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trucdang3750
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cleanupscales utility for 2013

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09-10-2012 01:40 PM

We are looking into upgrading to 2013.  We still get drawings with the scale list issue that you normally use the cleanupscales.exe utility.  We can't find a cleanupscales.exe utility for 2013.  Does anyone have any suggestions for this?

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pendean
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Re: cleanupscales utility for 2013

09-10-2012 02:57 PM in reply to: trucdang3750

The tool became obsolete with newer versions of AutoCAD since R2008-2009.

Are you having a specific problem/issue in 2013?

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trucdang3750
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Re: cleanupscales utility for 2013

09-12-2012 03:35 PM in reply to: trucdang3750

We are modifying the acad.lsp file to reset the scales using SCALELISTEDIT when it opens a file.  We're hoping that this will be okay.  This issue is that, in the past, we have trouble opening a file at all unless we ran the cleanupscales utility on the whole project.  We're fearing that the SCALELISTEDIT command may not work on those files since you have to open the file first.  At the moment we dont have a file to test on.

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pendean
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Re: cleanupscales utility for 2013

09-13-2012 05:40 AM in reply to: trucdang3750

When you find a file that does not work, post back: otherwise I've not seen this issue since R2009 was no longer current.

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bryce.thelin
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Re: cleanupscales utility for 2013

09-14-2012 11:18 AM in reply to: trucdang3750

There isn't a scale list cleanup utility for AutoCAD 2013. Dean is right. The problem shouldn't be happening anymore. AutoCAD has the built-in functionality to warn you about too many scales and give you the option to reset them. If you do find a drawing that doesn't work with this, please post it here so we can take a look at it.



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randyspear6624
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Re: cleanupscales utility for 2013

12-17-2012 05:51 PM in reply to: bryce.thelin

I am having the issue with 2012. However the project I working on is being done in 2009 so there are hundreds of xrefs with thousands of scales in each file. I can clean up the scales using the utility in 2009 from my desktop cpu but when i work from home in 2012, most of the files won't even open.

 

I understand that the problem shouldn't occur in the newer versions but that's assuming we starting new projects from new templates, etc. etc. The reality is we'll be working with legacy dwg's with thousands of scales for the next decade.

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bryce.thelin
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Re: cleanupscales utility for 2013

12-18-2012 09:33 AM in reply to: randyspear6624

There's a Scale List Cleanup Utility for both 2007 and 2010 drawings. Here is an article on our web site:

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=TS10031804

 

Drawings from AutoCAD 2007, 2008, and 2009 should work with the utility for 2008/2009. Drawings from AutoCAD 2010, 2011, and 2012 should work with the utility for 2010. No utility for drawings in 2013 format.

 



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randyspear6624
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Re: cleanupscales utility for 2013

12-18-2012 10:17 AM in reply to: bryce.thelin

Thanks!

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mjir
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Re: cleanupscales utility for 2013

04-19-2013 03:15 AM in reply to: randyspear6624

Just for the record - Autodesk has released Cleanup Scales utility for 2013 and 2014:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=21482846&linkID=9240898

 

Best Regards

Morten

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