I received an email from blog reader Steve Roberts with a suggested tip topic on how to reduce the size and clean up DWG drawing files using four AutoCAD commands. I wrote a quick blog post in the topic.
It’s going to become Summer for many of us around the world so those bloated and unhealthy DWG files don’t look very good on the beach, and certainly not on your hard drive. What do you do?
There are a few commands you can use to get rid of the file bloating references. Be careful you are not removing things you actually need at some point like an unreferenced dimension style or block.
To clean up drawings, reduce file size and making the the files more healthy use these AutoCAD commands.
This command will examine the drawing file and find errors and allow you to fix them.
This command will allow you to purge any unused styles, blocks etc. Be careful you don’t actually need them later or a coworker does. When in doubt don’t purge it out.
This is the command line only version of the PURGE command and used in customized Lisp and scripts.
This awesome and aptly named command looks for things like duplicated lines on top of lines and removes them.
There is a -OVERKILL as well to be used in Lisp and scripts.
If you have a tutorial on an Autodesk product they want to be posted to this blog and read by thousands of readers, please email me.