ok, I could look to your file (received via PM) and can tell you two things:
>> Does that wblock commmand still work in autocad 2013?
Of course, why not? And yes, I have tried it with your drawing, I also tried _-EXPORTTOAUTOCAD but nothing solves the issue when crashing with _ORBIT.
Interesting is, that after exploding all unnamed blocks (and deleting them) the document could not be saved anymore, the _SAVE starts up to 50% and then AutoCAD blocks one core in the processor at full power, but does not continue with saving.
- alfred -
Typically, if you open a clean drawing with nothing but some simple lines and text in it and it functions normally but your 10mb drawing will not... the answers become clear
I vote for tearing the drawing apart and putting it back together, but consider separating out some data if it truly is 10mb worth of data using xrefs, drefs, or whatever.
Well I cant disagree with you, but the file is not of my own creation. Tearing it down would take too much of my time that needs to be spent doing my own work. I am simply trying to use this other companies info for coordination in revit, but I can not see the 3D surfaces in Revit that I need to unless I set proxygraphics to 1 and explode everything and resave. Those 2 steps take me like at least a half an hour alone. Unless there is another way to show the 3D surfaces from a .dwg file that I am unaware of. And please dont say make it an .rfa, considering the way it works in its native program, thats a whole other nightmare. Although my Autocad may be able to draw a few lines and text, that doesnt mean that the answer is clear. It means that the problem is clear. The answer, meaning the solution to my problem : an extremely slow and paralized file, remains elusive. 5 Star props for anyone who can come up with the silver bullet. Thanks,
Ask the creator of the drawing to xml you the civil 3d content, then delete all of it from the drawing.
edit.... good link:
Hi, I dont see how Civil 3D content even came up. Its not a Civil 3D drawing. It was made in Autocad MEP. Even if they did export the xml content, how would I go about finding which are the corrupt files? As far as I know xml files are excel files, and I dont see how that comes into play unless you are refering to a specific add on feature of which I am not familiar. Thanks,
FYI - XML is not an Excel file format. It is a generic format that describes how data can be organized. It is very popular for storing, transmitting, and converting information (you are probably using it in several places without even knowing). For example the civil industry has a need to communicate data between vastly different software, so some very dedicated people came up with a standard called "LandXML", which uses XML to describe all the features and data that are needed for various civil designs so different applications can communicate. I believe the architectural/construction industry also has a format along the same lines gbXML (I think - not my industry).
It may not be civil 3d pipe networks, it may be mep like you say. I was using civil 3d as an example. The originator of the drawing you are trying to import into revit is the source of your problem, not your hardware, your software, etc. It is the specific handling of the file transformation out of whatever and into revit.
To fix the problem, you need to find a way to use a common format xml or whatever to get the information out of whatever and into revit clean.... a 10mb drawing is bad enough and probably a result of some ill-handling on the originator side to explode or do whatever to send you the file you have. I would deal with the originator of the soure drawing, understand their platform and figure out how to get it into yours using best practices... otherwise you will chase your tail on this to no end.
That sounds great but 2 points need to be addressed:
1. He created it using AutoCAD MEP 2012, with it working fine. Then he sent it to me, and I open it in AutoCAD MEP 2013. A year newer, but still the same program, except when I try to use it, it drags serious @$$.
2. I still dont know how to get a common xml format or how to delete what ever it is I need to delete. I dont even know what to tell this guy to do for me. I thought since Autodesk bought Revit they figured out the whole common xml communication gap. No? I just link in the DWG file...
In some 3d models I have found that one particular 3d object can cripple a drawing. I'd suggest freezing portions of the file and trying to orbit after each layer freeze. Once the offending layer is found, isolate it and look for 3d objects that are just a bit too detailed for their own good. Think: Screws with threads, 3d logos on Vendor provided 3d models.... Another thing to consider is how far objects are from 0,0,0. If they are too far away Autocad just can't handle it.