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dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« on: December 03, 2007, 12:37:33 PM »
What's wrong here?

I have a dwg that a piping guy did, he came to me asking why the dwg is over 42 megs! I have no idea...?

I deleted everything, purged, OVERKILL'd, saved as (no proxy objects) .dxf, nothing seems to work! Filesize is actually getting BIGGER!! There are still a few layers that I cannot select, see, nor delete.

WHY?

AutoCAD 2004 saving as 2000.

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 12:40:15 PM »
Run this and report back.
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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 01:26:33 PM »
here's the report...


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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 01:37:08 PM »
Run this and report back.
I think you need to update your routine Michael.

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Layouts.Count = 3

Modelspace.Count = 457162
Paperspace.Count = 2
Not getting all the layouts.  :wink:
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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 01:42:30 PM »
That's only part of the report, as it has been truncated because it's so long.

Since it's such a big spew you may have to open your log file.

How do you open your log file?

Assuming logging is enabled open the path that's revealed by this statement (getvar "logfilename").

Premature analysis: A glut of anonymous block definitions which may or may not be nested.

PS: I think you're misinterpreting the report. How many layouts (including modelspace) are there?
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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 01:50:33 PM »
new (full) report...

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007, 01:51:25 PM »
PS: I think you're misinterpreting the report. How many layouts (including modelspace) are there?
Three.

But doesn't it count how many items are in the layouts?  Or does it give you the item count for model space only, and just report how many paper space tabs (layouts) there are?  I would think it would give you all the layout names, and the count.  But I could be wrong.
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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007, 01:51:57 PM »
PS: I think you're misinterpreting the report. How many layouts (including modelspace) are there?
Me, too. Here's what my current drawing shows, while I have 2 PS Layouts I have only accessed the first 1 and it has just 1 PViewport
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Blocks.Count = 175
    *Model_Space.Count = 2164
    *Paper_Space.Count = 2
    *Paper_Space0.Count = 0
....snip....
    Layouts.Count = 3
...snip....
Modelspace.Count = 2164
Paperspace.Count = 2

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007, 01:54:16 PM »
On a side note:

I didn't think a paper space count would ever be zero.  I thought there would always be at least one item per paper space layouts, the main viewport.

Am I wrong?

PS: I think you're misinterpreting the report. How many layouts (including modelspace) are there?
Me, too. Here's what my current drawing shows, while I have 2 PS Layouts I have only accessed the first 1 and it has just 1 PViewport
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Blocks.Count = 175
    *Model_Space.Count = 2164
    *Paper_Space.Count = 2
    *Paper_Space0.Count = 0
....snip....
    Layouts.Count = 3
...snip....
Modelspace.Count = 2164
Paperspace.Count = 2
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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2007, 02:03:00 PM »
hey, this is about me here! LoL.

concentrate on my report, please?

we really need to move on with this dwg, but we can't until we figure out why it's 42 megs!! It should only be about 1MB.

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2007, 02:05:56 PM »
I've seen some large files that had a bunch of layer filters from older versions of Autocad like 2002 and before where it just keeps adding and adding. But never anything over like 10-15mb and that's with 10k+ layer filters. I always try that since purge won't check that. Especially if I know the person I'm getting the file from is using an older version of Autocad.

But sounds like your issue may be something else.




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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2007, 02:08:24 PM »
I've been hearing about layer filters. We don't use them here at my office, but if there were a fat chance of that being the problem, I don't find any layer filters to delete.

I basically have a blank dwg (black background, with nothing *visible* to select) that's 42 megs and growing!

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2007, 02:12:40 PM »
How tough would it be to start with a CLEAN title block and paste all into the dwg little by little to discover what is sooo large?

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2007, 02:16:16 PM »
How tough would it be to start with a CLEAN title block and paste all into the dwg little by little to discover what is sooo large?

craigr

I think this is where the piper went wrong. He forgets to use our company standard of the proper "cut & paste" procedure, where he would eliminate all the 'tag-alongs'.

I just want to be able to help him out right now. He has an older machine, so a 42mb dwg is killing him. When I open it, it does take longer than normal to load.

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2007, 02:19:33 PM »
I've been hearing about layer filters. We don't use them here at my office, but if there were a fat chance of that being the problem, I don't find any layer filters to delete.

I basically have a blank dwg (black background, with nothing *visible* to select) that's 42 megs and growing!
So you see nothing in model space?

You have a ton of stuff in model space
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Modelspace.Count = 457162
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