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2Gb is totally obese.
At root object level there are two tools that might help. Fix Objects and Clean File. Look up help on both before using.
An older thread here.
Apparently 2D Layouts can bloat files a bit.
And WinRar does a better job of compressing files. In my experience, about 20% improvement over Winzip.
All the best,
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Well, you have not told us if it is specifically the Assembly Object that is 2GB or the whole file including 2D Sheet Layouts. Generally, a large File/Object size is not a problem for VX. VX does not need to load the whole thing into memory at once, it has a streaming technology that only loads the region of data that you are currently working on. If many of the Assembly Components are in fact Part Objects in the same file, you might consider storing these Parts in a seperate file (only the fully independent models that do not cross-reference other Objects). If the issue is to do with assembly component count rather than File/Object size, it would help if the Main Assembly were to consist mostly of sub-assemblies. We have enhanced large assembly handling in VX v13x. 2D Sheet Layouts can be big. You can also define these in a seperate file if file size really is the problem. In the future, file sizes are likely to be even bigger as Users take advantage of new tools and add extras such as embedded images.
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Thanks for the input. I determined the cause of this; zero planinng. The file contains ALL the parts used to design the innards of a bank; tables, chairs, counters etc. ALL nuts & bolts, all assemblies ... need I go on. What they also did not do is use patterning at all.
Can you imagine all the alignments??
I was trying pre-empting a solution by asking here. I did not ask him to send me the file.
Naturally they do not have time to sharpen the saw. BTW it takes 45 min to open / save.
Maybe this classifies as a prize for largest file or ...
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Still I'm surprised the file size was only 2GB! How many parts were in the assembly then? Brings a whole new meaning to large assembly management
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good on them for the complete job. However I don't think the question of the largest file was ever asked. The largest object modelled is more the point. SO, to be in, just how BIG is the bank in real units and would the file be of interest to any would be bank robbers? I expect they'd have plenty of time to open files.
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In fairness. It was a new draughts person and new to VX.
It all went well. Eventually.
The answer is possibly to sort all sub-components by type and keep them in a separate folder. e.g. chairs, tables. Then insert from these locations.
Thanks for the comments.
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I think the fact that someone new to VX can create a large project such as this is testimony of VX's general ease of use. We all take a lot of the good VX stuff for granted.
It is indeed good advice for the individual objects to be categorised and given their own files. This will be a great benefit for future projects.
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