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jdukc
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extraneous lintypes and text styles

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12-23-2013 01:41 PM
I'm new to this company and still learning the ropes on there standards and how they do things. I have a floor plan and when I was cleaning it up, I noticed some extraneous linetypes and text styles. Being the good drafter that I am, I tried to clean it up, but to no avail. I even tried to make a new file, but when I copy clipped it in, it brings in the extra linetypes and text styles. Ran audit, but didn't find anything unusual. I even deleted everything but can't seem to purge out the extra linetypes and text styles. anybody have any ideas on how to remove them? see attached for the drawing file. running autocad architecture 2012 on windows 7 64 bit machine. and the files was originally created in revit, that was converted out.
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VStudley
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Re: extraneous lintypes and text styles

12-23-2013 02:04 PM in reply to: jdukc

Hi jdukc,

 

You might try the DGN Hotfix that was released earlier this year. Files with Microstation content sometimes bloat and the linetypes cannot be purged by typical file cleaning methods.

 

Here is a link to the Hotfix if you're using 2013 or 2014: AutoCAD DGN Hotfix (2013/2014)

 

Here is the link if you're using 2012: AutoCAD DGN Hotfix (2012)



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David_W._Koch
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Re: extraneous lintypes and text styles

12-23-2013 06:22 PM in reply to: jdukc

Your file did not attach.

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Re: extraneous lintypes and text styles

12-23-2013 06:26 PM in reply to: jdukc

Are you certain that the "extraneous" linetypes and text styles are unreferenced?  Revit exports often end up with linetypes and text styles with non-AutoCAD-standard naming, but which are, in fact, used in the exported content.  After you tried deleting all of the content, did you then purge all block definitions and dimension styles, or did you just try to immediately purge the linetypes and text styles.  Linetypes and text styles referenced by objects in a block definition or a dimension style will not be purgeable until the referencing objects are purged.

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Re: extraneous lintypes and text styles

12-24-2013 06:33 AM in reply to: VStudley
thanks for the reply. i noticed that the hotfix was for autocad ... will this work for autocad architecture?
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12-24-2013 06:42 AM in reply to: David_W._Koch
hopefully the file attached this time. after i noticed the extraneous stuff, i tried to find out what was inserting the linetypes and text styles, but was taking too long. so i started deleting in large fences and wound up deleted all. I then purged all but the linetypes and text styles were still there. seems like it was embedded in the file.
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Re: extraneous lintypes and text styles

12-24-2013 06:44 AM in reply to: jdukc
just seeing if it will post the drawing file
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Re: extraneous lintypes and text styles

12-24-2013 02:49 PM in reply to: jdukc

jdukc wrote:
hopefully the file attached this time. after i noticed the extraneous stuff, i tried to find out what was inserting the linetypes and text styles, but was taking too long. so i started deleting in large fences and wound up deleted all. I then purged all but the linetypes and text styles were still there. seems like it was embedded in the file.

In that case, perhaps the DGN hotfix will help.

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Re: extraneous lintypes and text styles

12-24-2013 02:52 PM in reply to: jdukc

jdukc wrote:
just seeing if it will post the drawing file
This post did not have an attachment, either.  There have been reported issues with being able to make attachments in the recently updated Discussion Groups.  Specifically, if AddThis.com is blocked, certain functions do not work properly, including file attachments.  The Autodesk team responsible for the Discussion Groups is aware of the issue and is looking into solutions.

 

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Re: extraneous lintypes and text styles

01-02-2014 11:48 AM in reply to: jdukc

Hi jdukc,

 

Yes, the DGN Hotfix works for all versions of AutoCAD (core, Architecture, MEP, etc.). Have you tried it, and did it help purge the extraneous content?

 

If not, I'd like to take a look at the file to assist you further. We can try one of the following options:

1. Host the file using a utility like Dropbox, and paste the link to the file here in the forum.

2. Send the file to me in a private message, which might prove more successful than trying to post it in a message here.

3. I can open a case for you through your Subscription Center account, where you can attach the file and we can resolve the issue via a 1:1 case.

 

Let me know what you'd like to do, and I'll be happy to assist you.



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