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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2007, 03:25:19 PM »
DGC -- Didn't know what to call it, lol.

Robert -- what's the name of that sole block instance and what's in it?
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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2007, 03:26:34 PM »
Did you run the AnalyzeThis code snip?

Edit: Would be interesting to see the results generated from the 42MB version, rather than the 13MB version.

here's the report from 42mb file:

Code: [Select]
Indexing #<VLA-OBJECT IAcadModelSpace 0ebe4f24>

Ordered by object type:

("AcDbArc" 90)
("AcDbBlockReference" 9)
("AcDbBlockTableRecord" 1)
("AcDbCircle" 19)
("AcDbHatch" 1)
("AcDbLine" 416)
("AcDbMText" 12)
("AcDbPolyline" 11)
("AcDbRotatedDimension" 3)
("AcDbSolid" 7)
("AcDbSpline" 6)
("AcDbText" 457211)

Ordered by object count (descending):

("AcDbText" 457211)
("AcDbLine" 416)
("AcDbArc" 90)
("AcDbCircle" 19)
("AcDbMText" 12)
("AcDbPolyline" 11)
("AcDbBlockReference" 9)
("AcDbSolid" 7)
("AcDbSpline" 6)
("AcDbRotatedDimension" 3)
("AcDbHatch" 1)
("AcDbBlockTableRecord" 1)

Total object count: 457786

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2007, 03:29:49 PM »
DGC -- Didn't know what to call it, lol.

Robert -- what's the name of that sole block instance and what's in it?

probably just an attributed header, i.e. %%U PLAN %%U

or a Preliminary Not For Construction stamp.

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2007, 03:30:51 PM »
On a side note....

The lines with zero length thing - I have coworkers that would say 'What's the big deal?' 'As long as you can't see them or print them they are no problem'.

I'm guessing that when cleaning their house, the just shove stuff under the bed, couch, chair, etc....

craigr

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2007, 03:32:45 PM »
On a side note....

The lines with zero length thing - I have coworkers that would say 'What's the big deal?' 'As long as you can't see them or print them they are no problem'.

I'm guessing that when cleaning their house, the just shove stuff under the bed, couch, chair, etc....

craigr

hahaha... I agree.

Alot of these guys here in my office really don't know much about acad. I don't either, but I know a hell of alot more than they do.

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2007, 03:37:23 PM »
probably just an attributed header, i.e. %%U PLAN %%U

or a Preliminary Not For Construction stamp.

Ummm, if it has nested, upon nested anonymous blocks it could be hiding more obesity.

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2007, 03:41:38 PM »
probably just an attributed header, i.e. %%U PLAN %%U

or a Preliminary Not For Construction stamp.

Ummm, if it has nested, upon nested anonymous blocks it could be hiding more obesity.

Honey do begins ... off to get winter tires for wifey's car ... Michael can play no more.

:cry:

thanks for all your help thus far!!!

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2007, 04:06:21 PM »
something that deletes all "null text"
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=881.msg11693#msg11693

something that deletes zero length lines
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=7739.0

(might be worth experimenting on a "copy" of the drawing to see what, if anything, it does)
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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2007, 05:40:48 PM »
How about "Ctrl+A" to select all objects? This will even select blank entities. You can then use the properties box to see a list of what they are and how many of them. You can even erase them.
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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2007, 09:44:55 PM »
thanks for all your help thus far!!!

You're most welcome - truly my pleasure.

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2007, 10:57:19 PM »
Another tip which could help with self-diagnosing is to use quick select.  If it lists an object type, there are some in your drawing.  You can select them even if they are empty, and delete away.

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2007, 11:55:11 PM »
bit late in getting on the bus i know....ddptype and change your points from a (virtually invisible dot) to a cross???
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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2007, 08:36:20 AM »
I want to thank everyone again for all your help.

qtext is what helped solve my problem with 2004, AND simply opening the same dwg with a newer version of acad, i.e. 2007, saving it and then closing it drastically reduced the dwg size!!

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #58 on: December 11, 2007, 08:38:16 AM »
I too have noticed that saving dwgs to a newer rev decreases the file size.

I wonder how they do that.

craigr

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Re: dwg file 42MB, but nothing in dwg!
« Reply #59 on: December 11, 2007, 09:40:49 AM »
but stupid weird thing is, although we have in our office 2004 and some machines now have 2007, we all have to save our dwg formats as ACAD2000/LT2000 format.