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Hi im trying to export a file to DWG, my drawing has a few 3D Symbols in it but is a relatively small drawing, however when I export it the CAD files reads as over 40mb, ive tried various ways to reduce like not exporting invisible layers etc. but the file is still huge, any ideas how I can reduce it?

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3D objects/surfaces convert to polygon mesh during export. Eliminating surfaces and reducing the 3D Resolution will reduce the overhead significantly.

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Choosing dxf instead of dwg also should reduce file size (all AutoCAD versions can open dxf btw)

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I've also found that converting 3-D objects to Generic Solids also helps; but once converted these objects cannot be edited.

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