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dwg file size versus pln filesize

Michael
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dwg file size are a tenth to a twentieth smaller versus the same pln filesize.

Is there a way to get them in more parity, ie ArchiCAD smaller filesize ?
Michael |:-)
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Barry Kelly
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Chalk and cheese!

A PLN contains all plans (each storey), sections, elevations, details, views, layouts, publisher sets, attributes, project preferences, etc., etc.
A DWG is just one view of one plan, elevation or layout and usually only has 2D detail in it.

So there is now way they could be alike in file size.

When saving (save as) a PLN file there is an option to compress the file - this should be on by default.

Barry.

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Michael
Newcomer
When saving (save as) a PLN file there is an option to compress the file - this should be on by default.
I just recently saw the compress option....
Thanks for sharing...

AutoCad roundtrip translations dwg ... pln ... dwg have been a living nightmare this week.
Michael |:-)
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