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I know this issues has been raised in the past but here goes:

The size of VW files seems to grow exponentially, most of my files are now 50+ MB & some are close to 200! (My templates start at 10MB)

I know Auto CAD is totally different, & EVERYTHING I do is 3-D often custom textures, symbols, Worksheets & hatches but, I just received an ACAD file that's like 2 MB!

Any new ideas on how to make files smaller?

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you could try purging everything once you have finished your plan, but unless you have huge amounts of symbols, hatches, textures etc which arent used, then it wont decrease by a huge amount.

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If you create a symbol of any repeated item, you should find a dramatic reduction in file size

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As MCH says, symbols help to reduce file size, maybe there's a good place to "break" and use workgroup referencing?

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Thanks for the posts, I have used these techniques as well as deleting from the file sheet views, viewports, & saved views no longer used as well as 3-D info no longer required (stair PIO mostly). VW files are just so very honk'n big, I was wondering if there was something NEW.

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