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Locked elements even though I never locked anything?

marian_sdraila
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Why do I always find individual elements locked in my project although I never lock them. "Unlock All" command takes forever to do it's job and after a while I still find locked elements in the project. I do not have a shortcut for locking elements so it's not something that I do accidentally. What am I missing?

ArchiCAD 23
Windows 10
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Silver 4110 CPU @ 2.10GHz
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, 8GB - 64 GB RAM
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Djordje
Mentor

Elements or layers?

Do you have any modules?

Are you working solo or teamwork?

AS they would say, not enough information… 🙂

 

Djordje



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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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Are these locked elements by any chance MEP-related Objects (Toilet, Basin, Shower, etc., anything with MEP connections)? As far as I remember, prior to AC24, MEP Modeler was an Add-On and it was not installed, Objects with MEP-connections were locked. When you installed the MEP Modeler, they became unlocked and their element types also changed from Object to one of the MEP element types (such as Equipment).

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marian_sdraila
Booster

No MEP, not a Teamwork project, zero hotlinked modules! But... the elements I was talking about are text blocks, and it turns out that after using the Search & Replace tool, for some reason, some of the text blocks, not all, got locked, and the Search & Replace did not work for those text blocks. I made sure to unlock them before using Search & Replace but always got the same result, and in the end I had to hunt them down one by one to edit the text manually!

So, the only possible explanation is that it must be a bug related to the Search & Replace tool!

ArchiCAD 23
Windows 10
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Silver 4110 CPU @ 2.10GHz
NVIDIA Quadro P4000, 8GB - 64 GB RAM

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