I have a prt which started life at 6meg. Modifiedseveral times but no feature added and it now running over 126meg!! HELP! What caused this and how can I restore it to it origional managable size?
Save the file with a different name (save as copy). Check the other file size. If the size is good, keep the copied one and delete the original and rename or do a save as of the copied file to original name.
I have also found this to be too annoying. Do you know the resaon for the increase in file sizes?
Thanks for suggestions. I'm running 2011 SP 1.0 32 bit on my Lap Top and 64bit on my Desk Top.. Ran Ctrl Q, and saves As. Nothing has worked yet.
Any other ideas?
You could try EcoSqueeze. It is a defragmentation utility which works to remove the MS Windows ans SW bloat.
When you did save as, did you checked the size of the new file??
Which system are you working from? Your desktop or your laptop?
and which one did you notice the file increase on?
Check out this link.
I am going to guess that taking the file from 64 bit to 32 increased the files size.
I had posted below that I have the same type of problem. My files got huge while working on a Windows XP (32-Bit) machine with 4GB of ram and a Quadro FX 3450 video card in it. I did happen to get a new laptop yesterday as well and it is running windows 7 (64-Bit) with 8 GB of ram and a ATI FirePro M7820, I installed a clean copy of Solidworks 2011 on it and it will open the file better, and I do not get the "out of memory" error on it, but everytime I save the file there the size grows as well.
Also, I have a series of 9 parts I am working on, the first one is 12" diameter up to 20" diameter in 1" increments. So I created the 16" one first and it's file size was around 161MB. Then I did a save as, gave it a new part number, changed the OD size, and re-saved it. So the next size I did was the 17" one and it's file size is 165MB, then the 18" one and it's file size is 167MB, the 19" is 171MB, the 20" is 173MB, then I did the samller sizes, the 15" one is 175MB, the 14" is 173MB, the 13" is 176MB, and then the 12" at 181MB. Almost everytime I saved it the part file grew around 2MB, even though there was almost no change in part geoemtry.
So then I tried to open the part on the new laptop running Windows 7 64-Bit with 8GB of ram. Well once I saved the part from there the file size went to 338MB, over double the size. All I did was open the part and then saved it, so 64-bit vs 32-bit is not a solution to this issue.
Key word was "guess". After reading the article that I left the link for
I got the impression 32 vs 64 may contribute. Maybe it does have nothing
to do with it.
Coincidenance that you and Pete have the same issue and a very similar sequential scenario?
Another intresting thing is in the past you could open a part, suppress all the features and then re-save it and the file size would drop, that does not appear to work with parts that are effected.
Also, when I submitted the problem to our VAR this morning he mentioned something about this happening with parts that have a pattern in them. My part does have a pattern, 3 extrudes & the fillets are patterned around in a circle 44 times. I wonder if Pete's part has at least 1 pattern in it?
Try the macro Charles has shared in this post: Re: Really really large slddrw file
Hello Peter !
Does this file has configurations ?
Is this file shared on the network drive ?
What's the Version of SWX & Service Pack ?
What's your OS and SP ( I remember in 2007, Upgrading to WinXP 2.0 Had solved the problem)
There have been a lot of SPR's reported on the same so just wanted to make sure that this is not on the latest version.
I am having the same exact problem. I opened a part that was 1MB in file size and made a few changes to it (added a cut and some new fillets). The new part file when saved ballooned to 181MB in size. I keep getting "Out of Memory" errors now on the part and it takes for ever to open, regen, and to save the part. Doing a "save as" on it does not help, as the new part has the same file size, which is what you would expect. The part is just standard cut, some with draft and a pattern of 44 slots, nothing major in terms of crazy surfaces or anything, and it is only 18 operations (12 extrudes, 1 draft, 1circular pattern, 4 fillets). I have had parts with much more geometry that never cam close to the file size of this part.
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