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What I am trying to do is 3d model floor plans for a new hospital of the future. I am finding my Dimension file has grown significantly to 7 GB in just a few days as I have added detail to just 2 floors (I have to lay out 7 floors). I'm using all Stock Adobe assets with some simple png image overlays. I have a Ryzen 7 3700X @3.6GHz with 64GB of Ram, NVidia Quadro P5000 with 16GB of VRam. SSD drive.
Is Dimension the wrong tool for this? I saw in one post that "Dn file size = remove the history". How do I remove the history (do I have excess baggage I don't need)? Or can I lay out each floor separately and then combine them somehow at the end?
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No, Dimension hasen't "clean history" function. What i can suggest you thatis to use linked materials Applying a material to multiple objects at the same time or using the Sampler tool will create a linked material. When a linked material is edited, the change will be reflected through the whole scene.
You can also use Instances in Dimension. See my video. https://youtu.be/KeYNI7TOjLM
Logocaly, this can increase file size. Therefore try to create instances from your first "floor" objcct.
Thank you. I will try this as I do have common objects with common materials.
So if I extend to 7 floors do you think I will push Dimension too far? If 2 floors == 7Gb, i would end up with ~25Gb file, at least the way I am currently doing this. I don't mind as my computer has ample space and power and I have the funding to upgrade my video card to 48gb quadro RTX 8000 if needed. The current time it takes to open the file from my SSD drive is 5-10 minutes however, even with nothing else running on my Windows 10 PC. I do find Dimension easy to use.
yes Dimension is the wrong tool ... you will need a Ryzen server to rendor that file when it is done mate
Would you kindly recommend a starting point for me to look at as far as other tools? Just a starting point for me to own and research ...
Blender is a good starting place... invest some time in their how to vids to learn the software mate