I’m seeing some strange behavior in AC 23: Sometimes when I delete a layer the elements on that layer will remain visible in the floor plan. Highlighting one of these elements, its layer is noted as “missing” in the element settings menu and info box. Is this a bug or some new feature the logic of which completely escapes me?
An example: when I delete a material, all the resources using this material are not erased but show "missing".
Lingwisyer wrote:Of course but it seems to be different into your file so I think there can be another way to make your layer missing. Like Barry said if your work with module or teamwork project...maybe you have an attribute conflict.
Layers have do not have the option to retain elements without changing their layer.
What Archicad version are you using?
How did you delete the layer?
Can you show an example of the element with 'missing' layer?
Good morning, this problem is still not solved, the same thing happened in our office a couple of times with AC25, last one was yesterday, we delete the layer, select the delete elements option, the layer gets the deleted but all the elements remain with the layer as a missing attribute. It can be a really annoying thing because you have to scourge the whole file for them elements that you want deleted in a simple manner. There is a workaround, first select the move to other layer option to a temp layer and then delete the temp layer, but it shouldn't be like this. Cheers!
Something odd going on there.
So you are saying you can't just delete an 'original' layer because the elements remain in a 'missing' layer.
But you can delete the layer and move all elements to another 'temp' layer.
Then you can delete that 'temp' layer in just the same way that you tried to delete the 'original' layer and all of the elements delete as well.
If that is the case, I can't see what the difference would be.
I would be contacting your local support people and asking for help.
PS - does Find & Select searching for all elements with attributes missing help find them?
Hi Barry, thank you for your reply, I haven't been able to replicate the problem yet, I'll try and find an older version of the file and see if it happens again. Cheers!