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matt.schuster
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Message 31 of 58 (1,049 Views)

Re: Linetypes Will not Purge

11-07-2013 06:46 AM in reply to: Mcdowall

I experienced similar problems to the ones posted throughout this thread. (Using LT2013)

The WBLOCK technique worked for me most of the time too, however, when it failed, the SAVEAS DXF worked for me. Note there is no longer an "Export to DXF" in LT2013.

 

I use COPYBASE quite a bit to copy objects from one DWG to another and that seems to pollute the target DWG the most. Making sure your blocks are completely clean prior to inserting them is a great first step.

 

Other additional thoughts include;

1. For those of you using ACAD variants (Civil, Arch, MEP, etc), I'm curious if any Object Enablers in "standard" ACAD may contribute to any drawing corruption. Or for that matter, cause inconsistencies between different users.

 

2. With regard to LINETYPE corruption/pollution; since custom linetypes (many Civil drafters use TEXT within their line types such as --GAS--, --OHE--, --UGF--, etc.) include the TEXT styles used in those custom linetypes may be contributing to the corruption.

 

Hope that helps.

 

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kempiniukas
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Registered: ‎11-06-2013
Message 32 of 58 (982 Views)

Re: Linetypes Will not Purge

11-25-2013 01:25 AM in reply to: katrin.sullivan
thank you so much, _dxfout and than clean linetypes helped me alot!! The size of the dwg, decreased from 15mb to 0.5mb. Increadible.
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cdavis7254
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Message 33 of 58 (919 Views)

Re: Linetypes Will not Purge

12-10-2013 07:53 AM in reply to: kempiniukas

I tried a number off the suggestions, the one that worked for me was the dxfout, then dxfin.  I tried to use the layer translator, but I can't seem to find it in 2012LT.  

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Charles_Shade
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Message 34 of 58 (911 Views)

Re: Linetypes Will not Purge

12-10-2013 09:59 AM in reply to: cdavis7254

LAYTRANS is not available in AutoCAD LT

Regards, Charles Shade            Win8 FAQ
CSHADEDESIGN|AUTOCAD LT|LT-KB|DYNAMIC BLOCKS

 
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cdavis7254
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Message 35 of 58 (907 Views)

Re: Linetypes Will not Purge

12-10-2013 10:09 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

That was my first thought on Laytrans, but as the thread was in the LT forum, I had to comment.

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ccleong
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Message 36 of 58 (703 Views)

Re: Linetypes Will not Purge

02-12-2014 06:13 PM in reply to: Johneng
Hi,

I tried this method but those unused line-types still there.
Any solution to solve this?

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matt.schuster
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Message 37 of 58 (696 Views)

Re: Linetypes Will not Purge

02-12-2014 06:45 PM in reply to: ccleong

ccleong,

 

Please be more specific with what you tried and the ACAD version you're using.

Try the following:

1. _DXFOUT and save the file.

2. Close the file.

3. Open the DXF you just saved.

4. Save as a DWG...now check for the linetypes. If that did NOT delete the linetypes continue on to step 5.

5. WBLOCK the entire drawing to a new file name.

6. Close the file you have open currently.

7. Open the new drawing you just wrote with WBLOCK.

8. Now check for the linetypes. If that did NOT work, please post the drawing and/or provide the additional details about your platform/version, etc. It may help to close all other drawings and perhaps even try all the above steps on a different machine if you have access to one.

 

 

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drjohn
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Message 38 of 58 (687 Views)

Re: Linetypes Will not Purge

02-12-2014 07:07 PM in reply to: matt.schuster
Is this related to the infamous DGN linetypes that won't purge? Check this out and see if it helps. It's an AutoDesk hot fix for the DGN lintype to purge them and not let it happen again ... according to the readme. http://knowledge.autodesk.com/search?search=dgn%20hotfix#?rows=10&sort=score
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ccleong
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Message 39 of 58 (685 Views)

Re: Linetypes Will not Purge

02-12-2014 07:15 PM in reply to: matt.schuster
Hi matt.

Thanks for the advise. It's working. However, is there any straight fwd method to clear those unwanted linetypes instead of DFX out then resave again.

My AutoCAD version is 2012.

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matt.schuster
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Message 40 of 58 (681 Views)

Re: Linetypes Will not Purge

02-12-2014 07:26 PM in reply to: ccleong
"...is there any straight fwd method...?"

Not that I'm aware of. This issue is an old one and probably will continue to rear its head most likely due to all our existing drawings "polluted" with those linetypes. As DrJohn points out in message 38 above, it *may* be related to DGN files once imported/XREFd, or as I and others point out earlier in the post, copying objects from one file to another and/or importing blocks into new drawings. Paying close attention to when your new drawings get polluted with these linetypes will help you determine the root cause. Hope that helps.
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