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By jl_lt
#322969
Hi guys! each time we finish a project we take what might be used in the future and put in the template. But in this last project we made a complete revamp of our layer combinations, layers, pen sets graphich overrides, and material names, and layouts and a lot of stuff really. So basically this new project becomes the new template. The problem is i cant get the template file below 600mb :shock: .

Any ideas on how to reduce the file size? last resourse of course is start from scratch, but takes days to finish this kind of stuff

thanks!
By Sjuzi
#323168
Yes I have the same problem. I did create new materials and all textures are in embedded library. Is there any way to move it to Archicad library or how can I fix it? Please help :)
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By Barry Kelly
#323171
Sjuzi wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:35 am Yes I have the same problem. I did create new materials and all textures are in embedded library. Is there any way to move it to Archicad library or how can I fix it? Please help :)
In the Library Manager you will see there is an 'export selected library items into local folder'.
Once you have exported them, you can load that folder as a linked library and delete the files from the embedded library so you don't have duplicates.


Barry.
By jl_lt
#323326
runxel wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:07 am Any chance the project is full with textures and objects in the embedded library?
Hi! We dont have that many objects in the embedded library and dont use custom textures
By jl_lt
#323327
Barry Kelly wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:14 am
Sjuzi wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:35 am Yes I have the same problem. I did create new materials and all textures are in embedded library. Is there any way to move it to Archicad library or how can I fix it? Please help :)
In the Library Manager you will see there is an 'export selected library items into local folder'.
Once you have exported them, you can load that folder as a linked library and delete the files from the embedded library so you don't have duplicates.


Barry.
Thank Barry, we´ll try that
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By Erwin Edel
#323377
Do you have a lot 'standard' detail drawings added? Embedded PDF files on layouts? Images (figure tool) placed anywhere?

Our template is about 40 MB, so 600 MB seems excessive.
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By mnguyen
#323676
jl_lt wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:10 pm Hi guys! each time we finish a project we take what might be used in the future and put in the template. But in this last project we made a complete revamp of our layer combinations, layers, pen sets graphich overrides, and material names, and layouts and a lot of stuff really. So basically this new project becomes the new template. The problem is i cant get the template file below 600mb :shock: .

Any ideas on how to reduce the file size? last resourse of course is start from scratch, but takes days to finish this kind of stuff

thanks!
Hello,

Thank you very much for the question! This is an interesting topic!

I am writing an article about reducing file size and what contributes to the increase in size. I'm wondering if you can share with me the template for in-house testing? It would be a huge help for me in making this article.
Please let me know if you need a secure place to upload the file also.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Minh