well, to understand what I have done:
And the result is:
What I would suggest is to only bind drawings that are as clean as possible, binding them brings all AEC-content for every XRef separated into your active working-drawing + any command like _COPY or _ARRAY may duplicate these background-data.
If your Architect is using ACA then ask him to run command -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD or _AECEXPORTTOAUTOCAD (whatever command is available in his version) before sending data to you (but also tell him he has to do that on a copy of the original drawing, he should not destroy the ACA-structure in his working-drawings).
If you use DGN-data, clean it before your reference/import it!
Part of the DXF-Data so you see what is in your drawing (>3 mio DXF-lines):
360 BE70A 3 Spring&Bowery_Cellar-Base1$0$Abe & Arthur Second Floor_Base4$0$11-007_XP_2ND FLOOR_PLAN$0$11-007_XP_KITCHEN$0$DGN3 360 BE70B 3 Spring&Bowery_Cellar-Base1$0$Abe & Arthur Second Floor_Base4$0$11-007_XP_2ND FLOOR_PLAN$0$11-007_XP_KITCHEN$1$AT1arc2.dgn-Strok
ePattern-279797 360 BE70C 3 Spring&Bowery_Cellar-Base1$0$Abe & Arthur Second Floor_Base4$0$11-007_XP_2ND FLOOR_PLAN$0$11-007_XP_KITCHEN$1$AT1arc2.dgn-Strok ePattern-279981
But again, as I thought, it's drawing depending, it's not a general problem that 2013 is slow in copy&paste
Good luck, - alfred -
Hmm... I am kinda shocked as to why there are references for 2 completely separate and unrelated projects in this file.. First off, one of them i have never even touched. Secondly, those are with different architects.
I am starting to think that maybe the problem might arise when setting up architect baseplans (we recently hired some newer people and they get stuck with baseplan work, and i'm afraid some of this might be because of them.)
I will try myself with the getting rid of ACA structure. Maybe this will be something we implement into our baseplan-setting-up procedure.
We do not use DGN data as far as I know.
Will test your suggestions and I'll let you know!
Thanks a lot~
>> I am kinda shocked as to why there are references for 2 completely separate and unrelated projects in this file
If so then verify what was inserted from a symbol-library or any layouts, titleblocks, ,,,,, May be any of these sources includes insertions or references to this other project. And when you have that in one symbol, every insertion to any drawing duplicates the problem.
Good luck, - alfred -
Well, in a perfect world, none of our blocks should have anything xrefed into them or connected to them in any way. Our library is way too big to look through all of them but I will keep an eye out. IF someone did reference another project in a general simple block in the library, you can rest assured that i will find out who is responsible and there willl be unpleasant consequences....
Thanks again for all your help!
What I would suggest is to only bind drawings that are as clean as possible
So i've been trying to do some of things you mentioned, and I do not have any of the _EXPORTTOAUTOCAD commands.
Maybe you could give me some tips on drawing clean-up for my regular AutoCAD 2013 version?
Here is what we currently do upon receiving a background from an architect:
If you could suggest another part in this process that may make the drawing cleaner, i would appreciate it.
>> Maybe you could give me some tips on drawing clean-up
The only two options I see are
The best option might be to go to this partner from whom you got these drawings and discuss your interfaces and the options for that. What can he set when he exports the data for you to avoid this none useful data (none useful for you).
- alfred -
Is what you should do the following things:
1 Save a copy of the original file. (Archiv 1)
2 Export (Archiv1) to DXF.
3. Open file Archiv1.DXF created and run purge; see that you could not purge blocks in the original file, now if you can purge DXF finished purging once again save as DXF and compare the file size with the DXF original DWG file, you will notice that the size has reduced considerably.
4. - Opens a new drawing set its parameters (units, etc.) and inserts the DXF file as a block and Explode.
5. You should do the same procedure for all files that are too large, and including external references.
6. The most important thing is that you should not re-run (Copy_Paste), because this action generates virus in your files. function uses WBLOCK
You see this is a very long, but personally to me
it and my files are considerably reduced
I hope will be helpful.
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