Drawing Purge

Drawing Purge

Win32 and 64, English

This plug-in helps to remove the unused DGN LineTypes, TextStyles, RegApps and Annotation Scales and other Purgeable items from the current drawing or multiple drawings in batch processing.

General Usage Instructions

Unused DGN data can increase your drawing file size extremely big. Copying/Pasting the objects between drawings will take longer time due to the unused DGN data. By purging these unnecessary data your file size will reduce and the drawing performance will be increased.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


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 Drag and drop In this dialog box you have below options Purge the drawings and save to a different location Purge the drawings and add a suffix to the file name Ex: - Mydrawing_purged.dwg Purge and save the drawing to another version.


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 Xref's attached to the drawing that needs to purge. You control this setting from DWG-PURGE-BATCH command, whether to purge the xref or not. By clicking 'Purge' will start to purge the attached xref's.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

To purge the DGN linetypes this plug-in using the code from KEAN WALMSLEY's blog


There is already a Hotfix released by Autodesk® to purge the unused DGN data Autodesk® AutoCAD® DGN Hotfix


Known Issues



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