nifty when it came to AutoCAD and it's 3D environment, regardless of the 3rd party platform.  then one day, as it relates to a large dwg when by all indicators it should not be, I ran into the answer.  It could possibly be your issue.

 

 

In modeling we can choose to record the history of objects we use to generate a 3d solid, like circles, squares, or any shape that we extrude, etc.

also, we can choose to show this history or not,   it is possible to load down a dwg with a ton of history unbeknownst to the user.

 

the command BREP Removes the history from 3D solids and composite solids, and associativity from surfaces.

When a solid loses the history of the original parts from which it was created, the original parts can no longer be selected and modified. BREP also removes surface associativity. When a surface loses associativity it loses any mathematical expressions or information about how the surface was created.

 

set SHOWHIST to 1 or 2 to see the objects, and BREP to clean up.

 

hope it helps.

Mr. S.J. Boudreaux
Civil-Structural-3D Designer
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parishsouth
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-06-2014 10:42 AM in reply to: eroarc

you may look into a extra large layer state issue.

Mr. S.J. Boudreaux
Civil-Structural-3D Designer
AutoCAD2014
CADWorx2014
AutoCAD2014 Civil 3D
PDMS
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eroarc
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-06-2014 10:53 AM in reply to: chris19870116

hi chris.

i cant see your dwg file , send it directly to my email at ofrieran@gmail.com

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