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    Default The drawing file size is large, but there is hardly anything in it.

    The most common reason for this are layer filters. Layer Filter, though useful, can multiply very quickly. This also causes the Layer Manager to open up slowly.

    So to fix this problem you need to delete all the Layer Filters you don't need. This can take awhile if you have a few thousand filters. AutoLISP to the rescue. Our own Robert Bell wrote a routine just for this problem. See the attached file.

    Autodesk Knowledge Base:

    ID: TS65282 - Drawing is completely empty but file size is very large

    ID: TS21533 - Using the ISAVEPERCENT variable to affect file size, performance, and interoperability

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    Large file size without any objects in AutoCAD 2002

    Huge .dwg files, yet everything is purged

    File size!

    File Size

    increasing file sizes

    AUtoCAD loading "junk"

    deleting layers

    increasing file sizes

    Incremental Saves - Isavepercent

    how to clear the drawing

    Unexplained File Sizes -> Solution found -> Layer Filters

    Anonymous Blocks

    "Large file size/ Many "Named layer filters"

    Remove grouped objects.

    Help - Extra Large File Sizes

    Huge file sizes

    Layer Filters...

    File size is gigantic with nothing in drawing.

    Drawing file size is big for no reason

    file size does not decrease when objects are purged from dwg

    WBLOCK = huge file?

    Excessively large DWG files
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    Last edited by Mike.Perry; 2007-04-20 at 04:15 AM. Reason: Additional information added.

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