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Publishing layout failed because ArchiCAD was not able to generate it

I'm getting this message when I try to publish two layouts that have been updated. They have previously been published. I deleted them from the publisher set and added them again, but I still get the same message. I tried publishing them one at a time, and they fail. I restarted the computer but it doesn't help.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Steve Pribyl

MAC OSX 11.7.1

ArchiCAD 26

Hello Steve Pribyl,

I invite you to check :
- your layout
- your library
- your linked drawings
- your publication file location
- if your publication file is not already open
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 26 FRA FULL

OS 11.6 Big Sur - MacBook Pro 2015 - 16Go RAM
"Quality is never an accident ; it's always the result of an intelligent effort" John Ruskin

Go find and delete the published files in Finder, and then try to publish them again.
AC25, Rhino6/7+Grasshopper, TwinMotionMac Pro 6,1 E5-1650v2-3,5GHz/128GB/eGPU:6800XT/11.6.5 • HP Z4/Xeon W-2195/256GB/RX6800XT/W10ProWS

if the PDF created previously is open, this may cause the next publishing task to fail.'
Think Like a Spec Writer

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Rhino 7 Mac

MacOS 12.6.5

To clarify, this is being published via "Upload bimx hyper-model"
I deleted the bimx model from the cloud/server and re-published it, but the same two layouts were not published.
Steve Pribyl

MAC OSX 11.7.1

ArchiCAD 26

For another test, I deleted the bimx file and just tried publishing the 2 layouts and they still fail. However, I tried publishing the two layouts to pdf files (save files) and they publish fine.
Steve Pribyl

MAC OSX 11.7.1

ArchiCAD 26

Minh Nguyen
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Hi Steve,

Thank you for posting this into the forums and making it available to anyone who is interested in this topic!

This error message is not very common, actually. The few cases that we had this error is when there are some special characters in the ID of the layout. My first suggestion is to rename the layout to an easy one (like test), and try to publish it to BIMx to see if there is any issue. If not, we can be sure that the layout ID needs to be renamed.

But after this test, if the layouts still fail to publish to BIMx, we will need to get the problematic file for further investigation. If you are willing to share the file with us, please reply either here within the post directly or through a PM and I will provide you a secure GRAPHISOFT link where you can upload your file to.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer

Hello Minh,
I am getting the same error message. 

View Name: "failed because Archicad was unable to generate it"

Saving BIMx Info: "failed because Archicad was unable to generate it" AND "missing schedules - BIMx info"

BIMx Package: "failed because Archicad was unable to generate it"

Camille She

Windows 10 Pro

Archicad 25 Solo

Hi Minh--


I'm having the same issues and followed the trouble shooting laid out above. Can you share a link with me to upload the file to so we can figure out what the problem is? 

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