Hello Everyone! I am experiencing some issues with exporting drawings to DWG, and I'd appreciate any kind of help.
I often have to update the viewports right before I publish the drawings to DWGs in order to get the line color to match with our export template. This means I wasn't able to export in batch with the publisher, because after a while (maybe 5 minutes), Archicad would deem the viewports "outdated" and gives a warning "Following Drawing's content in the ModelSpace may differ from its source View: ...") even though nothing has been modified in the model.
(I use manual update in all of my viewports)
Since I do not have a lot of drawings, I'd do a workaround and update them in small batches (10 drawings at a time) and repeat until I finish exporting all the drawings. It's acceptable since it works and it's manageable.
However, recently, I couldn't even get one drawing exported to DWG without the warning ("Follow Drawing's content..."), even if I did indeed update the viewports SECONDS before I click the publish button. When I see this warning, it means the lines aren't exported in the color we defined in the template. Translator and template was not modified before this issue occur.
Has anyone experienced this before? Thank you very much!
Thank you for sharing the issue and I am very sorry about the experience!
Unfortunately, we haven't received any similar reports to this one. I'm wondering if you could share with us your project file in PLA format for further investigation? I would like to get the translator for exporting the DWG as well: https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/user-guide/65980/
Please let me know if you need a secure place to upload the files.
The same happens to me, difference is, if i don't update the viewports the linetypes lose their 'scale'. And sometimes i also update all drawings, publish to dwg and still appear the same warning, seconds after i already updated. I work on archicad 24. I wish there's a solution, since it didn't happen to me on AC22, and it's a drag to update everything everytime i have to export to dwg.
I see this all the times in my projects.
Update all views, Publish to PDF and then immediately Publish to DWG and I always get the warning.
I just gave up on reporting it since I have been seeing it for at least the last 5 years
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Thank you very much for your reports and I am very sorry about the experience!
As I have mentioned previously, we haven't received any similar reports from our first-tier supports. It would be great if we can have the file for in-house reproduction. Could you please let me know if it's possible?
im interested. Im now noticing the problem persists with sections/interior elevations views, it almost ALWAYS asks me to check the drawing status or update. I'm working with bimcloud basic.
Thank you very much for your information!
I'm wondering if the problem specifically happens only in Teamwork environment, or it can also happen when you save the file as Solo and open/work locally?
Just tested it. I made a pln copy of the file, and when trying to publish after updating all drawings, it keeps showing the warning that drawings need checking (mainly sections/interior elevations). I usually have to check and update twice to make it work.
In the case of external drawings linked from another bimcloud file, no matter how many times i update the drawing, it always shows me the warning, forcing me to export anyways and losing linetypes scales, etc.
Would it be possible for you to share with me the PLN file and the DWG translator for further testing? The translator's location can be found in the DXF-DWG Translation Setup dialog.
Let me know if you need a secure place to upload the file to us also!
Thank you for the question and I am very sorry for the experience!
Fortunately, we received some further information from another case. According to the developer, seems like before exporting to DWG, the DWG In-Out add-on uses an Internal API call which tries to check and update the drawings again, thus every drawing turns back into the "Needs Checking" status. But we are not sure why it happens to some files and doesn't happen to others. We will need to look into the API to check this.
The developer also mentioned that if the drawings have been updated before exporting to DWG, we can ignore this message as there won't be any changes in the model.
I hope this explains the situation, and once again, I am very sorry for the inconvenience! Please let me know if you have any questions!
I have encountered the same problem. Not only do I get the error message when exporting DWGs, but when I import the DWG into AutoCAD to check it, the drawing only comes in as a block (with nothing in model space). When I try to import it into Revit the program says that there is no model space information, only 'viewport space' information. I am having to re-scale the block in AutoCAD to the correct scale and then save over my original DWG export!
I believe the issue has come from saving the project from Archicad 23 to 24. I am new to the software and did this by accident. When I down saved back to 23 I am no longer getting the error message but the DWG is still importing as a block in paper space and nothing is appearing in model space. - I have tried importing another DWG that was exported from the same Archicad drawing a while back and that appears in the model space - all okay. The bug has arrived and stayed since saving the 23 file to Archicad 24.
We do face the issue with CAD batch export (publish). And as you suggested above if we ignore the error message then CAD export are never correct. For example, if we publish CAD drawings of multiple sheets with merge option only one (first) layout gets exported in CAD and all other layout are blank and model space in CAD also does not show anything of remining layouts.
Can you please help us resolving this error. As we are facing this issue on large scale projects.
I have encountered the same problem and I am sorry but I disagree with the developer when he says "we can ignore this message as there won't be any changes in the model", because that bag makes me feel very uncomfordable when expoting my final project and the program says that something may go wrong!