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Exporting to a DWG/DXF File

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I've been trying to export a vectorworks 2017 file to a .dwg and the file size is coming out at 63mb.  This is far too big to simply export by email (yes, i know about dropbox). I tried deleting some of the drawing layers and sheet files within the drawing that wasn't required by the other person and exported this, and the file came exactly the same size. 

 

Does anyone know the best way around this? The file size of my Vector2017 file is 32mb and the smaller reduced one (layers removed etc) was 12mb.

 

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For starters - did you try compressing the exported DWG file to a .ZIP file? I find that DWG file sizes are much smaller after zipping.

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Maybe try this:

uncheck the 3D geometry in the export dialog, must be on the right side

then choose "Export Viewports as 2D Graphic in Model Space"

 

 

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