have you been compacting it?

and yes the bitmaps can make thousands of little fills, maybe tens and
tens of thousands in your case

have you checked component info for a count of primitives?

you're going to have to zap a bunch of those puppies

Dennis Saputelli

Robison Michael R CNIN wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> My PCB will no longer save now that it's hit 55MB.  Is there
> a workaround or something I can do to make it save?  I've got
> quite a few more planes to interactively route.  This is not
> a problem with lack of hard drive space.  I've got about 50GB
> of space left on it.  I guess I should be a bit more specific
> than the "will no longer save" comment.  When I click File and
> Save All, I immediately get a Popup that says something like
> "Backup of Mboard.pcb is too large".  If I then close the pro-
> gram and reopen it, the size of the Mboard.pcb is 0 bytes.
> 
> I imagine the file is so big because I have been converting
> bitmaps of old artwork into PCBs using the BMP2PCB program
> and then copying them to mechanical layers so I can easily
> see where the traces are supposed to go.
> 
> And thanks to all who posted on my "guard" trace problem.
> 
> Thanks, Michael Robison

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