I often have a problem with the .dft file size becoming huge to the point the computer slows down.
I usually import a jpg or bmp image then create several layers over the top. A .dft file size is usually around 200-500kb and all is well. However sometimes things slow down and I realise the file size has become 20Mb for no apparent reason.
Deleting the image makes little difference.
If I watch the filesize in explorer I can see it toggle between Mb and kb as I resave.
Any ideas why this may happen? Does SE2d cache many copies of the image even if the jpg is deleted or something strange like this. I do have auto save enabled.
Also autosave seems to prompt me to save at the most inapproriate times, for example immediately after I have manually saved.
Inserting picture in to draft exponentially increases the file size
Inserting a picture or image into a draft file results in the draft file size
being exponentially bigger than the file size of the inserted picture or
image, sometimes by as much as 5 times bigger.
This is known behaviour with Solid Edge and is currently working as
Currently when Draft viewer data is enabled, the image is essentially
embedded twice into the file - once for the actual embedded Solid Edge
draft and once for the Viewer data. Further image files on disk are
typically compressed. Solid Edge currently does not compress the image
file when it is embedded into the draft and instead embeds the uncompressed
image file, thereby increasing the overall image size.
If the file size on disk is important to the customer then the customer can
implement either or both of the following suggestions to decrease overall file
size on disk:
* In Sketching -> Insert -> Image use "Link to file" instead of embedding
* In Solid Edge Options -> General uncheck "Include Draft Viewer data in