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errors when creating 3d views

Dave Brach
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I am getting the following error message when trying to create 3d view. what to do?
Dave Brach/architect
Salt Lake City USA
www.brachdesign.com
AC24 MBP OS Catalina 10.15.7
2.6 GHz 6core intel core i7 16 GB RAM
Radeon Pro 555X 4096 MB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
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Dave Brach
Booster
this is another error message about a pen number, probably pen 0. Do I need to find the casement window and delete it?
Dave Brach/architect
Salt Lake City USA
www.brachdesign.com
AC24 MBP OS Catalina 10.15.7
2.6 GHz 6core intel core i7 16 GB RAM
Radeon Pro 555X 4096 MB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

Barry Kelly
Moderator
In your stair settings (riser section) you will need to assign a building material for the risers.

This is a problem with the stair and railing library parts if you are not using a standard Graphisoft template.
All building materials, line types, pens, fills (i.e. all attributes) as set by default in the object scripts may not match those that you have in your job/template.

There are only 2 ways to fix this.

One is to edit all of the object scripts and reset all of the parameter defaults.
You will need to do this every time an new library (or update) is released.

The other is to set up a bunch of favourites with all the settings changed as you want them.

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
Just find the placed window object and check all the pen settings in the parameters.
If all the pens are set correctly then it could be an actual error in the object script.

Barry.

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DGSketcher
Rockstar
The riser issue is straight forward - the assigned material is missing from the library.

The pen allocation is more interesting and I noticed it in a recent object I created. Unless trapped in the GDL parameter script, it is possible to use the background pens with values 0 and -1, (window background & transparent) as a foreground fill pen which causes the error you refer to in the window. Check your pens for the window to make sure you have assigned a pen other than the background pens for any foreground fill pen.
Apple iMac macOS Monterey / AC25UKI (most recent builds)

runxel
Ace
DGSketcher wrote:
Unless trapped in the GDL parameter script, it is possible to use the background pens with values 0 and -1, (window background & transparent) as a foreground fill pen which causes the error you refer to in the window.
To "trap" this you can use this code in the parameter script:
IF mypen < 1 THEN mypen = 1
PARAMETERS mypen = mypen
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Dave Brach
Booster
thanks for the responses. I guess my question is: why does archicad give me these error messages at all? I don't care about pen numbers or missing materials that don't affect my work, but my 3D views are constantly crashing and giving me these long reports that just slow me down.

I just got new message today in yet a different project .pln (attached here). Seems like this is happening more often than before and reflects a software flaw.....
Dave Brach/architect
Salt Lake City USA
www.brachdesign.com
AC24 MBP OS Catalina 10.15.7
2.6 GHz 6core intel core i7 16 GB RAM
Radeon Pro 555X 4096 MB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

Bruce
Booster
ARCHICAD gives you these error messages because that’s what they are - errors. If you want to turn these off you can do so under your work environment settings
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
Dave wrote:
I just got new message today in yet a different project .pln (attached here). Seems like this is happening more often than before and reflects a software flaw.....
This is a similar issue as the riser material.
In your stair there is an end plate used on a beam (stringer?) that has not got a valid material assigned to it.

Not so much a flaw in the software - just that you are not using the same materials in you file that the stair objects were set up for.

You can turn these error messages of in the Work Environment as mentioned, but be aware you may then miss out on more important messages.

Barry.

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