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eroarc
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how to reduce dwg file size?

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03-19-2014 12:01 AM

hi everyone.

 

im abit lost here...

 

i've tried allmost everything i found on the web on how to reduce dwg file size:

purge

-purge...regapps ext.

overkill

audit

wblock 

rescalling 

 

and nothing seems to work, my file size is approx 15mb when it should be no more then 2mb

 

please help

thx

 

Hello

 

Have you MANY strange LineTypes in your DWG ?

 

If YES :

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/AutoCAD-DWG-files-unexpectedly-increase-in-file-size.html

 

If NOT: can you share (send us - Dropbox or any other manner) your DWG in .ZIP/.RAR format ?

 

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braudpat
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

03-19-2014 12:13 AM in reply to: eroarc

 

Hello

 

Have you MANY strange LineTypes in your DWG ?

 

If YES :

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/AutoCAD...

 

If NOT: can you share (send us - Dropbox or any other manner) your DWG in .ZIP/.RAR format ?

 

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eroarc
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

03-19-2014 12:32 AM in reply to: braudpat

thx man!!

it worked

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chris19870116
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-05-2014 01:59 AM in reply to: braudpat

Hi,

 

I have the same problem. I have tried the above solution and it did not work.

Can I share my dwg. maybe?

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eroarc
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-05-2014 02:22 AM in reply to: chris19870116
Sure, send it, I'll try to fix it

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chris19870116
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-06-2014 04:22 AM in reply to: eroarc
 
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-06-2014 04:27 AM in reply to: chris19870116

Hi,

 

Please find attached.

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parishsouth
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-06-2014 10:41 AM in reply to: eroarc

I thought I was pretty nifty when it came to AutoCAD and it's 3D environment, regardless of the 3rd party platform.  then one day, as it relates to a large dwg when by all indicators it should not be, I ran into the answer.  It could possibly be your issue.

 

 

In modeling we can choose to record the history of objects we use to generate a 3d solid, like circles, squares, or any shape that we extrude, etc.

also, we can choose to show this history or not,   it is possible to load down a dwg with a ton of history unbeknownst to the user.

 

the command BREP Removes the history from 3D solids and composite solids, and associativity from surfaces.

When a solid loses the history of the original parts from which it was created, the original parts can no longer be selected and modified. BREP also removes surface associativity. When a surface loses associativity it loses any mathematical expressions or information about how the surface was created.

 

set SHOWHIST to 1 or 2 to see the objects, and BREP to clean up.

 

hope it helps.

Mr. S.J. Boudreaux
Civil-Structural-3D Designer
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AutoCAD2014 Civil 3D
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parishsouth
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-06-2014 10:42 AM in reply to: eroarc

you may look into a extra large layer state issue.

Mr. S.J. Boudreaux
Civil-Structural-3D Designer
AutoCAD2014
CADWorx2014
AutoCAD2014 Civil 3D
PDMS
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eroarc
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Re: how to reduce dwg file size?

05-06-2014 10:53 AM in reply to: chris19870116

hi chris.

i cant see your dwg file , send it directly to my email at ofrieran@gmail.com

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