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Inventor DWG BMP embedding replication

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06-06-2013 02:02 AM

Good day, 

I hope you can help me.


We have Inventor DWG templates that I have created based on our AutoCAD DWG templates. We chose the INV DWG route to simplify template creation. However, our logo has a gradient hatch with the 'O', something which Inventor cannot handle.

So we now modify the logo only, changing the 'O' to an embedded bitmap image. The same goes for the ISO logo.


After doing this, I noticed the drawings were increasing in size, at a much higher rate than detail I was addding to the drawings. If I go to Tools > Links, i see that the bitmaps are being replicated, over and over (seems like after every save, or every time the drawing is opened). The count can hit around 45 embeddings!


The problem is that the logo randomly drops off (on screen and after printing) due to there being too many embeddings, and I cannot save the Inventor DWG to an AutoCAD DWG any longer (clients request editable DWGs).


Question : How do I stop the embedding replications? Or at least purge them out...


Attached : Drawing with all views deleted. Notice file size of 8mb. Normal size around 1.4mb from template file.


DWG Link :

2013-06-06 10-29-23 AM.jpg

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Re: Inventor DWG BMP embedding replication

06-06-2013 05:13 AM in reply to: RyanBotha

Don't forget to search a few key words before posting. That was addressed just yesterday in an OLE post.


 Just jump to the last post in this thread.


Though you may want to use this line  (careful if in the loop it will delete ALL ole objects)








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Re: Inventor DWG BMP embedding replication

06-06-2013 10:54 AM in reply to: tsreagan

It also appears that you have posted this twice, under two different user names?



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