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    Compressing, Zipping and Archiving Files


    PVA - Jim

    Zipping Vectorworks file on Macs and Windows is a good way of both reducing file size before transfer or storage, and protecting the file during transit. On average a user can expect a Vectorworks file to reduce in size 20% to 40%, however in some cases Vectorworks files can be reduced by up to 90% of their original size.
     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIP_(file_format)


    Windows XP:

    Right click on the icon of the file you wish to compress and choose Send To > Compressed (zipped) Folder.

     

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    Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10:

    Right click on the icon of the file you wish to compress and choose Send To > Compressed (zipped) Folder.

     

    ZIPVista.png
     

    OS X 10.5 and later:

    Right click (or Control-Click) on a Vectorworks file icon and choose Compress.

     

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    Additionally, for both Mac and Windows users, placing multiple files inside of a folder, then compressing that folder will allow you to send large numbers of files as only 1 zip file.

    Edited by JimW



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