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Favorites not importing/exporting correctly nor "sticki

Laura Yanoviak
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We've had this problem since migrating to AC10 (a couple of months now), but I haven't read of any similar issues on this forum, so I'm posting to see if anyone has experienced the same:

I initially set up the Favorites within the template and export to a PRF file -- whenever I update any of the Favorites, I do the same. Certain Favorite settings do not transfer/stick: neither in files created from the template nor files into which the PRF is imported. Specifically, the Story Levels in Section settings within the S/E Markers, and the Title settings within the Drawing Tool. In both cases, the marker/title type is shown "MISSING", although in both cases the specified marker/title type is available from the menu. The only solution seems to be re-setting and re-saving the Favorites within each file, which is incredibly inconvenient.

Oh -- also -- a random Object is always substituted for the "MISSING" object, so sometimes we get a door for a Story Marker, sometimes a brick...
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9, 32 GB of RAM

AC25 US (3011) AC24 on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7
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Anonymous
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Hello

Did you find where the problem was, and how to solve it (if you still remember, that is).

I am having the same problem.

Laura Yanoviak
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The Favorites that don't "stick" seems to vary with each release of AC, but yes we have experienced this in AC11 and AC12. What I ended up doing is creating a "visual favorites file" with each Favorite placed with the correct settings that can be referenced if the Favorites via the palette are not behaving.
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9, 32 GB of RAM

AC25 US (3011) AC24 on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7

Anonymous
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Ok, thanks.

Do you copy/paste them from the reference file, or do you link that file as an associate module?

Laura Yanoviak
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Krippahl wrote:
Ok, thanks.

Do you copy/paste them from the reference file, or do you link that file as an associate module?
Either way -- user's choice
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9, 32 GB of RAM

AC25 US (3011) AC24 on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7

Anonymous
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Still, this is a bummer.
Do you know if GS acknowledges this problem and plans to address it?

From where I am standing, it seems to me erratic behavior of Favorites defeats their purposes, namely in big offices environment, where you want to make sure that every Tom, Dick or Harry doesn't mess up with the model.

Laura Yanoviak
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Krippahl wrote:
From where I am standing, it seems to me erratic behavior of Favorites defeats their purposes, namely in big offices environment, where you want to make sure that every Tom, <b>[censored]</b> or Harry doesn't mess up with the model.
And there's the irony: the very definition of a Favorite means fixed standard settings. It's really difficult to enforce standards by insisting that everyone start with a Favorite when you come to find out the Favorite settings themselves are wrong.
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9, 32 GB of RAM

AC25 US (3011) AC24 on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7

Erika Epstein
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Laura.
I couldn't agree more, Have you started a wish to get this fixed?

I was distracted laughing at what got censored in Miguel's post
"every Tom, <b>[censored]</b> or Harry "
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"

Laura Yanoviak
Booster
Erika wrote:
I couldn't agree more, Have you started a wish to get this fixed?
Should I really have to? "I wish that Favorites worked."
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9, 32 GB of RAM

AC25 US (3011) AC24 on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7

Erika Epstein
Booster
No, but do it anyway.

I'm thinking about starting a new wish for them to fix all the bugs in the library.

Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"

Laura Yanoviak
Booster
Erika wrote:
I'm thinking about starting a new wish for them to fix all the bugs in the library.
HA! I might as well wish for that too while I'm at it...
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9, 32 GB of RAM

AC25 US (3011) AC24 on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7

Anonymous
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lec

Anonymous
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I am trying to transfer favorites from AC12 to AC13 - just took 13 out of box - anybody know easy way???

Anonymous
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Go to your favorites.
Look for the little right pointing arrow at the top.
There's an option for saving.

Anonymous
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i know this part - but when i loaded it on AC 13 everything was there but it was grayed out and not accessible - i figure the library make-up (GDL stuff I guess) of each object changed from 12 to 13 and may lead to this problem of transferring. but is there a way to do this so you don't have to re-create a whole list of favorites'? if not , there should be

Anonymous
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Sorry about that.
From your original post I did not get that.
I left 13 sitting in the box because of all the issues, so I can't help.
lec

Anonymous
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david wrote:
i know this part - but when i loaded it on AC 13 everything was there but it was grayed out and not accessible - i figure the library make-up (GDL stuff I guess) of each object changed from 12 to 13 and may lead to this problem of transferring. but is there a way to do this so you don't have to re-create a whole list of favorites'? if not , there should be
I would guess that you need to load the ArchiCAD 12 Migration Library as all the library part favorites would refer to the old AC12 objects.

The Migration Library is found in the standard ArchiCAD 13 folder - just load it using the library manager.

I don't know much about bringing in standard element favorites from previous versions. Maybe post a screenshot of the favorites dialog box if you are still having problems.

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