Sunday, February 3, 2019

Free Drawing Purge

From the Autodesk App Store:

Compatible with Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2012 to 2019

There are 2 commands for this plug-in

1. DWG-PURGE

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

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

Add drawings

Settings for the app

Extra Tools


Drawing Purge Scan While Opening

Drawing Purge Result



Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 8.2.0.0, 7/2/2018 – 2013 drawing format added for AutoCAD 2018 in 'Save as' option.
Option added in Additional tools to delete temporary files, such as *.bak, *.err, *.adt , *dwl , *.dwl2 and plot.log



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This add-in is compatible with AutoCAD 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.

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