Getting huge files!!!

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Dear all,

I have worked on a project which file is around 6.7Mo (it is my house plan). It has around 30 layers. I've been working on it without problem for weeks now.

I'm also using 5 or 6 blocks in that file which have small images (bmp and jpg). These blocks were taken out of another file which is 398Ko, so I'm not sure they are responsible of the problem but it was the latest modification I did yesterday night before I ran into problems.
An other event is that windows has installed upgrades yesterday before I went to bed.

This morning the problems started:
- I just couldn't fill anything. It would even refuse to fill a square drawn with a square command
- when I save the file it takes minutes (it was taking a few seconds yesterday) and during that period of time, the program is frozen.
So I decided to upgrade to the latest revision of solidedge 2d. But I didn't change anything.

So I've looked to the size of the file: it is now 55Mo!!!!

If I open an old copy of the main file that is 6Mo and that I save it on another name: 55Mo!!!!!

I'm working on a DELL Inspiron with Windows VISTA, Inter Core Duo T6400, 3Go memory.

Thank you for your help.

Alex
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Re: Getting huge files!!!

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Alex,
Did you try to start a new project and just create a simple box and try to fill
it? It may be your existing file that is the problem. By creating a new project
and trying the simple box fill you would at least know whether the fill command
is working at all for you. Just a suggestion.
Ed
alexandre.moulart@gmail.com
wrote:
>
>Dear all,
>
>I have worked on a project which file is around 6.7Mo (it is my house
>plan). It has around 30 layers. I've been working on it without problem
>for weeks now.
>
>I'm also using 5 or 6 blocks in that file which have small images (bmp
>and jpg). These blocks were taken out of another file which is 398Ko, so
>I'm not sure they are responsible of the problem but it was the latest
>modification I did yesterday night before I ran into problems.
>An other event is that windows has installed upgrades yesterday before
>I went to bed.
>
>This morning the problems started:
>- I just couldn't fill anything. It would even refuse to fill a square
>drawn with a square command
>- when I save the file it takes minutes (it was taking a few seconds
>yesterday) and during that period of time, the program is frozen.
>So I decided to upgrade to the latest revision of solidedge 2d. But I
>didn't change anything.
>
>So I've looked to the size of the file: it is now 55Mo!!!!
>
>If I open an old copy of the main fail that is 6Mo and that I save it
>on another name: 55Mo!!!!!
>
>I'm working on a DELL Inspiron with Windows VISTA, Inter Core Duo
>T6400, 3Go memory.
>
>Thank you for your help.
>
>Alex


Re: Getting huge files!!!

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Alex,
Open the file again.
Click on the round application button in the upper right hand corner of the
application window.
Click on the Solid Edge Options button at the bottom of the dialog.
On the General tab uncheck the 'Include Draft Viewer data in file' check
box.
Click on OK.
Save the file again.
This should reduce the file size again.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Getting huge files!!!

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I've solved the big file issue: thank you Ricky! Unchecking the 'Include Draft Viewer data in file' did the trick.

However the filling issue remains.

If I create a new file and does as Ed has suggested: yes I can fill the square.
I did also all the same tests on another computer on the latest EN version of SolidEdge and using XP: same results.

So I've tried to do a copy of my working file and deleted a complete layer. This layer had a lot of data but its removal only caused -270ko reduction on the file size (6780ko), but now I can add filled squares.
It is like if I had reached some complexity limit with that project.
However it doesn't look so complex to me, I put a screen capture in copy to show it.

Do you have a suggestion or should I accept to remove some layers?

Thank you for your help

Alex

Re: Getting huge files!!!

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Experimenter
Alex,
I'm working with the same computer and system like you. Even I'm certainly not fit with solid edge, I face also quite a lot of problems, like crashes and freezing, also not always, but here and there it happens. I can't commend on your problem specifically , but I'm more than convinced, that Vista is not the platform to work on. I hope you have stopped the User Account Settings in Vista? After doing it, my problems were reduced, but not stopped completely. I guess Windows 7 is the solution, or even go back to xp.
Regards
Andre

Re: Getting huge files!!!

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Hello Andre,

thank you for your comment, but Solidedge is working fine for me on both XP and Vista on 2 different computers: I'm not experiencing any crash issue.
So I prefer not to enter in a vista/xp/seven debate for the moment.

Hello all,

My "huge file" problem is solved, so it doesn't take 10 minutes to save the file anymore.

However is there a solution to solve this "fill" issue: I'm not able to fill an area anymore in my project file, I can do it if I open blank project file and I also can do it if I delete parts of my current project file (details in previous post).

Thank you for your help

Alex

Re: Getting huge files!!!

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Andre,
If you are seeing random crashes, I would recommend the following.
In the Advanced display settings of your graphics card there should be a
setting for hardware accelleration.
Turn it all the way down. Run 2D Drafting for a while with it all the way
down.
If the software is more stable, you can start bumping it back up until you
have problems again.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Getting huge files!!!

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Alex,
You stated that you can delete the geometry on a specific layer and you can
place fills.
Try deleting everything except what is on that layer ans see if you cannot
place a fill.
From the information in your email, that should significantly reduce the
file size.
If you cannot place the fill, save the file in this state and send it to me.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Getting huge files!!!

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Thank you for your help.

This big layer was done by scanning a paper drawing to dwg (scan2cad).
So I've simply modified the way of scanning the document to reduce significantly the complexity of it and I've solved my problem.

thanks again

Alex