Drawing Purge

Ajilal Vijayan
Free

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Description

There are 2 commands for this plug-in

1.DWG-PURGE

[Watch the Video from 'Screenshots and Videos' section]

To purge the Current Drawing

By entering DWG-PURGE at the command line this plug-in will delete all the DGN unreferenced LineTypes, RegApps and Annotation Scale.

Also a dialog box will show with list of any XRefs attached to the drawing that needs to purge.

By clicking 'Purge' will start to purge the attached XRefs.

 

2. DWG-PURGE-BATCH

[Watch the Video from 'Screenshots and Videos' section]

To purge multiple drawings without opening the files.

In DWG-PURGE-BATCH you can add the drawings by following methods

  • By selecting the drawing from 'Select drawing' button
  • By selecting a folder
  • Copy/Paste a folder path
  • Drag and drop

From this dialog box go to Options tab for more options.

  • Purge the drawings and save to a different location
  • Purge the drawings and add a suffix to the file name e.g:- Mydrawing_purged.dwg
  • Purge and save the drawing to an another version
Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 5.0.0.0, 8/5/2015
  • More items added for purging.
  • Show the Purge progress either in Status bar or in a New window.
  • Copy/Paste a folder path to process the drawing purge.
  • More options to control the Batch Purge option.
  • Double click on a file to open that file in Windows explorer.
  • Export the Purge results to a CSV file.

 

 

Screenshots and Videos


Customer Reviews

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  • Very useful
    Ma Hangyu | August 20, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very very very good


  • Man this is so PERFECT!
    Deane Whitmore | August 18, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Never has there been a purge routine that covers almost everything as this does. Just need the normal linetype removal revision and then it'll be PERFECT!


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | August 19, 2015

    Hi Deane, Thanks for the review. Yes I will add linetypes and mlinestyles purge in the next version.


  • thank you
    Isabella Chang | August 18, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I am getting an error message "eNullObjectid" It prompts me to wait but nothing happens.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | August 18, 2015

    Hello Isabella, Thanks for the review. This error may happens due to the internal error in the drawing database. Can you try to follow the steps in the below link to solve this issue ? https://sites.google.com/site/avcadapps/-net/dwg-purge/faq#TOC-eNullObjectId-error


    Isabella Chang | August 19, 2015

    Thank you for your reply, Sorry I had try it step by step, but I still get "eNullObjectid" :( (But the file did smaller, thank you so much)


    Isabella Chang | August 19, 2015

    Hi, it works! Thank you for your reply!


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | August 19, 2015

    You're welcome. Glad I could help.


  • thank you
    Fernando Rodarte | August 12, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    estaba trabajando con un archivo que tenia muchos tipos de lineas y no podia eliminarlas, gracias a esta aplicacion lo pude hacer. GRACIAS


  • Perfecto - Perfect
    Pedro Armando Agüero | July 31, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Solucionó todos nuestros problemas con los archivos DWG que empezaban a ponerse pesados e inmanejables. Gracias por todo. It solved all our problems with DWG files that were beginning to get heavy and unwieldy. Thanks for all.


  • excellent
    Angelika Khaled | July 21, 2015

    wow!


  • Best plugin
    GOEL Damien | June 17, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Congratulations , it's a great plugin. I use very Souvant . If you have the motivation , you can add two things that can be useful. - Right-click the name of the file to Display the explorer in the correct folder - A Means of exporting the table in CSV form BRAVO


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | June 18, 2015

    Hi Goel, Thanks for the review. I will try to add the option to open the explorer by clicking the file name. The second option, do you want to export the Purge results to CSV ? That also seems to be possible, I will try to do that also.


    GOEL Damien | June 18, 2015

    Yes. the idea is a CSV export of the result. Thank you in advance and congratulations for your responsiveness


    GOEL Damien | June 18, 2015

    Yes. the idea is a CSV export of the result. Thank you in advance and congratulations for your responsiveness


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | July 06, 2015

    Hi Goel, The latest version of this app is now available. Your two suggestions are now added to the this version (5.0). Instead of right click on the name to open the explorer, you can double click on the file name to open the explorer and CSV export option is in the right click menu.


    Goel Damien | July 08, 2015

    Thanks. You have 6 stars :-)


  • Excellent
    Francis Antao | June 17, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I am getting an error message "eCannotBeErasedByCaller" It prompts me to wait but nothing happens.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | June 18, 2015

    Hi Francis, Thanks for the review. Is that error happens to all the drawings or any particular one ? If this happens to any particular file,is it possible to share the drawing with me ? My email is ajilalv@gmail.com


    Francis Antao | June 18, 2015

    Hi Ajilal, thank you for your reply. This happens to some drawings only. Overall its a great utility. Lifesaving. We have spent lot of time on Autodesk's "dgnpurge" utility. You deserve a big credit. I will send you the drawing.


  • Perfect Plugin
    Jason Stroebel | June 08, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Is there any way you can add an option to retain the initial file date? If possible this plugin would be perfect. Thank you very much for addressing the date issue, this plugin is extremely useful and indeed perfect for our firm.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | June 15, 2015

    Hi Jason, Thanks for the review. This option is possible and I will add this in the next version.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | July 06, 2015

    Hi Jason, The latest version of this app (5.0) is now available and your suggestion to retain the modified date is added to this version, this option you can find in the 'Options' tab of the app.


  • Excellent & helpful
    Nikunj Patel | May 20, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks you for creating this.. Much appriciated


  • why not support acad2007~2011 ?
    andy lee | May 14, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very useful and easy to use.. But can't support acad2007~acad2011


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | May 20, 2015

    Hi, Thanks for the review. This app is using .NET routines. .NET routines needs to compile with specific versions of Microsoft visual studio and .NET framework. Right now I don't have earlier versions of Visual studio to compile this app in order to work with 2007-2011 series. I will try to install this earlier version and will update the app accordingly.


  • Great App, wish there was an LT Version
    Kevin Eliseo | May 07, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I used to use this when I had the full version of AutoCAD and it was great! Now my office uses LT. Any chance the program will be updated to run on LT anytime soon?


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | May 10, 2015

    Hi Kevin, Thanks for the review. Unfortunately LT does not support NETLOAD command, so this app will not work with LT. If you are using AutoCAD LT 2015 or later version there should be an enhanced version of purge command, please try that.


  • downloads problems
    Roberto Lam | May 05, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The file is not the 4.0.0 version. Please update. This app is just great!


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | May 06, 2015

    Hi Roberto, Thanks for the review. The app is updated now.


  • Heaven on Earth
    Joaquim Agostinho | April 27, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This Add In is one of THE life savers. Specially if you have all DWG in a project contaminated with weed line styles from microstation. Just a question. Would it be easy to add the option to Copy/Paste the folder path rather than navigating through all network to select it? Many thanks.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | April 28, 2015

    Hi Joaquim, Thanks for the review. Yes, this option is possible and I will add in the next version.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | July 06, 2015

    Hi Joaquim, The latest version of this app (5.0) is now available and your suggestion to copy/paste the folder path is added to this version.


    Joaquim Agostinho | July 07, 2015

    perfect! Many thanks for adding the feature. it makes things much easier when selecting a folder. regards,


  • Excellent!!!
    Anu Johnson | April 12, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great job brother. makes our works easier..


  • Excellent
    Irina Stepanov | April 06, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Excellent program! Thank you for updating it for Autocad 2016 so quickly!


  • Great
    Antonio Badillo | April 03, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It´s a 'must' in my Autocad, thanks for the great job.


  • Excellent
    Santhosh Bhaskaran | March 25, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you Aji


  • Excellent...
    Sushil Ranjan | March 20, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you so much for this...really....its very helpful.


  • many thanks
    Ron Malit | March 20, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    from 40mb to 1.5mb in 2mins!! cant beat that, thanks!


  • Great!
    Anna Snikere | March 05, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The only thing that helped! Thank you a lot!


  • Great apps!
    Cai Jing | March 05, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I used this app to purge DGN lnetypes. It works perfectly.


  • Excellent
    Shiv Kumar | February 21, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks Ajilal Vijayan...its a great help for people working with Huge file size especially in coordination Drawings.


  • RECOMMENDED!
    Murray Clack | January 06, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    VERY impressed. I use Civil 3D, and it seemed that no matter how well we managed the data of our projects, or how small the file, the drawings would be slow to open, edit, regen, plot, save, etc. Once I started using this app - even if there were no DGN elements present - it sped up my drawings and increased the data processing exponentially!


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | June 25, 2015

    Hi Murray Clack, Thanks for this review. And also thanks for the review in AUGI Newsletter, June. I am glad to hear that you liked this app and helped you. There is a new version(5.0) will be released soon(currently reviewed by Autodesk) with some additional features.


  • excellent
    sam star | December 09, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I tested it for one drawing and it was perfect .... from 15MB to 800KB .after that the DWG is much easier to open and edit . thank you very much


  • Genial!
    Maria Herrera | December 05, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks. Excellent.


  • Amazing
    Jer Plan | November 29, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Super useful, super easy. thanks for this!


  • Great App
    Jignesh Chag | November 19, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very useful and easy to use...!!! Instead of directly purging, Should you have a dialogue box for purge, same as default cad, could be wonderful.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | November 19, 2014

    Thanks for the review Jignesh. In case you did not noticed, there is a dialogue box, where you can select/unselect what should purge in both DWG-PURGE and DWG-PURGE-BATCH command. After entering DWG-PURGE-BATCH command click on 'Items to purge' and select/unselect the items to purge.


  • GREAT Application
    David Kurtz | November 16, 2014

    After a Day and a half of writing an Application to Purge DGN Entities from multiple drawings I have found this Application ... GREAT Application. My Thanks to the developer.


  • very good
    Adrian Perfecto Betana | November 14, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I install this in 2012 version. This is good in purging unwanted line-types, and auditing in an instant.


  • more than excellent
    Aqeel Munawer | September 25, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    really awesome command. save lots of space & keep the drawings very light weight.


  • Excellent
    Agnieszka Dekert | September 23, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This app was very helpful ! Thank You very much. From 26mb size file to only 10mb...


  • Congraulations
    Hasan Assous | September 04, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Congratulations for new excellent release


  • Ótimo plugin !
    Felipe Santos | August 26, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Gostaria de saber quando disponibilizará a versão compatível com AutoCAD 2015, necessito muito desta ferramenta. Abraço!


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | August 28, 2014

    oi, Obrigado pela avaliação. Suporte para 2015 está sob revisão pela Autodesk. Estará disponível em breve. [Hi, Thanks for the review. Support for 2015 is under review by Autodesk. Will be available soon.]


  • Thank you
    Дмитрий Кюн | August 18, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you very much for this app!


  • Awesome App
    Greg Battin | August 07, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Ajilal, This app has helped me in so many situations. It purges what I want it to purge in such a simple manner. I understand that purging DGN (orphaned) data is built in to 2015, but the combination of items purged would still be helpful if this app was made to work with 2015. Thank you for putting this app together and sharing it with everyone. By the amount of high ratings from other users and their responses it is evident that it would be popular for future releases. Thanks ~Greg


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | August 07, 2014

    Greg, Thanks for the review. Glad to hear that its helped you. The new version is in progress with new features and support for 2015. Will be released as soon as possible.


  • Master Of Purges
    Laurens Van Os | August 05, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This app helped us so much! Thank you!


  • help me
    ya guo | July 30, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    为什么我安装成功了,但是运行DWG-purge这个命令的时候,CAD显示无此命令?help me?


  • Works Great!
    Nicholas Williams | June 27, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I had several files we received from a consultant that were loaded with linetypes that could not be purged by AutoCAD. I installed this plug in and it reduced 19MB files to less than 1MB! Awesome! thanks so much.


  • Many many thanks!
    Juhan Idnurm | June 24, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Maybe its save life of my wife...She had 3 months similar problems and today finally tell and ask help...


  • Excellent
    Florentino Cabanilla | May 21, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It helps a lot, and it reduces big files and it can also purge multiple task. Many Thanks


  • Great!
    Jeff Hornsby | May 20, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This will clean up DGN bloat.


  • So Helpful
    Brian Leboeuf | May 02, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I had a dwg from an architect that had 1128 lintypes, with nothing in model space and it was still 6mb...... Thank you DWG-PURGE!


  • Awesome!
    Corey Andeen | April 29, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This app worked GREAT! thanks for your help.


  • Saviour!
    Chris Gardner | April 28, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Simple, fast, effective. Thank You!!


  • Perfect
    Dana Bates | April 18, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This fixed a problem that was really bothering me. The DGN Hotfix for AutoCAD 2012 pointed out that I had all these unreferenced linetypes, but it wouldn't delete them. This did. :)


  • Extraordinary!!!
    Michael Nader | April 15, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    All the 4MB file sizes are mow just 100-200 KB. Kalakitinga..


  • Excellent
    Thajudeen Kunjuveeran | April 10, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Dear Ajilal, Really great command continue develop something like this, Thanks


  • Brilliant
    Javier Uribe | March 22, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks Ajilal, a must have for batch processing.


  • Excelente
    Allan David | March 19, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Grandiosa ayuda que ahorra tiempo para depurar archivos pesados provenientes de Civil 3D. Muchas gracias.


  • wonderfull
    Praji G | March 18, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks a lot...


  • Fantastic
    David Thomas | March 12, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Purged linetypes that I couldn't get rid of.


  • Muy bueno!!
    Jose Manuel Gago | March 07, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Muy bueno!! sencillo y rápido


  • Brilliant!
    Shawn Ryan | March 05, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Clean, simple, and very effective at clearing out a bunch of extra junk the standard purge won't grab. We had hundreds of linetypes that we couldn't clean but this app got em all first pass! Definitely worth downloading!


  • Excellent
    Marikkannan B | February 19, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks


  • Very good
    Anil Babu | February 10, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    NIce command..Usefull for all.Any updates availble for CAD 2015.I think this command not working in CAD 2015


  • Great So Far
    Arron Garcia | December 05, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very quick without having to select what to purge.


  • Great
    Thu Ya Kyaw | November 29, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Can reduce the abnomal CAD file size. Thank you.


  • not complete
    Kees Neele | November 27, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    purged not everything in the drwaing. There were stil some blocks present which i removed with the standard purge


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | December 15, 2013

    Yes, the program will only remove the link with the objects. Once the link/association is removed, that objects will be available for standard Autocad purge. So you need to enter standard purge at the end of this routine to remove the referenced blocks.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | September 25, 2014

    Hi, Now with the latest version, you do not need to run the standard purge after this commad. As the latest version will purge the blocks and other unused styles.


  • 功德無量
    Kevin Chen | November 22, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    官網提供的方式太麻煩! 現在可以使用這個快速完成,還可以幫忙轉檔案格式,這真是太棒了~


  • Perfect
    Massimo Corradi | November 05, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Excellent tool, thank you very much for publishing this for everybody.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | December 15, 2013

    Thank You, You are Welcome.


  • Good, Initiative
    Umair KP | October 29, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This tool very helpful to me, specially dwg-purge-batch, hope if you share others too, there must be big thanks to the author


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | December 15, 2013

    Thanks Umair !


  • Great
    Thang Nguyen | October 28, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    bid help to clean up dwgs thanks


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | December 15, 2013

    Thanks for the review.


  • Great
    Robert Wilson | October 24, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great lisp, decreased the size of drawings when others could not.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | December 15, 2013

    Thanks for your feedback.


  • Excellent
    Ajin Kurien | October 23, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    it is a helpful nice


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | December 15, 2013

    Thanks Ajin.


    Rajesh Yadav | May 27, 2014

    can you please explain, is it possible to purge dxf files also or it can only purge dwg files.


  • Excellent
    Alistair Clark | October 10, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Does just what it says. Purges bloated drawings of annoying DGN linetypes and Reg Apps. Great additional Batch Processor too.


    Ajilal Vijayan (Publisher) | December 15, 2013

    Thanks Alistair.

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