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RafaelMoreno
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Reducing file memory size from .shp to .dxf

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11-09-2012 09:53 AM

 

Hi:

 

I have just produced .dxf files from .shp files using Surpac. The problem is that the final .dxf's are that huge in terms of memory that is really dificult to open the .dxf with any version of AutoCAD

 

 

Thanks very much

 

 

Rafael

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pendean
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Re: Reducing file memory size from .shp to .dxf

11-09-2012 01:11 PM in reply to: RafaelMoreno

DXF files are huge: always have been, it the nature of "text only" format that is DXF (open it in MSWord and read it, it's quite enlightening how raw that DXF data is).

There is no way to get them smaller, it's a lousy format for your desire. You need an SHP to DWG converter instead: what are you using now to get the DXF? What exact version of AutoCAD are you using (Plain or a vertical)?

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TerryDotson
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Re: Reducing file memory size from .shp to .dxf

11-10-2012 08:05 AM in reply to: RafaelMoreno

 Consider importing your ESRI Shapefiles directly into AutoCAD with an add-on tool like MapWorks Base.

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