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*Mcintosh, Ray
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Drawing file size

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02-17-2000 03:41 AM
Is there any way to reduce the size of AS6 files.
Drafix files are much smaller.
If you save an AS6 file to Drafix it is more than halved in size. Any
comments on this would be appreciated.
Ray McIntosh
*Smith, Harvey
Message 2 of 6 (92 Views)

Re: Drawing file size

02-17-2000 09:09 AM in reply to: *Mcintosh, Ray
Hi, Ray,

I've never seen any mention here of the ability to reduce the size of an skf
file in AS R6. I'll make my friend (yes I have one) Loren answer your
comment-request about Drafix. You might say how you save the file for Drafix. Is
it a dxf?

H

Ray Mcintosh wrote:
>
> Is there any way to reduce the size of AS6 files.
> Drafix files are much smaller.
> If you save an AS6 file to Drafix it is more than halved in size. Any
> comments on this would be appreciated.
> Ray McIntosh

--
http://www.westnet.com/~harvey/
*Hutchinson, Loren
Message 3 of 6 (92 Views)

Re: Drawing file size

02-17-2000 02:56 PM in reply to: *Mcintosh, Ray
I don't have an answer for this one. You'll need to ask the tech guys at
Autodesk. I *can* confirm your findings though. I drew six 1" squares in
AS6 and saved the file in .skf format. The file size was 30Kb. The same
file saved in Drafix .cad format was 3Kb. The same six squares drawn in
Drafix Pro v4.01 was 3Kb.

Loren

Ray Mcintosh wrote:
>
> Is there any way to reduce the size of AS6 files.
> Drafix files are much smaller.
> If you save an AS6 file to Drafix it is more than halved in size. Any
> comments on this would be appreciated.
> Ray McIntosh
*Support], Keith Sibbert [Autodesk
Message 4 of 6 (92 Views)

Re: Drawing file size

02-17-2000 07:17 PM in reply to: *Mcintosh, Ray
Ray,

This is the difference in the format of the 2 file types. To my knowledge
there is no way to reduce the file sizes.

--
Keith Sibbert
PSG Product Support, Americas
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion

Ray Mcintosh wrote:

> Is there any way to reduce the size of AS6 files.
> Drafix files are much smaller.
> If you save an AS6 file to Drafix it is more than halved in size. Any
> comments on this would be appreciated.
> Ray McIntosh
*Mcintosh, Ray
Message 5 of 6 (92 Views)

Re:

02-18-2000 01:42 AM in reply to: *Mcintosh, Ray
In auto cad you can purge drawings .Perhaps this could be added to the wish
list.
Ray

Keith Sibbert [Autodesk Support] wrote in
message news:38ACB9CB.A9BD9316@autodesk.com...
> Ray,
>
> This is the difference in the format of the 2 file types. To my knowledge
> there is no way to reduce the file sizes.
>
>
> --
> Keith Sibbert
> PSG Product Support, Americas
> WW Support & Services, Autodesk
> Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
>
>
>
> Ray Mcintosh wrote:
>
> > Is there any way to reduce the size of AS6 files.
> > Drafix files are much smaller.
> > If you save an AS6 file to Drafix it is more than halved in size. Any
> > comments on this would be appreciated.
> > Ray McIntosh
>
*Rafuse, L.
Message 6 of 6 (92 Views)

Re: Drawing file size

02-19-2000 09:52 AM in reply to: *Mcintosh, Ray
SKF files can be four or five the size of SKF files so When I migrated to
AUtoSketch, I kept using the Drafix CAD format. There a few thing that
aren't saved such as the AutoCAD Line types and the line scale factor but
I just avoid using them in day to day drawings.

AutoSketch saves and opens Drafix CAD files nearly flawlessly. If you
always use AutoSketch, you won't be able to see any loss.

CAD format is good. I use it all the time and it saves many megs.
--
Len Rafuse
Vision Engineering

Ray Mcintosh wrote:

> Is there any way to reduce the size of AS6 files.
> Drafix files are much smaller.
> If you save an AS6 file to Drafix it is more than halved in size. Any
> comments on this would be appreciated.
> Ray McIntosh
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