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Missing Library Part I don't want

4hotshoes
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Archicad keeps telling me that I have one library part that is missing. I downloaded it and now I don't want it. What is the proper way to delete an object in the embedded library so that Archicad does not keep telling me that it is missing? Do I need to find it and load it then delete it from the Library Manager?

Todd Oeftger
Ligature Studio

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Mahmoud Qenawi
Booster

If you need the object then reload library from library manager and if you don’t need the object you can delete it from project so the message will disappear.

How do I delete something that is not there? I cannot find the file.

 

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Todd Oeftger
Ligature Studio

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@4hotshoes At the top of your screenshot / Library Manager ... you have two tabs:   you have the linked (external) libraries selected.  Click on the "Embedded Library" tab to find the object and delete it.    I assume you've already deleted the placed instance, otherwise, you'll get a missing library part error after deleting the object itself...

 

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I am trying to learn how to clear all warnings. The object is in a folder. I linked the folder and the warning went away. But I don't want the object on my computer or connected in any way to my project. It is not embedded, so I can't delete it. Maybe I need to move it out of the folder and embed it to delete it?

Todd Oeftger
Ligature Studio

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As soon as you add the object to your loaded libraries, the warning will disappear.

The "Missing' warning means that it is not in your library (sounds like that is what you want), but it still exists somewhere in your model.

 

Being a label it could be on a plan or any elevation/section.

Use Find & Select to look for that particular label, and then open each storey, section and elevation, turning all layers on, and search for that label.

When you find  it, delete it and the message should go away.

 

Barry.

 


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I experimented with the object in the model. It didn't work so I deleted all that I inserted, but apparently Archicad thinks that it is still inserted. It may create some residual effect. I don't want it in my model or in the library or anywhere on my computer. I doesn't work. I did fine he GSM file and placed it in a library to get the warning off. But that is just a temporary fix until I am done with the project. I am learning about libraries and how to fix the problems of missing and duplicate parts. I use to ignore them, but they are too annoying to ignore anymore.

Todd Oeftger
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@4hotshoes wrote:

... but apparently Archicad thinks that it is still inserted.


It is in your model somewhere if the Library Manager is telling you it is missing.

It is literally a case of opening every view , turning all layers on and seeing if it is there.

There is only one of them and it could be anywhere.

 

You can always save a copy of your file, and then start deleting sections and elevations.

Check the Library manager each time you delete one (or two or three) and if the 'Missing' disappears, that will narrow down where it is.

If you delete all of the sections and elevations and it is still there, try worksheets and details maybe?

If still there then delete each storey one by one.

 

Because you are working on a copy it won't matter if you destroy that file.

 

Barry.

 


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Here’s how you can find and delete a missing library part from your project.

@4hotshoes What tool did you use to insert the object into your model when you were experimenting?  While the object may not be in the model (Find & Select will not find it) ... it could still be the default object for the tool you used to place it.  Just double click that tool (or tool > cmd-T for settings) and set the tool to use some other loaded object.

 

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Lingwisyer
Virtuoso

It is not attribute definitions that the object may have added that are missing right?

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No it’s not attribute, you can load libraries as you can and delete Them if not needed but be cautious if you have an object in your project related to these libraries otherwise you will gain a missing library part warning.

DGSketcher
Virtuoso

@4hotshoes Have you run "Open & Repair" to see if that fixes it? The number in brackets indicates there is one instance in your drawings. You will need to turn on ALL layers for each view you are checking. Wherever the object is placed it may not be visible with the part loaded. If the part is unloaded and you zoom out it will be represented as a heavy black dot. You could also try selecting the label tool, Ctrl-A to select all labels and zoom extents to see if you spot it as an anomaly e.g. outside the drawing area.

 

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