DraftSight: Clean your Screen

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With the past few blogs being focused on organization through adding detail and text to our DraftSight designs, it’s likely that you’ve created entities that you aren’t using – producing clutter and confusion to your drawing options.

More specifically, in the drafting process, I’ll often insert a block or dimension that I’ll end up deleting later on, because I’ve changed the idea of my design or come up with a better solution. I wanted to find a way to clean up my unused entities to decrease clutter and increase my productivity as my designs got more complex.

So, as usual, I did some searching around and discovered the Clean command, which does exactly that.

When typed into the command window, it displays all of your Discardable Entities, including all unreferenced blocks, Dimension Styles, Entity Groups, Layers, and more. You can also access a list of all unreferenced entities, but they are non-discardable.

Keep in mind that when selecting a Non-discardable Entity, the Clean window will give you an explanation for why that entity can’t be deleted – so you’ll never be left in the dark!

Pro tip: as shown in the video below, typing Purge into the command line will also launch the Clean function.

I hope this post encourages you to Clean your DraftSight drawing options of unused entities!

Check out the video below to see Clean in action!


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Rachael Crunkleton
I’m a first time CAD user with an interest in architectural design. I discovered CAD through my background in presenting applications and studying new types of software. With the help of DraftSight, I’m developing my drawing abilities and sharing my progress along the way.
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