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ski79
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Registered: ‎06-11-2007
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How do I make a 3D dwg a smaller file.

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06-11-2007 10:16 AM
I have some DWG's that are quit large. I have purged them, I have Changed the resolution to half to the size when making them into pdf's but they are still very big. Is there a way to turn off the 3D layer from the whole drawing to make it into 2D only.
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jackshield
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Re: How do I make a 3D dwg a smaller file.

06-11-2007 11:05 AM in reply to: ski79
scale it! ...just kidding
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: How do I make a 3D dwg a smaller file.

06-11-2007 02:18 PM in reply to: ski79
AutoCAD is a 3d program, nothing to 'turn off'.

This freebie helps you get the file as small as you can get it:
http://www.texupport.net/bugslist/index.php?name=Downloads&req=viewdownloaddetails&lid=3


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teiarch
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Re: How do I make a 3D dwg a smaller file.

06-11-2007 04:34 PM in reply to: ski79
The techniques that formerly were used to keep 2D drawing file sizes small (inserted blocks and xrefs) work equally as well for 3D drawings. You just have to do a little more work is all.
*Dilip Damle
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Re: How do I make a 3D dwg a smaller file.

06-11-2007 10:59 PM in reply to: ski79
On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 22:46:59 +0530, ski79 wrote:

> I have purged them, I have Changed the resolution to half to the size
> when making them into pdf's but they are still very big.

Are you talking about BIG DWG files or PDF files?


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tq1918
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Registered: ‎08-03-2011
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Re: How do I make a 3D dwg a smaller file.

03-13-2012 11:12 AM in reply to: ski79

You could (though i don't recommend it) _FLATTEN your whole drawing... it WILL make it 2d BUT it will take a year and a day and may crash your computer

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tq1918
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Registered: ‎08-03-2011
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Re: How do I make a 3D dwg a smaller file.

05-27-2014 10:22 AM in reply to: ski79

_OVERKILL

 

It may not be availble in in earlier versions

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