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Finding library part with Warning! message or hiding warnings.


How can you find the library part that a warning message is referring to? I opened an old plan with dozens of warnings due to some old library issues. I believe this has to do with the doors, and I believe I removed all old doors from the file, but there are still a couple of messages popping up (see images below). Does anybody know how to identify where to find the library part within the file?


Also, is there a way to permanently turn off the warning messages in a file?


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Open a 3D view, zoom to see everything, make sure all layers are turned on. Launch Find & Select. Set Element Type = Object, Add Library Part Name to the criteria, use "contains" and then enter the first part of the file name e.g. "rdoor07". Click the "+" button and hopefully the part will be highlighted.

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Laszlo Nagy
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Also, the text in parantheses ("D-22") is the Element ID. You can use that as well to find the Library Part.

However, there are Library Parts you will not find.

For example, I think the "iRaisedPanel.gsm" file is a macro, which is called from another Library Part, thus it is not placed in the Project as itself and so Find & Select will not find it.

It is probably the macro of a Library Part with Element ID "D-22".

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Another technique when trying to locate what is causing an error message is to use a marquee and view the result in 3D.

Marquee half the plan and view in 3D.

If you get an error message, you can now marquee half of that are and view again in 3D.

If no error message you know it is in the other half - marquee half of that area.

Just keep going till you isolate a small enough area that you may be able to see what is causing the issue.


Also turn all layer off and only turn one (or just a few) on at a time and view that in 3D.


Basically just a big game of isolation.


Searching for the ID is the best method, unless you have many elements all with the same ID.



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