Sorry I'm not much help.
I'm on PC and seem to do the exact same thing you
are showing and no problems.
But wait, I don't see the curser set into the file(path) box.
Could that be an issue?
Don't have AC running right now or I'd check.
Tried it all kinds of ways, no glitches so far.
Rod wrote: I've watched as Lec suggested, and in the mean time my work around after the first freeze is to type the path in manually.
I can't fix the problem, but I can give you a quicker way to get the path to the required folder.
1) Fire up Automator (in Applications)
2) When prompted for a starting point, select the icon labelled "Files & Folder" and pick "Use files and folders selected in the Finder when workflow runs". You will then have a single-step workflow
3) Drag a second step into the workflow, "Copy to Clipboard" (from "Utilities"). The workflow should look like the attached image.
4) Save the workflow. Set the type to "Workflow", call it something like "Folder Path", and put it into your Home folder in the path "~/Library/Workflows/Applications/Finder".
You will then be able to right-click on any Finder item and copy a full path to it in one step by selecting "More/Automator/Folder Path", which you can paste straight into your Publisher settings.
Ralph: I've never used the Automator. I had to read you post three times to understand. But then You are truly brilliant!
Rod: If this was five years ago, or more, I'd say it's a file/folder naming issue.
Now, I think it's a permissions issue. I think this would happen if you (or Archicad) doesn't have full read and write privileges to any folder in the path in question. Perhaps you've moved or copied a project folder from another machine, an older 10.4 machine perhaps?
If you need to change permissions on a folder and all its contents in one go, there is a utility called BatChmod. It can also remove Leopard's speciual permissions if needed. use with care, and don't change Owner or Group unless you know what you're doing.
Have you run a permissions checking utility such as Onyx just to make sure? It might be worth it to make sure everything is up to snuff.
Warning: going OT...
Does anyone have a good (and in this economy, free) way to rename folders in OSX? I can rename a single folder or group of folders with Automator but I cannot rename nested folders. I would love to hear if someone has a method to do this automatically.
AC 19 6006 & AC 20
Mac OS 10.11.5
15" Retina MacBook Pro 2.6
27" iMac Retina 5K