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File Compression

Tips and Tricks Scylla de Magalhaes 22 July 2016

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When saving certain file types from ArchiCAD (.pln, .tpl, .pla, .mod), the Options button in the Save dialog box presents you with the option to “Compress file.”

his option is enabled by default, and is recommended in most cases, since file compression reduces file size considerably (by 60-70%). Using this option also increases download speed if you are working from a slow network, because the files are smaller.

However, note that using the Compress file option means increased file saving time (about 30% longer), as a consequence of increased calculation needs. If the saving procedure takes too long, try turning this option off.
Note: If you are using a computer with dual processors, file saving time should increase by only 5-10%.
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