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CAD tip CAD tip # 11256:

   
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Making Civil3D DWG files smaller for archiving and e-mail posting.

A - answer This tip is important especially for those Civil 3D users who work on projects with large corridors. If you want to send such project to your collegues, you will find that the DWG file may have over 100 MB and so you won't be able to send it over e-mail. But you can use the following procedure to shrink also your drawings to archives - without deleting anything in your projects.

It is just a simple step - switch off all corridor areas in its parameters. The corridor remains fully defined with all its targets, but it won't be calculated and drawn. This can decrease the DWG drawing size by up to 95%. See file sizes in the Explorer image:

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applies to: Civil 3D ·

See also:
Tip 13305:Where can I find the icon to run Civil 3D 2023 as AutoCAD?
Tip 13228:DWG or DXF file exported to/from Fusion 360 has incorrect size (scale, 10x larger/smaller).
Tip 13227:Reference Explorer - quick analysis of your project or assembly (file size, xref errors).
Tip 13091:3DSolSz - list of dimensions of selected 3D solids.
Tip 12933:Purging small objects from a DWG drawing - PurgeSmall.


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